Books

Happy New Year – WWW Wednesday, 1-January-2020

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Wow it’s been over  a year since my last WWW Wednesday with Sam from Taking on a World of Words,  although it’s been a regular part of my weekly blog reading. It is a fun and simple meme, the perfect way to start a new year. Just answer three W questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? You can also join by answering and linking your blog post back on Sam’s post here.  

Currently reading: The Philosophy Book – DK Big Ideas, Simply Explained and Friday with my Folks by Amal Awad from Goodreads

Amal Awad’s life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. Seeing the impact it has had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickle into those around him, Mentally, it had an impact as he was unable to recover from his fresh grief at not having the same freedom to move and live as he had known before. Work had made him feel whole and retirement was a challenge. When he became ill, he didn’t quite know what to do with himself. Amal eventually realised that life offered a new reality. Not always pleasant, but also not unique to her family…

At a time when ageism and health is high on the public’s radar, what we’re not always talking about is how to deal with the anxiety, depression and overall challenges that come with someone you love facing their mortality and a decline in health…

This book stems from a personal experiences, but it expands to a much wider, more universal discussion about life, suffering, coping and hope.

Recently finished: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang a bit steamier than I expected but definitely a good read. Sadly I won’t be finished Girl by Edna O’Brien about the Boko Haram girls, I feel it’s an important read I just couldn’t face it at this time.

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Reading next: Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales a bookclub Christmas gift about resilience. I also have The Sociology Book and The Economics Book out from the library but doubt I’ll get to them before they’re due back. The one I’m mostly likely to read next though is The Bride Test by Helen Hoang, while you’re on a good thing 🙂

Wishing you all a year of wonderful reading

GJ

 

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