2017/12/16

3 FESTIVE THINGS I'VE GOT AT MY APARTMENT

I haven't gone all out with Christmas decorating this year, because I just didn't feel like it, but I've got a few things that have really helped my apartment feel a bit festive. I sometimes feel like this time of the year gets a bit over the top, so this year, I just wanted to do a few small things and leave it at that, and I figured I would show you the three things that I did.

Happy Holidays doormat


I got this lovely doormat on Etsy - it's made by OlivePaperCompany and it's so pretty! I really like that it's kind of subtle, but still festive.

Clementines


These fruits make my whole apartment smell like Christmas and I love it! They're also delicious to eat, obviously.

Scandinavian Christmas Candle

This is a candle that smells like gingerbread, honey and cloves and it's so cozy! Candles instantly make the dark days way better and if it smells good to, who can complain?

For me, it doesn't take a lot to make things a bit more Christmassy and this year, this is just about what I've done and I really like it!
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2017/12/15

2017/12/13

BOOK REVIEW:
THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS BY RUPI KAUR

Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 255
Rating: 5/5



Summary:
This collection of poetry is a journey in wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming, accompanied by illustrations by the author.


Review:
If you're an avid reader of this blog, you'll know that Kaur is one of my favorite poets, so it's no surprise that I absolutely adored this book.

Again, Kaur takes us on a journey, through falling apart and putting oneself back together. There is also a strong theme of mother/daughter relationships throughout this collection that I very much enjoyed; some of my favorite poems from this are the ones Kaur has written about or to her mother.

The writing style is so on point, it baffles me every time I open one of Kaurs books and as I often do, I find myself unable to really express how great it is. It's just so damn good and I would very much recommend it.
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2017/12/12

BOOKSTAGRAM SPOTLIGHT:
@CATEBUTLER

It's time for what will probably be the last bookstagram spotlight of the year, and today I want you all to go and take a look at the lovely feed of @catebutler. She has a really lovely vibe to her entire account and there's a really nice mix between bookish posts and other things and I love it!




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2017/12/11

BOOK REVIEW:
WHY I'M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE BY RENI EDDO-LODGE

Title: Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 272
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this essay collection, Eddo-Lodge discusses the role race and racism plays in modern Britain.


Review:
This was a really interesting book. The conversation about race in our society and books written about it are often revolve around the US, so it was very interesting to see it from a different perspective with the backdrop of a different history. The writing in this is clear, concise and easy to understand and I thought the thoughts and discussions brought up in this were fascinating.

However, I did feel a slight disconnect and there were a lot of things I wished had been explained more in detail and gone more in depth to, but I feel like maybe this disconnect is due to the fact that I'm not British and I've never lived there. I am familiar with the history of Britain, but perhaps not enough.

To me, this feels like a book that's excellent at articulating a really important topic, but it doesn't necessarily add anything new or vital to the discussion, at least to me. It's very much worth the read though and I would recommend it if you like books about this topic or have trouble understanding the current discussion about race and racism that's currently going on.
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