I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading at least one book. I devour them, make time for them, hunt for bargains, and love to talk with other readers like you.

When I was trying to sum up my favorite 2016 reads, I realized I read mostly in three categories: books I learn from, books I use to relax, and books that are about resisting patriarchy, racism, and the status quo. So, that’s how I’m organizing my blog posts here.

I’m also the author of the Amazon best-selling Kick Pain in the Kitchen, about how to find holistic pain relief.

Find me at Goodreads and on the Litsy app as BarbaraTheBibliophage!

2017: My Reading Year in Review

Even when I don’t consistently post a summary about the books I’ve read each month, I do keep statistics. Each blog post or book review is posted under the categories of either Resist, Relax, or Learn. I also keep track of number of books, number of pages, and authors...

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I will definitely recommend Kick Pain in the Kitchen to my patients: Those who are looking to avoid pharmaceutical treatment and those who want to combine western medicine with alternative therapies.

Jane A. Swartz
ARNP, MSN, Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner