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Old 05-27-2013, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Gulp! I have never read any of the books you listed, Dawn.
But, but, but... you were one of the people who mentioned liking Brain On Fire, weren't you?
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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But, but, but... you were one of the people who mentioned liking Brain On Fire, weren't you?
Oh. Is that on the list? ahahahahahahaha.
Yes, I liked that book a lot.
Wait a minute. Was this all a test?

Gimme' an "A" or there will be trouble.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh. Is that on the list? ahahahahahahaha.
Yes, I liked that book a lot.
Wait a minute. Was this all a test?

Gimme' an "A" or there will be trouble.
No! It wasn't a test!!! I think you ate too many hot dogs at a BBQ today and you're drunk on sulfates!
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I recently finished "Under A Wing" by Reeve Lindeberge (sp?)and highly recommend it. Now I must read "A Gift from the Sea" by her mother Anne
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I recently finished "Under A Wing" by Reeve Lindeberge (sp?)and highly recommend it. Now I must read "A Gift from the Sea" by her mother Anne
YES! It was you who said that it was terrific... and why I got it. Thank you!
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I hope you enjoy it. Lately it seems this type of memoir or whatever it is called that I am reading right now. I have one going right now by Susan Cheever called "Tree Tops" you may want to check out. She has written quite a few and this one is about her mother's side of the family. I usually have about 3 books going at once depending what mood I am in that particular day. I do like well written historical fiction too. I especially enjoyed all Eugenia Prices books about the South in the pre Civil War era and during the war.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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You all have been no help!
Sorry, Dawn!!! I've been busy being the Mother-of-the-High School Graduate!!!

And when I wasn't hosting a party or attending a party, I was feverishly turning the pages of The Art of Fielding!

I belatedly suggest Bernadette, Where are You? A deliciously crazy book!
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Okay, I have a million (only a slight exaggeration) books on-hand but I don't know what to read next. I've whittled it down to these. If you catch this post before I throw caution to the wind and start on one, cast your vote:
Blue Genes (Christopher Lukas)
That's ^ the only one I've read-
it was a good story, but not the sort to make me rave about it or anything
(that's not intended as discouragement, it depends on what you hope to get out of the read).

Think you later mention the new David Sedaris book again: that sounds a good choice for stop-and-go reading, short outrageous yet subtle essays.
He was amusing when I saw him on Jon Stewart a week or two ago, doing press for the book.

Just finished perusing (since it's a reference book, I merely skimmed it) "OS X Mountain Lion (Mac) for Dummies" by Bob LeVitus.
Most was irrelevant to what I use computer for, but I did find a couple nifty things.
Next up: Temple Grandin's next book, "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum" (2013).
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That's ^ the only one I've read-
it was a good story, but not the sort to make me rave about it or anything
(that's not intended as discouragement, it depends on what you hope to get out of the read).

Think you later mention the new David Sedaris book again: that sounds a good choice for stop-and-go reading, short outrageous yet subtle essays.
He was amusing when I saw him on Jon Stewart a week or two ago, doing press for the book.
Thanks for the note on Blue Genes. I'll read it, but I won't expect god-knows-what from it now.

As for Mr. Sedaris, who I love tremendously, I read the first two stories in Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, and I laughed out loud a few times already. The part that had me hysterical with laughter was the paragraph about only eating white food. Oh god, I need to read that paragraph again. He's just so perfect... and perfectly funny.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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I am alsmost finished Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay and what a thrill ride it is! Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
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