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 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!

I Refuse to Pick My Favorite Book

Next week PBS’ Great American Read series kicks back into gear. Along with the show, PBS has been running a poll. They want people to vote for their favorite book. The May kickoff show was interesting, and I’m happy as hell to hear people talking about books. (Hint:...

Book Reviews: Four Short Audiobooks

I love a good, immersive audiobook experience. The longer the better. But recently, my attention span took a deep dive. Call it the challenges of everyday life. Nothing especially dramatic was going on, I just couldn’t face my normal length audiobook. Go figure. Thus,...

Product Review: LiteraryBookGifts.com

Do you love bookish gifts and products? Right, I know you do. Me too! So I was super excited when Melissa from LiteraryBookGifts.com reached out to me for a review. (I'm not an affiliate, nor do I receive any compensation when you order. I just like her products.)...

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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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