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  • the velvet uunderground

    The Velvet Undergroundby Chris Roberts I thank the publisher and Netgalley for letting me see a copy of this book. , This book is an interesting exploration of the life and work of a fascinating band. I have always been intrigued by the Warhol studio and the projects arising from it. Therefore, I have always […]

  • Second post #disabilityreadathon #readingdisabledwomen

    Pride Against Prejudice Jenny Morris I was born disabled in an able-bodied world. All the media I absorbed either ignored or misrepresented disabled people. Disabled people were either; invisible, miraculously cured, or dead before eighteen. School reinforced these portrayals of disability. These messages affected my personality. By the end of my teens, I hated myself. […]

  • Birdsong in a Time of Silence

    Birdsong in a Time of Silenceby Steven LovattThis morning I woke to the sound of birdsong. There is nothing nicer. For many, birdsong kept us sane during lockdown. Thanks to #netgalley and @penguinrandomhouse for letting me see this work This book looks at our love of birdsong. In addition, it looks at birdsong, detailing the […]

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