Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,193
Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (206 of 287)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,193 - Total Helpful Votes: 206 of 287
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of &hellip by Joshua Foer
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It may be because I am in the midst of studying for a major exam and need some tips on memory.

Joshua Foer is a journalist who covers the United States memory championship and then decides to compete in the following year and he wins it. He is trained by an European and he shares with his readers the methods he learned to develop his memory to the point where he won the championship.

It is an entertaining read and informative and has taken me to a trail where I will explore some self-help books on memory because it seems they actually do help with exams, maybe not real life but with exams and that is what I need… Read more
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel by Helen Simonson
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I found this book had a hard time deciding what type of story it wanted to be. It is a love story, a story about racism, a story about the contempt of youth towards elders, a story about crazy Aunties, and then at the end it is a gun shooting action story.

Major Pettigrew is a real life character with lots of faults and lots of pluses which is refreshing and his love interest Mrs. Ali is almost as real, but a bit more stereotypical of an Indian women who is not Indian in the way Caucasians like to think.

Overall a fun light read about old people finding love again in their lives. I do like the underlying theme of racism and how it is presented in the book, that is how… Read more
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a great read, especially if you are keen on biological sciences. I have a science degree and learned all about cells, DNA, cancer and never learned about how we got the cells to study to find out this information. I have never even considered the people behind the cells I studied in university. This book was an eye opener and it is well written and well paced that it keeps your attention. Definitely a learning experience and a book that makes you think about science and also about the field of medicine.