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Books that Stick with You

Have you ever read a book that has stayed with you long after you put it down? I tend to rush through books, so it isn’t often that a story stays with me for more than a day. But these books are the exception. The Passengers | John Mars Themes: Prejudice, power When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-driving cars in the UK, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. The passengers are- a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her  ...

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Books to Read When You Need to De-Stress

Books. What would I do without them? They allow me to escape. To dream. To hope. And for the past few years, they have provided an outlet for me to reduce my stress and worries. In 2019, I read 170 books. In 2020, 180. This year? I have probably read about three dozen or so but have stopped counting. I found it too much pressure on me to get through my seemingly never-ending ‘TBR pile’, and led to me not spending the time enjoying the detail that so many talented authors  ...

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Books, It's Not About Me

The Beginning – Discovering that voluntourism is a problem, not a solution

This is an excerpt from ‘It’s Not About Me’. Preorder your signed copy today. All proceeds are donated to Human and Hope Association Inc. WARNING:This excerpt contains disturbing information about the Khmer Rouge. IN 2009, I DECIDED I wanted to go on a holiday. As I was flipping the pages of holiday packages in a brochure I had picked up, a striking image caught my eye. ‘Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder’, the text read, above an image of a centuries-old temple. That’s where  ...

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Books, It's Not About Me

It’s Not About Me – Coming May 2019!

When I was younger I always dreamt of writing my own books. I was successful in putting together a 20-page book (with illustrations) about my favourite Barbie dolls, but alas, due to copyright issues this would never become a reality. In junior high school, I started writing a book about fashion time travel in my favourite Harry Potter notebook, which resurfaced this year. I thought I had written half a book; it turned out I hadn’t even written half a chapter. And finally, in senior  ...

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