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Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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My Rating: ★★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

In light of National Poetry Day (October 6th, 2016), I made sure I was able to celebrate with a poetry book that touches heavily on survival; a poetry book that does not shy away from the topic of violence, abuse, love and loss. In Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur grabs you by the heart, sits you down, and takes you on a journey of both the bitter and beautiful things that we are faced with in life. (more…)


Review: The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas

The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas

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My Rating: ★★★★

My Review/thoughts:

Do you have a smartphone? Are you a social media participant, whether it be on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Ever feel like social media is taking over your life and happiness and how you look at yourself? And even if not, are you a parent concerned with how social media is—or will be—affecting how your children’s lives and self-image are being shaped? In The Happiness Effect, Donna Freitas addresses so many issues that are so prevalent today as we continue living in the digital age. There is no denying that much of our daily lives today, especially young adults, are ruled by the use of social media—and it will be like this for quite a long time. But perhaps it doesn’t have to be. (more…)

Review: Zen Master Poems by Dick Allen

Zen Master Poems (New Wisdom Poems Book 1) by Dick Allen

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(It is releasing August 23rd, 2016)

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

My Review/thoughts:

A few years back, when I was on a journey to finding out who I wanted to be (or rather who I really am), I was exploring different religions since I fell off Catholicism—the religion I was born into and the religion I have practiced my whole life. During my journey, I considered the benefits of practicing Buddhism. When I learned a little bit more of Buddhism, I told myself it was something I connected more with, or wanted myself to connect with more than my current religion. Despite all of this, however, (more…)

Review: Straight James / Gay James by James Franco

Straight James / Gay James by James Franco

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My Rating: ★★☆☆

My Review/thoughts:

I almost feel bad for even “promoting” this book by writing a review. I was honestly lost more than 90% of the time while I read through this “poetry” book. I just…did not understand it…at all. There were only a couple of poems where I found myself saying “alright…I guess this one makes sense.” There is no other way for me to put it than to say I was just absolutely and utterly LOST! (more…)

Review: The Roommate Book by Becky Simpson

The Roommate Book: Sharing Lives and Slapping Fives

*Click on the link or the image to read the synopsis and to pre-order your own copy! It releases June 28th, 2016*

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

My Review/thoughts:

While this was a very fun and cute read, it just wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I was expecting a lot of witty and funny jokes. I was expecting this book to make me laugh and perhaps remind me of all the good times I had with my roommates when I was in my first year of university. The only instance that I found particularly funny was the list of practical pranks. That bit made me smile, if we’re being completely honest. I thought about how I SHOULD have done those pranks to my roommates, and it made me think about how I’m DEFINITELY going to do those pranks to my future roommate (a.k.a. my boyfriend, but shhh!)

I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I was currently with a roommate. Unfortunately, I do not have a roommate. There were many activities in here that would have been fun if I had a roommate to try them all out with. In this sense, (more…)