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Old 07-14-2014, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Just finished "Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes" by Sharon Moalem (2014)-
author of "Survival of the Sickest", which I read several years ago.

Thought-provoking, but it leaves one restless because it raises so many more questions than it can answer
(epigenetics is fascinating area, but the science is still in its early days).
Plenty of intriguing and obscure case stories, as well as some fresh perspective.
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"...the old model of "what's best for most people most of the time" has been incredibly effectual at saving and improving lives
but has also been ineffective at best (and dangerous at worst) for certain segments of the population."
Have just started “Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity” by Edward Slingerland (2014).
Not sure if I'll make it through, the ancient Chinese philosophies are hard for me to wrap my head around.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:57 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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It's time for some light reading so I started a cozy mystery Hot Dog (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson.I didn't finish Jame's Herber's "The Magic Cottage". When I came upon the second sex scene in the first few chapters I quit reading it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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It's time for some light reading so I started a cozy mystery Hot Dog (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson.I didn't finish Jame's Herber's "The Magic Cottage". When I came upon the second sex scene in the first few chapters I quit reading it.
Yes, as much as I am okay with other's having complete and total freedom to express their sexuality with another consenting adult -- I don't really want to read about it. It's especially inappropriate in books outside the romance genre, I think. A COZY!? TOTALLY inappropriate!

My sister introduced me to a cozy reader's blog that has produced a few gems. You might like to see what she recommends:
A Cozy Girl Reads
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I read the second chapter of The End of Alice and had to give up. I'm no prude but... ick!
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Yes, as much as I am okay with other's having complete and total freedom to express their sexuality with another consenting adult -- I don't really want to read about it. It's especially inappropriate in books outside the romance genre, I think. A COZY!? TOTALLY inappropriate!

My sister introduced me to a cozy reader's blog that has produced a few gems. You might like to see what she recommends:
A Cozy Girl Reads

Oh no,"The Magic Cottage" isn't a cozy,it's a ghost/supernatural story.

Thanks for the cozy link.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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I read the second chapter of The End of Alice and had to give up. I'm no prude but... ick!
Don't say you weren't warned! I felt "dirty" after reading it.

There goes your thing with "Alice" books....
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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Oh no,"The Magic Cottage" isn't a cozy,it's a ghost/supernatural story.

Thanks for the cozy link.
That's what happens when I read posts with my first cup of coffee! I went from the Melanie Travis mystery to the sex scene and completely missed Herber's "Magic Cottage"!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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That's what happens when I read posts with my first cup of coffee! I went from the Melanie Travis mystery to the sex scene and completely missed Herber's "Magic Cottage"!
LOL, been there, done that myself! I finished the Melanie Travis cozy,and enjoyed it.Now want to start either the well rated Kindle Freebie cozy~ Foreclosed: A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery (A Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery Book 1) by Traci Tyne Hilton,or Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery) by Ellery Adams
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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I'm pretty much finished with "If I Did It," by O.J. Simpson. Interesting read, which I took with a grain of salt. Most of it was him telling the story of his and Nicole's life together from the time they met until her death.

Next up is James Patterson's "Jack and Jill" -#3 in the Alex Cross series. I noticed yesterday he seems to have some books with "Cross" in the title that aren't Alex Cross books. That's a little confusing!
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Just finished Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille, (John Corey Series). I still think Gold Coast and Gate House are his best. Going to start The Whole Truth by David Baldacci (A. Shaw Series).
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