Kerala Hugged, by Ankur Mutreja
Kerala Hugged is a delightful and quirky travelogue, chronicling the author’s travels through this southern-most part of India. I travelled in Kerala a few years ago, so I agreed to review the book even though it’s well outside of what I usually review.
What an interesting little read. As someone who is Christian and has enjoyed yoga throughout her attempts to maintain fitness and good health, I was most definitely intrigued when I received a blurb for this book. I do not review non-fiction, but I sometimes make exceptions and this is one of them.
The Cozy Life is a cute, short book about the concept/feeling of hygge and how to bring it into your life.
Note: I’m NOT sponsored to write this review, I just really loved this book
I found out about hygge through a random news article my sister-in -law posted to Facebook a few weeks ago. I fell in love with the idea and immediately began researching it online. One of the first things I found was this book, and since the price was amazing ($4!) I bought and devoured it in only a couple hours!
Memoirs from female comedians seem to be coming fast and furious these days. Books by Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick, etc. are all examples of this extremely popular trend in books right now. Personally, I hate trends, I’m the person with a giant scowl on my face as people tell me all about this ‘new exciting thing’ that the entire world has seemed to jump on board with. But of course I make exceptions, what kind of a book reviewer would I be if I didn’t?
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If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world—then you want to read this book.
Primary fashion sources for the Renaissance are incredibly difficult to come by. Even if I did have the money to travel around Europe seeing surviving garments I would only have seen maybe 3 or 4 outfits. This is where Machiavelli comes in.
The last book I read was a discussion of Elizabeth I as a Renaissance Prince. It relied heavily on The Prince as a primary source. So I thought to understand a little more about Elizabeth I should actually read The Prince. Now it wasn’t exactly a page turner and at only 96 pages long it was still quite hard to get through but I am really glad I have read it.
“I did nothing to save the first person who died in front of me.” An inauspicious beginning to Kevin Hazzard’s decade-long career as an EMT, then paramedic in Atlanta’s mean streets, to say the least.
In the aftermath of 9/11 and at the age of 25, Kevin Hazzard found himself searching for a way to make a difference with his life. He abandoned his second of two back-to-back unfulfilling jobs and began training as an Emergency Medical Technician.