REVIEW: The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer by Charles Graeber

In brief: The story of how cancer immunotherapy became a reality – and what could be next. The good: I finally have a good understanding of how the immune system works. The not-so-good: Sometimes the descriptions of the immune system could be a bit daunting if you don't already know a bit about it. Why... Continue Reading →


Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 15/7/19

Last week was fun. I saw a new movie, met up with Kim from Reading Matters and organised a swap group for Coles Little Shop 2. I also bought a book and received some in the post. (Interestingly, they all have rather wintry covers). The Guardian of Lies by Kate Furnivall arrived thanks to Simon... Continue Reading →

REVIEW:Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman

In brief: The final book in the Woody Creek series follows Jenny, Georgie, Trudy and Cara as they battle their various demons. The good: Very detailed writing. The not-so-good: If you haven't read the other books in the series, it could be a bit confusing. Why I chose it: Haven't read Joy Dettman before –... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Love Song by Sasha Wasley

In brief: The third book in the series about the Paterson sisters focuses on GP Beth. Sturdy and dependable, her life is thrown into disarray when her first love comes back to town. The good: The return of the familiar setting and introduction of new characters. The not-so-good: Beth is not a risk taker, which... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

In brief: Jackson Brodie returns in this story of a sinister crime syndicate and its links to a historic case. If Jackson thought he was in for a quiet life by the seaside, he's very wrong… The good: Brilliantly plotted with memorable characters. The not-so-good: Because Kate Atkinson writes so well, I felt I needed... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dopesick by Beth Macy

In brief: America is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. How did it come to this? The good: No holds barred – this is shocking. The not-so-good: The effects on people, families and towns is devastating. Why I chose it: I like medical non-fiction – picked this up to read on the way... Continue Reading →

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