Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: January 2021

Review of ‘Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You’, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi—Must read A wonderfully written and very engaging book about an extremely difficult but just as vital topic: the history racism, mostly in the United States.  It helps understand a little more why things are the way they are today, which can… Read More Book Review Round-Up: January 2021

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Quick Thoughts: To Build a Better World, Stop Asking Polarizing Questions

In the name of making the world—or, at the very least, our countries—a better place, I feel like we are caught in the middle of a fight between “anti” and “pro” everythings.  And the more I look at it, the more I think that this line of thinking is the wrong one for two reasons. … Read More Quick Thoughts: To Build a Better World, Stop Asking Polarizing Questions

Book Review, Fiction, Non Fiction, Review

Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This past year was a great one in terms of reading for me.  I have been putting effort into reading not just for my own sake, but also to show the little one how much one can enjoy a book.  I also have been quite lucky in picking up many amazing titles.  I’m not quite… Read More Book Review Round-Up: My Top 10 Reads of 2020

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Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

Review of ‘One of the Good Ones’, by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite—Must Read Overall, “One of the Good Ones” was a great book, with engaging characters and a plot constantly pushing ahead.  Some parts read too much like a history lesson, so if I had any such power, I would recommend the authors do… Read More Book Review Round-Up: December 2020

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Quick Thoughts: Mother As Your Family Needs It, Not As You Are Told You Need It

There are certain images that come to mind when one hears the word “mother” and “motherhood”.  These images have been placed in our minds mostly through North American media consumption.  We have to keep in mind that those behind the creation of most media still remain, for the largest part, male and white.  So those… Read More Quick Thoughts: Mother As Your Family Needs It, Not As You Are Told You Need It

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Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

Review of ‘Transcendent Kingdom’, by Yaa Gyasi—Must Read In case anyone had any doubts after reading her first book: Yaa Gyasi is an incredible storyteller.  Although filled with heavy topics and complex writing, Transcendent Kingdom reads as easily as cutting through butter on a hot summer day.  I use that analogy with intention; the book… Read More Book Review Round-Up: November 2020

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Quick Thoughts: What CAN we do during this pandemic?

We keep thinking about what we can’t do during this pandemic.  But what if we started thinking about all of the things that we ca do?  Especially those of us who are lucky enough to be able to work from home and now have financial worries—we are in such a position of privilege. And it… Read More Quick Thoughts: What CAN we do during this pandemic?

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Quick Thoughts: Marriage is Hard Work that Keeps on Giving to the Entire World

I have heard, from as far back as I can remember, that marriage is hard work.  I always wondered how married people managed to have such full lives, especially after having children, if marriage was so much work.  I had this conception of working on one’s marriage as being in a vacuum. Marriage is not… Read More Quick Thoughts: Marriage is Hard Work that Keeps on Giving to the Entire World

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Quick Thoughts: I can’t change the world, but I can change my world

The superhero as the only one that can change the world trope has got to go, however much I myself love it. Seriously.  No one person can change the world.  I mean, I can’t change the world all by myself, and neither can you. But here is the thing: we are both essential to changing… Read More Quick Thoughts: I can’t change the world, but I can change my world

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Book Review Round-Up: October 2020

Review of ‘Anxious People’, by Fredrik Backman—Must Read This book was beautiful in many ways.  The first is the way the story is told—it weaves in and out but always centered around the main plot.  It ebbs and flows, wrapping the reader in so much information but at the same time, exactly what we need… Read More Book Review Round-Up: October 2020