The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was put on my to-read list, because it was on a Pinterest suggested book list that looked up my alley. They were right! I love post-apocalyptic tales and stories in which people rationalize harming other people. The writing is so artistic here: … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale
My OT partner was raving about this new exercise she had heard about this week: Superbrain Yoga. She said it’s supposed to increase the brain’s effiency via acupressure. And then she demonstrated the exercise for me. How simple it seemed! Perhaps too simple. Could this be a case of neuro-bunk? She said we should do this … Continue reading Superbrain Yoga: Hoax or the Real Deal?
Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this handed to me by a coworker as a castoff, so I honestly wasn’t expecting much. Then I saw it was a Target special. Nothing good usually comes off those shelves. But really this was pretty good, not earth shattering, … Continue reading Book Review: Orphan #8
Introducing the Ogo Wheelchair! If you follow me on Twitter (@BriaVarner) you may have seen me mention this last week briefly. I thought this concept was really neat! At first I was thinking, “But if they’re not using their arms to push, what’s going to happen to their cardiovascular endurance?” But they pointed out in … Continue reading Ogo Active Seat Controlled Power Wheelchair
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had added this to my “to read” list at the recommendation of the introvert groups on Facebook. I definitely identified with the main character in that personality trait, but that’s where the similarities end. I was shocked by the … Continue reading Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
*sings* Guess who’s back… back again… BRIA’S BACK! Yes, please, do tell a friend. My laptop bag crashed to the floor off the airport baggage screen conveyor belt in early October. After some back and forth diagnostics, it was determined the motherboard was cracked and it wasn’t worth replacing. So I had to save up … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back