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Review: Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady

I started out by really, really wanting to like this book. I adored Ellen Forney’s graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me, which came out a whole six years ago. So I was excited when a friend told me that … Continue reading

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Busy doing nothing: in praise of purposeless activity

I’ll declare a couple interests before I begin. First, I like JoJo Moyes. Her books have touched me, and when I tweeted about one of them I got all fangirl when she replied. The After You sample is sitting in … Continue reading

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Yawn of the Meds: or, how I became a sleep zombie

I’ve always had a complicated relationship with sleep.  When I am well and happy, sleep is something I actively enjoy.  A nap is a treat for me, and if I wake up early I always choose going back to sleep … Continue reading

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Childhood reading 2: What Katy Did

I can remember the front cover of my childhood copy of What Katy Did – a copy now sadly lost.  It showed Katy, smiling and wearing a starchy pinafore, swinging on her swing against a bright blue sky.  I am … Continue reading

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Childhood reading 1: Through the Looking Glass

I have recently had some interesting book-related conversations on Twitter re: favourite childhood reads, and about the lure of the book as a physical object over an e-book.  I have nothing against Kindles, etc, and have contemplated buying one, but … Continue reading

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