Review: Between the Stops by Sandi Toksvig

Challenge prompt: A book by/about a journalist.

Blurb:

This long-awaited memoir from one of Britain’s best-loved celebrities – a writer, broadcaster, activist, comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years, presenter of QI and Great British Bake Off star – is an autobiography with a difference: as only Sandi Toksvig can tell it.

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Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

2019 Reading Challenge CriteriaA book published posthumously.

Blurb:

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

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Christmas 2019 Book Haul

To slightly paraphrase the philosopher Joey Tribbiani, Christmas is a time for giving and receiving and having and sharing. For me, it’s for sure a time of books. I take part in a couple of Secret Santa swaps every Christmas, and there’s also the chance to stock my shelves up thanks to the vouchers from my parents. Of course, I also treat myself to a final payday of the year treat.

At Christmas I was pretty fortunate to receive some really great books. I even found some books I’ve been waiting to read all year. Seems my family and friends know me incredibly well.

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