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Book Review – The Age of Magical Overthinking

The Age of Magical Overthinking, by Amanda Montell, is a wonderful book even if you don’t normally read psychology books. She writes about cognitive distortions and fallacies that help explain how the world around us, and our own reactions, works. … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Other Side of Perfect

The Other Side of Perfect, by Melanie Florence and Richard Scrimger, is a suspenseful middle grade book about a rich girl in the popular crowd, Autumn, who finds a boy from her class, Cody, under a bush after he ran … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Law and Disorder

Correction: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change by Ben Austen Correction is a sorely needed look at the current criminal justice system and how the idea of reform has gone by the wayside, in favor of mere retribution. Millions … Continue reading

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Middle Grade Kids Stand Up for Themselves

These two upcoming novels for Middle Grade readers are amazing examples of how kids can fight for justice! The first book I would like to talk about is called Free Period by Ali Terese. Two goofy prankster friends broke the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where You See Yourself by Claire Forrest

Where You See Yourself is an upcoming YA book that is so amazing that I read the whole thing in a day (very rare for me). It has a lot in common with other teen books: girl crushes on boy, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate

This book is, quite simply, encompassing and amazing. I can’t think of any topic remotely related to health that did not make it into this book. I have loved all of Mate’s books so far, and this one I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pomegranate by Helen Elaine Lee

Pomegranate is the story of a woman’s journey once she is released from prison, which is affected by her Blackness and her Queerness. Ranita, a former addict, tries to work recovery principles in her life while moving on from her … Continue reading

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Book Review: What’s Coming to Me

Summer will be here soon enough (even if it was below freezing last night), so I have been reading some books that are coming out this summer. What’s Coming to Me is my favorite so far. This is a YA … Continue reading

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Book Review – A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention by Rebecca Schiller

In this engaging memoir, Rebecca traces her juggling of many troublesome symptoms with the intricacies of setting up a small homestead, while bringing in an expansive knowledge of the history of the land she lives on.  After issues with misdiagnoses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soberful by Veronica Valli

I hope that everybody is having a nice, healthy new year so far. I would like to sing the praises of a book that just came out – Soberful, by Veronica Valli. When I read this book, I was not … Continue reading

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