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text 2018-11-01 21:46
Nonfiction November
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine - Lindsey Fitzharris
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus - Monica Murphy,Bill Wasik
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - Anthony Bourdain
Fear: Trump in the White House - Bob Woodward
My Own Words - Wendy W. Williams,Mary Elizabeth Hartnett,Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lethal Guardian (Pinnacle True Crime) - M. William Phelps
Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer - M. William Phelps

I just haven't been able to read lately. Migraines are the worst. So I finally saw a neurologist and he was pretty flabbergasted by why nobody was taking this seriously. He took me off the Topamax and prescribed Aimovig, which is a monthly injection. And of course Tricare put a screeching halt on that, saying it's too expensive and demanding a pre-auth. A pre-authorization is basically the doctor making a case for why I need it, as if the doctor prescribing it isn't enough. Now I'm waiting for my damn insurance to say it's okay for me to have this lifesaving medicine so I can function like a human being again. If anyone ever says the military have good benefits, tell them to bite you. Our insurance is only good if you have a cold or a sinus infection. When there is something really wrong, they lose their shit.

 

Anyway, I should be listening to my audiobook of Spinning Silver but I don't even have the motivation to start it. I really want to read a lot of these nonfiction books I got. I'm in a slump.

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review 2018-09-14 13:42
Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
Fear: Trump in the White House - Bob Woodward

Released on the anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil that spurred the "War on Terror", effectively destabilizing the Middle East and causing one of the largest human tragedies in the world, this book deals with a growing disaster that not only involves the U.S., but the entire world as well.

This book shows us the aftermath and consequences, some that we knew about and some that were kept a secret until now, of putting a childish, entitled, narcissistic, incompetent, selfish, tantrum-prone sociopath with a short attention span and apparent learning disabilities into one of the most important, powerful and pivotal roles in the world.

“The president has zero psychological ability to recognize empathy or pity in any way.”
(Reince Priebus)

 

“I don’t care about any of that.” [...] “I don’t give a shit about that.”
(Donald Trump)

 

 

It feels strange to say I liked a book like this one, but I did. I loved the journalistic narrative style of short, concise sentences, and of reporting facts without getting into speculation, gossips or rumors (as another author quite failed to do earlier this year). Maybe it is Woodward's clout as an investigative reporter, maybe it's the fact most of the revelations in this book weren't that new, but I believed it (I'm also not part of the blinded base, so that probably helps) and I'm sure that if push came to shove, Mr. Woodward had more than enough evidence to back everything up despite constant denials (which only make things worse, if you ask me).

And then there's the tempo. The pacing is important no matter what you write or read; be it an article, a puff piece, a novel or a non-fiction book. And Mr. Woodward (unlike the author of the book that came out at the start of the year) has the pacing and tempo down pat. Except for a few passages here and there involving military strategies and positions, this non-fiction book was quite a page turner. A train-wreck you cannot help but be drawn to and watch to see what happens next.

It reads like a thriller, a piece of fiction, which, I guess, paints a sad picture of the world we currently live in.

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text 2018-09-11 23:40
Fear: Trump in the White House - 17%
Fear: Trump in the White House - Bob Woodward

I don't suppose I could use this for the Halloween Bingo Doomsday square? 

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Just kidding!

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(sort of)

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review 2018-04-24 23:02
Torrid: A Stone Billionaire Series Novel (The Stone Billionaire Series Book 1) by Kaya Woodward
Torrid: A Stone Billionaire Series Novel - Kaya Woodward

 

The chemistry between Noah and Tinsley is electric. Torrid is a mini soap opera waiting to emerge in prime time. Scandalous meets tempting with a to be continued twist. There is never a dull moment.

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review 2018-01-04 22:59
Love, love, love!
Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 Volume 2 - David Tipton,Scott Tipton,J.K. Woodward,Gordon Purcell

This is the perfect ending: it all makes sense, and combines these two universes completely.  

 

I love the art, I love the characterizations and I'm moving onto TNG: Ghosts, because I have the urge to read more TNG now.

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