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Libby1
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“The only time I‘ve ever genuinely wondered if I could develop a super power was when I was bitten on the left breast by a guinea pig... I sat in the dark for hours waiting for my special abilities to appear, Susan Calman Guinea Pig Woman! I have no idea what would happen if I became such a hybrid hero. I understand that these furry rodents eat their own feces, so that was something to look forward to.”

My GP with his bum in his food bowl. 🤣

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️ 16h
Caroline2 Cute!!!! 💖 13h
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Libby1
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#NonFictionNovember

About unpleasant people on the internet:

“There are some horrible, nasty people in the world who delight in making other people unhappy... if you were at a party and there was an obviously aggressive dickhead there, would you try to engage them? Would you earnestly try to explain why they were wrong or would you instead spend your time with people who don‘t make you feel like shit?”

Good advice.

MicheleinPhilly Seriously. I‘ve never understood why people take the time to engage with trolls. 16h
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @Libby1 exactly! If you were in the pub you‘d just walk away. 16h
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB The sad thing is that I feel the vast majority of these people would never behave that way in a pub (or anywhere else IRL.) It‘s the anonymity that empowers them. 16h
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly so true 😕 12h
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Rbabyblue
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Ok but this is so important! I can‘t even tell you how irritating this is to me! The number of times I have corrected someone on this or I have disregarded an article because of their use of ‘schizophrenic‘ to describe a hypocrite society or something along that line is tremendous, so much that I wanted to center my thesis around the vulgarisation and the misuse of mental illness terms and how they‘re perceived in the collective consciousness. 😤

ImperfectCJ Hear, hear! This is something that really irritates me and that I think both perpetuates and is a symptom of our culture's negative/dismissive view of mental illness. 19h
Emilymdxn Fantastic sentiment and fantastic book! After I read it and spoke about it to people I realised almost no one i knew knew what schizophrenia was at all, just scary ideas from movies. Ideas like this make it so much harder than it needs to be for people to get help and respect. 16h
Rbabyblue @ImperfectCJ @Emilymdxn it really is sad, and it‘s even worse in countries like mine where a big chunk of the population equates schizophrenia to being possessed (as it is discussed in a further chapter of the book, so it‘s safe to assume that it‘s somewhat common in western cultures as well) 🤦🏻‍♀️. I‘m hoping that the subject will be handled and regarded in a more positive and respectful way in the future! 15h
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Emilymdxn What country are you from if you don‘t mind me asking? I think movies and stereotypes of ‘crazy people‘ being murderers in crime shows etc. is a big cause of the problems in the uk at least 15h
Rbabyblue I‘m from Morocco. And yes definitely! That makes people vilify the person as soon as they‘re diagnosed with any type of psychosis, which makes the patient suffer repulsion instead of support from others. I have seen many cases like these during my internships and it‘s pitiful. 15h
ImperfectCJ @Rbabyblue @Emilymdxn Same in the US. It's becoming more acceptable to talk about depression and anxiety, but there seems to be a line when it comes to psychosis. Also, people seem unable to imagine someone committing certain types of crime if the perpetrator isn't "insane" or "evil," which has echoes of the idea of possession, now that I think about it. This book's on my TBR; I really need to pick it up! 15h
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Rbabyblue
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My nonfiction pick for the week

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kaykay521
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I absolutely loved this book. I‘ve read other reviews of people who were annoyed by Julia, but I for one empathized and related to her. Even though I‘m not a Mexican and my parents aren‘t immigrants. I guess I just related to her desire to see more of the world, expand her horizons and not settle for mediocre. Also really loved how the novel tackled mental health issues.

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Wow. Intense and emotional. I feel like I gained a lot of insight about humanity while also being entertained. I have a lot to think about and process and I think this is the type of book that will have me doing that for a long time. Also, therapy is good. For all the reasons. ☺️

LoverOfLearning Yes, therapy is good. I just started going to counseling this month! Love it so far. 1d
ElishaLovesBooks @LoverOfLearning Good for you! That‘s wonderful!💗 1d
Reggie Rita, Julie, John, and Charlotte....😭😭😭 1d
ElishaLovesBooks @Reggie Yes! John and Rita were the hardest for me to read😢😞 22h
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LoverOfLearning
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If you guys love CSI and crime shows, you'll love this book. I'm learning so many new things about psychopaths that the media would never be able to capture. Great reading choice by my grad school professor!

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Butterflyamore
The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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I thought I‘d give you a behind the scenes look at one of my book photo layouts. Things don‘t always go smoothly. Sometimes family members try to eat my props.

Texreader Cute! 2d
DimeryRene Ahhhhh!! My dog always sits on my stuff! 2d
BookwormM Cutie 💓 2d
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Butterflyamore
The Cheerleaders | Kara Thomas
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The Cheerleaders is a well-developed mystery packed with emotional depth and a compelling storyline.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/373027430124203?d=n&sfns=mo

Or follow me on Goodreads. Link in profile.

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Burgoota
All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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New read

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