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Old 08-29-2015, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Ooh another good one…

The Boys in the Boat is only $1.99 at Amazon.

It is a great book.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Thank you. I bought that one also. Uh oh…now I am buying books and not just getting the freebies. My addiction to books is growing
I have found myself doing that more lately, too! Hey Lisa...How did your idea of getting a service dog and handler to visit your library work out?
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Maine
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THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir. I thought it was a terrific read, couldn't decide to read it fast to see how it ended, or take my time to make it last. Great book!
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Currently reading Five Weeks in the Amazon By Sean Hayes. Its a page turner. Its free on amazon right now for the Kindle.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Started Ian Stewart's "Flatterlands", it it took me about ten pages to confirm that it definitely was not for me. Switched to another Ian, this time McEwan, a safer bet, with "Enduring Love". Totaly boring title, but he's never a bad writer.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Started Ian Stewart's "Flatterlands", it it took me about ten pages to confirm that it definitely was not for me. Switched to another Ian, this time McEwan, a safer bet, with "Enduring Love". Totaly boring title, but he's never a bad writer.
Agree.
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human” by V.S. Ramachandran (2011)
It's good overview & exploration of cognition & perception, how the brain & body interact to produce behavior & thought.
It's 295 pgs. (not incl. endnotes), I'm 25 pgs. from finishing.

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"Indeed, far from being mere decoration, the use of metaphor and our ability to uncover hidden analogies is the basis of all creative thought."
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"Culture consists of massive collections of complex skills and knowledge which are transferred from person to person through two core mediums, language and imitation."
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir. I thought it was a terrific read, couldn't decide to read it fast to see how it ended, or take my time to make it last. Great book!
I agree with you. I totally enjoyed the book.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:49 AM
 
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I'm finishing up The Woman in the Photograph which a fascinating story based on real people(artists) in France during the late 20's and early 30's.

Next up…The Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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The Last Unicorn by William DeBuys

It is okay. I've read one or two of these about folks going out looking looking for rare or possibly nonexistent species. This is not the best. There's really just a lot of his personal experience in it so it is like reading about a camping trip. I much prefer when these kind of books either focus on the other animals there, the environment, the target species, or even the local culture. When he drifts away from that the book really suffers.
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