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Old 01-03-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You might like this book, then:

Amazon.com: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement (9780061288500): Jane Ziegelman: Books

Not by the same author, but it's another Orchard Street tale. This one is non-fiction. I bought it for my mother-in-law and she loved it. (Well, she's a typical Jewish mother-in-law... would she TELL me if she DIDN'T love it? )
Wow. What a neat idea: A sociological study based on location and food. I just ordered it. Thanks for posting about it. It sounds great.

Reading about it on the amazon link it's mentioned that the Tenement Museum in NYC is now at 97 Orchard. I didn't know that. I will be sure to visit the museum the next time I am in town.

Thanks so much.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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Wow. What a neat idea: A sociological study based on location and food. I just ordered it. Thanks for posting about it. It sounds great.

Reading about it on the amazon link it's mentioned that the Tenement Museum in NYC is now at 97 Orchard. I didn't know that. I will be sure to visit the museum the next time I am in town.

Thanks so much.
You're very welcome!

I hope that you enjoy it as much as my mother-in-law (says that she) did.

Actually, when I see her this summer, I'm going to ask her to loan it to me. I sounded so interesting.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This one sounds like something along the lines of the book "One thousand white women by Jim Fergus . It was a good book some women wont read it because of the abuses mentioned and Im sure alot will miss out on this one as well . I happen to enjoy One thousand white women .
I just ordered this one.

The funny thing is that I told myself in December that I had to stop buying so many books. I meant it at the time. Then I got some unexpected money for Christmas and that gave me permission to keep on keeping on. I would have, anyway, but I am the queen of rationalization.

Heeheehee. There is no way I could not buy books. I'm too lazy to go to the library and I don't want a time limit on when I have to finish the books. I just buy them and then share them with friends. Although, a lot of my books are about different religions and cultures. There is not a lot of demand for those topics in my group. So, I just keep them. That's what I spend my money on: books. I am trying to buy used books and I've had some good luck with books from Goodwill on amazon. I donate books to Goodwill so I might as well buy from them, too.

Gosh, I've ordered 4 today alone. I can't wait to get them. Life is good!
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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I'm reading five books right now. I'm reading The New American Ghetto again. I'm reading Downtown, Mama Drama, Black, White, Other, Bum Rap On America's Cities, and Wedding Fever.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm going to also. Wow, gret minds do think alike! I wish everyone reading this would keep a list. We could list them in one spot periodically.
That would be fun!! It would be one heck of a list!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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And speaking of new books.....I don't recall who mentioned "Up From Orchard Street" by Eleanor Widmer but I owe you a very big Thank You. I ordered it the day I read about it.

What a joy it is. I started it yesterday and cannot put it down. It's lovely. It's exciting in a "family issues" sort of way and I love it. Plus, I really enjoy reading about the Lower East Side of NYC. It's one of my favorite places to shop when I visit the city. It's also entertaining to read about the folks who came to NYC via Ellis Island...like my great grandparents did.

I want to read this book too! It is definetly on my list for the very near future!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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You might like this book, then:

Amazon.com: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement (9780061288500): Jane Ziegelman: Books

Not by the same author, but it's another Orchard Street tale. This one is non-fiction. I bought it for my mother-in-law and she loved it. (Well, she's a typical Jewish mother-in-law... would she TELL me if she DIDN'T love it? )


It sounds fabulous as well and has also been added to the ever growing list... I think I will read them consecutively. So cool! Thank you for that suggestion!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't know what's wrong with me but I've been having real trouble getting into any book. I remain stuck halfway through Life, the Keith Richards autobiography. I remain stuck halfway through Avilion by Robert Holdstock. There's probably a dozen books I am stuck halfway through. I think it has to do with the holidays, which totally messes with my mind and sense of time.

So...I treated myself and ordered around a dozen books from Amazon on a variety of subjects but they aren't supposed to be here until the end of this month. And so I went to town today (terrible mistake. I had thought the Boxing Day crowds would be over), and after circling the lot forever to find a parking spot, I bought a bunch of books that are maybe a little lighter of a read, maybe a little more action-packed.

I bought Whitley Strieber's Beyond 2012. The first page sounds a little dumb. I also bought Time Spike by Eric Flint, inspired by some of the sci-fi and post-apocalyptic threads here. I've never read anything by him. I bought Echo City by Tim Lebbon. Never heard of him, never mind read him before. It also sounds post-apocalyptic. And I bought First Truth by someone called Dawn Cook, but what is confusing to me is that the cover says "Dawn Cook as Kim Harrison."

I have no idea what that means. Dawn Cook writing as Kim Harrison? if so, why? Is Dawn Cook or Kim Harrison that famous in some other genre that they need to differentiate the two? The book itself is some kind of fantasy.

Hopefully something in one of these books will shock my brain back to life. The crowds did not make browsing an enjoyable experience but having driven an hour to the city, I wasn't inclined to leave empty-handed.

Someone say something positive about any one of these books.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Lowell, MA
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Pop Goes The Weasel - James Patterson
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I just started the Morganville Vampires series. So far I've got volume 1 & 2 which equals the first 4 in the series. So far 9 have been published with 12 quarenteed so far. And I've still got a box of about 19 books to read.

And I started a second job almost 3 months ago. So instead of reading 1 book every 3 or 4 days it's now 1 book about every 3 weeks. YIKES!!!!
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