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27 Feb 2008, 10:28 am

What was it about and do you recommend it?

I just finished to 2 books:

"Chew on This" which was about the history of fast food, meat distribution and the corporations that run them, etc. I found it very interesting and would recommend it. It's by the same people that did "Fast Food Nation."

The second book I read was given to me by the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders where I take my son, called "High Functioning Autism and Aspergers". You can't find it in book store, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.



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27 Feb 2008, 10:43 am

I am America, and So Can You, by Stephen Colbert.


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27 Feb 2008, 10:44 am

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.


I hated it.



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27 Feb 2008, 11:17 am

Kalister1 wrote:
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.


I hated it.


lol why? usually if i hate a book and i'm already into the first 5 chapters, I don't finish it.



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27 Feb 2008, 12:08 pm

The last book I finished was Chuck Palanhiuk's "Survivor" when it first hit the shelves.

Since then I have had a rough time with my ADD and haven't been able to read anythng since.



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27 Feb 2008, 1:15 pm

"Walt Disney, The Triumph of The American Imagination"
by Neal Gabler

Outstanding book ! !


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27 Feb 2008, 2:47 pm

The last book I actually liked was "Unstrange Minds" by Roy Grinker. I think it actually came out a few years ago.



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27 Feb 2008, 3:33 pm

last book i read is mimosa grove but it depends on the person if they like it or not savvy?



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27 Feb 2008, 7:36 pm

"Why don't penguins feet freeze? and 114 other questions". - A follow-up to the No.1 best seller "Does anything eat wasps?".

Both published by NewScientist.

They are books with random questions and answers. I found it interesting a learn't a lot of new things. Although I have only read "Why don't penguins feet freeze?".


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27 Feb 2008, 8:19 pm

Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick
one of the stephanie plum novels in there somewhere...



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27 Feb 2008, 8:28 pm

The last and only book I ever read was "The Karate Kid", back in 4th grade. I have poor reading comprehension, and a short attention span, so I stick to magazines and such. :)


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27 Feb 2008, 9:30 pm

A book called Personality, by an English psychiatrist. It was very interesting.



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27 Feb 2008, 9:40 pm

Last book I finished reading was The Cassandra Compact by Robert Ludlum. Last book I read from though is Advanced Chemistry in Creation by Jay L. Wile PhD, just finished module #11 on kinetics and am now onto module #12, part 1 of intro to organic chemistry.



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27 Feb 2008, 9:44 pm

Fooled by Randomness. I'm currently reading The God Delusion.



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28 Feb 2008, 3:47 pm

"Long Way Round" by Ewan McGregor and
Charley Boorman.
The two actors and motor bike enthusiasts
went on a round-the-world ride through
Europe,Asia and North America.One of the
reviews,which I concur with,describes it as
highly readable and spiritually uplifting.


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01 Mar 2008, 1:12 pm

I just finished Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter and am currently working on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. It's very interesting to compare the two stories. Austen wrote in the early 1800's and Porter in the early 1900's and they both talk about the plight of women who have no "male protector." Of the two I like Porter's heroine Elnora much better. She is not passive like Austen's heroines who are waiting for an eligible man to marry them. Despite all the obstacles others set in her way, Elnora is determined to get a higher education. She goes out into the Limberlost Swamp--alone!--and gathers moths and cocoons to sell to collectors; and she also ends up teaching nature education to local students. She also falls in love, but I get the impression that if she hadn't, she would have been just as content to be like her mentor, the mysterious Bird Woman who never married. Comparing the two makes me very glad that I live in a time where there are more opportunities for women.

I am not sure what I will read next, I have very eclectic reading habits and will read almost anything. How I find things is by roaming through the library stacks and picking up whatever strikes me as being interesting. If anyone is keeping track of my reading list (I understand that that is one of the things the infamous Patriot Act allows) they are probably going crazy trying to figure me out. Ha, ha, it's Aspergers!