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Fifteen Percent Pregnant

Fifteen Percent Pregnant Fifteen Percent Pregnant is written from the man’s¬†perspective, Tony Hardy the author, about the trials and mishaps of IVF.

Tony and the beaut met later in life, hence starting a family quite difficult. They soon realise that after the age of 35 all sorts of things start to falter within our bodies concerning fertility. They both soon realise it’s not as easy as everyone makes it out to be (getting pregnant that is).

They journey into the medical avenue of assisted conception in order to complete thier family. Along the way Tony re-connects with someone he went to high school with who has been down the same path 13 times, she opens their eyes to the possiblities that modern science is doing for infertile couples.

Its a little different to all the other titles of this catagory I’ve read as they’ve all been written from the woman’s perscpective. It was an easy read. Hardy got his story across in a no mess, no fuss, no holds barred kind of a way.

If you have friends that you know of that are trying for a baby and considering IVF I would recommend you buy them this book.

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Left Neglected

Left NeglectedLeft Neglected by Lisa Genova is a story about Sarah Nickerson. High powered business woman, mother of 3 small children and far to much on her plate.

One morning whilst driving to work she has a horrific accident that leaves her with a traumatic brain injury that completely erase the left side of her world.

I couldn’t put this book down. I had so many questions at the end of it I had to Google it to get answers. And as it turns out ‘Left Neglect’ is a real disorder, where your brain “knows” there’s a left side of you, but somewhere inside the wiring of your brain the signal gets lost in translation and forgets you have that side.

Amazing book!

 

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The Iron Witch

The Iron WitchIn Karen Mahoney’s The Iron Witch, Donna Underwood was raised in the world of alchemy and is considered a freak after the “incident” that saw her homeschooled, and incident that only happened after she was attacked by something otherworldly as a child, a something that killed her father and sent her mother insane. Then she meets Xan the mystery man, the one who just may understand all that she has been through. The one who will help her when it comes time to save her best friend and prevent the Wood Elves in the Ironwood Forrest getting their hands on the protected secret the alchemists have been protecting …

The first YA novel from Karen Mahoney, and unlike many YA this one is really just for the YA market and not a genre crosser like Stephanie Meyers Twilight. Reasonably well written, it brings a mix of traditional folklore and paranormal (I almost sighed with relief when the scars on Xan’s back weren’t a result of him being a fallen angel) into an easy read for the 12+ age group. It is defiantly one for the girls more than the boys the ending is set up for a continuation of the adventures of Donna, Xan, Navin and Maker …