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Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

After a wonderful four years with this blog, I've packed it up and transfered over to thisdreamsalive.com. I'm making the leap towards becoming a full time writer, and I absolutely intend on blogging being a part of that. The new website has all the content this one does so any new blog posts will be… Continue reading Moving on: to thisdreamsalive.com I’ve gone self hosted

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Occult Book

I picked this book up in Shakespeare & Company in Paris┬álast year, and it's the perfect book to review this spooky season. The Occult Book by John Michael Greer is a "Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca", from the 6th Century BC to 2012. Each page tells a different story of an "occult" topic, such… Continue reading Book Review: The Occult Book

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Book Review: How to Raise a Plant and Have it Love You Back

If you've been following my cactus series, then you know I've developed a bit of a gardening hobby. However, I actually know very little about gardening, hence why most of my plants are cacti and succulents because they're pretty hard to kill. When I spotted How To Raise a Plant and Have it Love You… Continue reading Book Review: How to Raise a Plant and Have it Love You Back

Book Reviews · Eco-Friendly Living

Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

With climate activism becoming a larger part of my blog I wanted to read up on plastic pollution as I continue to write about how we can help live more sustainably, Lucy Siegle's book sounded like a great starts! "Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again" is… Continue reading Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

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Book Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

I haven't read a Bill Bryson book in a really long time, so when I came across one of his in a secondhand hand shop I knew I had to get it. A Short History of Nearly Everything is very different from Bryson's usual work, as he tends to primarily write travel novels. What's different… Continue reading Book Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Book Review: From Stressed to Blessed

[GIFTED] I was delighted to have been gifted a copy of From Stressed to Blessed: Overcoming Anxiety and Low Mood with Minor Lifestyle Changes by Anne Cross. The concept of the book is about how making small changes to our diet can help lift low, mood, anxiety, depression, and other struggles. This book was made… Continue reading Book Review: From Stressed to Blessed

Book Reviews · Music

Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

Today marks 6 years since my favourite band broke up, and it both feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago, and I feel very old that I was 16 at the time and now I'm nearly 23! I felt a good way to pay tribute to them would be to review the biography by Tom… Continue reading Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

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Book Review: Dexter Trilogy

I got my hands on the first 3 books in the Dexter series, and decided to wait and review them all together than to do it one by one. Book One: Darkly Dreaming Dexter works in the forensics department of the Miami PD, more specifically blood analysis. Dexter may seem like a good guy. He's… Continue reading Book Review: Dexter Trilogy

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Book Review: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Who knew that Tim Burton wrote a poetry/prose book? I sure didn't! I only found out about this beauty at a Halloween themed poetry event, and after hearing a few passages I just had to get it. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories is a short book by Tim Burton consisting of… Continue reading Book Review: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

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Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

The novel by Anthony Burgess was released in the 1960s and is not considered a classic and essential read. It may then be surprising that I've only read it now, despite it having a place on my reading list for at least four years now. The novel follows protagonist Alex's fall from grace, reformation, and… Continue reading Book Review: A Clockwork Orange