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Nick Barlow

Joined 1 year, 4 months ago

I read a lot, and try to keep things varied and am always interested in broadening my outlook through something new. Currently writing a memoir about walking, mental health, and grief. Can be found elsewhere on the fediverse talking about things other than books at and

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Nick Barlow's books

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2024 Reading Goal

28% complete! Nick Barlow has read 14 of 50 books.

Lemn Sissay: My Name Is Why (Paperback, 2021, Canongate Books) 4 stars

Raw account of a lost childhood

4 stars

A stark recounting of Sissay's childhood and the way the care system and systemic racism failed him. Even though it was a story of a pretty dark account, I wanted it o be longer to recount how he dealt with those issues after he left the care system at 18, but perhaps that's coming in a future volume.