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  • astripedarmchairATgmailDOTcom: I love helping out fellow readers and bloggers, so if you have a question/need some advice/have just begun a blog and want me to check it out, e-mail away! (Please read my review policy before contacting me for that purpose or my copyright policy for guidance on what you need to ask permission for.)

  • @BiblioEva (Twitter): my account is protected to avoid spam, but I love meeting new-to-me book bloggers on twitter. If you have a book blog, I automatically approve your request to follow (although it might take a few days if my health is being cranky). I do not approve requests from authors, publicists, or publishers, as I use Twitter as an informal chatting platform rather than social networking.
  • BiblioEva (Library Thing): In case you’re curious to see the books on my to-be-read list, what I’m currently reading, or all of the books I’ve read since 2006. I’m also active in a few reading groups and chat with ‘friends’ I’ve made there, some book bloggers, some avid readers.
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  1. September 10, 2011 8:22 am

    Eva: I really enjoyed your review about Moby Dick. I’m in love with that from a long time ago (I also made a tumblog called fuckyeahmobydick.tumblr.com). I’m from Argentina and I really like your blog as well! Thank you.

  2. wendy baker permalink
    October 12, 2011 3:27 pm

    Hello Eva, I’ve dropped in on your blog several times in the past few years and always found it inspiring. I stopped by today looking for recommendations for my book club. You’ve mentioned your health problems I was wondering if you’ve ever tried playing around with your diet. I have a friend with fibromyalgia who is on a vegan diet who says it helps her enormously. There’s Dr. John McDougall who’s been pushing a low fat/low animal protein diet for years who has helped people with a number of different autoimmune conditions through diet.

    http://www.drmcdougall.com/stars/star13_cheryl_lambert.html

    http://www.drmcdougall.com/star.html I don’t know if his approach would help you or not, but it might be worth a try. There’s also a book called The China Study which provided some interesting epidemiological info about autoimmune diseases that might interest you. For the most part people are more likely to develop autoimmune disorders if they live in a northern climate and eat a high animal protein diet, which factor is most important is hard to say. Sorry to barage you with unsolicited medical advice, but I thought maybe you would be interested. May you be well.

    I

    • November 6, 2011 5:42 am

      Hi Wendy!

      I didn’t see your comment: it got caught in the WP filters and I’ve been on ablogging break. I’m so glad you find my blog helpful for book suggestions! :)

      As far as diet goes, I’ve actually been a vegetarian since I was 16. I followed a strict vegan diet for six months and didn’t get any relief; nowadays, I never eat meat or eggs and allow myself to have dairy about 4-5 meals a week. I’m also gluten free and try hard to avoid all sugar. Unfortunately, none of this has helped my fibro at all!

      • wendy baker permalink
        November 29, 2011 10:09 am

        Sounds like you have tried the diet approach. I’m sorry it hasn’t worked for you. Wish I had some more ideas I could throw your way. I’m very interested in the topic of food allergies/sensitivities (my kids developed terrible eczema from dairy products) and I do medical research for a living, so if I stumble onto anything of interest I’ll let you know. Take care and keep letting us in on the good reads.

  3. December 10, 2011 10:29 am

    Eva, I am in awe of your 2011 reading list. In June, you read (or listened to) 50 books! When you have months with such high numbers, how do you fit that many books read into a 30-31day period?
    Karenne

  4. June 17, 2012 7:33 am

    Hi Eva, I am a fellow bookblogger and booklover and I’ve visited your blog before. I also happen to suffer from a pain disorder, which thankfully hasn’t deteriorated into Fibromyalgia. I think it’s brave of you to scale back your blog to coincide with your physical abilities, I know how difficult it is to when you want to do more, but risk flare-ups.

    You’ve inspired me and I wanted you to know I’ve added your blog to my list of Favourite Blogs on my own blog, My Four Bucks. (Incidentally, I’m having surgery this year to have the Nevro implant to control my nerve pain after a very successful trial). Look after your health and happy reading!

Thank you for commenting! For a long while, my health precluded me replying to everyone. Yet I missed the conversation, so I'm now making an effort to reply again. It might take a few days though, and there will be times when I simply can't. Regardless, I always read and value what you say.

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