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Old 03-30-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry yesterday and I loved the book. As far as the likeliness of a man stepping out of his house to mail a letter and just continuing to walk, I was thinking that maybe people who walk for causes, like Terry Fox, are a more formal version of that. Because how did the first person who decided to link a walk to his cause even come across the idea?

A quote from the book: ...He reminded himself that centuries ago men had built churches, bridges and ships, all of them a leap of madness and faith, if you thought about it.

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...He had learned that it was the smallness of people that filled him with wonder and tenderness, and the loneliness of that too. The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had been doing so for a long time.

Sigh. I just loved it. Now I've been reading this sample and that sample but haven't settled down on a new book yet.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I just started "The Opposite of Worry" the Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

Thank you everyone for posting to this thread. I'm an avid reader and have seen several suggestions I want to read.

Best thread ever!
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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im going to pick up the cradle this week and I hope it is good . these others that I picked up were real duds ..
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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Well I "finished" The Bear by skimming through just over half of it. It was such an interesting concept but I just could not stand that it was first person from the point of view of a 5-year-old. I would have probably loved it if it had been third person from her point of view. Oh well. I'm considering it read.

I am now reading Autumn Street by Lois Lowry. This is another one from the point of view of a child. So far I'm enjoying it, as I have all of Ms Lowry's works.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Rebloodlicans and Democrips by Jesse Ventura. Want to get really mad about how things are run? Read this book.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for posting to this thread. I'm an avid reader and have seen several suggestions I want to read.

Best thread ever!
I agree - this thread is the source of most of my new reading material. When someone asks me who recommended a book, I typically just answer "a friend".

Thanks, friends.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I am reading The Edge of Normal. I am only a few chapters in and I can't put this book down, it's that good!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am reading The Edge of Normal. I am only a few chapters in and I can't put this book down, it's that good!
I'm about 20% into the book. I got it after reading your post and then reading the reviews on amazon. Thanks for mentioning it. Yes, it is that good.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I'm about 20% into the book. I got it after reading your post and then reading the reviews on amazon. Thanks for mentioning it. Yes, it is that good.
I'm glad you are enjoying it as much as I am
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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hi all I picked up four books yesterday at the library ,The Cradle , Forever Friday , The enchanted life of Adam Hope ,The Moon sisters. The Cradle was a bust and so was Forever Friday . Im currently reading The enchanted life of Adam Hope and so far it seems pretty good .
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