The Love that Split the World – Book Review

The Love that Split the World – Book Review

By: Emily Henry What is the story about… This story follows a teenage girl named Natalie Cleary, who has just finished high school and is preparing to attend college in the fall.  Natalie was born into an Aboriginal community; however, she was adopted at a very young age by a non-Aboriginal family.  Therefore, she knows [...]

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division – Book Review

How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division – Book Review

Author: Elif Shafak This is a very short read but an important one.  In today's world of division it is sometimes hard to see where you fit, to see where your ideas, values and opinions meet.  Society focuses on the "us vs them" narrative leaving little room for people in the middle. How to Stay [...]

Beautiful Bookstores of Switzerland

Beautiful Bookstores of Switzerland

When I moved to Switzerland, one of the first things I did was visit all the bookstores near me. It was a bit disheartening knowing these stores would mostly (or only) sell German books but, I had to take a tour anyway. To my surprise and delight, many of the bookstores in the area sold [...]

Beach Read – Book Review

Beach Read – Book Review

By: Emily Henry “...when the world felt dark and scary, love could whisk you off to go dancing; laughter could take some of the pain away; beauty could punch holes in your fear.  I decided then that my life would be full of all three.” I want to start by saying I do not like [...]

Angela Merkel: Europe’s Most Influential Leader – Book Review

Angela Merkel: Europe’s Most Influential Leader – Book Review

By: Matt Qvortrup For some time now I have been looking for a biography written about Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany. Merkel has interested me for many years and I believe she is an incredible role model for women. Regardless of where you stand politically seeing a women lead one of the largest economies [...]