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Megan

Megan@bookwyrm.social

Joined 1 year ago

A dedicated if somewhat slow reader. Book lover. I am also at @InBabel@writing.exchange

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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April Ashley's odyssey (1982) 5 stars

This autobiography was written in the 1970s, and describes April Ashley's life to that point, …

Important Insight Into 20th Century Transgender Social History

5 stars

She had an amazing life and this book helped me as a teenager to contextualise my own gender dysphoria properly. I once lent it to cisgender friend who was incredibly snobby about her writing, I definitely took that personally. I would say this is a good book for trans girls and young trans femmes of any age to read, but also provides some fantastic historical insight into the lives of our trans elders. She deserves more recognition.

Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women 4 stars

Upsetting Detailed Account of Life and Death in Ravensbruck

4 stars

Content warning History of the Holocaust - Extremely Upsetting/Triggering

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (2018) 4 stars

Review of 'Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Investigative journalism at it’s best. The book is excellent, readable, clear and logical. The question I kept asking as I read this was “What were they thinking?” When someone perpetrates a massive and clear fraud in public I am always amazed that they somehow convince themselves they won’t get caught. I don’t believe Elizabeth Holmes was a hapless victim of Sunny Balwani, or of structural sexism. it will be interesting to see what the jury thinks.

On Writing (2002, Pocket Books) 4 stars

"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. …

Review of 'On Writing' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

And absolute diamond of an audio book read by the man himself. One of the best on the subject. The sections on his life and the account of the accident that almost killed him are unmissable. Its thanks to this book that I now have my own copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, in my endless quest to improve my own grammar and readability.