Reviews

Book review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | An important and beautiful examination of racism in America

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines the root causes of racism, what it means to be black and what it means to be white, and how racism relates to capitalism, the American dream, and the destruction of bodies.

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Wrap-ups

August reading wrap-up

This August I managed to finish six books, which is the most I’ve read in a single month since May 2016. I know most bloggers read more than this, but I’m quite proud of myself, and I feel like I’m finally completely out of my reading slump.

However, before I get into the books I read – THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR 600 FOLLOWERS!!! Reaching 500 was already wild, but 600? That’s amazing. THANK YOU.

Now, here are the books I read this month!

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Reviews

Book review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty | Cremation, society & death denial

There is good non-fiction, and then there is non-fiction that blows your mind and haunts you forever. I have lost count of the people I’ve told about this book, of the new and changed ideas it’s formed in my head, of the things it made me consider. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is one of the most amazing books I’ve read all year, and if you’re in any way interested in death customs, rituals, or even just society and the ideas humans have about death and aging, you need to read this book.

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Miscellaneous

The evolution of my blog

So, I have been blogging for about a year and a half, and it’s incredible how much my blog has changed in such a short period of time. I’ve always had issues with settling on one ‘aesthetic’, mainly because I change my mind about EVERYTHING every two seconds. I mean, I literally re-designed my blog yesterday. Mikaela over at The Well-Thumbed Reader published a post called ‘The evolution of my blog‘ a while back, and I thought it was a fantastic idea, so I figured I might as well do the same!

Buckle up, kids, we’re going on a ride!

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Lists and favourites

More favourite book blogs!

Over a year ago I wrote a post sharing my favourite book blogs, and while I still love all of those very much (at least those that still exist – RIP Noteable Pad), I’ve discovered a lot of wonderful new bloggers in the past year. So today I am sharing some of those with you, in chronological order based on how long I’ve been following them!

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