As I mentioned in my Monday Things post, on Sunday a bunch of local bloggers met at Kelsey‘s for our first monthly book club. We met to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot which is about the life of a poor black women, Henrietta Lacks, who in the 40′s/50′s is diagnosed with cancer and her cells are taken on behalf of medical research. Her cells, HeLa, become the first cells every grown in culture and are incredibly important for medicine (think polio vaccine etc.). The book goes into the details of Henrietta’s life as well as the story of her cells and does a great job of presenting science without bogging down the reader.
We all enjoyed the book quite a bit!
Of course, we only talked about the book a little bit. Instead we chatted about food, running, and life in the city. We also ate some lunch and sipped some wine. We have a classy book club.
We did lunch potluck style. With a variety of diets you think this would have been tricky but we seemed to have something for everyone. By the way I made that pasta salad with brown rice pasta. Yum!
Book club was so much fun and I can’t wait for the meet up in September!
I’m off to get ready for work. Have a good one!
What’s your favorite route to run in the a.m.?