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Valued Social Butterfly
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Yesterday afternoon,I finished "Lad Girl" by Hope Jahren which I really enjoyed.A fast paced book, made me look at trees/flowers/seed in a different way. Hope and her lab partner,Bill have been working together for 20yrs,he's a character in his unique way.

Hope has a Ph.D in paleobiology from Univ of Cal-Berkeley,has 3 Fulbright awards,is one of 4 scientists,only woman to win the Young Investigator Medals in earth science. She has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since '96.She and her husband,Curt&son live in Hawaii.

I  recommend the book,filled with humor Sue

Walkers Take It All In Strides
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@LaDolceVita Hey,LVD,thanks for your kind words about the books I read.

I don't turn on the TV most nights until 9pm ,there really isn't anything worth watching unless I've circled a show in TVGuide.If I'm reading a good book,I lose track of time altogether.

I've kept a journal of all the books I've read since 1990,its interesting to see what've I read over the years. Sue

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@ksales Hi,also want to welcome you back,we need all the posters we can get to keep this group going. Its too bad the'powers that be' changed the website to make it more difficult than before. Sue

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@ksalesWe have lost most of our members here for the same reason.  I did hear that Edie is not well.  It is a shame & it seems impossible to build our membership.  I am a creature of habit so I just keep plugging along!

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Glad to be back. I was gone for so long because I got disgusted with the website. I'm computer savvy, but it was more trouble than it was worth. I see than not a lot has changed. I suspect that's why we lost so many of our fellow posters. It's not easy to get to these forums, it's not easy to subscribe to a fourm, and then it's difficult to get notifications when there are new posts.

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@ksalesNice to see you back.  Sue (doglover) is our only prolific poster, she reads more books than I do.  Of course I am still reading but not as much as I would like!

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I just finished Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller. Excellent book. One of the best I've ever read. Highly recommended.

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The book I'm reading now is "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahlen.I had read wonderful reviews about the book,sounded interesting.This is the author's memoir of growing up in Minnesota,at a young age,spent hours in her dad's college laboratory.She is now a geobiolgist,spent her life studying trees,flowers,seeds and soil. She is a good writer with a sense of humor. Sue 

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Last night I finished reading historian,David McCullough's new book'The American Spirit".

What I loved about the book,each place he gave his speech whether it was at univ/college,joint session of congress,or another historic place,he gave  a little history lesson

This is a quick read only 171 pgs,took me 3 days,I recommend the book Sue

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@doglover52  Yes, I like him too.

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