On my recent trip to the neighborhood library, I once again checked out a variety.
When I first got to the branch I was on a mission. My aim was to find a book on lupus. My absolute favorite cousin was diagnosed with this disease when she was 12. I didn’t understand what it was when I was younger and because we live in different states we never really talked about it. Now, as an adult, and especially because she’s in need of a kidney, I wanted to learn as much as I could about this little known disease.
After a couple of rows of searching in the Health section, I found just what I had been looking for – The Lupus Book: A Guide for Patients, And Their Families by Daniel J. Wallace, M.D. I was so excited, I almost did a happy dance in the aisle.
Next, I went to the Writer’s section. Allowing my eyes to peruse the neat little area, Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose jumped out at me. It seemed like a good pick up, considering I’m a writer who likes to read.
With two books down and two to go, I headed to the Classics section. The choice I made was pretty easy. I went with Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck. It may seem a primitive selection however I’ve never read it. I heard good things though.
For my last choice I looked for something quirky.. I found a book called Dump ‘Em by Jodyne L. Speyer. Apparently it shows how to beak up with anyone from your best friend to your hairdresser. It seemed interesting.
That was everything and I walked out the library a happy girl.
My first read, of course, The Lupus Book.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ~Dr. Seuss
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient teachers. ~Charles William Eliot
To donate funds for my cousin’s kidney transplant:
Please send checks or money orders to –
Suad S Sabree / Kidney Fund
P.O. Box 19851
Atlanta Ga 30316-7851