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Old 12-21-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I am reading "Suicide of the West" by James Burnham.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Tales from the edge, true adventures in Alaska.

I just finished North by Northwestern by Sig Hansen of the deadliest catch. I've never seen the show, but will now watch it. Very interesting for me being Norwegian, and could relate growing up in the construction industry in the late 70's about hard work, and living. And we have the same last name.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I am only a couple of chapters into "Pilgrim's Regress," by C.S. Lewis, but already I am impressed with his analogous story of a young boys upbringing near a forest to a religious upbringing. Clive was so very imaginative. Thank you, netwit, for recommending this.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Been reading all kinds of quick stuff, but finally got and finished The Book Thief. I have now confirmed the suspicion that I can't see the movie in public. Holy crap, I blubbered like a small child.

One of the best books I have read, it is poetry in paragraphs, the writing is melodious.... I was in love by the second page, when I took it to DH and told him READ THIS PAGE!

I'm not sure if I am conveying that I liked the book?

On a lighter note, just started Orange is the New Black, and half way through Eating the Dinosaur (or something close).
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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MrWillys - a suggestion for you if you like to read about Alaska - Try "Looking for Alaska" by Peter Jenkins. He wrote this about 10 or 12 years ago about his year in Alaska. I love his writing and started reading his books when his very first one came out "Walk Across America".
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I just started The Rosie Project. Just finished Me Before You (HIGHLY recommend)
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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"Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body" by Hugh Aldersey-Williams (2013).
Finished this^ book, skipped some sections that didn't interest me. Here's a quote that I did like:
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“This impossibility allows us to believe in our own immortality.
We cannot see ourselves as we are, either inside (because we must be dead first) or out (because we cannot step outside our body to look).
So the best we can do is to look at other bodies on the assumption that they are like our own.”
Onwards to next book:
"Drunk Tank Pink and other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave" by Adam Alter, 2013.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Just finished reading "Looking for me " by Beth Hoffman ....It was good and now I am onto "The Penderwicks "
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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"The Memory of Trees" by F.G. Cottam. Spooky!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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I loved Memoirs of a Geisha! The book is so much better than the movie. Another really good one is The Bungalow by Sarah Jio.
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