Monday, February 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday February 28

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia at the Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is now on tour and this month's host is Laura at Library of Clean Reads. Thank you Laura for hosting this month!

I am so tired of winter and I am very ready for spring. My daffodils are two inches out of the ground but not looking so great since they have been snowed on. I wish Old Man Winter would go away. This mailbox picture brightened my day. I hope it brightens yours as well.

I am still working on Amaryllis in Blueberry by Christina Meldrum but hope to have it done very soon. I have a review to write for The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins also. Trying to find time for myself is tough these days. I'm still trying to figure out how to balance it all. I'll get there eventually. I received on book for review this past week and it looks like a good one!

Catching Babies by J.D. Kleinke

Summary from the back of the book

Birth, and death. Two ends of the same spectrum. And sometimes the only person standing between is a tired, overworked resident with personal problems of her own.

Welcome to the world of Catching Babies. In the halls of a busy metropolitan teaching hospital, a group of OB/GYN doctors complete their residencies and embark on ambitious careers, all while trying to hold their lives together at the seams. Jay is running from a life he’s tried to leave behind, while Katie sacrifices everything she has to serve an endless parade of needy patients. Anna is out trying to save the world, while Tracy is trying to save twins dying in utero. Based on true stories from delivery rooms and labor decks, Catching Babies spins the doctors’ stories into a gripping mosaic of the obsessions, the anxieties, and the heroism of doctors who have chosen to preside over life’s greatest medical drama—high-risk childbirth.

About the Author

J.D. Kleinke is a medical economist, health industry leader, and the author of Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century and Oxymorons: The Myth of the U.S. Health Care System. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, JAMA, Barron's the British Medical Journal and other publications. Catching Babies is his first novel.

Publisher: Fourth Chapter Books, Portland, OR
Pub. Date: March 2011
ISBN: 978-09826639-0-5
Pages: 328

I received this book for review from Mary Bisbee-Beek. Thank you very much Mary!

Isn't that cover eye-catching? I am off to wait for the home health nurse and then I hope to find some time to read everyone's mailbox posts and maybe tackle my google reader posts again. Hopefully I will get my reviews posted this week as well! Thanks for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I am pretty sure the prayers and thoughts are carrying me through!


  1. What a cute cover! Sounds very interesting. I've had three kids and I totally love the entire process of pregnancy and birth. I even briefly considered going into nursing so I could be a maternity nurse and witness that everyday.

    I look forward to hearing what you thought of it.

    Rachel- Endless Reading

  2. Sounds like a wonderful book. I've had two high-risk pregnancies, and I LOVE the men and women on our doctor's team.

    I love your mailbox too - it is so cheery. :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  3. Waiting for your review of Amaryllis in Blue.

  4. The cover alone makes me want to read it.

  5. That baby on the cover is so cute! I hope you enjoy it :). Thanks for visiting my blog too :)

  6. I'm very ready for winter to be over too.

    Great mailbox this week, hope you enjoy them :)

  7. Those baby's eyes makes me want to swoop up the little one into my arms... arghhh what have you done to me. :)

  8. This one sounds good. I haven't seen it before. Looking forward to your review! 2 Kids and Tired Books

  9. That looks like a supremely interesting novel. Look forward to your review!

  10. very arresting cover!

    I hope you find that Jackie O book. I can look at the pictures all day.

    May I add your blog to my link list

  11. Great cover - hope it's a good book!

  12. gege- of course you can add my blog to your link list. :)

  13. I'm ready for spring, too! I found some crocuses blooming yesterday! Hope you enjoy this book. Thanks for visiting my Mailbox. Happy reading :)


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