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Old 05-05-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I'm a librarian (as many of you know), and we have a thing every month called "On the Same Page"... basically it's a citywide book-club, where everybody's recommended the same book to read & discuss. This month's pick is "The Devil's Teeth" by Susan Casey, which is about Great White Sharks in the Farallon Islands (off the coast of San Francisco). Here's some more info on it: http://www.sfpl.org/news/sanfranreads/picksapril07.htm
I haven't read it yet, but it sounds pretty cool!

Here are some other recent recommendations...
http://www.sfpl.org/news/sanfranread...selections.htm
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Old 05-05-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Oh, and as for what I've actually been reading, it's mostly young adult books... I'm a Teen Librarian, and we're required to read & review a number of books every month - so that's all I have time for! And most of them are pre-release copies, so I can't even recommend them to anyone yet. But if you like YA books, I'd be happy to suggest a few that are available!
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:20 AM
 
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Just began "Einstein: His Life & Universe" by Walter Isaacson. I heard him speak of it on a radio show & it sounded interesting. Didn't realize, until I picked it up at the library that it was 705-pgs, so I have to get offline now & get crackin'...

What can I say, I'm a geeky nerd.
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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I am reading about The Fall of the Roman Empire by historian Michael Grant.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I am reading about The Fall of the Roman Empire by historian Michael Grant.
Are you enjoying it so far SunnyHelena ? Would you recommend it ?
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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Still working my way through The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon.
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Are you enjoying it so far SunnyHelena ? Would you recommend it ?

There are many references to the middle class rebelling- and what occurred; I think very good reading for the times!
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:37 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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The Princes of Ireland was wonderful, and now I'm reading The Rebels of Ireland. I can barely put it down!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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There are many references to the middle class rebelling- and what occurred; I think very good reading for the times!
Very astute and very true, SunnyHelena !
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Still working my way through The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon.
I have had Gibbon's fall of the Roman Empire on my bookshelves for years now and have to admit I can only read it in chunks as I find it very "dry".

I am a great fan of Simon Schama and Michael Wood ( my "heroes") , they are both so adept at making history come alive and both somehow manage to take you "there"and live it. That's a rare talent .
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