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Devil Girl 19-03-2010 10:26 PM

^I've been trying to get a hold of this! Let me know if it is worth it or not! Always seeing it in Waterstones advertised, but put off buying it!

Devil Girl 20-03-2010 12:10 AM

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self By Lori Gottlieb - I didn't really enjoy this book. Obviously it was created from the diaries of a eleven year old, but just felt there was a lack of substance and story behind it.

Real Life Issues: Eating Disorders By Heather Warner - quick guide to eating disorders. Maybe a good book for friends or families in understanding the basics of eating disorders before tacking more intense and in depth books.

Hurry Down Sunshine By Michael Greenberg - Excellent book writen by a father about his 15 year old daughters psychotic break and time in hospital. It was a refreshing read. He identifies and recognises the attraction of mania and psychosis and the straight jacket medication supplies but that his daughter needed this to gain the status of 'remission' and stability, even if only for a while. I would recommend it!

Devil Girl 20-03-2010 12:15 AM

Also dipping into Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams By Sylvia Plath

Thinking about starting A Certain Age By Rebbecca Ray

Amaryllis 20-03-2010 12:20 AM

I just finished Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody and I started Ariel by Sylvia Plath today.

lozza 20-03-2010 06:20 AM

have just started reading "go ask alice" by anonymous

one_step_closer 20-03-2010 06:33 PM

Impulse - Ellen Hopkins.

one_step_closer 20-03-2010 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by Devil Girl (Post 2192671)
^I've been trying to get a hold of this! Let me know if it is worth it or not! Always seeing it in Waterstones advertised, but put off buying it!

It's definitely worth a read.

Serenade 20-03-2010 11:32 PM

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

mikey 20-03-2010 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by Serenade (Post 2194614)
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Is this good? It's on my 'to read' list.

Serenade 20-03-2010 11:37 PM

I am only about five chapters in, but it is compelling so far and written in an interesting way. The signs are good, I rented it from the library after a lot of people found it a very rewarding read. Will report back as I get further along! :-D

Tig 21-03-2010 01:57 AM

I'm currently reading Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and really loving it, it's such an easy read.

Piglet 21-03-2010 02:03 AM

I've just finished reading Silent Scream by Josh Cannon. It could be quite triggering in places but very inspirational.

Devil Girl 21-03-2010 11:37 AM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 2193980)
It's definitely worth a read.

Thanks, I have managed to get it on read it, swap it eventually!

J.K 21-03-2010 02:24 PM

I started Porno by Irvine Welsh yesterday and it's pretty good so far.

The War Doctor 21-03-2010 09:49 PM

I took a short break from reading a very long biography of Allen Ginsberg to read Dying To Survive by Rachael Keogh. Usually I avoid "true-life" stories, but I picked this one up because of the (ahem) eye-catching cover. It was a pretty interesting story about the author's destructive heroin habit, and the lengths she went to in order to get clean.

lungs locked lips locked 21-03-2010 11:33 PM

Currently reading "Now, More, Again" by Elizabeth Wurtzel, it's the sequel to her first autobiography "Prozac Nation" and instead of focusing on her mental health problems, it looks more at her drug addiction problem she had as well as a problem she with a type of trichotillomania.
It's pretty good, if you like her style of writing, personally I always take breaks when reading her stuff, it's a lot to take in.

one_step_closer 22-03-2010 01:12 PM

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories - Tim Burton.

Annaberry 22-03-2010 05:15 PM

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen - it's wonderful so far, I'm not far in though. I find it really enchanting despite the troubles the main character faces.

I'm about to listen to the Alice's Adventures In Wonderland audiobook as well :D

one_step_closer 23-03-2010 10:54 AM

Dark Water - Koji Suzuki.

one_step_closer 28-03-2010 07:45 PM

Look Who It Is - Alan Carr.

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