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Saturday, March 26, 2011

books and more books

I haven't had the energy to do much work lately, with all the physical therapy, so no new posts with stuff I have made, sorry. I did, however, get to the big library, that actually has a new books section, and got a lot of library books.  :)  And some are worth recommending!

Made by hand : searching for meaning in a throwaway world 
by Frauenfelder, Mark

I really liked this book.  It is the story of one man's journey away from America's throw-away society to becoming a DIY person.  He starts keeping animals, making things by hand, and trying to figure out how to actually fix things, which is a skill many Americans sorely lack.

American wasteland : how America throws away nearly half of its food (and what we can do about it)
by Bloom, Jonathan

This book is really... scary.  So much food is wasted in America!  I especially liked how the author actually got jobs at McDonalds and a grocery store to see how things worked in real life.  He also includes what you can do to make a difference.

Deadly choices : how the anti-vaccine movement threatens us all
by Offit, Paul A

Okay, this book was even scarier.  The people telling you that vaccines cause autism and other diseases are lying.  Or wrong, if you want to give them the benefit of the doubt, but because of the science they are ignoring, I don't want to do that.  :)  There have been measles outbreaks in Minnesota lately... and the only reason is that people aren't vaccinated.  Isn't it their choice? I say no.  If they don't get vaccinated, they are condemning people who can't, like my nephew who is allergic to eggs.  Of course, you also have to condemn the vaccine companies who could make vaccines with out eggs. 

When the first vaccine was invented/discovered, people thought it would turn them into cows.  Literally.  Well, this idiocy hasn't changed over the years- they just have different demons to hang on the vaccines.

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks 
by Rebecca Skloot

This was another great book.  I don't recommend it if you are having surgery soon tho- it freaks you out a bit.  I will for sure be closely reading any consent forms I have to sign for my surgery!

I also like this book because it shows you peoples' lives.  I love seeing how people live, what they believe.  Pry why I like reality tv shows so much!

Have a good weekend,



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