Book of the Month February 2016 Review + $10 Coupon
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Book of the Month is a book subscription box that sends a brand new book for as low as $11.66/month. On the first of the month, you log into your account and choose between five different books, picked out by Book of the Month Judges. There are authors, editors and more on the judging panel. You must make your selections by the 6th, or Book of the Month will pick for you.
Once you make your book selection, you can add up to two books to your account for $12.99/each. Once you get your book, you can log into your account and join the discussions.
Cost: $16.99/month, $14.99/month for a 3 month subscription and $11.99/month for a 1 year subscription.
What's in the box? On the first of the month, you will get to select from 5 different books.
Book of the Month ships by Priority Mail, so this subscription arrives quickly.
The book is wrapped in plastic, so the edges of the book won't get damaged.
Kim Hubbard selected my book. I apparently like her tastes, because she selected my December book too! There is always a letter included with the book about why your judge selected the book.
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi $15.10 This memoir is about a goal driven neurosurgeon and his journey with his job, parenthood and facing his own mortality. The book is a little over 200 pages, so I expect this to be a pretty quick read.
This is the summary from Amazon “At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decadeâ€™s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithiâ€™s transformation from a naÃ¯ve medical student â€œpossessed,â€ as he wrote, â€œby the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful lifeâ€ into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.
Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. â€œI began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,â€ he wrote. â€œSeven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: â€˜I canâ€™t go on. Iâ€™ll go on.â€™â€ When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.”
Final Thought: My book costs more on Amazon than this subscription costs. I love getting a new featured book each month, and it's always a book I love, but generally wouldn't have found on my own. If you want to try Book of the Month, use this link to grab this deal and use the code BOOK10 to get $10.00 off a 3 or 12 month subscription.
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