Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?
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Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?

I read Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner a few months ago now. It has rightfully been a best seller, a book of the year by all the major news outlets and reviews, and a general literary success across the globe. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is reading it. In terms of algorithmic (internet) success – I should have written my ‘exclusive’ thoughts on the book long ago. But I didn’t. Continue reading

“True Friends” by Patti Miller: what does it mean to write a memoir about friendships lost and found?
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“True Friends” by Patti Miller: what does it mean to write a memoir about friendships lost and found?

I think everyone experiences the loss of a friendship at some stage in their life, sometimes multiple friendships and the reasons for these losses are vast, complex, and sometimes confusing. It can be as simple as a friend moving to a different state and losing touch. It can be from a fight. And it can also be a slow unwinding that can be anything from ghosting to drifting apart. We have a lot of words to describe romantic love and breakups – we have song after poem, after novel after film about romantic love. Although very little about friendships. Continue reading

What do “The Code Breaker” & “Klara and the Sun”Have In Common?: Two books about the science and the fiction of gene editing
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What do “The Code Breaker” & “Klara and the Sun”Have In Common?: Two books about the science and the fiction of gene editing

These questions are large and complex and cannot easily be answered, but I loved that Isaacson, like Ishiguro, asks us to address and think about these questions. It seems that many can agree that there is a possibility for gene editing to be used for the good of humanity, but where should we draw the line? Continue reading

A Review of Tabitha Carvan’s “This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch”: unapologetically loving things
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A Review of Tabitha Carvan’s “This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch”: unapologetically loving things

Carvan’s book is about motherhood and the changes it brings with it. It is (despite what the title suggests) also a little about her love of Benedict Cumberbatch. And it is about losing yourself and then finding a way back to yourself by exploring and embracing the things that bring you joy. Continue reading

Book Review of “Wild Souls” by Emma Marris: Rethinking nature conservation and the wild
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Book Review of “Wild Souls” by Emma Marris: Rethinking nature conservation and the wild

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through the link, it might mean that I can make a small commission. This helps keep my blog alive. Emma Marris’ book Wild Souls was an easy read for me at the beginning of 2022. I saw it in the nonfiction section at my … Continue reading

“Dálvi”: A Review of Laura Galloway’s memoir of living in the arctic tundra
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“Dálvi”: A Review of Laura Galloway’s memoir of living in the arctic tundra

This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on the link and making a purchase, I can make a very small commission. It is a vital way of keeping my small blog alive. It has been a while since I wrote any reviews or posted articles here. It has been a rough couple of months, I … Continue reading

Literary Olympics: the best (auto)biographies of 2020-2021
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Literary Olympics: the best (auto)biographies of 2020-2021

Disclosure: Sections of the blog may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a book through these links, I may make a small commission. This helps me fund my blog. The Book Olympics continue and today we are talking about autobiographies and biographies. This category is open for books published in 2020-2021 and fall under the … Continue reading

Five Life Lessons from Jeffrey Marsh’s “How To Be You”
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Five Life Lessons from Jeffrey Marsh’s “How To Be You”

Marsh grounds a lot of their work in Buddhism and self love. Their work is relatable and powerful for anyone, but especially for people wanting to learn more about life and who they are. So here are the five life lessons I have been trying to practice since reading Marsh’s book. Continue reading

A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work
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A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked this memoir because I wanted to read and learn more about other women’s experiences with workplace discrimination. It is something I have personally experienced, and to be honest, it took … Continue reading