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 hope you’ll check out my favorite 2017 and 2018 reads also.)

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!

Best Reading of 2018

I’ve decided that 2018 was my “Year of the Woman.” Themes of feminism and other various related women’s issues threaded their way through many of my choices. Plus, I read a plethora of amazing work from women authors. I love when the unintentional becomes...

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

It isn’t easy to be the 9 zillioneth reviewer of Becoming by Michelle Obama. But here I am, wondering how I’ll make this an original and meaningful review.Let’s get the basics out of the way. I loved this book, and am especially glad I listened to the audiobook. While...

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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


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