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My Summer Anti-Racist Reading List

Alright, I’m back to posting. I took the week off to allow more important voices to be heard. It didn’t feel right for me to post about my own calm and regulated life. Every morning I wake up and read about more death and destruction in America. It’s been hard to concentrate. But I haven’t been sitting idly. I want to be informed of the situation in America because it’s where I come from. It’s my birth place and it…

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Shopping Tourism

The American Book Center

The American Book Center (ABC) is a special spot in downtown Amsterdam. It’s home to a huge selection of English books and a tiny cafe. This three story heaven is one of the few places that houses only English books. There are tons of bookstores in Amsterdam but this one is where I feel the most at home. It’s all about English books and always brings a crowd. I’m serious. There’s never been a time that we visit where the…

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Books Lifestyle

Books I Want To Reread

I’m more of a one and done with books. Once I finish up the last page of a book, it a part of my past. Yet I do have a handful of titles that never leave the back of my mind. Some of them are pretty standard but others are more personal for me. This post should be “Book series that I want to reread”. Either way I’d like to reabsorb their contents someday. The unfortunate thing is that I…

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Books

Snotgirl

While the name is rather unappealing, I’m digging the comic book series that is Snotgirl. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and illustrated by Leslie Hung, it is an interesting look into the life of a girl who has it all… Or at least she likes to believe she does. The series is about a fashion influencer by the name of Lottie Person, a bright girl with bright green hair. It’s her iconic trademark. It is, also unfortunately the color of…

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Books How to Lifestyle

How to break out of a reading rut

It’s super easy to fall out of reading books. All it takes is a little procrastination and BAM! “I forgot I had been reading that book and I won’t remember about it for a few months. By then I’ve forgotten what it was about and I should start over. That’s going to be a pain to do so I won’t read it right now.” Anyone else in that same boat? I’ve been there loads of times.  I love reading. My…

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Books Personal

Book Review: From Here to Eternity

I had never thought about death until it hit me in the face. My father passed away in 2014 when I was 26. It was sudden and unexpected. One Friday had I said my goodbyes to him after work (I had been working with him for several years) and he was gone on Sunday. His memorial was 6 days later, a day before his birthday. I was filled with regret and some days, I still am. I should have said…

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Books Lifestyle

6 Books I’m dying to read

Reading is one of my favorite ways to pass time and yet my Goodreads account says otherwise. I’m way behind in my reading challenge for this year and I’ve been on the same books for a few months now. This doesn’t stop me from dreaming of the next titles I want to read though so here’s a list of books that I’m dying to read. How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis Three long lost high school friends reunite…

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