Teaser Tuesday: Unstitched

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!

Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis. Read while flying to New Mexico in 2016.

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.

Cell, Robin Cook. A smartphone that functions as a medical monitoring device goes bad. Read while in St. Augustine.

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.

Shiloh 1862, Winston Groom. Read this while visiting the Shiloh Battlefield

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11 Responses to Teaser Tuesday: Unstitched

  1. Night of the Living Trekkies sounds delightful.

    • I’ve been trying to reply to your posts for weeks but I never received the Disqus confirmation email. I just gave up and decided to use my google account. NLT is great fun for Star Trek (or Star Wars) fans.

  2. Michael says:

    I wanted to love Night of the Living Trekkies more than I did.

    • Any particular reason it didn’t ring your bell? I started it on a downcast, gloomy day, so it really lifted my spirits. Maybe on a sunny every-thing-goes-right day it wouldn’t have been as great.

  3. Marian says:

    It’s always interesting to see what books people bring (or buy) on vacation. 😀 Sci-fi seems like a popular choice for you!

    Also, you’ve reminded me I want to visit St. Augustine again. Such a beautiful place…

    • Just coincidence, I think. There’s probably titles that should be on this list, but these titles all had memories fixed to them — reading Out of the Silent Planet while at the airport, for instance.

      And I’m with you on revisiting St Augustine! I’d love to see more of it and Amelia Island, but I want to return to New Mexico first. Still haven’t seen Los Alamos and Taos, let alone northern New Mexico.

  4. Susan says:

    I’m really impressed that everyone else is so good at remembering what they read while on vacation. I just can’t! My memory is terrible.

    UNSTITCHED sounds good, just sad. Addiction is so tough to deal with.

    Happy TTT!


  5. I love that you read a Shiloh book while visiting there. Have you read Sisters of Shiloh? It’s very good.

  6. Interesting list there, Stephen. I haven’t read any of the books, probably because I’m not much into sci-fi but if I ever come across them … maybe my book club will read some of them, they love that literature.

    Thanks for visiting my My TTT this week which is all about travel books.

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