Eating Animals: a review of “Killing It” by Camas Davis
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Eating Animals: a review of “Killing It” by Camas Davis

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. In the world of food I often feel like there is very little compromise. There is a big divide, which is social, cultural, and moral that forces people to make ultimatums between … Continue reading

“Middlesex” a review: gender identity
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“Middlesex” a review: gender identity

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel Middlesex is a breathtaking inter-generational novel that addresses issues of the complex history of Eastern Europe, Greek identity, Greek-American identity, growing up in the U.S., and intersex and other … Continue reading

Bloggers in a Barrel
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Bloggers in a Barrel

The concept of ‘crabs in a barrel’ comes from fishing for crabs. The crabs are caught and placed in buckets, or barrels, for transport and storage. The crabs begin to fight their way to the top in an attempt to escape and they begin hurting each other in the process. Its probably triggered from a … Continue reading

The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”
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The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. If you are a fan of true crime writing, you will be well aware of Michelle McNamara’s work: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State … Continue reading

Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters
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Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein in 1818, which tells of the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who experiments with nature and biology to reanimate a human. Frankenstein’s monster is a combination of … Continue reading

Blogging Rituals, Habits, and Routines: are they important?
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Blogging Rituals, Habits, and Routines: are they important?

This year feels a lot like swings and roundabouts when it comes to how things are going in my life. There are moments where I hold my breath and think to myself, “Things could finally be working out” and then the universe steps in with an industrial-sized frying pan and hits me in the face. … Continue reading

When algorithms hurt: social media struggles
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When algorithms hurt: social media struggles

It has been a decent amount of time since Instagram changed the way it organises its feeds and hashtags. It has been a daunting task for a tiny blogger like me who once loved Instagram because it was a lot freer than Facebook. Since the changes, my engagement with followers and the potential to have … Continue reading

Learning How to Accept Gifts: a review of Lisa Dempster’s travel memoir “Neon Pilgrim”
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Learning How to Accept Gifts: a review of Lisa Dempster’s travel memoir “Neon Pilgrim”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Gifts are complicated things. The simple premise of giving someone something they need, love, or want is what actually complicates the definition of a gift. Gifts, before anything else, function like a … Continue reading

Geography and Conversations About Race: a review of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race”
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Geography and Conversations About Race: a review of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Talking about race is exhausting. It is emotionally draining, stressful, awkward, painful, scary, and sometimes really dangerous. To have a conversation about race, or any hard topics like gender, sexuality, and class, … Continue reading

A Review of “Idaho”: forgetting and remembering
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A Review of “Idaho”: forgetting and remembering

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am not going to lie, the decision I made to read this book was heavily based on the cover. What is that old saying again? Anyway, I found myself drawn to … Continue reading