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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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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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World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads

These are books that I've read or want to read that relate to mental health or bettering your life (and in turn your mental health)... *Warning, some of these books may deal with heavy subject matter* Reasons to Stay Alive Notes on a Nervous Planet It's Kind of a Funny Story Turtles All The Way… Continue reading World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads

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World Book Day: My Favourite Reads

Here is a list of some of my favourite books (by no means an exhaustive list!): Harry Potter series Big Magic Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race Percy Jackson series What I Know For Sure Heroes of Olympus series The Hate U Give Children of Blood and Bone Becoming Mom &… Continue reading World Book Day: My Favourite Reads

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Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?

Kindle (or other e-Readers) Pros: Can store millions of books without worrying about space Can't decide which book to bring on vacation? Your Kindle has a horde ready and waiting on one device. Easier to hold than a heavy book or a book that you don't want to ruin the spine of Can highlight and… Continue reading Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?

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“Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck” Thoughts

This book wasn't very unique, or life-changing (as the title says) to me, but I loved it all the same. It kind of felt like a long blog post, but I love blog posts that inspire thought and get you thinking about changing your life, which this book did for me. Here are some thoughts… Continue reading “Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck” Thoughts