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Old 02-04-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Modern Dr. analyzes all of the sicknesses and cures which occurred during the expedition. Great read.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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There are certain (mouth noises) that drive me positively insane. I don't know why. Moist lips, dry mouth, and the dreaded sibilant S! Good Golly Miss Molly it drives me nuts! First time I've ever disclosed this odd aversion.

Perhaps I can find a support group? Partly why I don't do books on tape.
And breathing....I know that everyone has to do it, but I really, really don't want to hear anyone breathe.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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You two are so cute together. You should start your own show... the Tracy Dawn Duet Sisters!

Started listening to "Inkheart," by Cornelia Funke this morning, while driving to my Tuesday sewing session in Monroe. Very cute YA story. Haven't heard anything fanciful, yet, but Goodreads has it in the Fantasy-YA genre.

Dropping "Philo of Alexandria," by Samuel Sandmel. I'd thought it was a translation of his writings, but find instead and academic interpretation of his writings. Not what I wanted.
Inkheart is definitely Fantasy-YA and one of my all time favorite trilogies. Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:47 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I will pick up still life in bread crumbs most likely today and I hope it is good .
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
I recently finished that and enjoyed. I think I liked The Secret Lives of the Bees better but still a good read.
Didn't realize until after I finished the Gremke sisters were real people.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I'm absolutely going to have to read this one next. Amazon is offering for $1.99 (kindle edition).

The International Book of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25.00 Kiva At A Time by Bob Harris

Here's what the publisher has to say about it:

"Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to make lives like theirs better. Bob found his way to Kiva.org, the leading portal through which individuals make microloans all over the world: for as little as $25-50, businesses are financed and people are uplifted. Astonishingly, the repayment rate was nearly 99%, so he re-loaned the money to others over and over again.

After making hundreds of microloans online, Bob wanted to see the results first-hand, and in The International Bank of Bob he travels from Peru and Bosnia to Rwanda and Cambodia, introducing us to some of the most inspiring and enterprising people we've ever met, while illuminating day-to-day life-political and emotional-in much of the world that Americans never see. Told with humor and compassion, The International Bank of Bob brings the world to our doorstep, and makes clear that each of us can, actually, make it better."
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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I'm reading Vacationland by Sarah Stonich, and I'm LOOOOVING it! So beautifully, thoughtfully written! If you enjoy character and setting driven books, put this one on your "to read" list. It was pub. in 2013.

The author Lorna Landvik came to talk at our local library tonight. She's a great speaker (started out long ago as a standup comic in LA). Her early books are great, although I can't recommend her most recent one. But she's got a new one coming out in September that is based on her LA experiences, and it sounds as though it will be good.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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Finished Where Is The Birth Certificate last night one of the best books I have read in a while. Very detailed and full of information it just enforces my belief that A. Either Obama wasn't born here or B. His real father isn't Barack Obama Sr. I am now reading Forrest Gump and enjoying it,its much different than the movie for sure!
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I am almost finished with Wally Lamb's We are Water. It is interesting but I think some people would find it disturbing.
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