Posts Tagged: appetites

Book review: The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses

When I saw this book on LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers list this past spring, I knew it would be right up my alley (she said, while having an afternoon snack). So, thank you to LibraryThing, and to Putnam Books (Penguin Group), for the chance to read and review an advanced copy of The Appetites of Girls,

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So many books: To Keep, or Not to Keep?

Yesterday was the last day to use a coupon at Hastings to “trade in five, get an extra $5.00 in credit.” The five items could be any combination of books, DVDs, music CDs, and games. I found nine or ten books I was willing to part with, knowing that they never take everything I bring.

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What the darkness is like

After an evening of dark thoughts and strong sobbing, some questions move through the front of my mind. I definitely have too many books. If I got rid of bunches of books, would I feel liberated in some way? Could it help me to then lose bunches of weight, maybe? — that sense of liberation,

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Just making a note…

I need to shut down and get to bed VERY SOON, but am making a “mental note” of sorts before the day is completely over. When I woke this morning, I told Jeff I’d just had a bad dream. I didn’t say what about. Later in the day, I kept thinking about it. What I

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Surrounded by piles

It seems that it doesn’t matter how many plates I’m trying to keep in the air. What matters is that I’m fat. I was on a diet and exercise program — a LONG time ago now — that enabled me to lose 30 pounds. I’ve since gained it all back, and can’t find a way

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It is getting late and this must be quick. I am trying to be better about what I eat and drink, to pause and ask myself, whenever I begin thinking of something to ingest, “Is that really what I want?” and if I find the answer is “No,” or even “I’m not sure,” then I

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