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from Luciano Potena:

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Says Luciano: "It is a very interesting essay from a surgeon working at Brigham's Hospital in Boston, about the development of a checklists-based method to help doctors (and others) in doing a better job in complex tasking. Said in this way it seems boring, but it isn't—it is easy reading and I passed through it in 5 days during the Christmas holidays."

from Stan Martin:

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Says Stan: "No, Reamde not a typo. It's almost 1000 pages and I think my wife is going to divorce me because I can't put it down at night. I can't even begin to describe the imaginative genius and characterizations in this book. What a story!"

from Bronwyn Levvey:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Says Bronwyn: "It is essentially the magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne, and what I love about it is that it looks at the history/legend of 'King Arthur and his knights of the round table' from a female perspective ... very interesting indeed!!