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Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic

 

I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.

 

My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Washington Irving, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

The Everything Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder by Constance Dolecki MS PhDc

The Everything Guide to Borderline Peronality Disorder: Professional, reassuring advice for coping with the disorder and breaking the destructive cycle (Everything (Self-Help)) - Constance M. Dolecki MS PhDc

Rating: 3 of 5

 

This guide was definitely geared more toward people who deal with borderline personalities than people with BPD, which I was hoping it would.

 

The first chapters didn't offer much in the way of new information for anyone who's done simple research on BPD, but it would be a solid introduction for newbies. Chapters 8, 12 and 16 proved most informative for me, someone who interacts with BPD people on a regular basis. Specifically pages 205, 218, 256, and 260-265.

 

The entire book was well-organized, concise, and written in easy-to-understand language. Overall, it was just too general; there was a little bit on everything, but not an in-depth examination of any one topic.