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I love to read.  The most recent fiction book that I finished reading was Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. 

 

Now, I'm reading 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Dr. Neal Barnard. 



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I love reading too. The book I read all the time is "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie and "the 8th Habit" by Stephen Covey.
I love the books. I don't read some fiction book, I am from Indonesia, and It's quite hard for me to find some English version fiction book here!

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"Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen love it page turner


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I have read How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's definitely a book that can be read over and over again.
I was looking at Freedom on Amazon. I might have to add that to my list. I like how there are mixed reviews.

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I've read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I haven't read The 8th Habit.

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The last two books I read were Physics of the Impossible and Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku.  I haven't had time to read much lately though.



-- Edited by Lil on Thursday 28th of July 2011 06:51:16 AM

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Haruki Murakami - South of the Border, West of the Sun.

~~~"Imagine this. You're a farmer, living all alone on the Siberian tundra. Day after day you plow your fields. As far as the eye can see, nothing. To the north, the horizon, to the east, the horizon, to the south, to the west, more of the same. Every morning, when the sun rises in the east, you go out to work in your fields. When it's directly overhead, you take a break for lunch. When it sinks in the west, you go home to sleep.

And then one day, something inside you dies. Day after day you watch the sun rise in the east, pass across the sky, then sink in the west, and something breaks inside you and dies. You toss your plow aside and, your head completely empty of thought, begin walking toward the west. Heading toward a land that lies west of the sun. Like someone, possessed, you walk on, day after day, not eating or drinking, until you collapse on the ground and die. That's hysteria siberiana."~~~

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I'm currently reading 2 books lol.

Waterlog by Roger Deakin - a beautifully written book about swimming around Britain, he was a really enthusiastic environmentalist. Tend to read this one when outdoors!
Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh - bipolar singer/songwriter, guitarist with a fascinating case of synaesthesia, my current bedtime read.

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Synaesthesia - I did a quick search of it and have heard of it before. I wonder what it would be like to experience that.
I am sort of reading two books - will probably actually read them later on.
I know I have started to read both and have looked at various sections in each book.
1. It's Me Or The Dog: How To Have The Perfect Pet by Victoria Stilwell. [She is my idol!]
2. The Power of Positive Dog Training 2nd edition by Pat Miller. [I have heard she does great work too]


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I have synesthesia. My numbers and letters each have colors and their own genders as well as days of the week and months among other things. Sensory feeling is very visual for me. Every pain and sensation has a visual abstract image in my mind. Sound is the same. Abstract patterns, lines, shapes and cloud formations are some of the things I see while listening to music. Or just non-musical sound as well. I do a lot of art based in the synesthesia. I've painted a picture of my name (or what I visually see when I hear my name), what I see in a certain song or sound pattern. I've also drawn what a bee sting feels like or what celery tastes like. I inherited synesthesia from my mother and Grandmother who can both taste colors...

But this topic isn't about mental uniqueness so, I'm reading The Giver by Lois Lowry right now.




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I am reading The Blue Sweater - Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz.

It;s about a woman who gives up a lucrative international Banking job and moves to the poorest and most desperate nations of the world to understand and help try to solve global poverty. Jacqueline is now the founder and CEO of Acumen Foundation - a nonprofit venture capital firm for the poor that invests in sustainable enterprises. This is her memoir. I think she is very honest of her many mistakes and lessons learned. She also sheds light on some programs with good intentions that just didnt work - sometimes due to corruption, disorganization, or simply not understanding the true problem. Very inspiring book about someone who dedicated her life to making a difference, and wasnt afraid to admit failure when something didnt work.

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i'm reading DOMINION by Matthew Scully. you all may think i am an ignorant & so i am! :) there are a LOT of books i would like to read that i've never heard of!

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I also started reading ZEN by Osho. My boyfriend just finished it, and it's very interesting. I thought I had an understanding of what ZEN was, but after starting this book, I've come to realize that I know nothing about it. It's not an easy read for me, so it will take me a while to finish it. I think it's also better to read a chapter or two, and allow time to think about the ideas in the book. It also comes with a CD from the author, but I'm more of a reader.

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@waltz...I can't do the reply with quotes on this tablet for some reason. Just wanted to say I find that absolutely fascinating.

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Hey, cool. :)

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Current favorite is 'Any Human Heart' by William Boyd. Weaves fiction thru History brilliantly,I reckon. Channell 4 (UK) screened a 4 part adaption of it,earlier this year. Many books don't travel well to film or TV but thought Ch4 adaption was excellent. Anyone else read/saw it?

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I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times.

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I have synesthesia. My numbers and letters each have colors and their own genders as well as days of the week and months among other things. Sensory feeling is very visual for me. Every pain and sensation has a visual abstract image in my mind. Sound is the same. Abstract patterns, lines, shapes and cloud formations are some of the things I see while listening to music. Or just non-musical sound as well. I do a lot of art based in the synesthesia. I've painted a picture of my name (or what I visually see when I hear my name), what I see in a certain song or sound pattern. I've also drawn what a bee sting feels like or what celery tastes like. I inherited synesthesia from my mother and Grandmother who can both taste colors...

But this topic isn't about mental uniqueness so, I'm reading The Giver by Lois Lowry right now.



 What a gift. That is amazing!



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I'm reading 3 books.
"Dominion" By Matthew Scully
"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" By Melanie Joy
"As The World Dies: The First Days" By Rhiannon Frater


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Just started reading Black Gold: A Dark History of Coffee by Anthony Wild.

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I'm reading Bill Picket Bulldogger by Bailey C. Hanes because there will be a test on that in my History class. I don't exactly like the Bill Picket book as it's rather boring but it's something I must do.

I do like Cirque Du Freak and I even watched a movie after finishing the book. Cirque Du Freak was a great movie!

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I just finished reading The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. The book is told by the dog. It's really good. Now, I'm reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Some of you may remember learning about the HeLa cells in school. This is about the woman from where those cells came.


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I'm reading Let's Play Sex by John Doviner. It's about the negative effects and down sides to many of the changes in modern day society and the lax attitude it is generally receives.

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Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children - by Ransom Riggs.

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LevisDecorThorn!!! I just finished that book recently (Miss Peregrine's Home) Did you like it??


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Recently read: "Lakota Woman" by Richard Erdoes and Mary Crow Dog (excellent read!)
Now reading: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

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