The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Last year when the book was coming out, I heard several interviews on NPR with Rebecca Skloot and thought it sounded like a really interesting read.  But I generally read fiction…even though some of my favorite books have been non-fiction!  I finally got around to reading this book…and it was fantastic.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do so as soon as possible.  I spent several hours yesterday (during the super bowl…) reading the book, and I just couldn’t put it down.  It’s both well written and a fascinating subject matter. 


And no, I did not watch the super bowl.  I decided to spend the evening relaxing and resting up, and of course finishing my book.  Now I’ve moved on to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which I realized is a very short book.  The one thing about the Kindle is that you don’t know how many pages a book is!  Once you get started it tells you what percentage you have read, so it’s easy to tell after a short time whether it is a long or short book, but you don’t know until you start. 

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