May is National Get Caught Reading Month so here is what the KEYS staff is currently reading.
Helen: “I’m reading “Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”, a 2005 book by Malcolm Gladwell. It provides a compelling explanation for why you should “trust your gut”. Also this month’s Consumer Reports is a must read for the article on Social Networking sites and how to protect your personal information.”
Steve: “Right now, I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s fascinating biography of Benjamin Franklin – I’m almost done! Next up on my list is Steinbeck’s East of Eden!”
Kimmy is reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks“: ” 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.“
Sabrina: “I am reading “Feet of Clay” by Terry Pratchett although I should be reading my next book club book, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.”
Jamie has been passing Bomboozled around the office. It is a cool book of pictures of bomb shelters that he got from the Library.
What are you reading?