July 2015 Twitterature
Welcome to Twitterature for July, time off coupled with some illness made for a great reading month in terms of books finished – not so much in terms of the quality of some of the books. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy.
How She Does It: An everywoman’s guide to breaking old rules, getting creative, and making time for work in your actual, everyday life. by Anne Bogel (aka Modern Mrs. Darcy): An interesting & thought-provoking look at different & innovative ways to fit in work in unusual ways.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides: 5 beautiful sisters commit suicide one by one over the course of a year. I feel like I should’ve liked it, but I couldn’t care about any of the characters. #SkipIt
The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide For Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa by Tara Grant: While I’m lucky enough to not have HS, I know people who do & wanted more information to help them (+ as I have other autoimmune diseases a lot of the info is relevant to me too). #Recommended
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D.: Thought-provoking, full of references to scientific studies. I might not agree with Dr Rankin on everything, but I wish the conventional medical community would take this more seriously. #Recommended (full review here).
Land of Dreams (currently $5.93 for the Kindle edition) by Kate Kerrigan (the final installment in the trilogy, start with: Ellis Island & City of Hope, both currently $6.16 for the Kindle editions): I LOVED Ellis Island & City of Hope was okay, but Land of Dreams was frankly a disappointment. #SkipIt and read her earlier stuff instead (The Miracle of Grace & Recipes for a Perfect Marriage).
The Books of Rachel (currently $5.22 for the Kindle edition) by Joel Gross: Loved the premise of this book: 500 years of young Jewish women named Rachel, telling the story of the Cuheno family. In reality the book was poorly written & I didn’t care much about any of the characters. #SkipIt
What have you been reading lately?
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