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Aug. 1st, 2009 | 05:31 pm
mood: mellowmellow
music: Phantom Planet

Well, its been a while but I've finally decided to return...I think the only real reason I hae this journal is to keep a tab on all of the books I have read/am reading, so we can start with that:

The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance and the Cutting Edge Medicine that Promises Hope by DonnaNakazawa

Amazing book that really freaked me out.  It made me start a pact with myself: no more processed foods, no dark hair dye, no nail polish, green cleaning supplies, etc.  Also made me think about specializing in Immunology.

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

I first read it in 8th grade and it was my first encounter with Sci-Fi (excluding A Wrinkle in Time...oh, and Dune, but I only read like....12 pages of that so it doesn't count) and I actually liked it.  I mean, some of the stories were pretty boring, like that one about the rocket, but all in all, a good read.  Not as good as the ensuing discussions with John Michael about alien abduction, rocket science, etc.

The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson

It was good but I didn't finish it, I might check it back out and do so.  A little wordy and...I don't know. Not  a favorite. 

I have a list of others I've read because that's not nearly it, but I don't reallly want to go downstairs and get it.  Mostly my time has been taken up by AP Chemistry/AP United States History summer work and cross country training. 

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