A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about
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A Review of “Happy Never After”: owning our sadness, grief, and all those other uncomfortable things adults never talk about

I am frustrated today. Honestly, the day could not have felt more shitty if it tried. Sure, there were lots of okay things that happened, but my general mood has oscillated between “Fuck this” and verging on tears. I am currently looking for work, an arduous task done in silence and solitude because heaven forbid … Continue reading

A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment
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A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment

Noose: True Stories of Australians Who Died at the Gallows written by Xavier Duff is a brief history of some of Australia’s most infamous capital punishment cases. The book opens with the Mile Creek massacre, which was one of the first times recorded in Australian history where white Australians were trialed and found guilty of … 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

Why can’t we just believe women?: A review of Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus”
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Why can’t we just believe women?: A review of Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus”

Disclaimer: unapologetic discussions about periods and diarrhea ahead. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. As soon as I saw this book appear as a new release in Goodreads, I put it on my TBR straight away. As someone … 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

“Without You, There Is No Us”: a review
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“Without You, There Is No Us”: 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. Suki Kim’s book Without You, There Is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea’s Elite was written in 2014. It was gifted to me by a beautiful friend … 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

Kim Kardashian and Elena Ferrante: the problem with public privacy
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Kim Kardashian and Elena Ferrante: the problem with public privacy

In the past few days the question of privacy and how much we should and should not share about ourselves on- and offline has been brought to the forefront. For two very different reasons Kim Kardashian and Elena Ferrante have been in the news. One for sharing too much and therefore causing a violent robbery … Continue reading