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Old 06-25-2011, 02:47 AM   #1541
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i've always admired julia for all the obvious reasons, but to now haven't read any books by or about her, and i'm ready. is my life in france a good place to start?
Yes, I am finding it a wonderful way to get away from my own hectic life and go along for the ride. She and her nephew did an amazing job on the book. I would definitely say it is a good one to start with.
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:50 AM   #1542
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #1543
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Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish A nice little book about Iowa farm life during the depression. This brings back many memories of growing up on a farm in CNY.

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book Interesting look at daily life in the french countryside during the war.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:13 PM   #1544
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I'm still on the Jakarta Pandemic, but I've read 45% of it in the last two days. It's not only picking up, I'm getting used to my Kindle.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:27 PM   #1545
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Finished the new Tom Clancy novel, Life or Death, and I'm about half way into The Bourne Objective, Eric Van Lustbader's further adventures of Jason Bourne, started by Robert Ludlum, continued by Van Lustbader by permission, and totally destroyed by Tony Gilroy. The only resemblance between the Ludlum books and the Gilroy screen play is the three titles and the name Jason Bourne.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #1546
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Couldn't Keep It to Myself, by wally lamb. short stories written by women inmates of state prison. i got it because i read. "this much i know is true" by the same author and loved it.

got "she's come undone" looking forward to it.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #1547
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i am reading "dreams of my father" by our president. very interesting, what an intelligent person, even in his youth.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:58 PM   #1548
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Salt by Mark Kurlansky. Came out in 2009; I like popular books to age for awhile before I get to them. If they're still being talked about, there must be something there. Plan to read his book Cod sometime.

Also in the middle of River of Darkness by Rennie Airth. Whoever it was that mentioned him in this thread some time ago, thanks a lot. Good reading.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #1549
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Salt by Mark Kurlansky. Came out in 2009; I like popular books to age for awhile before I get to them. If they're still being talked about, there must be something there. Plan to read his book Cod sometime.

Also in the middle of River of Darkness by Rennie Airth. Whoever it was that mentioned him in this thread some time ago, thanks a lot. Good reading.

I loved "Salt" and "Cod." Now I have about 10 types of salt to get used up...and I'm on a low or no-salt diet
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #1550
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Got a couple on the go at the moment. Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson. One DTB, and one on Kindle.
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