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Sickened [May. 22nd, 2007|02:46 pm]
books R us


I'm trying to think of the last few books I've read, I've just read "Sickened" by Julie Gregory, interupting Anne Dunlop's "Pineapple Tart", but I can't remember what I read before that, I think it was hardback, this is going to annoy me now!

Anyway "Sickened" is a real life tale about Munchausen by proxy, where the mum makes the daughter appear sick so she gets lots of medical tests, one of the mother's goals being to get her daughter a test involving open heart surgery. It's abit like Dave Pelzer's "A Child Called It" but what's intriguing is how the daughter breaks free from her mother and liberates herself from all the beliefs and burdens the mother has put on her.

What was most surprising is I read it in 5 days!

[User Picture]From: pacem_appellant
2007-05-22 02:43 pm (UTC)
5 days! has someone abducted jolene? It would definitely seem this way as not only has she read a book in record time, but she's gone post mad on lj!!!
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[User Picture]From: ingerbil
2007-05-24 03:18 pm (UTC)
I know it is very uncharacteristic of me! What about yourself have you read any good books lately?
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[User Picture]From: pacem_appellant
2007-05-24 11:27 pm (UTC)
Well i got two books for my birthday - Yarn Harlot from nikki (which I finished and thought was Hilarious, not the capital h) and Friday night Knitting Club from Beckie (which i am currently reading and loving). Alas, not going into work enough, being craft obsessed and stressed, I haven't read as much as usual ... i think you've got my reading mojo, we've done a swap! lol
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