This might sound crazy, but your sugar enthusiast, Abbie Amy, is embarking on an 8 week sugar-free adventure. I’m joining many people (you might call us insane) across the world, in Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar Program. From tomorrow, that spoonful of sugar will be cut out of my life.
And I’m slightly terrified. Continue reading
“End of May or early June, this picture perfect afternoon we shared.”
June was such a rollercoaster month. I didn’t do as much reading as I would have liked (because, life) but I thoroughly enjoyed what I did end up reading. I only saw one movie last month, but I did become obsessed with another Broadway musical, bought what is now a favourite winter accessory, got new glasses and fell in love with yellow nail polish. Continue reading
There’s nothing quite as good as baking on a Saturday morning. Last month I woke up to a grey day and knew that it was time to make some banana bread. I tip-toed into the kitchen, the world outside glistening with fog and rain, and began to take out my ingredients. Continue reading
“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”
This is not a blog post discussing the lack of rep in Sarah’s books, and I’m not going to discuss whether we should be reading problematic books flagged by POC and the LGBT+ community. Personally, I stand by the mantra: If you want to be part of the conversation, then you have to be educated in the source material. But you also need to be aware of harmful tropes and acknowledge when books contain them.
ACOWAR was a step up for Sarah in terms of diversity, but it wasn’t perfect. Do some research, listen to those in minority groups, and be well-read and well-researched in the topics brought up in this series.
The rest of this post will be spoilery, so if you haven’t read ACOWAR yet then I have some brief non-spoiler thoughts in my May reflection. Continue reading
May was a bit of a blurry month, in every sense of the word. April rolled into May with no real defining end, and the weeks continued to go along like this until suddenly it was the start of June. Continue reading