Fourteen books. Truthfully though, four of them were audio dramas, not my favourite, but I do like Sherlock Holmes (although these other authors simply don’t do Sir Arthur Conan Doyle any justice), and I thoroughly enjoyed the twisted fairytale Die, Snow White, Die Damn You!
I started An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, but decided to switch to Stephen King’s The Wind Through The Keyhole. Following Tammy’s rave reviews I decided to read Green’s The Fault In Our Stars; in fact, I bought the (hard cover) book. Because my space for books is limited, and I use audio a lot more due to my commute, this is something worth mentioning. And I’m somewhat ashamed to say that it was the only actual, paper book I’ve read (although I do own a paperback copy of The Life Of Pi).
Migraine, by Britt Talley Daniel was an insightful e-book (full of spelling mistakes) about this chronic headache condition. It has inspired me to write to the Council for Medical Schemes, hoping to convince them to put the case forward that migraines and other chronic headache conditions should be listed on the chronic medication formulary.
I’m not sure what I’m going to listen to next. I try to go down the list alphabetically of titles on my iPod, but I’ve already skipped two books because they didn’t grab my attention, and my brief encounter with Fifty Shades last year convinced me not to waste time on books that don’t appeal to me. I have way too many e-books, audio books, and paper books to wade through literary waste.
None of the books I’ve read in January were so good that I’d recommend them to my book club. At least February can only be an improvement.
What’s the best book you’ve read this past month?
- Which John Green Book? (ozspeak.wordpress.com)
- Social stigma of migraine headaches: Worse than epilepsy (sciencedaily.com)
- Lightning linked to onset of headache, migraines (aworldchaos.wordpress.com)
- Video has not killed the bookworm (abc.net.au)