Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Reading

June wasn't a very good month for reading. Early on, I was feeling so sick that I didn't have the energy to pick up a book. But I did manage to read three:

Alone and Alive by Janet Boyanton. Reviewed this month on this blog.

The Empowered Patient by Elizabeth Cohen. Also reviewed earlier this month.

Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton. This book was inspired by the life of A.A. Milne's son, who apparently never came to terms with being the model for Christopher Robin. In Elton's book, the main character's father modeled the young boy in a series called The Hayseed Chronicles on him. As the books become world-famous, the son deals with his own response to fame. It's a quirky book. The first half was interesting, but the book gradually lost steam. The most intriguing part was Mr. Toppit the sinister and elusive character in the Hayseed Chronicles. If you want to know more, there's apparently a website about these imaginary books. I'd give the book a B.


Widow in the Middle said... [Reply to comment]

I think you read a respectable amount this month given the situation. I always feels that we gain from everything we read, so whether it is three books or 30, all are so valuable.


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