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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 10:28 pm 
Dr. Oz's book " you staying young"  up.gif  up.gif

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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 10:29 pm 
I've 3 going at once:
Owls aren't wise and bats aren't blind (A  naturalist debunks our favorite fallacies about wildlife)
The Omnivore's Dilemma (tough, depressing reading. It's making me feel real bad for all those corn fed cows)
Flush  - Carl Hiaasen (my Jury Duty book)

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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 10:38 pm 
The White Cascade by Gary Krist.  Story about the deadly avalanche which struck the train on Stevens Pass in 1910.  Gripping story.

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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 10:50 pm 
Finished World Without End By Ken Follett (sequel to Pillars of the Earth)...awesome , but LONG book...perfect for winter! agree.gif

Now reading Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur By Carl Safina.... very sad so far....we are killing off these beautiful dinosaur's that have been here far longer than man has.... frown.gif

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PostFri Jan 11, 2008 11:18 pm 
Dune - Frank Herbert

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 10:26 am 
Mick E. Meows wrote:
The Grapes of Wrath, plus NWhikers.net discussion forums, and the back of the cereal box.

I wonder what kind of cereal, and why are you reading the back of the box at 10PM?

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 11:01 am 
"Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests" James K. Agee
"The Conquest of Everest" Sir John Hunt ( for about the eleventieth time )
"And the Sea is Never Full" Elie Wiesel
"Why Birds Sing" David Rothenberg

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 11:12 am 
I always have 3-4 books going at a time ...

Currently I'm reading "River of No Reprieve" (Jeffrey Tayler), "The Boys of Everest" (Clint Willis), "In the Company of Crows and Ravens" (John M. Marzhuff and Tony Angell) and "In Defense of Food" (Michael Pollan).

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 11:50 am 
I've tried having more than one book going at the same time before, just didn't work for me. Reading a book is like going into a relationship. Sometimes I warm up slowly and have to get to know the characters first. Then I fall in love with them, live their story, and consume page after page into the night. Feeling their pain, celebrating their joys. Saying goodbye to a really good book is always somewhat painful ... and makes it hard to pick up another book. But eventually, I do. And I find other characters to discover, their stories yet to unfold. I love reading. Didn't get to do it as much this past winter break, nor this summer break, was too busy discovering other loves. But last year's winter break, had intense affairs with Charlotte Bronte's Shirley, Jane Eyre, and Villette.

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 12:01 pm 
"Thérèse Raquin" by Émile Zola. According to the critics in 1867, it is pornography. Yeah baby!! Somewhat racy, if you have a good imagination. Seriously it is a story along the lines of Crime and Punishment. A study in the human condition.

And "Paris 1919" by Margaret MacMillan on the Paris peace conference. Wilson, Lloyd George, Clemenceau and others making decisions that still effect the world 89 years later.

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 12:02 pm 
Old Books
Pacific Crest Trails from Alaska to Cape Horn
by Joseph T. Hazard

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At the end of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency in 1909, his fiery eldest daughter, Alice,
buried a voodoo doll of new First Lady Nellie Taft in the White House lawn.
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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 12:36 pm 
Einstein: His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson

He explains special relativity such that I can finally understand it. At least immediately after reading it.  lol.gif

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 1:22 pm 
The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig.  Slow reading, but good.  Also reading the two latest issues of Backpacker.  We got two new ones in one day!  Did anyone read the article about the woman who was sexually abused by her father and think...wow!  What the hell is this story doing in Backpacker Mag?

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 5:09 pm 
I read Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King, which was interesting and entertaining.

Then I read Heretics by GK Chesterton which had the following sage quote on grape nuts:

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There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grape-nuts on principle.

Now I am reading The Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians by J. B. Burry.  This book talks about the invasion and infiltration of the Ostrogoths, the Visogoths, the Franks, the Saxons and all the other barbarians into the Roman Empire.   There are parallels between this and our own times, when the hairy Sasquatches invaded the Olympics and Cascades, robbing peope of their Gorp, melting down their sporks and trekking polls into gold and silver, and plundering their camps in the ALW and GPW and Dark Divide.

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PostSat Jan 12, 2008 5:12 pm 
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There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grape-nuts on principle.

They taste the same, yes?

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