Last years holiday reading included some blooks (blogs turned into books). One blog I came across a few years ago was Random Acts of Reality – the blog of a paramedic. After the blog came the book – Blood, Sweat and Tea by Tom Reynolds. I enjoyed it even if it was difficult/different reading a book in blog format. But I was always one for the short stories!
I still read the blog and am frequently moved by the posts of Tom’s daily dealings with the NHS, his employers, the London Ambulance Service (who know he blogs), public services and most of all his patients and the visits to those found dead (Purple +), ill, and perfectly healthy.
The book has now been turned into a radio play for Radio 4 and is available for the next week on the BBC Friday Play website. Pity it’s not a podcast but that would be social mediaing it too much maybe? I’m off to get my list of blooks ready for this years holiday reading – any suggestions?