Originally Posted by cathe
Thanks for starting the June thread. I'm starting a new book today . . . will be back to post.
Originally Posted by Igraine
29) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.
This was fantastic. I will never just sign my HIPPA consent forms again! I will be asking questions the next time a tissue sample is taken from me or anyone in my family for testing.
30) Afternoon in the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
31) Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves From Old Habits and Fears.Pema Chodron never disappoints. I love how she simply discusses Buddhist teachings. I always feel my heart open up when I read her articles and books. She is one of my favorites.
Oh, I want to read that Pema Chodron one! And the Henrietta Lacks one is on my to read list. I'm fascinated (in a horrified way) that the family receives nothing from the use of her cells. I guess I should read the book to learn more!
Originally Posted by Bufomander
76. The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
Ever since reading Laurie R. King's first Mary and Sherlock book I'm intrigued with Sherlock Holmes. Tell me more about this one
Originally Posted by NewCrunchyDaddy
Wow ... the forum looks so different! Now that I am done with schooling for the foreseeable future, I think I'm going to venture back into reading and reviewing for pleasure and blogging about books, and come back to the forums. After two years of graduate school I just hope I know how to read for pleasure
Welcome back NCD!
Let's see, here are my books for right now.....
#30 The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Basic book about getting out of debt, reprogramming the way you think about money and coherent steps on doing so. Pretty good advice it seems like, and with constructive steps you can take, seems like it's actually helpful. I'm also doing an e-course on getting to financial freedom (read, no more debt, and living a simpler, cash lifestyle). The course, in conjunction with this book is really helpful for sure. I'm about halfway through some other money books too.
#31 Girls Like Us, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon by Sheila Weller
My mom's best friend loaned this to me. I think my mom would have gotten more of a kick out of it, but since she's gone....I read it. Basically the life story of all 3 women. Interesting at times, way too detailed at others. It was kind of long and took me months of start-stop reading to finish it. Glad to be done with it! Normally I don't force myself to finish a book, but since my godmother loaned it to me, I sort of felt obligated. *sigh*
#32 Touchstone by Laurie R. King
Picked up at the library b/c I liked The Beekeeper's Apprentice so well. Was not disappointed. Story about an American FBI agent on his own in England trying to find an English suspect for a rash of bombings in American during the labor riots after WWI. Fascinating twists and turns and setting. I read this just after watching Downton Abbey, which was a nice compliment b/c the settings in some parts of the book were pretty similar.
#33 The Dip by Seth Godin
I picked up a bunch of Seth Godin books from the library to learn more about marketing for work. This one ended up being really good advice about when to quit. Now I'm thinking I should probably quit my job and find something new and exciting to do!
It's interesting, I must be ready for a life change, I've been reading books about money makeovers, quitting, learning more stuff about marketing and social media and website programming and just started reading Chris Guillebeau's The Art of Non-Conformity. Time for a transformation methinks!