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08 September 2012 @ 04:07 pm
Books that I read and the book that I am reading  
Just to clarify that all these books are in Kindle format.

Books that I read:

Cutting for Stone was an excellent novel. I learned a lot about Ethiopia and surgery. Sometimes the medical descriptions could be overwhelming, but there was a need for them in order to understand the amazing ending. The story is about twins begotten by a self-absorbed surgeon and the nun he loved. She lost her life giving life to her sinfully conceived children. The father horrified at their existence (his lover hid her pregnancy from him) fleds the country. The twins are raised by two other doctors who were part of the hospital they were born in. They were loved and nurtured by them. Later on, father and children meet again when the twins are doctors. I won't say anymore. The book was an amazing read.

Yes, this book is full of swear words. Hughley uses f*ck, f*cker, motherf*cker as easily as I use noncursing words. But he gets the point across. There is a lot to think about how our Nation is being geared away from a country of social values to a country that doesn't give a f*ck. A very funny and enlighting read.

I started watching Torchwood and fell in love with John Barrowman. His personality just comes through this book. This a must read for all John Barrowman fans. He is not shy about his life. After reading about him, I respect him even more.

The book that I am now reading.

His first book ended with these words: 

Charles Dickens’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood has no conclusion and neither does this autobiography. My ending isn’t written yet, my show’s not over. Stay in your seats. This is only the intermission.

Barrowman, John; Barrowman, Carole E. (2009-03-01). Anything Goes (Kindle Location 3075). Independent Publishers Group. Kindle Edition.

So when I found out that he (together with his sister—who by the way, is just as outgoing as he is) wrote the second part of his autobiography, I just had to get it. So far, I am enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the first one.

Current Mood: busybusy
Melissa: Jack- oh captainxgirl30 on September 8th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Those all sound like great books.
I've read John Barrowman's books as well. They're great when I need a little pick me up.
You also ought to check out his and Carole's book "Hollow Earth" (it will be released in the US next month, although Sony reader has it already) and their Torchwood novel "Exodus Code" (that comes out in the UK this month).
Spicedogs: BookBellespicedogs on September 8th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
OMG, I need to get a Captain Jack icon.

Yes, I already reserved my Kindle edition of Hollow Earth.

Edited at 2012-09-08 11:16 pm (UTC)
Melissa: Jack Hmmxgirl30 on September 8th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
You're welcome to take any of mine.

I got "Hollow Earth" on Sony Reader a few months ago. (The only annoying thing is there is no app for iOS so I can only have it on my phone.) I'm going to get a copy of the book version when it comes out so I can get it signed. (I just found out that John and Carole Barrowman are doing a signing at a bookshop here in St. Paul in November.)
Spicedogs: Questionspicedogs on September 9th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Damn, I looked at his schedule, he is not coming to this neck of the woods. Maybe I'll send you the money for the hardcover book and ask you to have him sign. Could you do that?

Edited at 2012-09-09 05:39 pm (UTC)
Melissa: Jack Hmmxgirl30 on September 9th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
I was amazed he was coming to this part of the country.

I'd be glad to if they allow people to get more than one copy signed. (From what I've read, he wouldn't have a problem doing that for a fan but I don't know what kind of rules will be in place for this.)
again with the blargdivka on September 10th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Ah, I love Barrowman but I haven't read his books. I'll have to add those to my list.
~Lirpa~: Books: Antskatje0711 on September 11th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
That's quite a few books!