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Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

"Books became my closest confidants, finely ground lenses providing new views of the world." Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 208 Published: Jan 12, 2016 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts… Continue reading Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Review: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

"One thing about being lonesome is that you think too much, especially when there isn't much else you can do." Genre: Fiction, Memoir Pages: 229 Published: February 13th, 2007 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A first-person account, told by a 25-year-old veteran of the Sierra Leone conflict, this title is a heartbreaking, honest and important… Continue reading Review: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

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Review: Men Explain Things To Me And Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit

"Filling in the blanks replaces the truth that we don't entirely know with the false sense that we do." Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 130 Published: May 20, 2014 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit… Continue reading Review: Men Explain Things To Me And Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit

From My Bookshelf

FromMyBookshelf: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Years ago, back in 2017, I mentioned to my boyfriend that The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a book that I won't review or rate (but if pushed it's a whooping 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and then some) and the reason is it's so personal to me. December of 2015, my then neighbour (hey Amanda! 😊)… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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Review: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

"There is thought, and then there is thinking about thoughts, and they don't feel the same." Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 169 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the… Continue reading Review: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen