An Authentic Memoir About Dying: “Walking Him Home” by Joanne Tubbs Kelly
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An Authentic Memoir About Dying: “Walking Him Home” by Joanne Tubbs Kelly

While Kelly memoir is about Alan, it is also about her own journey with finding love in her partnership with Alan, but also being able to love herself. It is a story of discovery through love and loss, and Joanne writes candidly about what her life will be like once Alan is gone. In many ways, it honours Alan and also caries his memory forward. Continue reading

8 Ways to Help Someone Who is Grieving
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8 Ways to Help Someone Who is Grieving

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, I might make a small commission from the sale. This helps me directly fund this blog. I write this from someone who has lost a father at age 24 and a brother at 34. I write this as someone who has … Continue reading

Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody
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Gardening and Grief: A Review of “The Accidental Tour Guide” by Mary Moody

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. If you’re a veteran subscriber of Bound2Books you know that I have written quite a few reviews on literature relating to death, loss, and cancer. The reason for this has been selfish … Continue reading

Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?
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Michelle Zauner’s Best Seller “Crying in H Mart”: what can the fermentation process of kimchi teach us about grief and loss?

I read Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner a few months ago now. It has rightfully been a best seller, a book of the year by all the major news outlets and reviews, and a general literary success across the globe. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is reading it. In terms of algorithmic (internet) success – I should have written my ‘exclusive’ thoughts on the book long ago. But I didn’t. Continue reading

A Book Review of “The Moonballers” by Jeffrey Sotto: Queer tennis will never be the same
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A Book Review of “The Moonballers” by Jeffrey Sotto: Queer tennis will never be the same

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, I might make a small commission that helps directly fund this blog and the work I do. NOTE: This novel was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own. There are so many things to talk about with … Continue reading

Review of Niall Williams “This Is Happiness”: when the rain stops in Faha
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Review of Niall Williams “This Is Happiness”: when the rain stops in Faha

When a telephone gets installed in Noe’s home, people line up to call loved ones from afar. However, the telephone calls are not really considered private. And indeed, many of the villagers feel that writing things down and sending letters is much more intimate and personal. Continue reading

Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review
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Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, which was a grass roots movement that addressed sexual assault and rape culture, has also found its way into contemporary novels and films. The … Continue reading

Some Lockdown Thoughts
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Some Lockdown Thoughts

I am not really sure where this post will end up taking me, but I felt like sharing some of my thoughts about being in lock down in Melbourne. I haven’t been to my office since March this year. I am fairly good at adapting and working from home definitely has its perks, but it … Continue reading