What’s with the Turtles, Anyway?

Poetry and prose combine beautifully in this story to tell a tale of almost star-crossed almost lovers who want nothing but to be the best of themselves for themselves and for each other. It’s about learning what happens when you lose a parent, and what happens when maybe the parent that you do have is so distant that it’s basically the same as not having one at all. And about not pushing what you do have left away.

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Failure is Always an Option

Sometimes, you can do everything right and then still fail. What’s not important is the failure. What’s important is getting up and trying again.

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The Weight of Eating Disorders

Before I get started on today’s blook report, I want to take a moment to say that this book and the discussion that I’m going to have about it directly addresses the severity and stigma around eating disorders. This may be triggering for some who have struggled or are struggling with disordered eating, and I would like to offer this as a content warning. I’d also like to say that if you’ve reached your rock bottom, and you need someone to talk to, please reach out to the NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) helpline at 1(800)931-2237.

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