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lilysnowflower Asked me about which books I'm reading now on Facebook. Here is the list:

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
It's the true story about a brain anatomist who went through a major stroke. Since she's a brain expert, she was able to describe in detail what it was like and how it took her 8 years to fully recover and re-educate herself.

The Works of Oscar Wilde
I probably won't read this from cover to cover, but I pick out the things I like. I liked The Importance of Being Ernest.

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
The author who was originally an agnostic/atheist reads several versions of the bible and many commentaries. He then tries to live as closely to the original intent and rules of the bible as possible for one year. He chronicles his spiritual journey and his difficulties with it during this year.

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku
I've read most of Michio Kaku's books. When he was in high school he built an atom smasher in his garage. This was in the 1960s when it was really difficult to built an atom smasher in your garage. He writes popular science books, but he writes them for the intelligent layman and doesn't dumb them down too much. He relates science to popular fiction very well, since he's a science fiction lover.

So far all the books are good. Since I'm going for my master's degree, I often don't have much time for pleasure reading. This does not include all the reading I do to get that degree. Enjoy :)
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