Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap Into Your Greatness, Defy Your Limits by Candace Moore

Review: I have loved and been doing yoga for about ten years now and I found YogaByCandace a few years ago looking for a way to work into splits and handstands. Just last year I found her book, but I had been a little hesitant to read it. I wasn’t sure how far down the rabbit hole this book would be but I finally hit … Continue reading Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap Into Your Greatness, Defy Your Limits by Candace Moore

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Review: I put this book on hold as soon as I finished Wishful Drinking. It popped up as a recommendation in Goodreads and I was really excited. I hadn’t heard of it but loved Wishful Drinking enough to know this would be fun too. Of course, its the topic that everyone always wants to hear about, right? Honestly, the delivery was perfect. She recounts auditioning … Continue reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Review: I’d had Headscarves and Hymens on my TBR for a really long time. The title just sounded like something I had to read. It just calls right out the things that need to be talked about within the communities and cultures of the Middle East. It also calls out what the rest of us can do in support. It can be complicated to try to … Continue reading Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution by Mona Eltahawy

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

Review: I’ve been thinking for a while of attempting a memoir and came across this book not too long ago. I’m adding it to the list of books that I’d love to reread a few times because I really want the concepts to stick. Karr teaches memoir writing and has some great advice for hopefuls. Unfortunately, most of it involves baring your soul a little … Continue reading The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace

Review:  While the princess saves herself in this one was good, it was nothing like this. This one hit me like a ton of bricks. I reread it three times that day and keep it close. As before, much of the imagery comes from the fairy tales it got it’s name from, but there’s just so much more this time. It’s not just that it’s … Continue reading the witch doesn’t burn in this one by amanda lovelace

Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach

Review: I came across Wambach’s story while looking for memoirs to promote for this month. I’ve been diversifying my memoirs this year and celebrating the heritage months. I’m not a sports fan, for any sport, so I was ignorant of Wambach’s accomplishments before this book. Well, not so ignorant that I didn’t know that US women’s soccer has been incredible for a few years now, … Continue reading Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Review: Honestly, I enjoyed a lot of this book but not everything. It makes a statement about what it means to emigrate to the US and elaborates on so many of the little things that aren’t always obvious. It shows the dream and a few ways that people try to make it a reality. It also doesn’t pull any punches. I know it’s part of … Continue reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi

Review:  What I appreciate most about de Rossi’s memoir is the way she shows us her eating disorder. The reader gets to experience her descent into anorexia the same way we experienced the descent into insanity back in The Bell Jar. It’s not as simple as extreme dieting, it’s a poisionous obsession that grew slowly from paranoia and insecurity and has made the most sense I’ve … Continue reading Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi

New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book from every country — A year of reading the world

Earlier this month, I was honoured to be one of the speakers at TEDx Hanoi. Taking place at the city’s United Nations International School, the day-long event presented a fascinating collection of talks around the theme ‘Toward a Global Community’. While Professor Kourosh Kayvani, founder of Aurecon’s Design Academy and mastermind behind the technicalities of […] via New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book … Continue reading New TEDx talk: what I learned reading a book from every country — A year of reading the world

5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

I’m not one for straight up romance stories, but I do love a little romance in any story. In my reading, I’ve come across a few adorable romances between LGBT characters and one not so adorable romance. Here they are: First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberly Karalius The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho Tell Me … Continue reading 5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances