“Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan

“It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed.” – Thomas Moore

I bought Cahalan’s book about two years ago. I’d seen it promoted on various places online but didn’t pay attention to what it’s about. However, curiosity pricked me in December 2015 so when I saw the book in Barnes & Noble, I read a couple pages and was immediately hooked on Cahalan’s story. I knew then I had to buy it.

Fast forward to May 2017 when I again picked up the book because after abandoning it on my shelves for two years, I was finally in the mood to read it. Once again, I was hooked as soon as I started reading. It was as if I was reading one of those medical novels except everything mentioned in Brain on Fire actually happened because it’s Cahalan’s recount of a month she spent hospitalized while doctors scrambled to figure out what was wrong with her.

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Book Haul #37: E-books & library books of June

And here’s the second part of my June book haul. My plan was to place it all in one post, but I got sleepy while working on the first one and decided to divide the haul so I could go to bed.

June favored me with great e-book deals, which has become my weakness. Why did I subscribe to so many newsletters offering deals?! I just hope that I’ll remember to read the e-books because it’s easy for me to forget that I own them.

E-books
The White Hart by Nancy Springer
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Updraft by Fran Wilde

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