8 Books to Buy for your Plant and Gardening-Obsessed Friends
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8 Books to Buy for your Plant and Gardening-Obsessed Friends

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through these links, I might make a very small commission. This helps me keep my independent blog alive. Who doesn’t love plants? I mean really. They keep us alive – literally. Whether they are purifying our air, bringing colour and light into our homes, nourishing … Continue reading

4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Foreign Language Reading
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4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Foreign Language Reading

As some of you might already know, I have lived in Switzerland for the last six years. Before that, I lived for one year in Austria, which means that I have lived in German-speaking countries for a little over seven years now. In this time, I worked in multi-lingual companies as well as completing a … Continue reading

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

10 Ways to Decolonise Your Bookshelf
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10 Ways to Decolonise Your Bookshelf

For those who have delved into post-colonial studies the phrase “decolonise the mind” might seem familiar. However, I also understand that post-colonial studies and indigenous studies around the globe are lacking, so there is a good chance you might not have come across this phrase. In my own words, I define decolonising the mind as … 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

My Ultimate Books to Re-read
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My Ultimate Books to Re-read

I have re-read a lot of books because of my studies, however, this usually means that the re-reading is out of necessity and not total indulgence. In saying that, there are three books that I keep returning to throughout my life because they are just so great. Each time I read them again, I feel … 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

Coming to Chicano Literature From the Outside: a review of “Bless Me, Ultima”
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Coming to Chicano Literature From the Outside: a review of “Bless Me, Ultima”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. On my last trip to the U.S.A. I did what I always do: spend waaaay to many hours in bookstores. Bookstores provide me with so much comfort. Just being around books instantly … 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