Sunday, March 1, 2015

Books Read - March, 2015

1. A String of Beads by Thomas Perry
2. Hush, Hush by Laura Lippman
3. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande (NF)
4. Busy Body by M.C. Beaton
5. Motive by Jonathan Kellerman
6. Whiskey Island by Les Roberts
7. Cleveland Creep by Les Roberts
8.  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (NF)
9. Small Victories by Anne Lamott (NF)
10. The Crimes of Jordan Wise by Bill Pronzini
11. Hardcase by Bill Pronzini
12. Judgement Day by Sheldon Siegel
13. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
14. Demons by Bill Pronzini
15. A Ticket to Oblivion by Edward Marston
16. The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen


susanhal said...

hello, i found you via your "only doll quilts " blog which i love by the way, and hope that you will come back to it some day.
i was interested in the atul gawande book having heard him speak on the radio and wondered if you had enjoyed his latest book?

Monique said...
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Monique said...

I did enjoy it. The main points were that doctors do not know how to talk to their patients about their mortality or know what to offer the terminally ill that will enhance their last days but instead often make their situations worse.

It made me think about how I would want to die--certainly not like my 90 year old MIL who no longer knows who anyone is anymore.

Let me live until I can no longer do the things I enjoy and let me die without pain, with my family, and listening to birds singing (and a recording would be fine).

susanhal said...

thank you for your response. still not sure i want to read this book, though i think i probably will. my husband and my mum have died in the last few years and neither experience was well handled either by me or medical staff. people were kind but basically untruthful and thus unhelpful.
i just got around to reading your biographical notes and was surprised [ why ?] to find we have a lot in common. i have 4 grown sons and 1 daughter and before retirement worked in the public library system all my life. i like to hand stitch quilts and am a total bookworm .