The Best and Worst of Celebrity Memoirs
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The Best and Worst of Celebrity Memoirs

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 last decade, there has been an explosion of celebrities writing memoirs and autobiographies. Within this celebrity genre, comedians and comedic actors and actresses are some of the most published. This … Continue reading

My Year of Reading
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My Year of Reading

If you’re like me, you are probably freaking out that 2018 is just around the corner. I don’t know why I am surprised at the end of each year that a new one is coming, yet here we are. This year has had some big highs and even bigger lows, but when it comes to … Continue reading

My Top 5 Books About Death, Dying, Medicine, and Grief
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My Top 5 Books About Death, Dying, Medicine, and Grief

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 coming up to Christmas, the end of the year, and the 21st of December. Whilst many people around the world are making Christmas lists, dusting off menorahs, tentatively imagining New … Continue reading

Books from the Year of the Rooster
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Books from the Year of the Rooster

2017 is the year of the rooster according to the Lunar calendar followed by many countries throughout Asia. Australia’s vibrant Asian communities all celebrate the Luna New Year in special ways. I miss participating in the big festivals and eating great foods like tang yuan. This year though, I thought I would celebrate in my … Continue reading

“Vinegar Girl”: how well can Shakespeare translate into modern times?
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“Vinegar Girl”: how well can Shakespeare translate into modern times?

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 grow up in an English speaking country, chances are rather high that you have had to read some Shakespeare. Conquering Shakespearean language, rhythm, and rhyme are a rite of passage … Continue reading

To Re-Read Or Not To Re-read
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To Re-Read Or Not To Re-read

Many news articles over the past few months have toted the line that millennials are the most widely read generation to date. This is due to factors like access to the internet, eBooks, cheap(ish) books, and international delivery (I’m talking to you Amazon, Verso, and Book Depository). Online social book spaces like Goodreads and the … Continue reading

The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader)
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The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader)

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I don’t really read graphic novels. I have heard of them, know lots of people who love them, but for some reason or another, they have never really made there way to … Continue reading

What I have learned about blogging (so far…)
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What I have learned about blogging (so far…)

Blogging can mean so many things to so many different people. I’ve heard it described as pointless, rewarding, career-building, therapeutic, creative, and technical. Before I started blogging, I had an idea of what a ‘blogger’ might look like. To be honest, the image was not pretty: overweight, lives in parent’s basement, writes sad poetry… However, … Continue reading

Bound2Books Reading Challenge
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Bound2Books Reading Challenge

In the busy world that we live in, it can be difficult to make time and find the time to read. Some people might even question, why bother reading at all? There are countless articles about the benefits of reading: lowering stress levels, helping anxiety, improving concentration, increasing learning, building empathy… But that is not … Continue reading

Bookish New Year’s Resolutions 2016
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Bookish New Year’s Resolutions 2016

READING, READING, AND THEN SOME MORE READING For the past three semesters (1.5 years) I have been studying my Masters at the University of Zurich. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and learning, and despite the stress of assignments and those deadly deadlines, I have enjoyed myself. I have read books that I never … Continue reading