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Books #23 and 24

Book #23 was "Slowing Down to the Speed of Life" by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey. I re-read this nearly yearly, since it's the best self-help book I've found for dealing with anxiety and stress. The main premise is that, when we're feeling rushed, it's because of our speeded-up thinking, and the best thing we can do is to slow down and "be here now." It's a simple message, but one I need to refresh myself on from time to time.

Book #24 was "Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors" by Lizzie Collingham. I learned a lot about Indian and British history, picked up some cooking ideas and was immensely entertained by this book, which is liberally sprinkled with recipes and illustrations. Collingham explains how different rulers over time, plus the Indian caste system and the country's regional differences, created the various cuisines of India and how Indian food became so popular in Britain. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in cooking or history.




1. Blue Light [fiction]- Walter Mosley
2. Titus Alone [fiction]- Mervyn Peake
3. "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" [non-fiction]- Beverly Tatum
4. Never Let Me Go [fiction]- Kazuo Ishiguro
5. The Jehovah Contract [fiction]- Victor Koman
6. When the Phone Rings, My Bed Shakes: The Memoirs of a Deaf Doctor [non-fiction/memoir]- Philip Zazove
7. The Foreign Student [fiction]- Susan Choi
8. V for Vendetta [fiction/graphic novel]- Alan Moore and David Lloyd
9. City at the End of Time [fiction]- Greg Bear (unabridged audiobook)
10. Figuring: The Joy of Numbers [non-fiction]- Shakuntala Devi
11. Towing Jehovah [fiction]- James Morrow.
12. Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just [non-fiction]- Keith R. Manning
13. The Finster Effect [fiction]- Wednesday Lee Friday
14. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America [non-fiction]- Ronald Takaki.
15. The autobiography of my mother [fiction]- Jamaica Kincaid
16. Death du Jour [fiction]- Kathy Reichs (unabridged audiobook)
17. What Is My Cat Thinking?: The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior [non-fiction]- Gwen Bailey
18. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything [non-fiction]- Christopher Hitchens (unabridged audiobook)
19. History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos [non-fiction]- Luis Francia
20. Feynman [non-fiction/graphic memoir]- Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick.
21. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians series) [fiction]- Rick Riordan (unabridged audiobook)
22. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World [fiction]- Haruki Murakami

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