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Lost in the Stacks

I read widely and compulsively and my fancies are ever changing. My love of reading, however, is no mere fancy. 

Currently reading

The Stress of Her Regard
Tim Powers
Progress: 480/960 minutes
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee I don't have time to write a full review at the moment, but I must say that The Emperor of All Maladies is an absolute must read for anyone who works in cancer research, prevention or treatment and anyone who is or has a family member being treated for cancer. In fact, I recommend it for everyone. This is an incredibly honest accounting of where we've come from in cancer treatment and where we stand now while also succeeding in a feat rare to such works: Mukharjee capably demonstrates compassion for cancer patients, treating them as humans and not abstract intellectual concepts.

Mukharjee is a very talented writer and scientific/medical concepts are built up in a logical progression, starting from simple principles. I will hang on to this book as an important reference work.

Highly recommended for everyone.