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Let’s Talk Cancer Books, Part 2 (& I’m Hosting a Giveaway!)

How are you doing this week? Staying safe and well I hope.

April 23th is World Book & Copyright Day. It’s the perfect nudge I needed to get myself to take a break from blogging about the pandemic. Today, let’s talk books!

Is reading part of your plan to distract yourself during this staying-at-home time?

It’s part of mine.

I don’t know about you, but I am having quite a bit of trouble focusing, not just on reading but on a lot of things (like writing). It’s hard to focus when the world’s health seems in such peril.

I want to give a shout out about three new (to me) cancer books. Why you might be asking. Because introducing you to and supporting other bloggers/authors in any way I can makes me happy.

If you are interested and able, consider supporting these fellow writers by buying their books, telling others about them or just following them on social media (links below). So far, I’ve only read Wear the Damn Swimsuit because as I mentioned, I’ve been having trouble concentrating. I look forward to reading the other two soon.

The three new books (see featured image above) I want to tell you about are:

Wear the Damn Swimsuit: Lessons and Stories From Cancer and Life by Ashli Brehm

Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage

Braving Chemo by Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD

Now about that giveaway.

To mark World Book Day and to do a tiny something to help out during this stay-at-home time, I am giving away five FREE copies of Getting Past the Fear: A Guide to Help You Mentally Prepare for Chemotherapy OR Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person: A memoir about cancer as I know it.

I’ll pick five winners and notify them via email. Winners will be able to pick which book they want. I’ll announce winners on this post once they’ve been selected.

For a list of some other fine cancer books you might wish to read during stay-at-home time, click on the image below. If you avoid cancer books like the plague (sorry, bad pun), believe me, I understand. Call me weird, but I can’t seem to read enough of them.

Let's Talk #CancerBooks #breastcancer #cancer #books #bookreviews

What are you reading, or what’s on your to-read list?

Below is my stack of to-read books. It’s been sitting untouched on my end table for a while now. I’ll get to them. Eventually. I cannot order any new ones until I finish these. (Or so I told myself.) Have you read any of them?

Let's Talk #Cancer #Books!

Don’t forget to support ALL your favorite authors by writing reviews. Reviews make an author’s day.

Already read my books?

Share this post with someone who might be interested in my giveaway. Remember, you can always win a copy and give it away.

Happy reading!

If you want a chance to win either of my books mentioned above and pictured below, leave a comment specifically saying so before month’s end. (This giveaway requires a US mailing address.)

That’s it, you’re in!

The five lucky winners were: Ann, Janice, Janet, Megsie and Nan. Congrats, ladies! And thank you to all who participated.

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Thank you for participating and/or sharing this post!


Thursday 30th of April 2020

I would like to be entered in the book giveaway contest.


Thursday 30th of April 2020

Barbara, Excellent. You're entered.


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

I would like to be entered in your book giveaway contest.


Thursday 30th of April 2020

Nan, You're entered!


Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Ooooh!!! I would loooove to be the winner of your book giveaway!!!


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Megsie, Well, okay then, you're entered!


Sunday 26th of April 2020

Ticking Off Breast Cancer is a great book, I have previously reviewed it in my blog. I have several piles of books to read. At the moment I am coming to the end of Where the Crawdads Sing which I am savouring because I don’t want it to end! X


Monday 27th of April 2020

Julia, I'll be sure to re-read your review. I look forward to reading the book soon. Also, I enjoyed "Where the Crawdads Sing, too, for the most part. Beautifully written. Thanks for stopping by and offering feedback. x

Janet Juarez

Friday 24th of April 2020

Hi Nancy how are You? I am ok. My Mama 94, recently passed on 02-28-20. so I am grieving for her. Yes, I would like to win one of your great books, to distract for awhile...Looking out for my Dad (90). And we are blessed to have him here with us. I hope you & your Family are doing good. Considering this whole virus situation. Much Love, Janet Juarez ( I was diagnosed with Stage111C Inflammatory breast cancer in 2014 )


Sunday 26th of April 2020

Janet, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Thank you for sharing that and thank you for participating in my giveaway. My family and I are doing well. Thank you for asking. Take care and again, I'm sorry.

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