Even though March 1st signalled a book buying ban (to coincide with Lent), I still managed to get a couple of beauties through my letter box. I don’t think that was in keeping with the Lenten spirit, and now I need a new bookshelf.
Challenge criteria: A book of any genre that addresses current events
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Challenge criteria: A book with pictures
(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publishers, Mills and Boon, in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.)
Have you ever…?
A) Opened your mouth and heard your mother come out?
Challenge criteria: A book about an interesting woman
The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.