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Old 08-25-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY KETEBACHA!!! Did you do anything fun and exciting?
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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I'm currently reading the third book in "The Last Survivors" (Young Adult) post-apocalyptic series by Susan Beth Pfeffer - this installment is called This World we Live in, and parts 1/2 are titled Life as we Knew it and The Dead & the Gone respectively. Unfortunately they seem to get worse with each book, the first being by FAR the best, but it's still an interesting enough story to keep going until the end. She's already writing a fourth installment, and I'll probably get suckered into reading that one too.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm currently reading the third book in "The Last Survivors" (Young Adult) post-apocalyptic series by Susan Beth Pfeffer - this installment is called This World we Live in, and parts 1/2 are titled Life as we Knew it and The Dead & the Gone respectively. Unfortunately they seem to get worse with each book, the first being by FAR the best, but it's still an interesting enough story to keep going until the end. She's already writing a fourth installment, and I'll probably get suckered into reading that one too.
I like the series, too, Gizmo980. And yes, I'll buy the 4th.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Well, I finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed (she did, she did, oh yes she did stray) at 4:30 am last night so I guess it was pretty good. I was debating to myself whether, if I were her, I would want all my straying information out there. I could totally relate to the depth of her grief, in her case, over the loss of her mother, which is kind of what drove her out to the Pacific trail.

And there was a 'have-to-put-down-a-horse' scene that made me shudder. I actually would rather not have read that part at all if I had known it was coming.

Still have Rez Life to finish.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Just finished Ella Minnow Pea and really enjoyed it. If not for this forum I would never have known about that one. I am honestly surprised that it is not menitoned more outside of this forum- so so unique.
I just started Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace -The private diary of a victorian lady- by Kate Summerscale. It is a new book, and was on a library suggested reading list. I reserved it, and just picked it up yesterday. I had no clue but it is actually non-fiction; I am on page 30 and apparenty it is the story of the first civil divorce in England...( I think that is accurate.. very good characterization of the daily life and such. I am enjoying it so far.
Amazon.com: Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady (9781608199136): Kate Summerscale: Books
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Finished Rez Life by David Treuer at 4:30am last night - there's a pattern developing with 4:30 am but I don't know what that means.

Of the rez books I've read recently, this is many ways is the most informative. What's interesting is that the writer's mother is Native American and there was a reference in the beginning of the book to his father being Jewish but he didn't really explore that. His mother is a judge and he grew up and still has a house on the reservation.

I think maybe Treuer has 'one foot in and one foot out' of the Native American culture, so there's a tendency (on my part anyway) to take what he has to say more seriously.

Interesting factoid - the Iroquois Confederacy declared war on Germany in 1917, and the Dakota and the Ojibwe joined them in declaring war on the Axis Powers during the second World War. He also says that the Iroquois still travel on their own tribally issued passports (even though the book is recent, I'm wondering if that is really the case since 9/11?)

It's not a quick read. At least it wasn't for me. But I'm glad I read it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace -The private diary of a victorian lady- by Kate Summerscale. It is a new book, and was on a library suggested reading list. I reserved it, and just picked it up yesterday. I had no clue but it is actually non-fiction; I am on page 30 and apparenty it is the story of the first civil divorce in England...( I think that is accurate.. very good characterization of the daily life and such. I am enjoying it so far.
Amazon.com: Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady (9781608199136): Kate Summerscale: Books
I have this book on my Kindle. I'd like to hear how much you enjoyed it when you get a bit deeper into it. I've put off starting it a number of times, but I'm not sure why. (And now I have 73 other books to read...)
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Finished Rez Life by David Treuer at 4:30am last night - there's a pattern developing with 4:30 am but I don't know what that means.
Uh... if 4:30 am is your night, when is your morning? (I only ask because I wake at four am, so that's MY morning.)

Isn't it grand how different we all are, and still find common ground in reading?

Adding The Rez to my list....
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Uh... if 4:30 am is your night, when is your morning? (I only ask because I wake at four am, so that's MY morning.)

Isn't it grand how different we all are, and still find common ground in reading?

Adding The Rez to my list....
Sadly, I also seem to be waking up at 4:00am these days, far worse than my usual still-too-early 5.00am. We should start an early-morning (or late-night for netwit) book club. And even if we don't always have the same taste in books, it won't matter -- it's too early (or late for netwit) to care or argue.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Interesting factoid - the Iroquois Confederacy declared war on Germany in 1917, and the Dakota and the Ojibwe joined them in declaring war on the Axis Powers during the second World War. He also says that the Iroquois still travel on their own tribally issued passports (even though the book is recent, I'm wondering if that is really the case since 9/11?)
That is really interesting, thanks for sharing that. Something like that simply wouldn't occur to me - must go read more about it.
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