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Can someone recommend to me a paperback book (fiction) that doesn't weigh a lot for me to take on a trip? I would like it to be "meaty" but at the same time fun to read.
Anything by Robert Crais would fit that bill. He writes hard-boiled detective fiction that's kind of like Elmore Leonard and Raymond Carver's illicit love child. Its heavy themes but with the occassional humor. L.A. Requiem is my personal favorite and his best, in my opinion.
post #22 of 182
I finally finished Molly Ivin's last book:
Bill of Wrongs: The Executive Branch's Assault on America's Fundamental Rights

What more can I say other than it makes me miss her all the more...
post #23 of 182
"Waiting for Daisy" by Peggy Orenstein

This is a true story of a women who put off having children until she was in her late thirties and then found she was infertile - tells all the stuff she went thru to finally have a child.
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Sounds interesting, I'll have to put it on my list.
I was thinking you'd like it.
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#3 The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business With Babies - And How You Can, Too by Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette

This book is a mix of notes written between nursing moms at work and information on raising babies. Light-hearted and quick, it is an easy read. It gives a much more equal view on issues regarding babies than many mainstream mommy books. For example there is one woman who says she's using Ferber for her baby and another woman then talks about her whole routine of soothing her baby, as many times and for as long as needed each night. Overall it leans towards a more attached approach to raising babies but both sides are represented.
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i'm most of the way through Silas Marner. I'm loving it! this is the first book of George Eliot's that I've read. Can anyone tell me if I'll enjoy any of her others as much?
My guess would be yes. I suggest The Mill on the Floss.
post #27 of 182
March's Books ~

#34 Dead Secret...Beverly Connor
#35 Dead Past...Beverly Connor
#36 Dead Hunt...Beverly Connor
#37 A Child Called "It"...Dave Pelzer
#38 The Lost Boy...Dave Pelzer
#39 Be the Pack Leader...Ceasar Millan
#40 The Kite Runner...Khaled Hosseini
#41 A Thousand Splendid Suns...Khaled Hosseini
#42 Skeleton Crew...Beverly Connor
#43 Airtight Case...Beverly Connor
post #28 of 182
Wow, oceanwinds - you've read 10 books in three and a half days???

Or are these books that you are *planning* to read this month?

Either way, I'm impressed. I have three books going right now, although I just stopped reading one because it was just unbelievably bad. As in, "I don't know what I'm talking about but I'm going to give you advice about your life anyway" bad.
post #29 of 182
#10. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Totally loved this book, might have been my fav in the series. I'm starting Prayer for Owen Meanie today. . . we'll see how it goes

2008 Book Challenge: #1. Tuesdays with Morrie (Albom); #2. Searching for the Sound My life with the Grateful Dead (Lesh); #3. Fastfood Nation (Schlosser); #4. Along Came a Spider (Patterson) #5. Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood (Wells); #6. The Thirteenth Tale (Setterfield) #7. The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver); #8. Twilight (Meyer); #9. New Moon (Meyer)
post #30 of 182
What would be a good intro book to understanding "unschooling?"
post #31 of 182
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Wow, oceanwinds - you've read 10 books in three and a half days???

Or are these books that you are *planning* to read this month?

Either way, I'm impressed. I have three books going right now, although I just stopped reading one because it was just unbelievably bad. As in, "I don't know what I'm talking about but I'm going to give you advice about your life anyway" bad.

Ha, Ha! Oops! The last time I posted books was 2/23, so some of these books were from the last week of February. I guess "technically" I have only read three books in March. I just usually save up a bunch and make one post with them all.
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What would be a good intro book to understanding "unschooling?"
I'm sure others have suggestions, but I've read The Unschooling Handbook and The Unprocessed Child and liked them.... The Unschooling Handbook would definitely be better as an intro book...
post #33 of 182
"A Wind in the Door" by Madeline L'Engle

Sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. Charles Wallace has some kind of a strange diseases and Meg and Calvin must save him. Pretty good but didn't like it as much as the first.
post #34 of 182
How is it that I haven't posted since Valentine's Day? I'm slacking already.

I did finish some books though!

Finished: #13 and #14 listed below, and

#15 Internal Bleeding: The truth behind America's terrifying epidemic of medical mistakes by Robert M. Wachter and Kaveh G. Shojania. Both MDs. Nuff said. It really was more of an "in defense of the mistakes that doctors/nurses/medical staff make which may cost you your life" kind of perspective. I was disappointed.

I'm now working on #16 Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez. Just started it but so far, so good.

And #17 All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space I don't think that needs a blurb here. I'm ready for spring.

#1 -Buddha Mom #2 -When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution #3 - Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs #4 Secrets of the Sacred White Buffalo: Native American Healiing Remedies, Rites, and Rituals by Gary Null #5The Birth House #6Coyote Healingby Lewis Mehl-Medrona #7 In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez #8 True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh #9 The Lovely Bones #10 The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy #11 I'm Looking Through You: Growing up Haunted: A Memoir #12 Why People Don't Heal and How they Can by Caroline Myss #13 The Mother Trip: Hip Mamas Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood by Ariel Gore #14Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power by Psyche A. Williams-Forson

post #35 of 182
Hi All!
I just found this thread and am always looking for a good book...So I just finished Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It was very well written and documents her life starting in Somalia and throughout Africa/Saudi Arabia until she finds her way to Holland. It is amazing the courage she has! Anyway, I recommend it!!
post #36 of 182
2.) "Running with Walker:a memoir" by Robert Hughes.
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#4 Baby Laughs : The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

I hated this book so much. She has a style of writing that just made me want to scratch my eyes out after the first chapter. I've heard that this book was funny but it was entirely too mainstream and poorly written for me to find it even amusing. I finished it because I've never been able to just set a book down without finishing it, no matter how bad it is and also because I kept thinking that it had to get better.

I've seen that other posters are keeping track of their books at the bottom of their posts and I'm going to start doing the same so I don't have to search each thread for my books.

#1 Bento Box in the Heartland; #2 The Secret Life of Supermom; #3 The Milk Memos
post #38 of 182
Gone - Jonathan Kellerman

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Soon after Michaela and Dylan Meserve, achieve their 15 minutes of fame by staging their abduction, their hoax is exposed and Michaela turns up dead in circumstances reminiscent of her faked assault. Delaware joins forces with his sometimes official partner in crime, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and together they pursue an investigative trail littered with corpses leading to an unconventional acting school and the family of the eccentric woman who runs it.
Satisfying, quick mystery

Hidden Mickeys - Barrett

A guide to treasure hunts at WDW.

#1-Garden of Beasts, #2-Passporter Guide to WDW, #3-Skylight Confessions, #4 - The Secret, #5 - The Kite Runner, #6 - Gone, #7 - Hidden Mickeys
post #39 of 182
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#4 Baby Laughs : The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

I hated this book so much. She has a style of writing that just made me want to scratch my eyes out after the first chapter. I've heard that this book was funny but it was entirely too mainstream and poorly written for me to find it even amusing. I finished it because I've never been able to just set a book down without finishing it, no matter how bad it is and also because I kept thinking that it had to get better.

I've seen that other posters are keeping track of their books at the bottom of their posts and I'm going to start doing the same so I don't have to search each thread for my books.

#1 Bento Box in the Heartland; #2 The Secret Life of Supermom; #3 The Milk Memos
I totally agree about this book!

btw, another fun way to track the books you've read is LibraryThing. We even have an MDC group!
post #40 of 182
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#4 Baby Laughs : The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

I hated this book so much. She has a style of writing that just made me want to scratch my eyes out after the first chapter.
I read her belly laughs book about her pregnancy and also thought it was equally awful. It sounded like one great big vanity and bitch session. I hated it.
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