Hello! Welcome to It’s Monday What Are You Reading? The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. It’s a great way to see what others are reading and add to your own To Be Read list. 😀 You never know where that next great read may come from!
Wow did that week burn by or what? Even the weekend felt short and we are having great weather here in Central Minnesota so I don’t like that! 😀 I had such a wild week I don’t think I posted a whole lot but here is what I did:
Descent by Tim Johnston – w/ book club questions
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Cover Crack – What Book Covers Are You Jonesing Over? (the covers you CRAVE!)
That’s it for my posts however I have 5 reviews yet to write so the reading is there…. I just have not had the time to write reviews.
For this week I am planning….
For My Ears
Fascinomas – fascinating medical mysteries. A paralyzed teen recovers overnight. A woman complains her breast implants speak. A man and his dog become gravely ill at the exact same time. These strange, real-life cases and many more can be found in author and physician Clifton K. Meador’s newest collection, Fascinomas. Combining the word fascinating with the term for a tumor or growth, fascinoma is medical slang for an unusually interesting medical case. These are the extraordinary stories medical professionals recall forever and pass from one colleague to another in hospital lounges and hallways. Every medical professional has at least one fascinoma to tell, and in this collection of bizarre-but-true stories, Meador retells some of the most memorable. In the vein of Berton Roueche, the famed medical writer for The New Yorker, the author of True Medical Detective Stories is back with an all-new book of complex cases, where medical professionals must often race against the clock to find clues in the most unusual places. Fascinomas is an entertaining and informative collection for physicians, nurses, medical students, and those who simply can’t get enough of bizarre clinical cases. Written from the point of view of an experienced doctor, the stories are crafted in an engaging style that can be enjoyed by medical professionals and laypeople alike. More than just interesting tales, however, these real-life mysteries serve as great examples of the need for doctors to listen closely to and ask the right questions of their patients, even in the computer age, when so much information is at their fingertips. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and you never know where a crucial piece of evidence will be found by one of the detectives of the medical world.
Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever. But the Waverleys have enough trouble on their hands. Quiet Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies, but it’s nothing like she thought it would be, and it’s slowly taking over her life. Claire’s wild sister Sydney, still trying to leave her past behind, is about to combust with her desire for another new beginning. And Sydney’s fifteen-year-old daughter Bay has given her heart away to the wrong boy and can’t get it back.
For My Eyes
Colom had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can’t save her.
Fiona turns to her husband, desperate to help their son. But David will not acknowledge that help is needed—and certainly not help from beyond the church.
Then they find the suicide pledge.
Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees… but when will she acknowledge that the unnamed demons Colom faces might be of her and David’s own creation?
This beautifully written and searching novel by poet Gerard Kelly explores the toxicity of secrets, the nature of healing, and the ever-present power of rain.
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33 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
Enjoy First Frost. I loved it.
I want to read First Frost….but I am planning to read my copy of Garden Spells first. Enjoy!
Fascinomas sounds right up my alley! Never heard of it before… will look forward to hearing what you think.
I’m currently reading the latest Bryant & May book, but itching to read another Discworld book after the sad news about Sir Terry Pratchett.
I’m behind by 5 reviews as well. I swear I’ll get caught up one of these days.
First Frost looks so good. Have a great week!
I just finished ONE DOG NIGHT by David Rosenfelt, Reading SHADOW RITUAL by Eric Giacometti
I like the sounds of The Boy Who Loved Rain. Love the cover of it as well – speaking of covers we like!
You have some good reading coming up. Enjoy!
I think everyone I know is excited to read First Frost. Fascinomas sounds interesting. I’ve had cancer for 12 years, so I’ve heard a lot of crazy medical stories, but I’ve never heard of talking breast implants! Have a great week and thanks for hosting.
I keep meaning to read something by Sarah Addison Allen. I hope you enjoy your books. 🙂
I love the Waverley’s … hope you enjoy First Frost! Fascinomas sounds right up my alley, can’t wait to see what you think. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂
Fascinomas looks SO interesting! I’ll have to add that to my to-read list.
The Boy Who Loved Rain sounds poignant, like the sort of book that’d make me cry. Good luck with your review writing! 🙂
All three of these books interest me! Back when I had TV I liked watching some of those documentaries on weird medical mysteries.
I have all my reviews written…I just haven’t posted them. Sigh.
All my reviews are written and either posted or waiting to be posted. 🙂
Nice week as always for you. ENJOY the nice weather.
First Frost looks good.
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Facinomas sounds really interesting! The whole, truth is stranger than fiction, thing. I have so many reviews to catch up on…will get there eventually! Happy reading this week 🙂
I really enjoyed First Frost – listened to it on audio and thought it was great! I’m currently listening to Cold Cold Heart – it’s really good! Have a great week!
Oooh – I love medical mysteries (loved Brain on Fire)! That one looks fascinating…
First Frost is one I want to read. I’ve got three NetGalleys for this week: Museum of Things left Behind, The Midwife’s Lament and Shadow of the Cresent Moon.And then, maybe, I’ll crack open Modern Woman by Ruth Harris. It HAS to be better than the other one of hers I read…..
Is it trite to say Fascinomas sounds fascinating? 😉 I’m only behind by one review (if you don’t count the ones from last year I never did get around to!) and that’s huge for me.
I’m reading Lady Susan by Jane Austen 🙂
Oh I’m going to have to get my hands on Fascinomas – sounds good!!
I’ve got a bunch of reviews to catch up on too. I have a blissfully clear calendar this week so maybe . . .
My daughter would enjoy the Fascinomas book as a future researcher.
I have First Frost but was thinking about doing some rereading first… So, haven’t read it yet. I may just read it and leave the rereading for later.
The Boy Who Loved Rain sounds good to me! Have a great week Sheila!
The Boy Who Loved Rain wasn’t on my radar before today, but this is the second time I’ve seen it mentioned.
The review I just read was a little mixed, so I’ll be curious to see what you make of it.