#EmptyShelf18 October Reads

I've been reading some good books this month: F*** You Cancer: How to face the big C, live your life and still be yourself by Deborah James My rating: 5 of 5 stars Along with Tea and Chemo, this is probably going to be a book I’ll recommend to a whole lot of people (undergoing treatment or friends with those who do). I’ve read this book in 2 sittings whilst trying to deal with fatigue…

[CAMPAIGN] Respect Girls More – Take Down Your Sign

On 5th August, a friend of a friend spotted the following sign in Missguided in Bluewater, and shared it on Facebook: A bit of momentum built up on Facebook/Twitter about it, and Rachel Gardner set up a 38 Degrees Petition that evening, with this reasoning (something I've referred to in my book): Teenage girls feel under increasing pressure to create and send nude pictures of themselves. An NSPCC report says teenage girls are most adversely affected…

#EmptyShelf17 #28-30 including The Power by @NaomiAllthenews and Dietland by @QueSaraiSera

I've done a bit of reading whilst on leave (still partway through several others): Jesus' Day Off by Nicholas Allan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well this is very short, but recommended by a friend who wanted to remind me that I can slow down! Designed for kids, good for adults! The Power by Naomi Alderman My rating: 4 of 5 stars There was plenty in this book to get involved in - in…

#Emptyshelf17 #22 Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught

Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is not a particularly long book, but packed with interesting insights from the perspective of a survivor (although as she says still an ongoing battle) who is now a Dr. I have known Lizzie's dad for years so saw the book appear in his FB timeline. There's a mix of autobiography, some medical insights, and theological underpinning as Lizzie highlights that life hurts…

#EmptyShelf17 #18 Big Girl by @mskelseymiller

Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life by Kelsey Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading this last week & just finished today. There's a great mix of humour & vulnerability in this book, with a whole lot of it touching a closer to home than I expected. It's a reminder that leaving the non-functioning 'miracle of dieting' & taking another way is not easy, requires thought, preparation,…
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