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Old 12-13-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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It's a rainy, "cold" (80 degrees or so) day here, so I'm thinking it's a book day.
It's 39 degrees here.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished Adam Carrola's In Fifty Years We'll All be Chicks and PJ O'Rourke's Give War a Chance. I enjoyed them both.

Half way through Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. I love him when I need a light read.

About a third of the way through Cloud Atlas.... I really had trouble getting in to it, but it finally sucked me in.

Heartburn, by Nora Ephron just became available from the library - I hope it's good.

It's a rainy, "cold" (80 degrees or so) day here, so I'm thinking it's a book day.
Heartburn is very good. It's about her marriage to Carl Burnstein. What a hoot. We lost a great writer when she died earlier this year.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Can I just say that I'm on page 250 of East of Eden and Cathy/Kate/whatever is FREAKING ME OUT?!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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It's 39 degrees here.
Yeah, but it's gusty too. Gotta figure the wind chill factor.

It's nice that it's not a hot humid mess. Honestly I should take advantage and do some cleaning.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Yeah, but it's gusty too. Gotta figure the wind chill factor.
You're killing me, Mikala. Not that I like the heat -- no, I don't like that either -- but when it's 39, 80 sounds fabulous!

PS. It's sunny here.
PPS. But still 39.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It's 39 degrees here.
It's mild here too - -14C (6.8000F according to the converter)

(It's been down to -35C *-31F) with the windchill)
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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It's mild here too - -14C (6.8000F according to the converter)

(It's been down to -35C *-31F) with the windchill)
Oh, God. You win. I shivered just reading that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I think I heard this in a song. Seriously, okay, as soon as the hold notice arrives I will start.

Just finished Romain Gary's "The Roots of Heaven." I loved this book. I may have to reconsider which five books I want on the deserted island, having read it.

Ostensibly, it's about a crazy survivor of the Nazi camps that goes to Equatorial French Africa to save elephants after WWII, and the people that become attached to his mission, be they friend, foe, or both. (Gary was a French Resistance Fighter that later became a Diplomat, and I believe many of his characterizations are colored by his life's acquaintances.)

I say ostensibly because he tries not to save elephants from mankind, but mankind from mankind, and becomes a legend.
I have that book but I haven't read it. I think I bought it at a used book sale and every now and then when I dust the bookshelves, I come across it and pull it out to read but then forget about it. But now you've peaked my interest again, so the next time I find it, I'll definitely read it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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It's mild here too - -14C (6.8000F according to the converter)

(It's been down to -35C *-31F) with the windchill)
Yes, but it's a dry cold.

(I used to HATE people telling me that when I lived in Tucson! )
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Yes, but it's a dry cold.
Bahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, netwit, it's DRY.

Keep telling her that, Deb... while it's snowing there.
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