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Book Review: A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain by Sara Manning Peskin

Hardcover, 224 pages Published February 8th 2022 by W. W. Norton Company Official Synopsis: Our brains are the most complex machines known to humankind, but they have an Achilles heel: the very molecules that allow us to exist can also sabotage our minds. Here are gripping accounts of unruly molecules and the diseases that form in their… Continue reading Book Review: A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain by Sara Manning Peskin

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Book Review: The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo: A Drama of Ecology by Charlotte Pomerantz

Synopsis (not Official): This book is largely out of print, so a synopsis was difficult to find. It is however a book about true events, unintended consequences, and how scientists do not always know the potential side effects they may have through their intentions and interventions. It is a short picture book, and can be found… Continue reading Book Review: The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo: A Drama of Ecology by Charlotte Pomerantz

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Book Review: Incubators: A Graphic History by Paige V Polinsky, Josep Rural

Official Synopsis: When babies are born early, they often have trouble surviving. But special containers called incubators help babies grow by keeping them warm and protected. At first, people in the medical world were skeptical about incubators. But some trailblazing doctors believed in the technology—and put it on display across Europe and the United States. “Incubator… Continue reading Book Review: Incubators: A Graphic History by Paige V Polinsky, Josep Rural

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Book Review: This Won’t Hurt A Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood by Michelle Au, M.D

Official Synopsis: If Atul Gawande were funny–or Jerome Groopman were a working mother–they might sound something like Michelle Au, M.D., author of this hilarious and poignant memoir of a medical residency. Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about… Continue reading Book Review: This Won’t Hurt A Bit (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood by Michelle Au, M.D

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Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 (Hall & Williams, 2014) is an animated superhero film by Walt Disney Pictures, which follows 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro as he becomes a superhero and attempts to avenge his older brother Tadashi’s death. The bulk of the movie takes place two weeks after Tadashi’s death, as Hiro becomes convinced that Tadashi’s death… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Media Representations of Mental Illness – Big Hero 6

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Blog Tour: Maybe An Artist – Review

Review: *I was provided with a free arc of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of this book tour. Right from the beginning, I love the bright, pastel style of this book. The colors are cheerful, and the art style simple enough not to be overwhelming or require a background in… Continue reading Blog Tour: Maybe An Artist – Review

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Mini Netgalley Review – Immune, What Did You Eat Yesterday, Eating Salad Drunk

I received an e-arc of each of these books from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. What Did You Eat Yesterday? 1 by Fumi Yoshinaga Pub Date: 25 Mar 2014 The art style for this series was really nice and clean and easy to read which I appreciate. I loved that it was unexpectedly half a… Continue reading Mini Netgalley Review – Immune, What Did You Eat Yesterday, Eating Salad Drunk

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Throwback Thursday: “My Relationship to Television”

Unlike a lot of people my age, my parents didn’t limit my screen time growing up. There weren’t any shows or channels that were off limits to me; I was allowed to watch anything I wanted as long as my homework was done. My parents actually named me after a TV character, though they’ll each… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: “My Relationship to Television”

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“No doubt; endings are hard”: Fan Reactions to Supernatural’s Finale and the End of the “Last Great American Queerbait”

The title cards for each of the fifteen seasons of Supernatural. Supernatural is an American Horror-Drama series created by Eric Kripke, which originally aired in 2005 on The WB channel, and was later moved to The CW channel from seasons two to fifteen, which finished airing in 2020. Supernatural is considered the longest running American… Continue reading “No doubt; endings are hard”: Fan Reactions to Supernatural’s Finale and the End of the “Last Great American Queerbait”

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Mini Netgalley Reviews – Everything Is OK, Cryptid Club, and One Cup At A Time

I received an e-arc of each of these books from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Everything Is OK by Debbie Tung Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022 Everything is OK is a lovely graphic novel exploring depression and anxiety in a young woman. The story is a little cliche if you've read memoirs or graphic novels… Continue reading Mini Netgalley Reviews – Everything Is OK, Cryptid Club, and One Cup At A Time