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Old 05-05-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I'm only on page 28 of MENNONITE in a LITTLE BLACK DRESS by Rhoda Janzen and I've laughed so hard I think I pulled something.

To any woman out there who has ever come home from the hospital with a bag of pee strapped to your leg (you know who you are - it's a very special little club we belong to) buy this book. If you are too cheap to buy this book or this rotten economy has left you as strapped as the rest of us, go to Barnes and Noble or your local library and pick up this book. Start reading at page seven. Warning: Do not do this while sipping your latte because it's all going to fly right out of your nose.

You are welcome. Enjoy the rest of your day! Me? I have a new favorite author.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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I just started on The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I just started on The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
One of my favorite books of all time!!

(The movie is lovely as well.)
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just picked up Jonathan Raban's "Surveillance", in a hurry. Started out like a routine potboiler, but I'm 1/3 through and although I have no idea yet where it's going, it's still keeping my interest. A little bit wordy with some political blunt instruments, but still readable so far. Intelligent writer, but only average on the prose. Only his third novel, most of Raban's work has been travel non-fiction.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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I just started on The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
I really liked that book. McCullers did such a great job of invoking a time and a place.

Currently reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak. I didn't realize it was YA fiction. Enjoying it so far.
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: the dirty south
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I loved The Fountainhead
Good book!

I'm almost done rereading American Psycho.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Cashflow quadrant, really good one.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just picked up Jonathan Raban's "Surveillance", in a hurry. Started out like a routine potboiler, but I'm 1/3 through and although I have no idea yet where it's going, it's still keeping my interest. A little bit wordy with some political blunt instruments, but still readable so far. Intelligent writer, but only average on the prose. Only his third novel, most of Raban's work has been travel non-fiction.
I've now finished this, and it turned into a can't-put-it-down book, but the ending was extremely disappointing.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It's a wonderful book about a woman whose cancer cells were taken in a biopsy in 1951 and used for research without her knowing. The cells turned out to be the first immortal (never dying) line of human cells, and were used, and are still being used, in developing many scientific breakthroughs, the first breakthrough being the polio vaccine. I initially thought the book would just talk about Henrietta Lacks, her background, and then the specifics about her cells, but it was much more than that. To me, the book was not only about Ms. Lacks and her cells, but about her family, when the family found about the cell line and how it affected them, and the author's experiences with the family and writing the book. Once I read the book in that context I was really touched by it. It also made you think about the ethics of using cells and tissues without the knowledge of the donor. Should people get paid for what science uses?

Here's the New York Times' review of the book:
Book Review - 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' by Rebecca Skloot - Review - NYTimes.com

Next up is Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Black Order by James Rollins
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