History for Books

Life as a vegan

Yesterday marked two years of my being vegan! I knew it was coming up, but I didn’t realize what day it was until I checked my calendar today. I should have been paying better attention because then maybe I would have celebrated in some way by making a vegan cake or something equally delicious. Instead [...]

More than just a trilogy of books: The Hunger Games trilogy

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is much more than just a trilogy. If you’ve not yet read the books, I highly recommend that you do. They should be read one right after the other, more as one book than three. I read the first one a little over a year [...]

Out of Print: books on shirts, shirts on a mission

I used to wear tons of graphic shirts that held absolutely no meaning behind the design and, since noticing that I was a walking advertisement for something that didn’t even exist, I’ve stopped wearing them. But these shirts are ones I could get behind, or, well… in. Out of Print is more than just a [...]

This sisterhood is truly everlasting, pants or no pants

Certain books leave me feeling a bit unsettled, on a line between happiness and sadness. Confused, and yet, understanding. This is how I feel about Ann Brashares’s Sisterhood Everlasting. It’s the follow-up novel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which I fell in love with after watching the first movie (before, I had [...]

Four Leaf Clover at Globe Trotting in Heels & Vegansaurus

This Sunday I was featured on Elisa’s Globetrotting in Heels blog for her Sunday Trippin’ series! Elisa is quite the traveler and she currently lives just a train ride away from me in Zürich! For the series, I had to answer questions about a summer trip I’d love to take and now I’m dreaming about [...]

I won a giveaway! Mail + books: what’s not to love?

Can you tell how happy I am to have won these books? Rachel of Eat and Write had a whole week of giveaways and offered not one, but two books (shown above), on one of her days. The two books are The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen and The Oxford Book of Health Foods: The [...]

Make the world a better place with Pure Citizen

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many votes for eco-finds/products in the poll. Well, have I got the site for you! Pure Citizen is full of eco-finds/products all wrapped up in a beautiful package. I found out about them from Vegansaurus and have been hooked since! I was so excited when Pure Citizen accepted [...]

Life tip #15: Respect

Every time I write, see, think the word “respect”, I want to bust out in song (which, now that I’ve found the song to link here for this post, I’ll gladly listen to while writing this out). “R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me!” Well, respect has a lot of meaning to me, and [...]

Fantasy fiction novels & why they belong on FLC

Someone mentioned to me that a few of my readers may be confused as to why I post action alerts about how to help animals, the environment, human rights, vegan recipes and then do what seems like a 180 and feature a fantasy fiction book review. In my “welcome” to the side I mention that [...]

This novel makes me want to be Reckless

It’s been way too long since I last read a book. I used to devour them almost daily and recently have gone months without reading a single novel. Because of that, I probably would have loved this book even if it wasn’t as great as it was. Cornelia Funke is a German author and has [...]