What Are You Reading?

Trying to keep reading in the final moments of uni is incredibly difficult, I have a dissertation due in a month, and an exam in two weeks. These combined equal 25% of my overall degree. Hugechunkofpanic.

However, reading has proved to provide a small comfort, it's one of the few things left that doesn't have a connotation of work (goodbye playing violin and piano, goodbye attempting difficult recipes), so when I spotted this monthly linky link circulating the blogs I figured it would be a good chance to write about something other than the 30 bloody Day Song Challenge [exasperated sigh at youtube having none of the original videos I want].
What are you reading?
See the original and lots of other contributions at Curtains for the Window.

I haven't actually started this yet (Mum's recommendation) but it's only the 2nd of the month, so there's still time :)

This one has been on the go for months. I've heard it gets really tragic, so I keep putting it down and leaving it for weeks because I don't want to get there!

After my Dad and I got into a lengthy 'discussion' about the MMR vaccine, I decided I wanted to read up a little more on the opposing argument (as a Med Science student, I am pro-MMR) and Andrew Wakefield's original research. At university, we're consistently exposed to the backlash of that 1998 paper, but the jargon we're used to using in discussion about vaccination is useless in managing the fears and resistance of parents (or the general public) who have taken on the belief in a link between the MMR and autism. I hope that this book, written by the editor of the Lancet journal, which published the original Wakefield paper, will enable more effective lay-friendly informative discussion. 

...For a break in between all those heavy hitters.

C x


  1. Thank you so much for joining in! You've got some really interesting books in your list....I love Hemmingway, think the MMR book looks like a very interesting read indeed (all three of my children have had it) and the last book I think I could really do with! :) xx

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment and for letting me join in! I'll let you know how they go...

  3. I completely loved The Book Thief - hope you do too!