#EmptyShelf20: April

Here are the books that I read in April: Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World by Jacqueline Ryan Vickery My rating: 5 of 5 stars I thought I could skim-read this book to get a few useful quotes for my own work ... but it has taken me much longer than planned to read (COVID19 mental stress has not helped) because this is a really well articulated book…

#EmptyShelf20: March

This month I read the following books: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well that was quite a fascinating book - some good twists and turns. I couldn’t decide if I was disappointed in the ending or not... but I do want to watch the film! Spirituality and Cancer: Christian Encounters by Tim Meadowcroft My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this book relatively fast (and…

#EmptyShelf20: February

To be honest, I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness this month, and returning to work, so less reading opportunities, but I've read 3 shorter books, all of which I rate highly: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person: A Memoir in Comics by Miriam Engelberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, this book made me snort out loud several times. It's not that long (excellent for those of us with messed up cancer…

#EmptyShelf20: January 2020

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: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay My rating: 5 of 5 stars Highly readable 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…

#EmptyShelf19: December 2019

After realising I'd finished NO books in November, I made more effort in December (and of course, there was surgery recovery too): On Smaller Dogs and Larger Life Questions by Kate Figes My rating: 4 of 5 stars Despite the age difference, a lot of the experience in this book resonated with me - trying to get on with life with the unknown’ hanging over your head - when will the cancer come back, how…