Hi guys! I have been watching the irish book awards tonight. I love books so this was right up my street!
One of the books that won an award was the book overcoming by vicky phelan.
Vicky phelan is a woman who got cervical cancer, and she blew the whistle on the cervical check scandal, over 200 women in ireland got wrong smear test results and were wrongly diagnosed, and they all ended up with cervical cancer because of it.
Overcoming tells her story. Its a fantastic read and I highly recommend it. Its in print and on audible as well.
If your looking for your next good read, pick this book up!
After she won the award tonight she gave an interview and she’s like a breath of fresh air! This woman campaigned and took the medical profession to court, won her case, but she’s terminally ill and we should not forget that!
She’s now on a trial medication and so far it is working for her. But she’s slowly dying.
If you read any book this year, please read vickys book.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is oh. Use it as a word or find a word that starts with oh. Bonus points if you start and end with oh. Enjoy!
Oh. My. God!
Can I say it again?
Oh. My. God!
I’m just like, will I ever get my assignment done?
Its Saturday! College work is not what I want to be spending my saturday afternoon on!
I’d rather be spending my time with friends!
Or relaxing with a good book!
Instead I am preparing a presentation! Ug sigh!
At least I have pepsi! I had to come over to my own house to prepare the presentation, and I have no milk, so couldnt even make a coffee!
Well as you can imagine I am not best pleased at that fact!
I need coffee! At least there is one good thing, when I am done and go back to mom and dads, mom will have my dinner ready for me!
We’re making cottage pie, topped with turnip! Turnip instead of mashed potato! The healthy route!
Its a slimming world recipe! I am looking forward to trying it out!
Well better get back to work now! Adios for a while!
What is something that is on your mind today?
This is a book promo post! A blogger friend, Paula Light, has written this wonderful romance novel, she writes under a pen name but she’s ok with people knowing its her that wrote the book!
Heres the description of the book!
Bettina meets Greg on a blind date gone topsy-turvy. He’s the wrong man who might just turn out to be Mr. Right. It’s not so simple though. Bettina has to overcome her preconceived notions about men and relationships in order to learn to love and trust again. Greg has some heart-healing to do himself as he falls for Bettina’s seductive charms. Will passion’s flame burn out, or can these two fragile hearts nurture that fire into something that lasts for a lifetime?
And heres the link to buy a Kindle version:
This book looks awesome! I recommend you go buy a copy right away!
Paulas writing is top notch!
I made myself go to bed relatively early. I watched a documentary on tv after the 9 O’clock news. That was over by 10:30 and once it ended I went straight to bed. I didnt think I’d sleep but I surprised myself, I fell asleep almost straight away. I did wake a few times on and off, but overall I slept well. I only woke at around 4 AM. I decided then to get up. So now I am up but I feel a lot better than I did yesterday, the sleep must have did me good. I made a coffee and am drinking it now. It tastes like heaven. I am listening to the radio also. I heard an interview with the author Louise O’neill who wrote the book, asking for it. That was a good book, its about a girl who was raped, its fiction but its an irish author, and a great read. My PA frances will be here at 9 AM. I need to to to the pharmacy to drop off my prescription, and I also have to hand it into the doctors as the pharmacy can only dispense one week worth of it, after that you have to get the rest of it from your GP. I’ll be starting the clonadine tonight. Well I hope I will, I hope the pharmacy will have it in stock.
Paula light who blogs over at light motifs has written a wonderful book, actually she’s written more than one, I read this one a few weeks ago. It was amazing! She is very talented and her writing is captivating and really draws you in!
This is what Paula says about her book…read below…
Going Dark is Paula Light’s second collection of poetry and short fiction. As the title suggests, the subject matter can be a little dark at times, but there are also many bright and hopeful pieces too. The main focus is about emotional healing.
Here is a link to the Kindle version:
Here is a link to the Audiobook:
Do read it if you can! You wont be disappointed!
Ashley who blogs at mental health home, has written an amazing book, and I thought I’d promote it for her!
I think its a must have for anyone dealing with a mental illness, or anyone who has a loved one who has a mental illness.
Here is a blurb about the book.
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 covers the DSM-5 criteria for a variety of mental illnesses, including what’s involved in making a diagnosis, the symptom criteria for each diagnosis, and an explanation of what the various symptoms actually look like.
In order to give a clearer picture of what different psychiatric diagnoses are actually like to live with, the book includes first-hand accounts from people who have actually experienced each diagnosis.
With the fusion of diagnostic information, clinical experience, and lived experience, this book offers a unique, well-rounded perspective on the reality of mental illness.
Its available to buy in paperback from amazon, or on kindle, or for a cheaper price from Ashleys website, the link is below.
I’ve also attached the cover of the book to this post!
So go on, what are you waiting for, go out and buy this great book, it will make a great addition to your bookshelves.