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NVR - What are you reading right now? (Fiction or non-fiction)

I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

violin24242 -- 

No, I haven't read Peter Abrahams' sequel to Down the Rabbit Hole (or, as it's called, Behind the Curtain), but I will be picking it up with a Border's gift card I rec'd for Christmas for sure).  If it holds up in quality to the first, that's good news!  We all know how sequels tend to be weaker cousins to their forefathers.  Thanks for the rec!

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'Invasive Procedures' by Orson Scott Card (damn he's talented). A believable, not-too-far-in-the-future science fiction about genetic manipulation... of humans.

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I am reading twilight by Stephanie Myer.

Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, and disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire.

I love this book and I am only2/3 finished!

http://biblioharlot.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/twilight1.jpg

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The other day I was listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast (yup, I'm one of *those* people) and he mentioned something about how Einstein proved that time doesn't exist and that everything that has happening, is happening, and will happen all are happening at the same instant.  So, under that rationale, time travel is completely logical.  And that Nostradammus' may have just found a way to tap into those future events happening at the same time to make his predictions...I really wish I understood math at times like this...

ANYWAYS, that same night I was walking around B&N looking for some gift ideas to go order used online (I'm cheap like that).  And one book caught my attention out of no where.  That book was, A World Without Time- The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein!!  I bought it and it turns out to be about just about the exact same thing I listened to that morning.  I'm almost done with it, and was pretty entertaining.  Just another one of those creepy life coincidences.....

you should check out this book called "einstein's dreams" by alan lightman. its  a good one.
he has also written some novels, which sort of put einsteins theories into the real world, b/c "einsteins dream" can get kinda abstract....

Awesome!  I'll add that to the ever growing list of books I want to read when I'm done with both my thesis.  Only 3 more months to go!  Thanks for the recommendation!

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NewEngland -I just finished The Abstinence Teacher. I liked it but it was not what I expected. I LOVE Tom Perotta. He is one of few contemporary authors I truly enjoy!

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Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA.

Hah! I've been in Forks, WA. Now I want to read the book.

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Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opts to move to her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA.

Hah! I've been in Forks, WA. Now I want to read the book.

It is a GREAT book! I highly recommend it.

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I tried to break into Michael Crichton's next a few days ago but it didnt go so well  ::)  I kept falling asleep.  So instead I picked up the ethics of what we eat by good ol peter singer which Ive been meaning to read, and I got through like half of it .  ::)  I sorta skipped to the vegan stuff.  Its very good, there are so many compelling facts and studies given as evidence for everything said <3  I especially loved the section on freegans and dumpster diving!  I've never heard of it before; it sounds awesome; I even read it to my dad and he liked the concept.  ;D

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dillybunny -- I'm only up to p. 100 on The Abstinence Teacher, but will get back to you about the ending.  Authors (otherwise greatly talented) are notorious for messing up endings, and I thought Perrotta's ending to Little Children was one of the most poignant I've ever read.

violin -- Eclipse, et. al., by Stephenie Meyers, is quite the rage in YA circles.  It not only taps into the latest vampire craze, it taps into the even more recent werewolf rage -- all under the guise of romance.  Personally, I'm passing on the series because, well, I'm not a big romance fan.  Uh, I mean, I like romance and all, I'd just prefer not read about it...

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violin -- Eclipse, et. al., by Stephenie Meyers, is quite the rage in YA circles.  It not only taps into the latest vampire craze, it taps into the even more recent werewolf rage -- all under the guise of romance.  Personally, I'm passing on the series because, well, I'm not a big romance fan.  Uh, I mean, I like romance and all, I'd just prefer not read about it...

I was surprised by the romance in it too. I had no idea until I started reading it. I am not a fan of romance but, I love this book.

If you read anymore YA, dont forget to tell me! Thanks...

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Right now, I'm switching back and forth between Food Politics by Marion Nestle and The Nature of Animal Healing by Martin Goldstein. Both are fantastic so far!

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Fun thread...I just love to read :D.
I just finished Skinny Bitch, and I am reading A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, and I am starting Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet today.

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Fun thread...I just love to read :D.
I just finished Skinny Bitch, and I am reading A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, and I am starting Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet today.

i just finished skinny bitch, too.
the factory farming chapter was some of the saddest description of FFs i have ever read :(

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I was surprised by the romance in it too. I had no idea until I started reading it. I am not a fan of romance but, I love this book.

If you read anymore YA, don't forget to tell me! Thanks...

OK.  Actually, I've reviewed over 50 YA books at amazon.dot.all.is.calm.  And now that you (or was it someone else here?) put me on to Goodreads.com, I realize that I have a whole OTHER website to fill unleash my bookish thoughts on (I'll keep the foodish -- and at times, foolish -- thoughts here).

Wow.  I could get lost in that site in a hurry and accomplish NONE of my work (which I'm working furiously on today as tomorrow it's... da-da-daaaa! ... back to work and I've been slumming through the holidaze something awful).

Oh.  And for those of you who said you're already over there, I can't find you.  Three billion people seem to be over there.  I used the same nom de poste as here: Newengland.  Maybe I'll see you there as well as here (uh, in between earning a living and reading and writing and, of course, eating, I mean).

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Fun thread...I just love to read :D.
I just finished Skinny Bitch, and I am reading A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, and I am starting Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet today.

i just finished skinny bitch, too.
the factory farming chapter was some of the saddest description of FFs i have ever read :(

Yes, it was horribly sad. I could not imagine witnessing such cruelty everyday. I caught something that seemed bizarre in the part talking about chicken plants. The book quoted a worker talking about workers having to urinate where they are working. Which is not only gross, but it seems the plant was not only abusing chickens but the human workers were not allowed breaks to use the restroom.

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Right now, I'm switching back and forth between Food Politics by Marion Nestle and The Nature of Animal Healing by Martin Goldstein. Both are fantastic so far!

I just read The Nature of Animal Healing, too!  I'm so glad Davedrum (and others) have recommended it.  Definitely a good read for any pet owner.
Also recently finished The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) and Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Currently reading Zoology by Ben Dolnick

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I'm so unfocused these days. can't really sit down and just READ.

but right now, I'm in between a few things - Diet for a New America, Harry Potter # 7, and some textbooks for school.

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Skirt and the Fiddle by Tristan Egolf

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I usually ONLY read memoirs (I love hearing a persons account of their life) but am reading The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory.  Its about King Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn  and has some true facts about their lives.

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I'm neck-deep in books this month, preparing for a lovely comprehensive exam at the end of the month (for those not insane enough to get a PhD, it's a big fat test meant to scare one into being "professional")

So, if anyone wants to discuss the canon of comparative politics or Latin American social movement theory... you know where the fun is  ::)

If I had free time, I would read "The Pinochet Effect" and "Transborder Lives".. among many many others that taunt me from my bookcases.  I have an addiction that forces me to buy book after book that I know I will never get to.

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