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.
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?
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.
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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