July Reads

During the month of July I’ve read quite a bit – romance, poetry, historical fiction, contemporary literature, nonfiction, and others! In this list you’ll find my picks for Disability Awareness Month as well as the controversial ReadingRush Readathon (which I won’t be continuing next year). Overall, I’m pleased with the diverse reads I’ve engaged withContinue reading “July Reads”

Review: Thank You Farmer Clay to Foam Rice Cleanser

Clay Mask and Foam Cleanaser 2 in 1 Pore care, Deep cleansing, Sebum & Waste removal Korean local Rice extracts 100,000ppm contained Rice from 100% Clean pollution-free area ‘Ganghwa Gyodong’ Non-irritation formula tested – Thank You Farmer A unique mask to foam cleanser, the Thank You Farmer Rice cleanser is an affordable ($18), inventive answerContinue reading “Review: Thank You Farmer Clay to Foam Rice Cleanser”

Review: Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc

Why, in all of these stories about someone who wants to be something or someone else, was it always the individual who needed to change, and never the world? – Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space Summary and Thoughts In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm—as long as you’re beautiful and walkContinue reading “Review: Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc”

Review: Facetheory Collodial-C Anti-Redness Toner T3

A soothing toner formulated with actives that reduce skin redness. – Facetheory Facetheory’s Collofial-C Anti-Redness Toner looked like a pretty unique product when I first perused the company’s website. At about $20 (and even less during a sale/discount), this toner contains an impressive amount of effective ingredients alongside a bevy of positive reviews. Curious toContinue reading “Review: Facetheory Collodial-C Anti-Redness Toner T3”

Review: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Carme had said on more than one occasion that is she died in Chile she wished to be buried in Spain, where her husband and son Guillem were laid to rest, but if she died in Spain she wanted to be buried in Chile, to be near the rest of her family. Why? Well, justContinue reading “Review: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende”

Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

The formula offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. It offers water-based hydration and helps skin surface look plump, elastic, comfortable and uniform.  — NIOD I was really looking forward to this product, but theContinue reading “Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex”

Review: Adagio Jade Oolong

Jade oolong tea from the Tung Ting mountain in Nantou County, Taiwan. A highly prized tea, Jade oolongs are a beautiful deep green in appearance, with large, tightly rolled leaves. Once infused, these lightly oxidized leaves gradually unfurl to release their essential oils. Jade oolongs are known for their fresh green-floral aroma, sweet flavor, andContinue reading “Review: Adagio Jade Oolong”

Review: Adagio Wild Child Tea

This tea is wild right out of the bag, what a great scent! It’s very fragrant in the cup but the taste itself is delightfully fresh, smooth and fruity. – Adagio Tea Fruity without being overly sweet, Wild Child is a unique and delicious blend, the mix of green teas complimenting each other magnificently. ModeratelyContinue reading “Review: Adagio Wild Child Tea”

Review: Mean by Myriam Gurba

A possessive part of me wants to hoard this story. I want to chipmunk or squirrel away the memory of this event, place it in a tree trunk with the memories of all the other rapes, attempted rapes, and gropes, memories that will never be released or consumed. When a man asks, “What did heContinue reading “Review: Mean by Myriam Gurba”

Review: Adagio Hojicha Green Tea

Green tea from Japan that is rendered brown by roasting Bancha (a summer crop tea, harvested after Sencha) tea leaves. An Adagio customer favorite, with a toasty nutty flavor and slightly mesquite note. Earthy and warm quality, soothing, clean finish. – Adagio Tea A deep, almost savory green tea, this unique blend may take someContinue reading “Review: Adagio Hojicha Green Tea”