John Lanchester’s “The Wall”: climate change, building walls, and the world’s future
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John Lanchester’s “The Wall”: climate change, building walls, and the world’s future

“It’s guilt: mass guilt, generational guilt. The olds feel they irretrievably fucked up the world, then allowed us to be born in it. You know what? It’s true. That’s exactly what they did. They know it, we know it. Everybody knows it” (55). Continue reading

Nature and Healing: a review of Nikita Gill’s poetry collection “Your Heart Is the Sea”
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Nature and Healing: a review of Nikita Gill’s poetry collection “Your Heart Is the Sea”

Nikita Gill’s poetry collection Your Heart Is the Sea follows a contemporary trend that combines survivor poetics with self-love and self-help. It feels like the poetry collection you want to give your friend who is going through a hard time. Her style is raw and beautiful, but what truly makes it impactful is the accessibility … Continue reading

Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone”: A Review
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Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone”: A Review

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. As Winter slowly but surely approaches the Northern Hemisphere, I felt that a book on Alaska would help me get into the mood of all things cold and frosty. As an Australian, … Continue reading

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

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

Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair
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Easy and cheap ways for self-care with a book flair

Self care was a buzzword for 2017 with a lot of articles floating around on social media talking about ways to look after yourself ranging from tips on meditation to weekly manicures. Self care has both emotional and medical aspects to it. Self care is ultimately about making time to put yourself first. However, there … Continue reading

A year without buying books (almost): consumerism
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A year without buying books (almost): consumerism

So I travelled to the U.K. this year and I am currently in Australia, which translates to: I may have bought a book or two… or six. This will be my last update on my year without buying books and I have learnt some great insights. Firstly, any step towards reducing spending and the contribution … Continue reading

Not Buying Books: an update
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Not Buying Books: an update

Spring is sprung. Well, not really since there has been a cold snap and some out-of-the-blue snow. I am hoping that Spring decides to come back soon. I am in some serious need of sunshine and warm weather. It has been almost four months since I decided to give up book buying (with the exception … Continue reading

Not Buying Books
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Not Buying Books

I didn’t want to tell anyone my new year’s resolution out of fear that I might actually not make it through the whole year. However, I figured I need something to keep me honest; the internet and a loyal readership should surely keep me in check. Right? *In 2017 I decided to not buy books, … Continue reading