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Riva's Reads

I read just about anything with words - especially cozy mysteries and urban fantasy.

Currently reading

Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville, #11)
Carrie Vaughn
Loki’s Wolves
Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr
Beyond Sugar Shock: The 6-Week Plan to Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction & Get Slimmer, Sexier & Sweeter
Connie Bennett
Ghosts of 42nd Street
Anthony Bianco
Kevin Hearne

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot An absolutely fascinating book. Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the 1950's. She didn't survive treatment, but cells taken from her tumors are still being cultured and used in experiments today. This book is the story of how the Lacks family learned of Henrietta's "immortality" and the dialogues on bioethics the treatment of the Lacks family (and others) sparked. Skloot makes the science understandable and really stresses the human side of the story. Highly recommended.