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Old 01-23-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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Looks like "Mr. Darwin's Shooter" has to go on hold... today DH brought home two books I'd reserved from the library, and I am spending so little time on reading these days that if I don't start soon I won't finish them before they are due back. So, it's going to be either "Parrot and Olivier..." or "The Universe Within."

So many books, so little time -- and I am not even working!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. I'm halfway through.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. I'm halfway through.
I don't know if you're enjoying it or not, but to bolster your possible love for the book, Will is a GREAT guy. I emailed him after I read the book -- I loved it -- and we ended up with a sweet banter going back and forth. He's charming.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. I'm halfway through.
I enjoyed it - hope you do as well! I have made a list of books recommended by Will and his mother and am thoroughly enjoying Marjorie Morningstar!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. I'm halfway through.
I really love this book. I enjoyed it soooooo much.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I am listening to The Elegance of the Hedgehog for book club. I'm about 1/3 of the way through...I don't know WHAT I think of it!!! Totally not what I was expecting!

Last night I finished Forgotten Girls by Kay Marshall Strom & Michele Rickett. It was a very fast read on girls & women around the world who are oppressed/enslaved/exploited. What made it particularlly interesting was that every few chapters it had ideas & suggestions of actions you can take to Do Something.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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I am listening to The Elegance of the Hedgehog for book club. I'm about 1/3 of the way through...I don't know WHAT I think of it!!! Totally not what I was expecting!

Last night I finished Forgotten Girls by Kay Marshall Strom & Michele Rickett. It was a very fast read on girls & women around the world who are oppressed/enslaved/exploited. What made it particularlly interesting was that every few chapters it had ideas & suggestions of actions you can take to Do Something.
Now you've made me want to read BOTH! Eeeeck... I don't think I have enough time remaining in my LIFE to read all my list! Life is abundant!

I am so enjoying "The Universe Within," that I have no regrets about putting down "Mr. Darwin's Shooter," even though that means I have started and not finished more books than I can recall.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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I'm about 1/3 of the way through Time Traveler's Wife and I'm really enjoying this story.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading a series of 4 books titled 299 Days. It's fiction and the storyline is about preppers and an economic collapse of the US. What I really enjoy about the story is the way folks go back to the land to survive. Interesting stuff. Plus, the older folks in the books are into canning. My grandmother used to make and can plum jelly. We all loved that stuff and she would give us jars of it over the years. This book is harkening back to the days when a lot of people were into canning. It's not just making me hungry for my grandmother's jelly but it is also leading me into an interest in canning. Nope, that's not gonna' happen because I am too lazy to do it. Still, it's nice to learn about it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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Just read My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar about author's father who grew up as a Jewish Kurd in Iraq. He is one of only thousands in the world who still speaks Aramaic. It was very interesting.
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