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Heather Havrilesky: Foreverland (Hardcover, 2022, Ecco) 3 stars

If falling in love is the peak of human experience, then marriage is the slow …

Review of 'Foreverland' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I think I'd enjoy this more if I were a more prickly gal. Being proposed to on the wrong part of the coast of Spain is not really a problem I can imagine focusing on.

Margaret Killjoy: We Won't Be Here Tomorrow (2022, AK Press Distribution) 5 stars

Margaret Killjoy’s stories have appeared for years in science fiction and fantasy magazines both major …

Review of "We Won't Be Here Tomorrow" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I love the same thing about these stories as I love about Margaret Killjoy's podcasts: hope in the face of plenty of reasons to despair. As an added bonus, there's wonderful love stories throughout this book, some of them new ways for this old lady to think about love.

Review of 'This Land' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I was enjoying refreshing my memory about some things in this book, despite some hyperbole and not learning anything new or useful.

Then I saw the reviews and I realized that the author is the guy who told leftwing straight white dudes to abandon their non-straight-white-dude friends to the whims of Donald Trump in 2016.

he actually wrote like Edward Abbey like the jacket blurb claims, I might keep reading. But life is short, and I need to spend my time on solutions to the problems straight white dudes with nothing to lose but unearned power have caused the rest of us.

Daniel J. Siegel M.D., Tina Payne Bryson: The Whole-Brain Child (2011) 4 stars

Review of 'The Whole-Brain Child' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I just used this on my kid and it worked!!! I asked what he likes best about his summer program and he said "Nothing."

I asked what he likes least, which I would normally never do, and he said "The snacks." He went on kind of a tirade about gross jerky and wheat crackers and I told him that someone bought that thinking he'd like it, so make sure not to hurt their feelings. He said "I know" and then said "And I'm learning stuff! But then I forget it."

I told him that's how it works for me and I have to learn everything twice and that's okay. He was quiet, but I think he was taking it in. This gives me a way to talk about learning with him that might help a lot. Also, maybe I'll buy my picky eater some snacks.

I wish I'd read this …