This week’s Teaser Tuesday is from Brett Ann Stanciu’s Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal. I haven’t posted a review for it yet, but it was powerful.
“Would you say you now have the upper hand on alcohol? That you beat your addiction?”
“I’ll never best addiction. It’s here.” He tapped his chest. “But what I have learned is how to live with it. I’ve learned not to take that first drink. I can stand in my neighborhood and tell my neighbor I can’t drink. I can admit I had a problem and lost — and lost almost everything.”
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is books we’ve read on vacation, which — hrmm. We’ll see what I can remember!
Azazel, Isaac Asimov. Read while in New Mexico back in 2016. Definitely an outlier among Asimov’s works, it’s a collection of short stories about a little demon named Azazel who does favors for the man who summoned him, but they invariably backfire.
Night of the Living Trekkies, Kevin David Anderson. It’s….about a zombie apocalypse that begins at a Star Trek convention, the main character is named Jim Pike, and every chapter is named after a TOS episode. Absolutely hilarious. Read in Las Cruces during my New Mexico trip.
Mind’s Eye, Douglas E. Richards. A man wakes up in a dumpster not knowing how he got there…and also not knowing why he can now surf the internet with just his brain. Interesting premise but I was not impressed by the delivery. Read while in St. Augustine.