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

Trans Voices Matter: a review of “Tomorrow Will Be Different”
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Trans Voices Matter: a review of “Tomorrow Will Be Different”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. It is nothing new that trans voices have often been pushed aside, forgotten, and oppressed in societies across the globe. The fact that they confuse societal norms about gender binaries and gender-stasis … 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

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

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

“Sleeping Beauties”: a feminist look at this father/son written novel
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“Sleeping Beauties”: a feminist look at this father/son written novel

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. First of all, let me start by saying this book is long. Over 700 pages long. It is not something for the faint-hearted, however, I will say that in audiobook form this … Continue reading

“From Here to Eternity”: a review of Caitlin Doughty’s latest book on death
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“From Here to Eternity”: a review of Caitlin Doughty’s latest book on death

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the world to find the good death is Caitlin Doughty’s latest book. Part anthropological study, part travel memoir Doughty travels to far and wide places around the world to learn about how different cultures deal with and treat death. This book feels like the natural flow-on from her previous book … 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