The World Said to Read The Hunger Games, So I Finally Am: Midpoint Check-In

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour.” The Hunger Games In my Summer TBR post I listed some books I wanted to read in the next few months. This is me now checking in to say that I actually started reading one of them! As you have most likely already … Continue reading The World Said to Read The Hunger Games, So I Finally Am: Midpoint Check-In

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Isn’t it weird that we’re taught the old adage, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but the one exception to this rule is when looking at actual books? I mean think about it. When you’re in a book store or library, or if you see someone reading a book, what is the first thing … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Every Person Has a Story Worth Telling

Every person, every story. Even the most seemingly mundane aspects of one’s life will be interesting to another. In learning about history, it’s not just the big moments that are interesting. It’s also the little things, the everyday features of the past. Entire aspects of studies of ancient history are devoted to discovering artefacts and … Continue reading Every Person Has a Story Worth Telling

The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

Scenario: You’re going about your everyday life, when suddenly a hilarious thought pops into your head. This thought is so brilliant, so clever. You must share it. Excitedly, you grab your phone and open the twitter app. Your fingers hurriedly type the tweet, rereading and editing it multiple times to make it perfect. This is … Continue reading The Surprising Up Side to Being Unable to Edit Tweets

Rediscovering an Old Favourite: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Have you ever had a book or a movie that you saw or read once years ago and haven’t been able to get out of your head ever since? Do you only remember vague things about it, like the basic plot, a single scene, a character’s name, or a line from it? I know that … Continue reading Rediscovering an Old Favourite: Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Too many times people have lamented that early Disney Princesses are insufficient role models because they simply wait around until a Prince saves them. Earlier, I wrote a post on other classic Disney Princesses who are treated as though they too sat around waiting for their Prince to save them. Cinderella seems to consistently be … Continue reading Cinderella Does Not Wait Around for a Prince to Save Her

Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

We’ve heard it before. The lamentation for Princesses who actively help themselves rather than just acting as damsels in distress. The joy when a new Disney princess is revealed, who ‘finally’ doesn’t just sit around until a prince comes and saves her. In fact, there have even been people, such as Keira Knightley, who allegedly … Continue reading Actually, No. These Princesses Didn’t Sit Around Waiting for a Prince to Save Them

The Impact of Australian Supermarkets’ Single-use Plastic Bag Ban: One Year On

It has been a year since the two Australian supermarket giants, Woolworths and Coles, officially pledged to phase out free, lightweight, single-use plastic bags. This 'bag ban' was set to extend to all Woolworths and Coles stores, petrol stations and liquor stores. Woolworths and Coles both pledged to ban single-use plastic bags at the store … Continue reading The Impact of Australian Supermarkets’ Single-use Plastic Bag Ban: One Year On