Okay, I snerched this from someone on my Flist, who posted books they had read or were reading, and I thought, why not. At least I'll be able to keep track of what I've read this way ;)
Books I’ve finished reading lately… and ah, yes, they’re all non-fiction.
The following two books are pretty self-explanatory and really fascinating:
Bitten – True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings - by Pamela Nagami MD (and they cover insects and jellyfish and well, just about anything that stings or bites)
The Woman with a Worm in Her Head – Other True Stories of Infectious Disease - by Pamela Nagami MD (yeah, a woman really had parasites in her head)
The Up and Down Life: The Truth About Bipolar Disorder – the Good, the Bad, and the Funny – by Paul E. Jones (I found this book when I was at the library and they were showing a documentary film on Lyme Disease (to a packed house, since there’s so much Lyme in this area) and just spied it and thought, hmm, looks interesting, and it was.
Kitchen Table Wisdom – by Rachel Naomi Remen MD (almost done with this one, which is a doctor's accounting about humanity and the medical arts)
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science – by Atul Gawande (halfway through; a surgeon writes about what it's like to be a surgeon)
How It Feels to be Attacked by a Shark and Other Amazing Life-or-Death Situations! – by Michelle Hamer (I just read a chapter here and there - I have yet to read the chapter on the person who got run over by a tractor - twice).
The Backpackers Handbook – by Hugh McManners (got this for a buck at a rummage sale and went, ah, I don’t backpack into the wilds, but now I know how to make a quinze)
Panic in Level 4 – by Richard Preston (Great collection of non-fic writing which I got from the library. Halfway through, read the Ebola chapter, the apartment turned into a supercomputer in the quest for pi (pi, not pie), and about a disease which causes the victim to eat his fingers. Eeeeuuuuu).
.....all the in-process book reading will come to a screeching halt this weekend as today in the mail – it arrived! Yes, the Stargate Atlantis novel “Mirror, Mirror” by Sabine Bauer is now in my hot hands. JJ Nice cover. The DVD people could take a hint from the book people….
And I'm pretty sure all these books can be found at Amazon or most bookstores ...
Should I tag someone with this? Never sure how that works but would be curious to see what other folks are reading :)