Monday, January 9, 2017

Why Must I Read This Kind of Crap?!

This was my most recent haul from the public library...
Recently, I've decided to think a little more about the books I choose to read.  I wrote a blog post about it a few weeks ago that you can read here. I tend to lean towards crime/suspense type novels.  Sometimes, true crime, but usually fiction.  Books like Gone Girl.  Books that probably are just not all that good for me. And while I'm not swearing them off completely, I am cutting way down on them.

So, the fact that of these 4 books I got from the library, only one is anything about murder is progress towards that goal.

However, when I sat down with all of them over the weekend to see which one I wanted to read first... Guess which one I went with?  Ugh.  Yep, the true crime book called My Sweet Angel. It had me at munchausen by proxy. I've read about this weird psychological disorder before and found it fascinating. It's when a parent, I think it tends to usually be the mom, thrives on having a sick kid that she can take to the doctor all the time.  Thrives on it so much, she causes her child to be sick.  And often, it leads to the child's death. Super, duper weird.  My Sweet Angel is the story of a woman that clearly has munchausen by proxy and killed her 5 year old son, after making him sick for his entire life.  But I promise, after I read this one gross book, I'll fill my head with better stories of hope and triumph.

I mean it this time.
Don't judge me.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Haha! No judgment here! I remember an episode of ER where this phenomenon was featured--it is super weird.