Happy Earth Day + Taking Care of our Planet // A Talk About Pollution and the Enviornment

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Happy Earth Day! Taking care of our planet is so important! There are so many things we can do to make positive changes in our physical environment! Unfortunately, pollution has a significant impact on the earth and causes a lot of harm to many animals and other organisms.

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The Negative Impact of Pollution

Not-So-Fun Facts About Pollution

  • About 40% of lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life, fishing, or swimming.
  • Pollution kills over 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals annually.
  • People aren’t recycling as much as they should, as a result the rainforests are be cut down by approximately 100 acres per minute.
Source: http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/fun-facts-pollution/

Here is an interesting video about “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” a patch of plastic debris and other trash in between California and Hawaii, that has accumulated over decades of neglect.

How We Can Take Care of Our Planet

As dire as the effects of pollution are, we as individuals can still take steps to help our environment and prevent pollution.

Little things you can do to produce less waste and take care of the planet

  • Store food in reusable containers and jars.
  • Bring your own reusable bags and produce bags to the grocery store.
  • Carry your own water bottle instead of using plastic bottles.
  • Pick up trash or plastic if you see it around, especially if you’re at the beach!
  • Go to a beach-clean up, a park-clean up, or anywhere in your community that has a lot of pollution.
  • Don’t use straws, but if you have to, use a reusable one.
  • Use a razor with replaceable blades instead of disposable ones.
  • Don’t use plasticware if you can.

As little as switching out a plastic bottle for a reusable container may be, it still has an impact. And yes, one person not using plastic material won’t instantly stop all the widespread effects of pollution. However, everything we can do to help our environment is needed. Every small action toward positive change has an impact.

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☆ Katie K ☆

Turtles All the Way Down | Book Review (Spoiler free)

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Hello everyone! Today I will be doing a book review on Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. This was such an amzing book, even though it did start off slow at first. I hope you enjoy my review of it!

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  • Title: Turtles All the Way Down
  • Author: John Green
  • Publisher: Dutton
  • AR: 5.6

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IMG_4416-2.jpgSixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Picket, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Picket’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and the Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of a life-long friendship.

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IMG_5432I had heard a lot about John Green’s novels, so I wanted to give one of his books a try. I ordered this one-off of Amazon and started reading! I heard a lot of mixed reviews about this book, some people saying they loved it, and others saying they didn’t like it at all.

 

 

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IMG_4422-2.jpgI loved the writing style of this novel. Green has a very detailed and unique style, and it makes his work enjoyable to read and gives an interesting perspective. It’s almost like poetry.

I loved Aza’s character. She was so complex and dynamic. Her struggles teach the reader that you can go through hard times in your life, and still everything will be okay. As sad as the ending was (I won’t go into detail, as this is supposed to be a spoiler free review) I think it left a manful impact.

And lastly, the plot was well executed. There were tons of twists and turns!

There are so many admirable things about this novel. I know it got mixed reviews, and some didn’t like it as much as others, but I loved it!

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IMG_4419-2.jpgThere isn’t much critique I could give this novel, but the pacing was very slow. In fact, the book moved so slow that I almost DNFed it! It wasn’t until the middle of the book where I felt the plot was starting to come together and where it was actually interesting to read.

 

 

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IMG_4421-2As slow as this book was in the beginning, I still recommend it! The story itself is so beautiful, the characters are so three-dimensional, and the writing style phenomenal!

After I read it, I found so much meaning to the story and reflected about it and how it related to my own life. It is indeed a slow starter, but the middle and ending will not disappoint you!

Story and plot: ☆☆☆☆

Pacing: ☆

Character development: ☆☆☆☆☆

Writing quality: ☆☆☆☆☆

Enjoyment: ☆☆☆½

Overall: ☆☆☆☆

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⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

Plan With Me: April 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

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Greetings bookish friends! Today I will be showing you my bullet journal plan with me for April! I decided to do blue butterflies and sparkles this month.

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Here’s my cover page! Since the butterflies are so intricate and detailed, I only drew a couple. On the left side, I have a quote. I wasn’t sure if I could pull of this theme well, but it ended up looking great! 🦋✨

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This is my monthly calendar page! I doodled a couple of butterflies around and it and did some calligraphy with a little bit of blending on the upper right page. I accidentally drew some extra yellow dots, so I just wrote the days of May, the next month.

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Next I have my mood tracker! I made a giant butterfly and am going to color it in this month. Each section of the butterfly represents a different day. On the right page is a chart to track how much reading, writing, and blogging I’m doing in April. I want to try to read 7 books this month, write 30 pages, and make 4 blog posts.

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And lastly, here is my weekly spread! I wanted to keep it simple but also added some butterflies and sparkles for some detail. 

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⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎