Unwell Women: A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads ‘We are taught that medicine is the art of solving our body's mysteries. And as a science, we expect medicine to uphold the principles of evidence and impartiality. We want our doctors to listen to us and care for us as people, but we also need their assessments of our pain and … Continue reading Unwell Women: A Journey through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World by Elinor Cleghorn – eARC Book Review

Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Rayanne Ericson has been having strange health problems: swollen hands, aching knees, and a rash across her face that looks like a butterfly. When she visits her dad in Ann Arbor at the end of summer, she’s admitted to the University of Michigan with a diagnosis of lupus, a brand-new word … Continue reading Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads At twenty-one, Lucia Farris is graduating college and looking ahead to graduate school, believing her future to be bright and secure. But life comes to a painful halt when she is admitted to the hospital and rushed to several emergency surgeries. The doctors diagnose her with two new autoimmune diseases: pulmonary arterial … Continue reading The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

I’m still here!

Hi everyone! Just thought I’d do a quick update on how things are going with me. Today was the first day since some time in November that I felt I might actually be becoming human again! I’ve been so sick for so long... it’s just been a nightmare basically. I’ve not read a solitary book … Continue reading I’m still here!

Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

General Update Hi everyone! When I started this blog I thought it would be just about books. Granted books with a focus on illness representation but purely books all the same. But somehow over the last number of months my ‘weekly update’ posts in particular have been anything but bookish. They’ve become almost akin to … Continue reading Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

Goodreads Monday (04/05/2020)

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it! This week’s book: Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness by Allison Alexander BLURB FROM GOODREADSSuperheroes aren't sick. … Continue reading Goodreads Monday (04/05/2020)

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?• Enjoy a drunken … Continue reading Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Isabel has one rule: no dating.It's easier--It's safer--It's better----for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid.He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands … Continue reading ‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

As many of you all know I live with a chronic illness and have suffered daily with chronic pain for the majority of my life (since childhood). My experience with illness and pain is what inspired the name of my book blog; a little haze refers to the fog and haze that it constantly feels … Continue reading A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

‘Five Feet Apart’ by Rachel Lippincott – Book Review

Blurb Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might … Continue reading ‘Five Feet Apart’ by Rachel Lippincott – Book Review