Life after Low buy – my January/February shopping escapades …

Life after Low buy – my January/February shopping escapades …

Let's start with a short summary: In 2020 I decided to do a Low Buy Year, setting up some rules and at the same time providing my inner shopaholic with some loopholes – like a € 50 book-buying budget. While I failed a few times and wasn't always satisfied with my efforts, overall I enjoyed [...]

Reading: “The Makioka Sisters” by Junichiro Tanizaki

Reading: “The Makioka Sisters” by Junichiro Tanizaki

“She [Sachiko] was sometimes startled at the thought that she spent more time worrying about her sisters than about her husband and her daughter, but they were like daughters—they were on a level with Etsuko in her affections, and at the same time they were her only friends. Left alone, she was surprised to note [...]

Reading: “Sweet Forgiveness” by Lori Nelson Spielman

Reading: “Sweet Forgiveness” by Lori Nelson Spielman

As I’ve already stated several times before, I’m a cover whore. Most often, this leads to interesting books I wouldn’t necessarily read. Sometimes, this leads to me discovering that the beautiful cover is indeed the only remarkable feature of a book. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” goes both ways I’m afraid. Unfortunately, Spielman’s [...]

Gelesen: “Nachhaltig leben jetzt” von Mimi Sewalski

Gelesen: “Nachhaltig leben jetzt” von Mimi Sewalski

“Der beste Konsum ist der, der nicht stattfindet. Weil es aber unrealistisch ist, dass alle von heute auf morgen nichts mehr konsumieren, brauchen wir Lösungen. Die gute Nachricht: Es gibt so viele Möglichkeiten und Alternativen, ein nachhaltiger Lebensstil ist längst keine Einschränkung mehr. Es macht Spaß, die Lösungen auszuprobieren und grüne Marken und Ideen zu [...]