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A dedicated if somewhat slow reader. Book lover. I am also at

Libraries and used bookshops are my happy places. Mature student nurse #NHS - love my bicycle.

LGBTQ+ Trans rights are human rights. Abortion on demand is a human right.


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The Virago book of wicked verse 5 stars

Absolutely Brilliant Anthology of Women's Poetry from the 1990s

5 stars

No poetry collection from different authors is perfect, but this is one of my all-time favourites. It also contains one of the best feminist poems of the 1990s, Rappin' It Up, by Patience Agbabi. That feeling that a lot of us recognize, you're having a nice time, "listenin' to the beauty of your own imagination" when your peace is destroyed by some straight dude deciding to talk to you. The whole book is worth it, the nice thing about anthologies like this one is they're slowly evolving treasures as you dip in and out, each time finding new things to love, and if you're in the UK the best part is there are loads of cheap copies available from used bookdealers.

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors (2017) 5 stars

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors integrates a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation, …

A detailed and well researched book drawn from experience

5 stars

The author is a professional therapist, and she has formulated an approach to dealing with trauma based on her clinical experience and expertise, that draws on a wide evidence base.

Her approach is novel and probably as a result controversial, as it also involves critiques of other approaches to trauma therapy. It’s difficult to describe why this book is so good, the method described, called “parts therapy” makes a lot of sense. The goal is to help people understand how and why trauma influences their emotional state, and how to integrate trauma effects positively, without focusing on the trauma. There is a body of thought that suggests that approach, of focusing on trauma, only reactivates it and keeps people emotionally trapped. I love this book and have revisited key chapters frequently since first reading it. The book isn’t designed to be a self help course, it’s aimed at explaining the …