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How I fell in love with reading and am able to read more books

I love to read. Nowadays, it’s pretty normal for me to read every day. I can read at least 2 books a month. This is not a brag, it’s just true! But it wasn’t always this way. This is something I’ve been able to do only in the last maybe 3-4 years consistently. Here is… Continue reading How I fell in love with reading and am able to read more books

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2021 Reading Stats

Interesting and important topics I covered in my reading: GangsPolice brutalitySexualityGender identityAttentionHabitsSlavery and colonisation (if it were white people that it happened to)Original fairy tales Forced marriageFacts about the world / stats that prove we’re doing better than we thinkShame and perfectionism Total number of books read = 41 Number of physical books read =… Continue reading 2021 Reading Stats

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Books I enjoyed reading this year

Re-reading Harry Potter seriesThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessSacred Powers by David JiGhost Boys by Jewell Parker RhodesThe Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizThis Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany JewellNotes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig Northern Lights by Philips Pullman The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F by Mark… Continue reading Books I enjoyed reading this year

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10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

Book recommendations for autumn Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (just read)Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J K Rowling (about to read)Pet Sematary, Stephen King (will read after during Halloween week!)Ninth House, Leigh BardugoThe Graveyard Book, Neil GaimanClassic Fairytales (Brothers Grimm etc.)The Handmaids Tale, Margaret AtwoodCirce, Madeline MillerCarry On, Rainbow RowellThe Knife… Continue reading 10 Book and Film Recommendations for the Autumn/Halloween Mood

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

I have just finished reading Natives by Akala. I listened to it on Audible, where he read the book himself (always better when the author reads their own work if it's non-fiction, especially). I loved it! It was a lot to consume, hence why it took me a while, but he had a down-to-earth way… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “Natives” by Akala

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Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

This is your ticket into the world of anti-racism! It's a short book, only 160 pages, and an easy read for all - it has pictures and activities and everything! But in those 160 pages, Tiffany Jewell manages to pack a real punch and deliver so many messages about: BIPoC history (a varied, deep, eye-opening… Continue reading Anti-Racist Book Recs: “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

I didn't know if I would like this book. I actually bought it a while ago, but it was only after watching the AMAZING TV show Little Fire Everywhere, that I was drawn back to the author again and her way of writing about people's lives and race and the psychology of how our past… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

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Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

I loved this book. I adored it! It was everything: emotional, sweet, funny, socially relevant, politically important, real and raw, hopeful and positive, beautiful, sad, mysterious, scary, informative, horrific... everything! It is a Middle-Grade/Young Adult fiction book. It's only 203 pages, I think. I read it on the night and finished it the next morning.… Continue reading Book Recommendation/Review: “Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

WARNING! This page is going to be full of so much information that it will be overwhelming. But, this isn't about doing everything; suddenly buying all the books, subscribing to all the channels, or listening to all the podcasts. Instead, keep this page handy for whenever you are looking for some information and don't know… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

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Book Review of Sacred Powers: This Book Has Changed Me!

I loved this book! Simple, review done! Joking aside, this book was unexpectedly great. I bought it because my favourite YouTuber (Kalyn Nicholson) always mentions it. To be honest, I feared it would be some wishy-washy nonsense. Oh, how I was wrong! It was wonderfully written and easy to read, firstly, which is unexpected from… Continue reading Book Review of Sacred Powers: This Book Has Changed Me!