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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 




Currently reading

Sparrow Hill Road
Seanan McGuire
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid
Progress: 161/320 pages
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking - Julia Bascom

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by the growing Autistic self-advocate community. I did not read Loud Hands, cover to cover, but dipped into it over about 6 weeks (before having to return it to the library). Like any collection of essays or short stories, the quality varies, but several of the pieces haunted me for days.

The best of the pieces in this volume should be required reading for parents new to Autism-land. Thankfully, many of the entries, such as Julia Bascom's breathtaking essay "Loud Hands" and Amy Sequenzia's piece "Why Autism Speaks Hurt Us" are also available from other online sources.