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Jesse 09-07-2013 08:46 AM

Deep Survival-
Who Lives,
Who Dies,
and Why
- Laurence Gonzales

ONLY 09-07-2013 09:13 AM

The Hunger Games. Saw the movie last summer but thought I would check out the book.

Jesse 09-07-2013 09:35 AM

I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trilogy is really good.

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Originally Posted by ONLY (Post 841907)
The Hunger Games. Saw the movie last summer but thought I would check out the book.


nycfem 09-07-2013 09:57 AM

Love these types of books. If you get a chance, report back on what you think of it :)

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Originally Posted by Jesse (Post 841902)
Deep Survival-
Who Lives,
Who Dies,
and Why
- Laurence Gonzales


The JD 09-07-2013 11:06 AM

I just started The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery by Laura Antoniou. If you've ever been to a leather contest or a BDSM event, you'll love this book. I can't say yet how it holds up as a mystery, but Antoniou's keen eye and sharp wit note all the details of a leather pageant, from the behind-the-scenes workings of the event to the smorgasbord of BDSM identities and personalities.

I'm just two chapters into it, and there have been a few places where I laughed out loud at the dialogue-- not because it's farcical, but because it's so damned TRUE ("Go find boy Jack. No, the other boy Jack."). No master, slave or pony boy is safe from Antoniou's gentle jabs. But I also see a love for her characters, and am already invested. Going back to read more!

puddin' 09-08-2013 12:59 AM

"a lion among men", (3rd in the gregory macguire wicked years series)...

tonaderspeisung 09-08-2013 06:26 PM

i'm about a quarter of the way into
confessions of an economic hit man - john perkins

incessant, vague, repetitive drivel

i'm convinced this book was written, with full consent of economic hit men everywhere, to undermine legitimate concerns about world banking policies

Jerseyboi 09-08-2013 07:00 PM

James Paterson!!! Still on the Alex Cross series. 4 Blind Mice!

torchiegirl 09-08-2013 08:38 PM

French Island Elegance ~ Michael Connors

ok, so it's a little more like looking opposed to reading!.


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torchiegirl 09-08-2013 09:06 PM

British West Indies Style ~ Michael Connors

*still looking at pictures mostly.

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Mopsie 09-16-2013 12:39 PM

A friend recommended THIS book.

Has anyone read it or know much about Bolz-Weber?

*curious*

Medusa 09-16-2013 01:12 PM

I just finished "The Eleventh Plague" by Jeff Hirsch. It was supposed to be kinda in the same genre as "Hunger Games" or maybe "Divergent". Needless to say, its a YA novel and it reminded me why I rarely read them. The writing style was fine but I couldn't get into the characters. I just didn't care about them all that much.

Switching gears!

Picked up "The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence" by T.H. Breen.

From the synopsis:
The Marketplace of Revolution offers a boldly innovative interpretation of the mobilization of ordinary Americans on the eve of independence. Breen explores how colonists who came from very different ethnic and religious backgrounds managed to overcome difference and create a common cause capable of galvanizing resistance. In a richly interdisciplinary narrative that weaves insights into a changing material culture with analysis of popular political protests, Breen shows how virtual strangers managed to communicate a sense of trust that effectively united men and women long before they had established a nation of their own.
The Marketplace of Revolution argues that the colonists' shared experience as consumers in a new imperial economy afforded them the cultural resources that they needed to develop a radical strategy of political protest--the consumer boycott. Never before had a mass political movement organized itself around disruption of the marketplace. As Breen demonstrates, often through anecdotes about obscure Americans, communal rituals of shared sacrifice provided an effective means to educate and energize a dispersed populace. The boycott movement--the signature of American resistance--invited colonists traditionally excluded from formal political processes to voice their opinions about liberty and rights within a revolutionary marketplace, an open, raucous public forum that defined itself around subscription lists passed door-to-door, voluntary associations, street protests, destruction of imported British goods, and incendiary newspaper exchanges. Within these exchanges was born a new form of politics in which ordinary man and women--precisely the people most often overlooked in traditional accounts of revolution--experienced an exhilarating surge of empowerment.
Breen recreates an "empire of goods" that transformed everyday life during the mid-eighteenth century. Imported manufactured items flooded into the homes of colonists from New Hampshire to Georgia. The Marketplace of Revolution explains how at a moment of political crisis Americans gave political meaning to the pursuit of happiness and learned how to make goods speak to power."

PoeticSilence 09-16-2013 09:08 PM

I'm trying out a new site (which means I ordered some books) and I thought I'd share it with all of the readers.. check it out. http://www.betterworldbooks.com/


Still reading Herodotus.

PoeticSilence 09-16-2013 09:32 PM

I can't tell if that posted or not, it's not showing up, so if you read, check out this site: http://www.betterworldbooks.com/

cinnamongrrl 09-17-2013 08:12 PM

I am reading,

Confidentiality in Allied Health....

:|


Perfunctory school reading is never the funnest stuff.....

Nic 09-17-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Mopsie (Post 845179)
A friend recommended THIS book.

Has anyone read it or know much about Bolz-Weber?

*curious*

Haven't read it. Did read "Salvation on the Small Screen". Liked it a lot. But 24 hours of watching televangelism in the name of research? She's a better person than I!

cinnamongrrl 09-18-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by PoeticSilence (Post 845335)
I'm trying out a new site (which means I ordered some books) and I thought I'd share it with all of the readers.. check it out. http://www.betterworldbooks.com/


Still reading Herodotus.

While part of me is super DUPER happy you have gifted us with this site, the practical side of me says I must refrain from book buying until I have a place to put said new books.. I'm good at getting rid of everything else BUT books..it is absolute hell being me...sigh

Nic 09-18-2013 12:13 PM

Been combing through her bookshelves since I've read everything in mine.

Not a poetry fan so I passed over those. Been told I'm not allowed to skip it completely if we're going to be "friends". What I do for love. (rolling up sleeves) She started my sci-fi education a month or so back. Not clear on all the subgenres but I'm enjoying what she has so far. Glad she doesn't go much for the fantasy end of things. Read the typical Tolkien in my 20's but otherwise not really feeling the love when it comes to dragons and orcs. (the recently completed Rowling, excepted) Been switching back and forth between fiction and non-fiction shelves. Will finish (autographed copy!) of Ocean at the End of the Lane tonight. Short read. Wanted to finish it last night but couldn't keep my eyes open. On deck, W.E.B. Dubois biography called Biography of a Race. Been told that William Gibson should be next on my sci-fi agenda. She says I "must read the classics". There are science fiction classics?

Fancy 09-18-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by cinnamongrrl (Post 829798)
I wasn't sure what I was going to read next...and then....I went to the post office and found I had a package. :) I am now reading...

On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage by Robert Alden Rubin

It details the travels of a man hiking the Appalachian Trail....

Oh! Have you also read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson?
I'm just finishing it, and he is also accounting his hike on the AT. However, in true Bryson style, he injects much about the history, current situations, and stories about the AT throughout the book.

I'd be interested to hear what you think about the book you're reading. :)

Fancy 09-18-2013 01:06 PM

The Not So Big Life ~ Sarah Susanka
(making room for what really matters)

Started this book on audio during a car trip and became so engrossed that I had to checkout the hard copy of the book to finish. Susanka has a way of tying back her thoughts to such practical examples (architecture and home design) and it's an inspiring read.


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