Book Review. Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti, PHD.

Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti was described as a toolbox, including CBT techniques and strategies to help manage anxiety. It is aimed at teens and I thought the tone of the book was right for that audience. Friendly and didn’t feel unmanageable. I also liked the way that the book was formatted. Thank … Continue reading Book Review. Anxiety Relief for Teens by Regine Galanti, PHD.

Book Review. Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith.

The stories in Piano and Flowers are based on the premise of a single photo serving as inspiration for each story. Loved that. There is nothing I love more than looking at old black and white photos and imagining the lives of the people in those pictures. In Pianos and Flowers these photos were of … Continue reading Book Review. Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith.

Book Review. Bodies by Susie Orbach.

I found it very difficult to get into this book and the first few chapters were heavy on case studies and the subjects written about in these chapters were not referred to in the blurb, which wrong footed me. When we do get into the chapters of transhumans, cosmetic surgery, body image, etc. it felt … Continue reading Book Review. Bodies by Susie Orbach.

Book Review. A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister.

Kate Lister says in the conclusion of her book A Curious History of Sex that the book could never have been a comprehensive history of sex, but it felt pretty comprehensive to me. I liked that in the conclusion too she mentions sources tend to have come from medical texts and court recordings, actual testimonies … Continue reading Book Review. A Curious History of Sex by Kate Lister.

Book Review. Sink or Swim by Anne Brooke.

Sink or Swim is another read that touches on the Pandemic and lockdowns, ‘the garden is the limit of where we can go,’ There are poems in Sink or Swim that are about work, nature and the small little things and moments that maybe we don’t always stop and appreciate. There is wit and irony … Continue reading Book Review. Sink or Swim by Anne Brooke.