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Re: What's everyone reading?

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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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One of my favorite historians,David McCullough has written a new book"The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For".He has collected some of his important speeches which highlight what it means to be American. This should be interesting. Sue

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Last night,I finished "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett,story involves 2 families Keating and Cousins ,what the parents did  which changes their kids lives forever,told over a 5 decade period.

I enjoyed the book,recommend it  Sue

 

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The book I've just started is "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett, I've read a couple other of her books,'Bel Canto,State of Wonder" Sue

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I finished actor,William Daniels memoir"There I Go Again" a terrific book I learned a couple new things about him. He was a child performer with one of his younger sisters,Jackie,their mother,Irene was a typical'stage mother'.

He and his wife,actress, Bonnie Bartlett met at Northwestern,have been married for 65 yrs.

He still gets mail from fans about his role as "George Feeney' on ABC hit show 'Boy Meets World"

I recommend the book Sue

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