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Joined: 04 Mar 2007, 23:21

26 Sep 2012, 23:43 #141

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

It's ALL Real Estate Law
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Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 06:23

02 Oct 2012, 17:58 #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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Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 06:23

25 Mar 2013, 14:40 #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: 04 Jun 2006, 00:10

25 Mar 2013, 22:36 #144

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: 30 Dec 2006, 14:22

26 Mar 2013, 11:50 #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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Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 06:23

26 Mar 2013, 11:53 #146

Barbara Kingsolver inspired my to start my own veggie garden with all non-GMO seeds this year.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

23 Jan 2016, 13:42 #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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Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

23 Jan 2016, 14:18 #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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Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

23 Jan 2016, 16:29 #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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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

23 Jan 2016, 23:42 #150

I'm finishing up the Aubrey-Maturin series. If you like Nautical Historical Fiction I highly recommend it.
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Joined: 28 Oct 2009, 18:42

25 Jan 2016, 01:12 #151

The Neapolitan novels by Elana Ferrante were pretty fabulous
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Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 06:23

25 Jan 2016, 10:57 #152

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I'm on book 5.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

31 Jul 2016, 23:02 #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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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

31 Jul 2016, 23:05 #154

I'm waiting for Deborah Gould,  #146, to finish her next book too.  I think about her characters often.
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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

31 Jul 2016, 23:28 #155

The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom
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01 Aug 2016, 12:11 #156

How about a novel by a local author, Anna Solomon....Leaving Lucy Pear.
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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

01 Aug 2016, 13:57 #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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Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

23 Aug 2016, 18:30 #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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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

23 Aug 2016, 20:01 #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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Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

24 Aug 2016, 02:41 #160

Dersu The Trapper
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