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Shireen Jeejeebhoy

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I write books; years post-brain injury, I read books with *longer-than-a-minute memory and comprehension* again. I write non-fiction pieces; I read the news, which is supposedly non-fiction. I write poetry occasionally; I've gotten out of the habit of reading poetry -- must fix. I wrote short stories in another life.

I write blog posts; I read opinion pieces. I photograph things that catch my eye; I enjoy my Flickr Friends' photographs.

I tweet; I read tweets, well, okay, I read tweets addictively. I post Facebook status updates through third-party apps when I must.

I use Goodreads to track my reading progress as I relearn to read with comprehension and solid recall; I wrestle with the Goodreads website to write reviews again -- when I'm on th
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Shireen Jeejeebhoy When I woke up, the clear air buzzed with electrons and the scent of flowers being razed. I sat up to see a black-eyed Susan coming at me, yellow peta…moreWhen I woke up, the clear air buzzed with electrons and the scent of flowers being razed. I sat up to see a black-eyed Susan coming at me, yellow petals curling in, black cone of seeds protruding, protruding towards my eyeballs.(less)
Shireen Jeejeebhoy I wrote Louise and The Men of Transit in November 2018 because Toronto’s transit system is a nightmare of inaccessibility, lies by management that the…moreI wrote Louise and The Men of Transit in November 2018 because Toronto’s transit system is a nightmare of inaccessibility, lies by management that the media swallow, and trips that leave you enraged and exhausted. I needed an outlet beyond Twitter to express what it’s like physically, cognitively, emotionally. And I needed to have fun with it. Louise showed up. So innocent, so eager to be working for the transit system (TTC). This was perfect. I could write a satire for the first time and have fun skewering the TTC through Louise’s innocent eyes. I even created a Twitter account for her to up the fun factor. (less)
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Concussion is Brain Injury:...

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She

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Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor ...

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Time and Space

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Aban's Accension

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Eleven Shorts +1

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Three-Week Concussion Treatment Update

The horror fest of concussion recovery, a job nobody wants, contains dramatic improvements.

As I continue the treatment protocol I outlined in my last post, my reading is almost back to normal. I doubled my reading time on Sunday to 16 minutes without experiencing dizziness or nausea. Unfortunately, a concentration headache comes on with reading an ebook. Pretty bad on Monday (true, I was already t

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Shireen is 97% done with Mere Mortals: An axiom of writing: when the Borg get boring, throw in Hirogen. I didn’t do much visualizing, or rather conscious visualizing, of a long action sequence; the verbalizing was easy. One short sentence. But the last part of the chapter required some effort and HOTs. I wonder how this book will end? One thing for sure, it will propel me forward into the next.
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Shireen is 3% done with Simply Good News: Third audiobook. First male narrator. First one to use inflection, flair, emotion. I’m not sure if it makes it harder or easier to visualize. But the writing is descriptive, and so far no problems with visualizing. Except for the concentration headache. Sigh. Wright says the good news of early Christianity has been transformed from news to advice or the news has been distorted into one without context.
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The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
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After reading The Mystery of Three Quarters, I borrowed book #1 of Sophie Hannah's Poirot series so that I could learn the back story of Edward Catchpool and Fee Spring. I was prepared this time for the alternating third and first person narrations o ...more
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I chose this book because I liked Sophie Hannah’s writing style from How to Hold A Grudge, heard her Poirot books were good, and this was the first one available at the library. At first I was unsure if she caught Christie’s style but then realized ...more
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I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman
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I read this because I enjoyed The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. Ugh. Jessica annoyed me. Emily is seriously self-centred. Are teens really that dialled out of their parents' lives? Utterly predictable tropes. It was like a focus group got together and s ...more
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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
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Delightful. Light. Frothy.

I could relate to Nina Hill's love of books, for I was like that before my brain injury. A book's best friend, that was me. The plot was enjoyable. The characters fun. But one thing I didn't buy was Nina Hill being a true in
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Curtains for Three by Rex Stout
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After Himself, I needed something familiar and easier to read. Enter Wolfe and Archie. Enter also sexism. Sigh. But Stout turns assumptions on their head, and I finished the book in good humour despite the slogging through my fatigue, Wolfe's lies an ...more
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Himself by Jess Kidd
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Jess Kidd's vibrant vivid language that so hooked me in Mr. Flood's Last Resort flares again into life in Himself. But I gave it four stars because of the ending. The last chapter answered one question obliquely but provided no answers to motivation. ...more
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What a fantastic premise! It challenges Nero's sensibilities and Archie's maleness. A perfume company and an advertising firm have held a contest, but then a murder interrupts the final acts of determining who the winner is. The winner is the one who ...more
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“I'm so lucky to have a family, adopted or not! I'm so lucky to be alive!" Judy Ellis Taylor tells her three school-age girls.... They roll their eyes.”
Shireen Jeejeebhoy, Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story

“The abscess is a distant memory. The pain is gone. This dinner with her hosts and her health-care team, this week of seeing another country and another culture, this time of being in demand, this moment is reality. I am a lucky girl, (Judy) thinks.”
Shireen Jeejeebhoy, Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story

“I'm so lucky to have a family, adopted or not! I'm so lucky to be alive!" Judy Ellis Taylor tells her three school-age girls.... They roll their eyes.”
Shireen Jeejeebhoy, Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story

“Bob's Words:
Nobody knows what tomorrow brings
By loving, giving, caring
And sharing today
Lets one know that if tomorrow
Does not come
Today is a good day to be the last”
Greg Noack

“The abscess is a distant memory. The pain is gone. This dinner with her hosts and her health-care team, this week of seeing another country and another culture, this time of being in demand, this moment is reality. I am a lucky girl, (Judy) thinks.”
Shireen Jeejeebhoy, Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Plato

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
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