The purpose of this book is not to make a case against antidepressants, but rather to provide alternative solutions for overcoming depression without having to resort to prescription drugs and enduring their potentially dangerous side effects. With the 11-step program to beat depression for life, you will embark on a journey that will take you back to the state of peace, joy, and happiness you were born to inhabit.
Straightforward and simple advice for practical steps to take. Really helpful to have step by step guide.
Main criticism is the unequivocal promotion of eating fish for omega 3s (rather than focusing on other sources, although these are mentioned briefly) when there is a lot of evidence of the negative consequences of eating fish (look up nutritionfacts.org or Dr Michael Greger's for info).
I think it would be helpful for this book to provide references and where to go for more information about the impact of using medication to treat depression, rather than just making assertions.
The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.
I wish I could go back in time and read this book for the first time over and over.
Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely.
Dreaded finishing it because I didn't want it to be over but I couldn't stop reading it either! Off to read more by Trudi Canavan now :)
Tyen is teaching mechanical magic at a school respected throughout the worlds. News arrives that the formidable ruler of all worlds is back and enforcing his old laws - including the one forbidding schools of magic. As teachers and students flee, Tyen is left with no home and no purpose...except the promise he made to Vella. Tyen must decide what he is willing to do to free her. After five years among the tapestry weavers of Schpeta, Rielle's peaceful new life has been shattered by a local war.
Great story, couldn't stop listening - night and day. I want to read the next one immediately!!!
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.Elsewhere, in an land ruled by priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels.
Enchanting story, such rivetting narrative - a real page turner. I love the main characters and really cared about what happened to them. Magical
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It's 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something.
...and I'd like to read the sequel when it's out!
I read to help me fall asleep and I did find it difficult to keep the thread of the story under those conditions, but enjoyable nonetheless. Excellent characterisation.
In a fractured realm, struggling to maintain an uneasy peace after years of civil war and religious tyranny, a 12-year-old orphan and her loyal companion, a large and homicidal goose, are about to become the unlikely heroes of a revolution.
I found the complex story hard to stick with, but enjoyed it some what nevertheless.
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it.
Great from start to finish - compelling opening, substantial middle and satisfying conclusion. Did not enjoy the wise man voice, totally unnecessary to do an impersonation like that. Loved the story. Really enjoyed the level of detail.