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Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

 

Currently reading

Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
Gerald Horne
Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again (paperback)
Lewis Carbone

Accurate. A little too accurate.

Call The Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s - Jennifer Worth

OK really, what was I expecting?  It's a book about midwives.  And birthing.  I should have known that babies were going to be born, and the book would revolve around part of that.  I paid attention in my biology class.  I know where babies come from.  But I wasn't quite expecting for it to be relived in detail.  Such graphic detail. 

 

 

Aside from the birthing, there were a lot of other really interesting aspects that were discussed.  Tough cases, tough patients, and what life was like in a convent for someone who isn't a nun were all very interesting.  I would definitely read the other books in the series, especially now that I know that it's basically a medical memoir, and maybe won't be so caught off guard next time.