Monthly Wrap-Ups

February 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up

Welcome back to my next monthly wrap-up! It's a few days late again since I took this past week of blogging off (it was very good for my mental health-Take care of yourselves!). This should be an interesting one, since I didn't totally adhere to my TBR (To Be Read) list for the month, but I ended up reading more than I thought I would. I also, as usual, have lots of things to share in the book haul, which I will group into sections again for easier readability!...

Book Reviews

Book Review: “Stop Missing Your Life”

NOTE: I received this book for free from BookishFirst and this didn't affect the honesty of my review.  I won a copy of this book from BookishFirst, which is an amazing forum where you can win free books (mainly Advanced Copies) to review! I wasn't expecting to win it necessarily, but I think it was meant to be because I ended up absolutely loving this read despite my normal aversion to nonfiction! Lately I've been trying out more self-help books to read before bedtime and I've actually been really enjoying it. If you have any suggestions, let me know! Now, onto the review!...

EarTHursday posts

EarTHursday #6: “Consumerism Vs. Thrifting”

One of the biggest struggles with living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is not the physical shifts that we can make like getting rid of plastic in our kitchens or using more reusable containers. The hardest thing is to truly change our mindset--this is a big change because we are essentially shifting our view of the world and learning how to live this new lifestyle. One of the bigger mindset shifts that I've started to go through for the past few months is...

Book Reviews

Book Review: “Anansi Boys”

I had absolutely no idea what to expect going into this book. I'd recently read The Graveyard Book graphic novel and had enjoyed it a fair amount, though it wasn't a new favourite. I did think that this book would be original and certainly very interesting, which proved to be correct. But, similarly to The Graveyard Book, this also isn't a new favourite. In fact, I have to sadly announce that this review is on a book that I DNF'd (Did Not Finish). However, if you still want to hang around and hear why, then I'd love that!...

EarTHursday posts

EarTHursday #5: “Petitions, Organizations, & Documentaries”

Signing petitions may seem like an activity that is ultimately not very impactful--it is easy to think that our one signature and our one voice cannot truly make a difference in the grand scheme of things. This may be true in some cases, but I still find that petitions have their uses when it comes to the environment. If enough people sign them, then changes could be made in policies affecting the environment as well as in efforts being undertaken to reverse the effects of climate change. Petitions can also...