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Old 06-07-2007, 06:49 PM   #351
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I recently read "Lovely Bones" and "A Day of Small Beginnings". Both were excellent. The first is about a young teen who is murdered and written from her point of view after the fact. It is quite interesting. The other covers several generations and involves Jewish experiences during the years before and after the holocaust in Poland. It is fiction and quite interesting too. You really learn alot about Judaism and their thoughts on death. It also involves spirits working in the world. Very good.
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:32 PM   #352
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"A Boy Called It" very compelling how tragic but he certainly does percervier
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:30 PM   #353
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I recently read "Lovely Bones" and "A Day of Small Beginnings". Both were excellent. The first is about a young teen who is murdered and written from her point of view after the fact. It is quite interesting. The other covers several generations and involves Jewish experiences during the years before and after the holocaust in Poland. It is fiction and quite interesting too. You really learn alot about Judaism and their thoughts on death. It also involves spirits working in the world. Very good.

I loved the Lovely Bones. I listened to the reading ages ago on NPR and got the book to read for myself. She has a couple other books that are great too.


I have been working on the Dancing Wu Li masters by David Zukav. Seat of the Soul was a great read too.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #354
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I just finished Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. Not as funny as his book Naked, but it still made me laugh out loud.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:49 PM   #355
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I have read lovely bones as well, very good book. Right now I am reading 'The measure of a man' by Sidney Poitier (yes, the actor). I am only up to page 30 but am enjoying this book. I rarely read anything but fiction, but this is a "spiritual autobiography" as he calls it.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:12 PM   #356
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TFL Cookbook, The Reach of a Chef, and Kitchen Confidential. TFL is def. my fav. though. You get inspired just skimming the pictures.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:35 PM   #357
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Re-reading Following the Equator by Mark Twain. Memoirs of his speaking trip around the world to get out of bankruptcy.
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I just started The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which is a piece of juvenile fiction. It's beginning quite nicely and the illustrations are nothing short of fabulous. Here's a link to get a glimpse of the story and view a slideshow of the illustrations. I think I'm going to enjoy this beautiful book.

I regularly read something that is for the young set to see what's out there. I have a feeling I'm going to give this book a great big "thumbs up."
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.. This is such a good read - sad but makes one realize how lucky we are even when things seem so bad ... Read the other books in the series - it is awe inspiring - I have listened to interviews with him and would love to talk to him someday!!!!
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