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Bijal P. Trivedi: Breath from Salt (2020, BenBella Books) 5 stars

Review of 'Breath from Salt' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

What does it take to develop a good drug?

It was a great read, much better than what I expected.

After reading this book, this horrible disease deeply saddened me and I feel so sorry for the kids and the families (I literally cried through the chapter when Joey died). The never-giving up families and the fund raisers also are quite moving. I was excited and inspired by all the scientific progresses made through the past 60 years. The history of fighting Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is such an outstanding example that we humans use modern science to conquer diseases.

To conquer CF, it takes a really long time.

- It was until 1938, when Dr. Dorothy Anderen noticed kids died from CF differed from normal pneumonia and found that this is a new type of disease.

- But it was until 15 years later, in 1953, that the first diagnosis …

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2005, Mediasat Group) 4 stars

The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town …

Review of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Girls, Tom Sawyer is your Prince Charming!

There are a lot of things I like in the book. Tom Sawyer is a remarkable character this book created.

Just imagine, there is a boy who falls in love with you when he first sees you, and he doesn’t hesitate to say “I love you”; a boy who wants to engage with you when he figured out you also like him; a boy who gives you a brass andiron-knob to mend the relationship when he hurts you; a boy who takes the whipping for you when you made the mistakes; a boy who takes you for adventures; a boy who never gives up hope when you too are trapped in a cave and he is as freaked out as you; a boy who kissed you, when you are too weak in the cave, “with a chocking sensation in his throat, and made …

Matt Haig: The Midnight Library (Hardcover, 2020, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an …

Review of 'The Midnight Library' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Who can get into this Midnight Library?

I found this book is dull to read. But there are some interesting ideas. One of them is that why Nora entered this library. Who is given the chance to visit this library?

The key idea of the book is that you have made so many mistakes in your life and you want a chance to reverse them, in the hope of having a better life. Everybody makes mistakes; Our lives are made of a series of mistakes and the lessons we have learned from. The mistakes are our signature. More importantly, not a single mistake in our lives is isolated. We can always find the “roots” of a mistake from many mistakes we have made before. So correcting one mistake means changing a series of mistakes and therefore our identity. Who will want to eliminate his/her existence completely? Only the people do …