(90) Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver [bk 8 of 10 for May]

This book was added because of the "K" of May, and wow did it surprise me. I have to be in the right mood for Kingsolver. My primary connection with her is The Poisonwood Bible, and as a somewhat traumatized missionary kid, you can bet that one hit a lot of nerves. This one is... Continue Reading →

(89) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel Van Der Kolk [bk 7 of 10 for May]

So very good. I finished with an understanding of my embodied state, the effect of my emotions and mental stressors on my physical self, and how I can improve my existence and experience of the world by attending to panic and pressures and breathing and reactions. Highlighted tons, sent screen grabs to my sister, this... Continue Reading →

(84) Arsenic and Adobo, Mia P. Manasala

I didn't think I'd be ok with this, but I finished it without a rough patch, so that makes me feel good. A bit incomprensible to be concerned about a cozy mystery about a second generation Filipina? Obviously. The Philippines are the first country I visited, first time I was on an airplane, and my... Continue Reading →

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