A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are
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A Review of Craig Silvey’s “Honeybee”: an Australian novel about queer and trans life and learning to love who we are


The kind of home environment that Victoria grew up in is not really conducive to stability, safety, or love. Of course, there are close relationships, and I don’t doubt that Victoria doesn’t love her mother – but the relationship is also extremely toxic. Victoria is the child, yet she is always expected to be the parent and caregiver for her mother. Treating children like they are adults (in this particular way) is a form of trauma that doesn’t go away easily. Continue reading

A Review of Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection”: being imperfect is actually perfect
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A Review of Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection”: being imperfect is actually perfect


This article may contain affiliate links. If you purchase through these links it means I can make a very small commission. This money goes directly into keeping this blog free and accessible for all. BUY YOUR COPY OF BROWN’S BOOK HERE. As I write this review, International Women’s Day is approaching – March 8th – … Continue reading

5 Great Books About Mental Health – because therapy isn’t cheap!
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5 Great Books About Mental Health – because therapy isn’t cheap!


We are in the third year of a pandemic. Everyone is going through something right now. Some people are doing better than others, and how well someone is doing right now can be affected by a lot of things. Money, job and housing security, intimate relationships, friendships and support safety nets differ from person to person. Continue reading

Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”
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Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. After living in Switzerland for six years, I have been thinking a lot about loneliness and what it means for us humans. I have been thinking about whether loneliness is ever good … Continue reading

“Anxiety: the missing stage of Grief”: a review and personal exploration of Claire Bidwell-Smith’s grief self-help book
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“Anxiety: the missing stage of Grief”: a review and personal exploration of Claire Bidwell-Smith’s grief self-help book


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When my father died in 2011, my whole world was flipped on its head. I have spent most of my 20s coming to terms with death, loss, and grief, and this is … Continue reading

“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir
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“Running with Scissors”: a review of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Running with Scissors is one of those books that I have wanted to read for such a long time, but somehow never managed to find the book at the right moment. When … Continue reading

“This Is Going To Hurt”: a review of Adam Kay’s hilarious medical memoir
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“This Is Going To Hurt”: a review of Adam Kay’s hilarious medical memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Bound2Books is no stranger to medical memoirs. I love reading books about the living and the dead and everything in between. If I can combine medicine with comedy, then we have a … Continue reading

“Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?”: a review of Holly Bourne’s novel
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“Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes?”: a review of Holly Bourne’s novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Writing about mental health and getting it right is tough. Writers need to understand and articulate what mentally ill people are feeling and it cannot read like a cliche. Readers, whether they … Continue reading