The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot

This is the first non-fiction I have read (or more like listened to) in a while and while I loved the book, there were definitely some flaws with it too (probably stemming from the author’s way of writing). Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Tumor cells taken from herContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks * Rebecca Skloot”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

After having read some really bad books recently, I decided to pick up a classic. Ken Kesey. The book which inspired so many movies and my favourite play in Cluj-Napoca (sorry Shakespeare). “But like always when I try to place my thoughts in the past and hide there, the fear close at hand seeps inContinue reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey”

The End of the Whole Mess * Stephen King

The Story In a little town there were two brothers. One was bright, one was a genius. Howard and Bobby got along like the house on fire and the older brother could feel only awe and amazement when looking at the stuff his little brother invented. When he was small he came up with anContinue reading “The End of the Whole Mess * Stephen King”

The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review

This book was not great but it was not bad either. So a solid 3.22 out of 5. The premise was wonderful, everything was ticking my biblio boxes – the gorgeous cover, the Renaissance setting, a strong female character in a man’s world, comparisons with Sarah Dunant and Tracy Chevalier – so where did it allContinue reading “The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveny * Review”

The FIREMAN * Joe Hill – Excerpt

FOX said the Dragon had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC said sources indicated the ’scale might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of Revelation. CNN reported both sides. All throughout May andContinue reading “The FIREMAN * Joe Hill – Excerpt”

EARLY DETECTION OF DISEASE IN THE CHILD

It is highly important that a mother should possess such information as will enable her to detect disease at its first appearance, and thus insure for her child timely medical assistance. This knowledge it will not be difficult for her to obtain. She has only to bear in mind what are the indications which constituteContinue reading “EARLY DETECTION OF DISEASE IN THE CHILD”