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A weekend non-fiction fun read as a break from heavy theological reading: Because Pastors need a break also!  Haven’t done one of these in a while!

Who Ate the First Oyster

Cody Cassidy.  Who Ate the First Oyster?. New York, NY: Penguin Books, May 5th 2020. 240 pp.

4 out of 5

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Who ate the first oyster?  Who discovered Hawaii?  (And how?) And who painted the world’s first masterpiece?  These questions and others are answered in this book.  Written in an accessible manner the answers that author Cody Cassidy gave are informative, fascinating and interesting with the reasoning he gives of why scientists, historians and other experts come to the conclusion they arrived at.  If you like asking questions and learning people’s attempt to answer those questions then this book is for you.

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Finally after a long delay, a Weekend reading review: Because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Matt Richtel.  An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives. New York, NY: William Morrow, March 12th 2019. 324 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

How much do you know about our human immune system, the system in your body involved with defending the body from germs, virus and bacteria?  This book written by a journalist attempts to educate the general reader.  The author Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times best selling author.  Weaving in science and also the personal life story of four different individuals add a human interests angle to carry the readers through what is a complicated and hard subject.  While preparing to write this review I found out that currently it is the number one rated book in Immunology.  I thought in the time I read it during the ongoing Corona virus this would be educational for me.

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