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Read a Biography of Marie Curie

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Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull

Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull ; illustrations by Boris Kulikov 










I found this biography to be full of interesting tidbits. For some reason, I have always thought that Marie Curie's place in history was more modern than it was. Her achievements are even more impressive to me now that I realize that she did so much before even the beginning of the twentieth century. It was fascinating to see how Marie Curie's timeline led to the development of the atomic bomb (having just read Bomb, by Steve Sheinkin, this was a great preface). Marie Curie's affair, her work during World War I, and the scientific and general success of her daughters and granddaughters were all great parts of this story.

I read Jeeves in the Offing

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Jeeves in the Offing by P,G. Wodehouse
I read Jeeves in the Offing by P.G. Wodehouse, the first of these distinctly British humor novels that I have read. Kind of reminded me of Are You Being Served. Jeeves

Succumbed to Peer Pressure

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A Game of Thrones by George Martin
After all the hype, the TV Series, and a zillion and a half people telling me I should at least give this a try, I started A Game of Thrones. It's a little dark, but the characters are fascinating. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin

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The Leftovers by Tom Perotta