Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
This is my first time participating in this blog hop, but several of my blogger friends have highly recommended it!
I just started this blog a few weeks ago and have been impressed and grateful for all the terrific traffic and comments that have been posted! It's definitely opened up a whole new world.
I basically use my blog to post reviews, rants, thoughts, and love to host new upcoming authors and giveaways!
Can't wait to meet all of you!
Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.
I love to try books from genres I don't usually read. I don't usually read nonfiction, but I read The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, which now is one of my top all time favorite books. It's one of those rare books that completely change the way I think.
I tried it because I had read Complications and Better by him as it was recommended by my medical colleagues as one of the best examples of physician written novels for the lay person. I think it's important for a reviewer to try new things once in a while!
Goodreads Book Description:
The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist
We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies‚neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.
First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.
In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from homeland security to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.
An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.