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