Category Archive: Health Literates

The Makings of a Nurse book club!

Aug
24

Review: The Emperor of All Maladies

Well, I finally finished it. I figured I would take a while to get through The Emperor of All Maladies. I didn’t count on it taking a year, but what can you do? ūüėČ But please, don’t let this tardy recap deter you from diving in. I would have swallowed this book whole, had I …

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Jun
01

Read This: June/July/August

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This will probably be the last regularly scheduled reading for¬†The Makings of a Nurse book club, at least for the time being. With school starting in August, I just don’t think there will be enough hours in the day (or energy in my brain) to read and review the way I’ve been doing. So consider …

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May
31

Review: When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough

If I could name only one writer who has helped shape my understanding of the nursing profession, it would without hesitation be Suzanne Gordon. Life Support was such an intense read for me last summer, that I devoted multiple posts to the discussion questions it raised. So I was very excited to receive her anthology¬†When …

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May
22

Review: The Midwife’s Confession

I¬†finally¬†finished¬†The Midwife’s Confession right before we left for vacation (Remember way back? Our January/February/March pick?) It turns out that this book didn’t have all that much to do with nursing. Although it was an enjoyable light read overall, I felt a little silly selecting it as a book club option. There wasn’t much content that …

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May
17

Bookworms: “Light” Beach Reads

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If there was one thing I did a lot on my vacation, it was read. (That and sleep. And crossword puzzles. At a pool bar with a pina colada in my hands. Not too shabby.) I brought a carry-on FULL of books to choose from, based on recommendations from friends, favorite blogs, long-time wish lists. …

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May
13

Read This: May/June 2013

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The next few months of book club selections will overlap a little bit since I am trying to squeeze in as many good reads as I possibly can! When school starts in August, this whole “pleasure reading” thing will be a bit upstaged by articles and textbooks. And I wonder why I’m biting my nails …

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Apr
08

Read This: April/May 2013

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I finished up The Midwife’s Confession right before my vacation and then took a break to do some light (and some not-so-light) beach reading. Review(s) to come forthwith, but in the meantime I wanted to introduce you to my pick for April/May… (Source) S actually gave me this book for my birthday last fall…he knows …

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Feb
18

Review/Discussion Questions: This Won’t Hurt a Bit

At long last, I give you my review of Michelle Au’s¬†This Won’t Hurt a Bit.¬†I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath… ūüėČ I’ll start with what didn’t surprise me. I was delighted by the author’s self-deprecating and honest sense of humor. Her writing was accessible and relatable and I found myself wishing that …

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Jan
18

Bookworms Evolve

My apologies for the delay in posting about¬†This Won’t Hurt a Bit.¬†Not only have I been a bit busy, but I’ve been mentally regrouping and rethinking the book club for a couple of months. Past efforts to encourage virtual book discussion on this blog have been pretty unsuccessful. Not that I blame anyone. We’re all …

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Jan
02

Read This: January/February/March 2013

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I am finishing up¬†This Won’t Hurt a Bit in the midst of our move, and will be back shortly with discussion questions and a review, but in the meantime I thought I’d go ahead and post our next selection. Since the book club has been heavy on non-fiction lately, I thought I’d mix it up …

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