What I Read In... April

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I am loving my new Kindle! I think I read faster on it so I actually read two books this month!

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

I am  so sorry to everyone I have run across this month, because I loved this book so much I was telling everyone about it! I read it in two days... it is that intriguing! It's on sale for Kindle for only $2.99 on Amazon.

One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a “flight risk,” and her medical records—chronicling a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory at all—showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability. Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper. Who was the stranger who had taken over her body? What was happening to her mind?
In this swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her inexplicable descent into madness and the brilliant, lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. A team of doctors would spend a month—and more than a million dollars—trying desperately to pin down a medical explanation for what had gone wrong. Meanwhile, as the days passed and her family, boyfriend, and friends helplessly stood watch by her bed, she began to move inexorably through psychosis into catatonia and, ultimately, toward death. Yet even as this period nearly tore her family apart, it offered an extraordinary testament to their faith in Susannah and their refusal to let her go. Source

Screen Play: A Novel by Chris Coppernoll

Sometimes the person farthest away from you is the one closest to your heart...

At thirty, Harper fears her chances for a thriving career and true love are both fading fast. But when Harper is offered an unexpected role in a Broadway play—as understudy to New York's biggest diva—she wonders if everything is about to change.

Hoping to find love in NYC, Harper reluctantly signs up for an online dating site but the only match Harper is even remotely interested in lives thousands of miles away. An actress who doesn't act, searching for love with someone she's never seen, Harper longs for God to show her He's still listening.


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  1. They both sound great, but the first one has me especially intrigued.

  2. Hi Julia! I'm visiting from the Serenity You Blog Hop. I have had Brain on Fire on my to-read list for months now and I can't wait to get to it. I'm glad you liked it so much.
    Happy Blogging!
    Brooke @ http://www.pokiedot.blogspot.com/

  3. The first one sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing! Lately my big "reading" thing is getting audiobooks from my library & going to a coffee shop to listen to them & crochet! :)

  4. i had no idea brain on fire was on sale on amazon...i'm definitely putting it on tonight! my coworker listened to this as a book on tape, and she loved it, too!

  5. Oooh both books sound really good, I must add them to my reading list!


  6. I have Brain On Fire on my summer reading list. I am currently reading The Road so I will need to find a happy book next!

  7. Thanks for the suggestion - I'm always looking for a good read!

  8. These both sound good! I love reading on my kindle too, it just seem easier and way less bulky than lugging around the books.

    Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  9. I loved Brain on Fire, my family is plagued with various auto-immune diseased, in 1989 I love a child who had the epileptic and other brain symptoms she experienced, made me think, they never knew what caused her encephalitis. Very scary!

  10. You blog is adorable! Newest follower here via the blog hop and I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my neck o' the woods and like me back (if you like what you read!)

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Sounds like some interesting reading.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  12. Cool, thanks for the ideas. I am in serious need for a "just for entertainment" book. Heidi

  13. Brain on Fire sounds amazing, it is going on my "to read" list!!

  14. Wow, thanks for the suggestions. I am always looking for good reading recommendations. :)


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