Happy Sunday! It's time for another round of 52 Books Bingo and our category this week is different cultures. According to livescience.com:
"Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition goes a step further, defining culture as shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialization. Thus, it can be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns unique to the group."
From historical fiction to contemporary fiction to non fiction, there is a wide variety from which to choose to read and learn. As we all know, literature opens our eyes and minds to different places and times, cultures and ideals.
Finding culture and identity through books
Reading while Bilingual: How Translated Books Helped Shape My Cultural Identity
Experience New Things with These 21 Books About Cultures That May Not Be Your Own
10 Cross-Cultural Novels that Illuminate the World We Live In
Around the World in 27 Books: Travel Writers’ Recommendations
Become a Multiculturalist with These 11 Books About Different Cultures
There are a number of ways to go with this category and you can interpret it anyway you like, so have fun following rabbit trails and see where they lead you.