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Old 09-07-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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NutureShock by Po Bronson. Very interesting stuff. The chapter on sleep deprivation and children has motivated me to keep the kids to a very strict bedtime. I used to think friends of mine who put their elementary schoolers to bed at 8:00 p.m. every day of the week were crazy. Now, I think they're geniuses.
Good book. It's interesting to note the difference of sleep needs between adults, children and teenagers.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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I'm just starting Chris Fabry's June Bug...
I loved this book! The ending was not what I had hoped for, but very good none the less.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Intruders (again) by Stephen Coonts, the sequel to Flight of the Intruder.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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Phules army by robert Asprin~
Some will say its science fiction~ but if you start to analyse a little you begin to see the leadership principles in his story~ and the satire of some political and military situations.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Blameless in Abbadon by James Morrow. It's the second book in the Towing Jehovah trilogy. Quirky, interesting, thought-provoking.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Just finished reading an old book called "Boredom" or "The Empty Canvas" (published under 2 different titles) by the Italian writer Alberto Moravia. Never bored, and wanted it to go on. What a writer!!
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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'Somebody Else's Kids' by Torey Hayden. I've read her books over and over. They're excellent.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Utah
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'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell.

We were going to do this for bookclub, but decided it might be too hard to come by. So we read his Blink (discussion is coming up). Fun read.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Just received another Amazon delivery:

The Blade Itself by Abercrombie
Artemis Fowl vol. I

Meanwhile I'm still struggling through North & South by John Jakes. The political sequences are quite boring (sorry, I just don't like politics in books lol) but otherwise it's quite a good book. I'm also comparing it to the TV series b/c I'm watching it in the evenings to have a look how they put the book into the series.
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