Since quite a few books suddenly turned up at the library today after sitting for months on our queue there is an abundance of new things to read! This is both a blessing and a curse; a blessing because books! YEA! and a curse because I really need to get on it. It seems a bit fortuitous that they all showed up during the read-a-thon. So here goes the 99 page test!
** Rules **
The object of the game is to pick a book you have not yet read, turn to page 99 and read that page. Then you give a synopsis of that page and tell us if, based only on that page, would you want to read this book.
The Book: The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder
- The Author: Charles Graeber
- The ISBN: 978-0-446-50529-1
- The Synopsis: Page 99 outlines a conversations between two employee’s discussing the accidental overdose of two separate patients in their care. This isn’t a spoiler – the guy was found guilty. The two are mumbling against one another about whether or not these deaths are not a police matter due to the type of drugs found in each overdose. Is it an accident? Is it on purpose? Well – neither know, and they are both clearly befuddled about it and very hesitant to involve the authorities. To me, they both seem like weak, resistant members of a staff that couldn’t fathom the idea of purposeful overdoses occurring on their shift.
- Would I Still Want to Read This Book: Yes! How could not want to read what happens next! Do they call the police? Do they ignore it and crazy nurse goes somewhere else? Do more people get hurt as a result of the huge decision based on what these two decided? How could you not want to know! Fact of the matter, it is going to be hard not to stop the book I am currently reading just to find out!
What a fun challenge! I may just have to try this.
I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Oh…thank you so much. You have no idea how cruddy the past weeks have been, this is just so unbelievably kind.
Oh, and here is the link (brain still on vacation)
Great teaser, very suspenseful 😀
My Day 3 Summer Lovin Read-a-thon update post.
Yea! I cannot wait to dive in!
Ooh that sounds like a cool challenge. If I ever have time to read again, I may just try that!
You should, so far it’s been a blast!
Interesting. A medical book — I need to look this up on goodreads.
Nice summary! And happy reading 🙂
My Page 99
My Day 3 Read-A-Thon
Thanks for the links, I just love this readathon – I’ve met so many awesome new bloggers!