We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

In We Are The Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer reflects on the climate crisis from a deeply personal level. The book's title implies that collective individual actions on a socio-political level that will translate in reducing the impact of climate change. For him, it means better choices from the food we eat at breakfast and which … Continue reading We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

Mid-year Reading Goals Check-in

In 2020 I am choosing to practise contentment. It is safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic played a major role in helping me hunker down and use a lot of the things that I had put off for the future including reading books.  Since we are at the half-year mark, I thought, let's see … Continue reading Mid-year Reading Goals Check-in

The Kitchen without Borders by Eat Offbeat Chefs

  Title: The Kitchen without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs Authors: The Eat Offbeat Chefs Publication Date:  June 2020 Genre: Cookbook, Non-Fiction I love looking at cookbooks but I hardly use them even the few that I have purchased when I psyched myself to continue with my "glow-up"  journey. I tend … Continue reading The Kitchen without Borders by Eat Offbeat Chefs

Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland

Publication Date: April 2020 Genre: Non-Fiction, Essay Collection, Memoirs Growing up in an upper-middle-class family in the 1990s was anything but normal for Ashlee Eiland. In Human (Kind), EIland recalls outstanding moments where she felt straddled between two worlds and the constant struggle to become her own people. She also reflects on key moments where … Continue reading Human(Kind) by Ashlee Eiland

Whiter by Nikki Khanna (Ed.)

Publication Date: March 2020 Publisher: NYU Press Genre: Non-Fiction Throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, skin-whitening advertisements promising "ugly duckling to swan" transformations are pervasive. While they are provocative, controversial and racist they are extremely effective in marketing and sharing the widespread belief that " light skin is beautiful". It is on … Continue reading Whiter by Nikki Khanna (Ed.)