Sep. 6th, 2013

books!

Sep. 6th, 2013 07:15 am
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19. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: I say this a lot, but this book was SO interesting. It combines two things that love medical science and race relations. Unfortunately, not combined in the good way. It brings up so many questions about medical ethics and research ethics. Cells were taken from a woman that have changed the face of medical science, but she didn't know or give her permission. These were the first "immortal" cells, known to the world has HeLa. The book explores her life, death, and family. Really recommended.

20. The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to Youby Jessica Alba: Okay this was an impulse check out. It was at the front near the library checkout and I just grabbed it. I had read an excerpt in Women's Health. Fluffy guide to hippie living. It would be a nice intro for someone starting to look at living more green.

21. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: One of my favorite books of all time. I am a little obsessed. R finally has a break and is reading it for the first time, so I decided to read it again too. Still as good.

22. The Wiseman's Fear: by Patrick Rothfuss: Well I couldn't read book one and not reread book two!

23. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: yikes. This book was haunting to say the least. It literally does a 180 in the middle and makes everything you think turn on its head. The characters are crazy, intense, relatable, and despicable all at once. I read it in less than a day.

24.This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips: This book made me sick. I could barely finish it. The crazy main character has had a crush on a man for years. She literally rapes him, gets pregnant, they have a sham marriage, has a miscarriage, and then goes nuts. But of course by the end their sham marriage into real love and they have a baby. WTF. I was beyond grossed out. SEP loves to use rape in her romances and I truly cannot fathom why she thinks that's a good idea. Who the hell green lit this book? My god.

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