Books from the Backlog #126

Posted August 20, 2020 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 15 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Publication Date: April 17, 2003
Publisher: W.W Norton Company

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

Why did I add Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers to my bookshelf?
I remember being so excited when I found this one at a local thrift store.  This kind of book just really appeals to me and I have heard great things about this one.  Somehow this one got pushed to the bottom of the pile but I think that I should remedy that situation.

A Quick Update

I am so tired.  We are getting really close to having our home officially on the market and open to potential buyers.  My husband and I both work 8 hours and then come home and work a couple of additional hours at the new house.  We have so much to get done this weekend!  The toilets, sinks, and closet doors, are sitting in the garage and need to be put back into place.  We need to install a couple of new kitchen appliances and clean the house from top to bottom when we are done.  It looks really good though and I almost want to move back in…almost 🙂
I posted a review!  I noticed that I have a nice little collection of books that are waiting to be reviewed so I decided to get started with them.  I am hoping to have some time to blog hop once our old house is officially on the market and the big work is done.  I really am missing everyone!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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15 responses to “Books from the Backlog #126

  1. Stiff is on my wishlist!! I'll probably end up playing a special order on my local bookstore for it 🙂

    Good luck with all the remaining housework, Carole!

  2. I had Stiff in my shelves for a long time but then it disappeared. I have no idea where it went. lol

    Good luck with the remaining housework and yay for book reviewing!

  3. Ha, I like this sort, too. I've got a different one by her.

    Yay for having the end in sight. Just a little bit more and you can enjoy your new home. 🙂

  4. oh we miss you darling….but keep doing what you are doing, I can't imagine how exhausted you are with all you are dealing with it. We will still be here when life calms down for you.

  5. I read so many crime and murder mysteries, so I think it would really be neat to gain this different perspective. Good luck with everything with the house! I don't envy those long days, but it will all be worth it in the end!