Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekly Book Haul......June 12, 2016

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea, Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's ReviewsThe Sunday Salon is a new facebook group I've joined and Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia to be Continued.

It's no big secret that I love to float in the pool, but I'm also very vigilant about going to the dermatologist for my skin checks.  I don't deeply tan on purpose, I do use sunblock, but on this visit my doctor found a basal cell carcinoma that had to be removed.  Six stitches later, I'm skin cancer free, but I'll be wearing a higher SPF of sunblock and getting skin checks every six months now.  My doctor told me that Niacinamide and Vitamin D have been shown to decrease skin cancer recurrence, so I'll be adding that to my vitamin regimen.

I've been doing some great reading this week and I'll be posting some reviews soon.  Right now, I'm reading First Comes Love by Emily Giffin, and it's as good as you would expect.

My giveaway of One True Loves by Tara Reid Jenkins ended last week and Windee Gustafson was the winner - congratulations, Windee!  It's a tearjerker!

My only add was from NetGalley this week

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.....Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery
nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
 Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

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