#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…

#EmptyShelf19: October Books

Well, a slow, but quality month of reading - I'm partway through several other books, but this is the only one that I've finished - and it was an important one to feed into our joint session at #PremDac19: Finding God in a Culture of Fear by Joanne Cox-Darling My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve been wanting to read this since it came out, and knowing that I’m doing a session with Joanne at…

#EmptyShelf19: September

This month I have read: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have connected with Sara online over the past couple of years, as she was ahead of me on the 'breast cancer journey' (we're not a fan of that phrase), and had lots of great advice to pass on. I also used her website quite a bit, so really happy to see that she has put all…

#EmptyShelf19: August

This month I read: Life, Lemons and Melons by Alice-May Purkiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book before my secondary diagnosis. Aside from our ages, the fact that Alice is married/younger than me, and I have triple positive cancer ... oh and I didn’t bother with fertility treatment/recon ... much of this book I nodded along to as she discusses the reality of treatments, the fear underlying everything, questions of body…
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