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Old 06-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #1461
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One of my favorites, the "Cat Who" lady, Lilian Jackson Braun, died today, age97, and she wrote almost right up to the end. RIP.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:22 PM   #1462
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One of my favorites, the "Cat Who" lady, Lilian Jackson Braun, died today, age97, and she wrote almost right up to the end. RIP.
Get out! I loved those books! What will we do without Koko and Yum Yum?
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #1463
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Revit-How to for my new job.........and of course all your posts
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #1464
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Clara's War, another Holocaust book
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:56 AM   #1465
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i'm happily, busily making a reading list for myself from the authors and books you guys are recommending. here's a news flash for ebook readers: amazon has an offering of some 600 book titles from 99c--$2.99 for "summer readers". here's some authors that caught my eye: pat conroy, andre dubus, william styron, alan d. foster, ian fleming, jack higgins, robert b. parker, kurt vonnegut, to name just a few...good stuff, huh?
Mighty good list. How about some women as well: Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, E. Annie Proulx, Patricia Highsmith....a little Sue Grafton or M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin for dessert.
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Clara's War, another Holocaust book
this is a very powerful book!! it is written by the clara in the title. i am about half way through and they have been in an under ground bunker for over a year. eighteen people. the people that live upstairs are protecting them. they are polish christians. they all live in poland. this is a first person account of life with the s.s. and Nazi solders. i would recommend this book highly, to see a true picture of the jewish solution.
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here's a quickie request - i'm about to mail out books to my grandkids and i'm not real up on current youth books. i've got the boys covered, but the girls, what to do, what to do? ages 15 and 11, and i refuse to be part of anything to do with twilight or vampires. i know i liked judy blume - is there anything comparable today? oh, and the 11 year old is more of a doer than a reader. something about animals, a book to spark her interest in reading for pleasure?
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #1468
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Well, I did it. I had a Kindle in my wish list along with a couple crocks (for the French onion soup I intend to make), but I needed a toner cartridge so visited Amazon... and we all know how that goes, lol.
I will be a Kindling fool before long, or would that be kindred spirit...
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here's a quickie request - i'm about to mail out books to my grandkids and i'm not real up on current youth books. i've got the boys covered, but the girls, what to do, what to do? ages 15 and 11, and i refuse to be part of anything to do with twilight or vampires. i know i liked judy blume - is there anything comparable today? oh, and the 11 year old is more of a doer than a reader. something about animals, a book to spark her interest in reading for pleasure?

For the 11 year old, see if there is a fiction book for her age group that is about a veterinarian and her taking care of animals.
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Well, I did it. I had a Kindle in my wish list along with a couple crocks (for the French onion soup I intend to make), but I needed a toner cartridge so visited Amazon... and we all know how that goes, lol.
I will be a Kindling fool before long, or would that be kindred spirit...
Ah, you are going to love it!
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