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This was a fascinating read.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot: One of the most interesting books I've read lately.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot: So glad I read this. Great for a book club discussion.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks....HeLa cells are still multiplying. She is the reason diseases like Polio are no longer a major issue.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The story of the woman behind the HeLa cells that helped create the Polio vaccine and countless others! Fantastic read.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--on my "to read" list
Within the past month, I have read completed four books. I have also read several chapters from my Folklore and Biology textbooks and I am on track with the 100 day Book of Mormon reading plan our ward is doing. I have read a lot this month. I have watched no television this month. Today I added two of the four recently completed books to my "Favorite Books" list on this blog. One of them should have been there all along because I have read and loved it twice before. I just finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith for the third time. I read it first when I was a teenager and again about 12 years ago, but this reading, has left my heart weighed with a pang of tenderness and sadness. The poignant story of Francie Nolan growing up in New York in the early 1900s is both powerful and gentle; brutal and sweet. The second book added to the list was one I finished a few days ago, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is the true account of the woman behind the infamous HeLa cells which have changed the course of medical history forever. It is also about Henrietta's poor, uneducated and beleaguered family left behind to struggle and suffer through the mystery of who their mother was and the part she has played in advancing modern science. At times it was so compelling, I could hardly put it down and at others times, so disturbing I wasn't sure I could pick it up again. I recommend them both heartily!
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah, who was devastated to learn about her mother’s cells. She was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Did it hurt her when researchers infected her cells with viruses and shot them into space? What happened to her sister, Elsie, who died in a mental institution at the age of fifteen? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance?� ���������� Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
Saw the movie and thought I'd read the book so it was very good.
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One of like 3 of my Favorite books in the entire world. (Another of those 3 would be the sequel to this book)
My favorite book. It totally makes you think so if your stomach can handle it...READ IT!
not my favorite book. Kinda anoyed me after awhile.
Great book and movie. Sad yet somehow uplifting.
Loved this book read it years ago.
The Lovely Bones; favorite book
My favorite book of all time!
LOVE this book and movie!
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So true about a good book. It's like cocaine!!
The story of my life with a good book. ;)
Book worms unite! After this chapter. . .
So true with a really good book!!!
.Some day's this is so true!!
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It's been a long, fairly miserable week. However, after a nice long nap, some hot cocoa, and several hours reading I'm feeling much more like myself. How about some nerdy book quotes?
A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.
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The 'to do' list and the 'to read' list - never get any shorter...
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I can't stop pinning these book lists!!!
An awesome list of great books to read!
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Another book list
Wondering what your book club should read next? Try one of these: 32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs -- via the @Half Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com
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Last month we brought you the Most Popular Book Club books, compiled from submissions from our 3,0...
Wondering what your book club should read next? Try one of these: 32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs -- via the @Half Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com
Great list of--32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs via the @Heather Creswell Creswell Flores Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com
Wondering what your book club should read next? Try one of these: 32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs -- via the @Heather Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Creswell Flores Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com
Try one of these: 32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs -- via the @Heather Flores Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com
Wondering what your book club should read next? Try one of these: 32 Underrated Novels for Book Clubs -- via the @Heather Creswell Creswell Creswell Flores Price Books Blog http://blog.hpb.com I only read a sixth of the books listed here so I'm filing this post under "want to read" instead of "worth reading;" however, the five books that I've read from this list were all excellent, which encourages me to try the other 27 :)
Never Let me Go and Casual Vacancy are on my To Be Read Lists #Bookclubreads #ToRead
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Books are a girls best friend
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Whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend ... forgot about books. #reading www.OneMorePress.com
Books are a girls best friend...@Rebekah Ahn Schultz I think this is so true! :)
Books are a girl's best friend. And shoes. And handbags. And sweet tea!!!
Books are a girl's best friend :) especially the introvert, loner type ;)
Books are a girl's best friend. And shoes. And chocolate. Y
Book lover forever. :)
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35 Things To Do With All Those Books
Always have too many books
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35 Things To Do With All Those Books - Fun and Creative ideas on how to store extra books in your house #booklover
Decorating with books. I don't get effusive over pins that often but I love a lot of these. (My own personal favorite: READ THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN.)
some of these ideas are supposed to be a joke, but some are actually quite good. *35 Things to do with all those #books. - #library #reading #read #bookshelf #homeideas #forthehome #decor #bookworm #booknook
35 Things To Do With All Those Books ; because a book lover always runs out of book selves.
35 Things To Do With All Those #Books. #getcreative #bookworm
This one is for my book lovers in the family!
Book crafts. Book ideas. #theweekendwriter
Wonderful ideas for decorating with books!
I want a book nook
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books. Reading to my children was one of the best investments of my time.
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Some of my best friends live in books ..
Books : counsellors, friends & teachers
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90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life...Excellent book!
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90 Minutes in Heaven is a 2004 best-selling Christian book written by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey. The book documents the author's near death experience in 1989.
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This man came back to life after being dead for 90 minutes, following a horrendous auto accident. He tells about going to heaven. books-worth-reading
Don Piper "90 Minutes in Heaven" This book helped me with some understanding after losing a very close loved one in an accident. Worth reading again.
An inspirational book, not just for someone who has suffeed a longterm injury or disease, but it is also recommended for the caretakers of those persons who are 'going through'. It's not just about Don's experience in heaven, but what happens when a person returns to earth from their journey and how the experiences effect everyone. 90 Minutes in Heaven will encourage you with "hope" for a tolleable tomorrow through faith in God, family, friends and associates. It's about discovering what "purpos
90 Minutes in Heaven.. Awesome book! A "MUST READ" for everyone!
90 Minutes In Heaven---this might be my favorite book ever!
An inspirational book, not just for someone who has suffeed a longterm injury or disease, but it is also recommended for the caretakers of those persons who are 'going through'. It's not just about Don's experience in heaven, but what happens when a person returns to earth from their journey and how the experiences effect everyone. 90 Minutes in Heaven will encourage you with "hope" for a tolleable tomorrow through faith in God, family, friends and associates. It's about discovering what "purpose" God has for your life since the devil steps in to make altercations. Genesis 50:20 (King James Version) "But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive".
marley and me...Tear Jerker! I have no idea how I will move on in life when my Shelby baby goes. She has my heart and soul.
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Marley and Me - John Grogan Marley reminds me a little bit of my own pup - London (bichon frisee and poodle mix). He's not as exciting as Marley but sometimes...i wonder what is going through his head....
Marley and Me by John Grogan. I'm a fan of a good dog book! And it is always fun to read a book then watch the movie when you are done.
"Marley and Me," by John Grogan - GREAT book and captures trials, tribulations & unconditional love only a Lab could give. I'm not a dog lover but I adored this book.
Marley and Me, by John Grogan. Love this book!! Its a tearjerker, but very heartwarming!!
Marley and Me - one of my favorite movies, I should probably read the book.
Marley and Me by John Grogan- A must read for all dog lovers.
marley and me. Its a sad but good book.
Animals are awesome. My whole life I've been a huge animal lover; dogs, cats, horses, birds, even lizards. I adore the creatures God created for this world. Animals enrich your life in ways you can't explain. They love you with an unconditional love few humans are capable of. They trust you implicitly. They know when you're sad, and they always, always cheer you up! Statistics also show that pet owners are healthier and happier than people who live without pets. My favorite book of a relationship between a person and animal is Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. Seabiscuit: The book This is a non fiction book based on the true story of how a undersized and underestimated race horse with crooked legs became a legend, and in the process healed the heart and broken spirit of Johnny "Red" Pollard, a man once abandoned by his family in times of great poverty. Red becomes Seabiscuit's jockey when Charles Howard, Seabiscuit's owner realises that horse and man have very similar tempraments - they're both rebelious, unruly and always ready for a fight. If you haven't seen the movie version of it yet, do so! It's incredibly touching, and one of my all time favorites. Starring Tobey Maquire and Jeff Bridges. Seabiscuit: The movie Some other really great books about humans and their animal friends that you might consider reading: Marley & Me: Life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan Marley & Me - The Book As I'm sure you know, there is also a movie version starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston to check out. Marley & Me - The Movie My friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara My Friend Flicka I also highly recommend the movie Flicka - based on the novel but replaces the pratagonist with a young girl instead of a boy. Flicka From Baghdad with love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth From Baghdad, with love Animals are amazing, and they are the inspiration of so many great stories. If you're in the market for a new pet, please consider adoption! I know taking a newborn puppy home is an amazing feeling, but there are so many abandoned animals who need new homes and lots of love. PLEASE! Visit your nearest shelter and adopt a pet who will give you just as much love and joy as a newborn. Here are links to adoption sites for South Africa's Wetnose: Dogs: http://www.wetnose.org.za/category/adopt-a-pet/dogs Cats: http://www.wetnose.org.za/category/adopt-a-pet/cats Horses: http://www.wetnose.org.za/category/adopt-a-pet/horses
reader for life
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Reader for life is my daughter, Amy. She was a reader early with book readings by Mom & Dad continues today.
One day, I will make sure my grand-children do just that...not just fall in love with a book but with reading.
...to fall in love with stories, yes. But for the dyslexic child, falling in love with reading may not be quite so simple. (Viva les audiobooks!)
Exactly, I fell in love with the book Ink Heart and now I fall in love with every book I read.
A child only needs to fall in love with one book to become an avid reader for life.
fall in love with one book...
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Life after death.
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Literary #11: Each time you open a book and read it, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.
Each time you open an #ebook, a tree smiles knowing there's still life.
Books - life after death for trees ;)
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Make a tree smile today!
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A tree smiles
Literary : Of books, reading and the English language.
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this was a great book, and shes def one of my favorite writers. anything by her is worth reading, in my opinion
The basis for the Lifetime movie! Beatrice "Trixie" Stone (Brittany Robertson, "Avalon High") accuses boyfriend Jason of date rape; he insists it's consensual. The story soon gets controversial and complicated. Trixie's mom (Kelly Preston) just happens to teach about Dante and his nine circles; her dad (Ron Eldard) is a comic book artist (Picoult wrote "Wonder Woman" some time in her career).
The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult. Read (listened to) June 2012. Entertaining read, not one of my favorite Picoult books. I did enjoy the references to Dante's Inferno. Didn't really connect to any of the characters, they were all so flawed. Which normally makes me like them, but not this time.
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult, Illustrated by Dustin Weaver / An intricate novel of rape and the consequences to all; lots of symbolism and mythology thrown in. The story in interspersed with a graphic novel of a superhero's search for his daughter through Dante's circles of hell
Yet another book that I thoroughly enjoyed from one of favorite author, Jodi Piccoult. How far would a parent go, to protect his/her child?
I have to admit I haven't read many of Picoult's books but The Tenth Circle is one of my favorites. Some think this book is different than her others; she says it still explores the parent-child relationship so in that way it is similar to her other books. I like the way she explores the father-daughter relationship after the daughter is raped. I also like her references to Dante and the fact that the father's graphic novel is brought into the story line. It's a great read and I was hooked right away.
My one and only a FAVORITE book. Everyone should read this.
one of my favorite authors
on my reading list...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This is a page turner and we owe so much to Rebecca Skloot and the Lacks family.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Most intriguing non-fiction I have ever read.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. This book is freakin' fantastic. Interesting-- fascinating even-- and thoroughly informative. It is about the woman who had the first immortal cells-- and who changed medicine as we know it.
This Book continues to blow peoples minds away! Get it Now! - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot eBOOK
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Story of the woman whose cells were taken from her unknowingly at Johns Hopkins after she went in to be treated for cervical cancer. These HeLa cells are the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture and have been used in numerous scientific studies. Her family was not told about the cells until the 1970's, about 20 years after her death.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot...so on my to read list
AN AMAZING READ <3
It is Book Club Friday again and I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde. This link up is every Friday and you can review any book that you like. So - head on over and find some great books to add to your list. Today I am reviewing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Here is the description from Amazon: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. What did I think: If you have ever studied science and biology, I just bet you have heard of HeLa cells. I don't remember ever wondering where cells like that came from. But they came from a woman named Henrietta. She was a mother, wife, sister, and friend. A real person with a real life. Her cells are some of the most famous, if not the most famous, in the world. Yet her family had no idea. This was a great book. It is written so well that you can see the places and the people. It brings up a lot of eithical questions about the use of your body parts once they are removed from you. It is touching, it's sad, it's full of hope. Everyone should read this book. Thanks again to Lauren for her review of the book last week. I may have never known it was out there without her! BOOK 6:12 FOR 2012 ****Click here for more books that I have read and reviewed and here for my ever growing list of books to read in the future.
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The Dollmaker--one of the most powerful books I've ever read.
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The Dollmaker--one of the most powerful books I've ever read. (Written about the state where my mother grew up - Kentucky - and the community - Willow Run, Michigan - where I grew up. One of my all time favorite books.)
On my reading list. "One of the most powerful books I've ever read."
The Dollmaker--one of the most powerful books I've ever read. Truly.
The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow, one of my favorite books.
The Dollmaker-- powerful book
a powerful book. read it.
A very powerful book
My favorite book.
the best book i have ever read. my forever favorite. changed my life.
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the best book i have ever read. my forever favorite. changed my life. <-- previous pinner. Added to my reading list!
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One pinner said, "the best book i have ever read. my forever favorite. changed my life". Pin for reference in case I need a book to read.
Want to read. Adding to my infinite book list...
Definitely added to my reading list. ..
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Need to read book!
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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this is an amazing story, well written and worth reading. You don't realize what this woman's life/cells have contributed to this world. More should have been done for her and her family for her unknowing contribution
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: To all fellow nerds, this is a great book. Well researched and amazing story of the woman behind HeLa cells and the dawn of molecular biology.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks....an amazing story, couldn't put this book down! Would make a great choice for a book club...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Superb piecing together of a medical mystery that became key to the creation of many vaccines and medicines we use today. The book will soon be adapted to film. My favorite book of 2010.
Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. A truly amazing story.
IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS; What a legacy this woman left us - countless medical cures made possible because of her unusual blood. True story and a great book club read.
Dwight Garner of The New York Times wrote: I put down Rebecca Skloot’s first book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” more than once. Ten times, probably. Once to poke the fire. Once to silence a pinging BlackBerry. And eight times to chase my wife and assorted visitors around the house, to tell them I was holding one of the most graceful and moving nonfiction books I’ve read in a very long time …It has brains and pacing and nerve and heart.
Books to Go [8 books w/discussion guide! Perfect for a book club.] The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot ~ Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks// On my to read list!
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