Well, I’ve been watching a lot of TV, playing a few mobile games, and trying to get my head round Tik-Tok, as well as much file sorting whilst I’m in recovery from my operation, but I read:
When you’ve spent a lot of time in/out of hospitals you’d think this would be the last kind of thing you’d want to read – but I like finding out about those who are treating me (and people’s stories are fascinating) … this was lovely and humourous – mixed with a reminder of how the NHS has been stripped back too tightly and we need to appreciate it!
I read this straight after the more recent ’twas the night before Christmas’, and still enjoyed a lot of it, like the rationale for writing it, gave a real sense of how hard the job is (and how inflexible the system is) – but preferred the later book! Not sure how much of it was the fact that there’s a small amount of patient-blaming in amongst what could otherwise be argued just to be ‘bantz’…
I’ve had this book on the shelf for a while – every now and then I need a reminder of this way of living. This book flows really well – very readable – and one my favourite ways of writing – mixes autobiography with other people’s stories, with research, and wider societal ramifications of the information. An encouraging and supportive read – suitable for those who have never encountered the anti diet movement and those who are well embedded in it!!
Well, it’s a bit of a classic isn’t it … not that I ever read them as a child, but did watch the film (not seen the new one yet). I downloaded this (which is at least 4 books, TBH) after watching the Tom Hanks film re Travers life, and found the stories quite captivating. They do get a little ‘samey’ towards the end, but then I’m not the target audience, and am not nostalgic for reading these in my childhood. So ended up reading it in bits and bobs, and enjoyed watching the pattern of each story emerge.
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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.