Book Review – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks What a surprisingly fascinating read. I say surprisingly because I really wasn't looking forward to reading the book. Well, sort of… let me clarify: I was searching through audio-books at my local library, in hopes of finding more good books to listen to during my travels. I saw this one by chance, and it caught my attention Continue reading

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin

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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea by Jonathan Franklin. Wow is really the only word that came to mind when I finished the book. Indeed a truly extraordinary story of survival. Alvarenga, who survived at sea alone for 438 days, inspired me to never have another bad day again. If I'm tired and feel overworked, I just remind myself what this man experienced out at sea, all alone, for over a year. Continue reading

Reckless Traveler by Walter Rhein

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Reckless Traveler by Walter Rhein. I decided to read this book because I’ve been doing a lot of research for my future trip to Central and South America. I order many of my raw ingredients from all over the world, and many are claimed as fair trade and organic, and well… I just want to verify for myself. Plus I want to see the beautiful trees that some of these oils come from, and unfortunately many just do not grow here in the US. Continue reading

My First Book Review! A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. This book was definitely not on my list of reading for reviews, my goal was to review books that are related to health and beauty, not entertainment. But a co-worker of mine recommended the book insisting that I will be laughing out loud with every page. I had lent my co-worker a different book, and felt obligated to read this one even though I wasn’t really interested. After all, I work full time while trying to manage a start up business. My choice of books are usually Continue reading