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


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 Year’s resolutions, and thinking about the future, I am thinking about something else. It is not to say that I don’t enjoy the … Continue reading

“Hunger”: reflecting on Roxane Gay’s memoir
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“Hunger”: reflecting on Roxane Gay’s memoir


Every woman and girl knows what it is like to have their body judged by not just the people around them, but also by themselves. I distinctly remember being about seven or eight years old at my friend Amanda’s house playing dress-ups, when I thought to myself as I looked in the mirror, “Well at … 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

Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”
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Hillbilly Life Lessons: A Review of J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”


Poverty traps people not just in a monetary way. It also traps people in silence. People don’t open up about their complicated families or lives for fear of judgement. And people will judge. Let. Me. Tell. You. Vance’s memoir was like a breath of fresh air in this sense. Continue reading

#2 How to survive a long writing project
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#2 How to survive a long writing project


As the weather changes here in Switzerland, universities and schools are starting again and NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a thesis, creating a novel, working on essays and assignments for school, or working on a long report for work. Writing is hard work. … Continue reading

Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
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Review: “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas


“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” This is the most important book for American literature in 2017. In fact, I would go further in saying that this novel deserves the same respect, appreciation, and academic and general popularity as those by Toni Morrison, … Continue reading