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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Just finished "Deep Nutrition" by Catherine Shanahan, MD. A mind boggling book about nutrition in a way you may never have thought about it before. This is a book about paleo nutrition, traditional diets around the world from centuries past and how they made ancient peoples healthy enough to survive a harsh world. It's about how nutrition affects our genes and how we can pass on to our children (and grandchildren) the changes in our DNA made by the foods we eat. It's about how the changes in world foods has negatively affected us for the last 75 years and how we can eat the foods that our ancestors ate and thrived on for centuries. It gets pretty technical and scientific at times but would still be a good read for anyone who wants to make some healthy changes in their diet. Dr. Cate approaches paleo nutrition from a world standpoint of how widely separated groups of people still managed to get good nutrition from what was available in their area and distills it down to what she calls "The Four Pillars" - four distinct groupings of nutrition and how modern humans can eat from these groupings and improve their bodies, no matter what your age.

Just started, "Stolen Innocence", by Elissa Wall. Elissa grew up in the FLDS. It was her testimony that helped convict Warren Jeffs. Elissa managed to escape the FLDS and is now free of it's restrictive and destructive influence.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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The Amateur by Ed Klein.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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The Amateur by Ed Klein.
Can you tell us what you think of this book?
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I'm on a bit of a murder mystery kick right now -- current read is Therapy/Jonathan Kellerman.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I just down loaded all of Jane Austen's books...free on Kindle. I am working my way thru all classic literature. And most of it is free....love it.
I'm catching up with this thread, so sorry if this one is too late, but I LOVE Jane Austen. She's my favorite author. Something about the way she crafted her sentences. I'm never disappointed when I read an Austen. Happy reading!
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: bucks county, PA
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New to this thread as well. I have recently been reading through James Rollins books. I started with the Devils colony and have gotten addicted.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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While I'm waiting for a ton of books to arrive in the mail, I'm reading this biography about Queen Elizabeth on my Kindle:

Amazon.com: Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (9781400067893): Sally Bedell Smith: Books

I just started it. It's interesting so far but it's a very long book and I don't think I like the queen 688 pages worth. But we'll see.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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Im really liking the book ' A theory of relativity " by jacquelyn mitchard and I will be reading others of hers . I feel i can safely say I would reccomend her books .
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just finished Yukio Mishima's "The Decay of Angels". It is part four of a tetralogy, but can be read by itself with no loss of comprehension. It's a translation, reflecting life in Japan around the 1960s. I did not know the circumstances under which it was written until after I read the book. Whether it is better, or not, to know that, I will have to leave up to the reader. Critics call it an important work, and it was good, but not something I would put on my must-read list.

Just about to start Julian Barnes' "Arthur and George".

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I maybe an odd duck but the only ones I liked were the plain truth , nineteen minutes and my sisters keeper . those are the only ones I liked out of all her books . take care .
No, you're not odd (unless I am, a distinct possibility). I read "My Sister's Keeper" first, and loved it, and felt disappointed by Picoult's other books.
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