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September 26th, 2012, 7:43 pm #141

welll... I gotta go review and study chapters 1-5 ...

It's ALL Real Estate Law
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October 2nd, 2012, 1:58 pm #142

I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. True story about eating only food that was grown by themselves I think. I just started.
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March 25th, 2013, 10:40 am #143

I just finished an excellent book. It's a true story called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I recommend it.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

March 25th, 2013, 6:36 pm #144

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: December 30th, 2006, 9:22 am

March 26th, 2013, 7:50 am #145

joltin j wrote:
I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. True story about eating only food that was grown by themselves I think. I just started.
I absolutely LOVE Barbara Kingsolver. A brilliant woman and fascinating author!
  
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March 26th, 2013, 7:53 am #146

Barbara Kingsolver inspired my to start my own veggie garden with all non-GMO seeds this year.
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

January 23rd, 2016, 8:42 am #147

I just finished reading The Eastern by Deborah Gould.  It is historical fiction with a lot of social history from town meetings in Maine in the early 1800's.  It is about a farming community that lived along the Eastern River.   

I liked the author's way of showing how different and similar life is in different eras,  how much we are affected by the geography of where we live (especially in the early 1800's, but still), the importance of community to survival.  It had elements of Willa Cather novels about pioneering out West and also reminded me of how necessity is the mother of invention such as in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.   I am looking forward to the author's next novel.

http://debgould.com/
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January 23rd, 2016, 9:18 am #148

Recently finished a bio of the beach boys and now in a bio of Tom petty. yes, an old white guy reliving the past
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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January 23rd, 2016, 11:29 am #149

The Sea and Civilization : A maritime History of the World
by Lincoln Paine

Power, Faith and Fantasy : America in the Middle East
- 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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January 23rd, 2016, 6:42 pm #150

I'm finishing up the Aubrey-Maturin series. If you like Nautical Historical Fiction I highly recommend it.
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January 24th, 2016, 8:12 pm #151

The Neapolitan novels by Elana Ferrante were pretty fabulous
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January 25th, 2016, 5:57 am #152

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I'm on book 5.
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July 31st, 2016, 7:02 pm #153

I love historical fiction.  My co-worker knows this and passed a book she tore through to me...The Paris Wife by Paula McClain about the first wife of Ernest Hemingway (Hadley Richardson) and her life with him.

Hemingway wrote about her that he would have rather died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.


It had me on the first page.
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July 31st, 2016, 7:05 pm #154

I'm waiting for Deborah Gould,  #146, to finish her next book too.  I think about her characters often.
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July 31st, 2016, 7:28 pm #155

The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom
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August 1st, 2016, 8:11 am #156

How about a novel by a local author, Anna Solomon....Leaving Lucy Pear.
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August 1st, 2016, 9:57 am #157

The Fool...that book sounds excellent...I just read some reviews of it.  I'll pick up a copy. Thanks.
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August 23rd, 2016, 2:30 pm #158

The Fool wrote:
How about a novel by a local author, Anna Solomon....Leaving Lucy Pear.
This was a great recommendation.  I am loving this book.  I won't say more about it now since it seems like half the people I know are reading it or have just read it.  The Bookstore got a big shipment recently...they told me it has been flying off the shelves.
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August 23rd, 2016, 4:01 pm #159

This book just arrive at my door and my son and I are reading it.
I listened to interviews with the author a few times on NPR, and
he convinced me to read his book.



I guess the basic premise is that fish are not stupid.
And they feel pain, and have individual personalities.
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August 23rd, 2016, 10:41 pm #160

Dersu The Trapper
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