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The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

writermala, July 14, 2014

This book which chronicles the development of and progress of Probability and Statistics is well-written and makes a very complicated subject easy. Mlodinow uses examples and tests from everyday life to illustrate complex subjects and succeeds in getting through to us. An eminently readable book.
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Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
Remember Me

writermala, July 13, 2014

Lexi Smart wakes up in a hospital and thinks she's there because of a minor accident in 2004. The truth is, she's "memorily challenged." In other words, she is there because of a car accident in 2007 and has lost her memory of the last three years! More importantly it is in these last three years that she has morphed from a not so pretty, but friendly, full of fun person to a "B*&^% Boss" who is skinny and pretty and is not liked by anyone. Lexi cries out that unlike a computer which can be backed up she wishes she could have backed up her brain! A well-conceived plot where the amnesia theme has been exploited to the fullest and as in all Sophie Kinsella books romance features high on the list of topics. I would recommend this book.
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China Dolls by Lisa See
China Dolls

writermala, July 11, 2014

I'm a huge fan of Lisa See, and her latest book "China Dolls" did not disappoint. Ruby, Grace, and Helen tell their stories of friendship, betrayal, and love in a really poignant way and it is quite heart-rending. The historical issues dealt with like discrimination, war, and internment are handled well. All in all a very well told story. If you are already a Lisa See fan you will love this novel. If you have never read Lisa See before, this is a great place to start - you will end up reading all her other novels too!
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Ruby by Cynthia Bond

writermala, July 9, 2014

I couldn't get into this book for quite a while and even toyed with the idea of giving it up; but in the end i was glad I persevered. It was certainly different and heartrending. The characters are well drawn and the plot is well conceived.
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Miss Masala by Mallika Basu
Miss Masala

writermala, July 7, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed Mallika Basu's "Miss Masala." This is an anecdotal account of Basu's journey from Novice to Auntydom to almost professional Indian chef, well accompanied by recipes that helped her travel this rugged path in London.
As an "aunty" myself I was somewhat skeptical at the beginning but after trying out some of the recipes I will attest to their authenticity and accuracy. Her recipes are easy to follow, precise and with just that touch of humor she keeps the whole book light. A must own.>
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