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I just finished reading a wonderful book"The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself" memoir by Dee Williams.

The author at age 41,had a heart problem which she continues to deal with. She decides life is too short wants to change her lifestyle,which she does.

In Dee's childhood,she was always interested in drawing buildings,took woodshop in high school,in college she studied architectural engineering,worked with friends who were carpenters.She spends countless hours at the library reading books/manuals.

Her close friends,Hugh&Annie offered Dee for her live in their backyard in Portland,Oregon where she lives today in her 84 square foot house. Dee said it cost her $10,000 to built it by herself,on occassion with help from her close friends.

If you are interested in reading this book,I recommend it Sue

 

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The book I just finished,"The Inventions of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd was terrific,I recommend it. At end of book,author describes in detail how she decided to include real people, e.g.Sarah Grimke,her sister Nina,others into the story. I found it fascinating.

The book I'm about to read is"The Big Tiny:A Built-It-Myself Memoir" by Dee Williams.

For the past couple of months,I've been addicted watching HGTV's show "Tiny Houses". People want a different lifestyle, they downsize drastically and either build the'tiny house'  themselves or buy one.

The author of book at age 41 was diganosed with a heart problem,realizes life is too short,she changes her lifestyle,decides to build her own 'tiny house'. Sue

 

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The book I've just started reading is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. The story is set in 19th century,Charleston between,real person, Sarah Grimke who was a aboltionist&suffragette, her fictious slave,Hetty "Handful" Grimke which Sarah received as a present on her 11th birthday. The book follows these 2 women as they shape each other's destinities over a 35 yr span.

The only other book I've read by the author, is "The Secret Lives of Bees' which I loved,didn't like the movie version. Sue

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I just finished reading 3 books in 1 volume of author Annie Dillard"Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek{ '74 Pulitzer Prize winner},"An American Childhood,"A Writer's Life".All 3 were good,esp enjoyed "Childhood'.

Next  is author J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts, continuing series "Death" series books, featuring Lt Eve Dallas, her partner,Peabody and Eve's multi- millionaire husband,Roarke. The title of book is  "Devoted in Death",have read most of the books,really enjoy them,fast paced,with humor. Sue

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I'm most of the way through "The Phoenix Project" by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford.  

For any that are or were in IT,  this will totally immerse you into that thankless quagmire, where all problems in an enterprise are blamed on IT.  It probably should be required reading for every Computer Science/IT major.

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Welcome new posters  Woman Happy

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@nyadrnYes!!  Its not a bus book it is a morning book.  I do not really have time until evening to read at leisure.  The morning book is often a journal or diary or a book with short chapters. 

 

My current morning title is Queen, Empress, Concubine  Fifty Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheba to Catherine the Great by Claudia Gold.  There is much that is already familiar, but some of these short biographies are totally new to me.  Especially interesting is the story of Roxelana,  Sultana of the Ottoman Empire.  Hint:  she was a Ukranian girl kidnapped by the Tartars. 

 

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My current bb  (bus book) is "The Lowland" Jhumpa Lahiri   It is a family saga moving between India and the US from the 1960's to the present..   two brothers and a woman  the revolution in India etc.. Really good so far. 

 

Does anyone else take public transportation and have bus books (almost always soft copy and smaller in order to fit in your travel bag) that you save for the bus  while you may be reading larger or hard copy books at home?

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I love reading comics like Bugs Bunny, Superman, Archie, Batman, and Ally Oop.

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I can barely pass one of his books in the library eventhough I force myself often. I just know that any book that he writes will be a good read for me.
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