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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!  :)

Vietnam military history.  Marine corps stuff. 

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Just finished reading "The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life- volume I"  by Drunvalo Melchizedek.  Let me just say... "wow."  I'm reserving judgement until I read the second, but I am quite intrigued.  Anyone else here read it?

Also reading "The Magdalene Legacy" by Laurence Gardner.  Davedrum, you may enjoy reading this one.  Fascinating info.                   

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Currently re-reading the 1994 book "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. fascinating stuff about the Marburg and Ebola Zaire viruses. Scary. Hemorrhagic fevers do not sound like fun.

Just finished Al Gore's new book "The Assault on Reason". Very interesting. He's a smart guy. Worth reading if you haven't already.

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Currently re-reading the 1994 book "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. fascinating stuff about the Marburg and Ebola Zaire viruses. Scary. Hemorrhagic fevers do not sound like fun.

that sounds really interesting! right now i'm reading harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban for like the 5th literally and Anne Rice's The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. Pretty soon i'm going to start reading Things Fall Apart for my summer honors english assignment.

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Walden

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I'm reading The Happiness Myth by Jennifer Hecht

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I'm reading The Happiness Myth by Jennifer Hecht

I clicked on the link and read the blurb. It looks like a really good book--I put it in my library book queue to read one day soon. Thanks for sharing this!

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Um Im reading the alchemist for school but, im not sure i like it even thought its supposed to be like a really great book.

Does any one know of any inexpensive vegetarian cookbooks with a basic variety of recipes vegweb is great but a book is always good
I guess that doesn't fit in this category but oh well

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Finished "Skinny Bitch" in one day.  Their "attitude" made me chuckle.  Had to force myself to finish chapter six-- made me both nauseous and want to cry.  Good overview of veganism, both for your health and for the inhumane treatment of the animals, with an entertaining dose of attitude and an easy read.       

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Finished "Skinny Bitch" in one day.  Their "attitude" made me chuckle.  Had to force myself to finish chapter six-- made me both nauseas and want to cry.  Good overview of veganism, both for your health and for the inhumane treatment of the animals, with an entertaining dose of attitude and an easy read.       

YAY, Fire!!!  I also made myself read 6 and I have awful pictures in my head, still. Truth hurts, I guess,  huh?

I'm currently reading:
You Don't Need Meat
The Vegan Sourcebook
12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food (My raw vegan friend just gave me this today, after we had a FABULOUS raw un-cookout!)
Drop The Rock

And probably a few more, I start then start another then restart the first, etc. The last one I read cover to cover, uninterrupted, was Skinny Bitch. :)

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I love summer because I'm off work so I do a LOT of reading (in between doing the many household jobs I can't get done when I'm working). If you read The Kite Runner and liked it you have to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. It's such a great story and it really opens your eyes to what women in Afghanistan when through when the Taliban were in power. It's not often that a book brings tears to my eyes but that's what happened at the end of this one. And as of tomorrow I'll be reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Um Im reading the alchemist for school but, im not sure i like it even thought its supposed to be like a really great book.

Is that Ben Jonson's play? If it is, I was seriously underwhelmed...
But then I've just waded thru Shadwell's "The Virtuoso." The 17th century version of crap TV!  :D
Currently reading "Buried Alive"--too lazy to get up and cite the author but it's excerpts from journals and letters from the soldiers and others in the First Three Fleets transported to Australia. A friend lent it to me to piece out my new books so they'll last longer.

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Oh man, I just today bought Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine and i'm SO excited about it. It's basically essays, rants and raves from the magazine Bitch which is a super fun fem-zine.

Has anyone read The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist Vegetarian Perspective by Carol Adams? It was published in 1990 and re-released in 2000. It's a bit pricey for me right now but I've been wanting to read it for some time. Just wondering what it was like if anyone had the pleasure of reading it.

YAY for books!!

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i'm reading 'a thousand splendid suns' by Khaled Hosseini

then i'm on to Harry Potter  8)

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I'm reading Omnivore's Dilemma right now. I'm in the section about Big Organic. Pollan brings up some really interesting points about whether or not industrial organic agriculture (as we know it today) is really that much better for the environment (massive tilling, large amounts of fossil fuels still used for transport/refridgeration, etc.). Definitely worth the read. Pollan is an omni, but he brings up good points about the whole "free range" concept that is basically just a marketing thing and has nothing to do with actual living conditions.

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zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance (fiction - ish)

ecoholic: your guide to the most environmentally friendly products, information and services in canada (non-fiction)

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I got a secondhand copy of The Poisonwood Bible a couple of weeks ago since someone on here recommended it and am enjoying it. I wish I had the moxie to lend it to a particular missionary couple of a certain age, here, who do a lot of talking about how wonderfully they've adapted to the culture and language here--something which is not bourne out by anyone who knows them.  ::) But then they probably wouldn't read it, saying it's "too negative".

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John Steinbeck - The Pearl

I read it in middle school and I can actually really appreciate it now.

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zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance (fiction - ish)

Because I have to mention Arcata and Humboldt whenever possible, toward the end of the book they stop in Arcata and get a burrito.  :)

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Plato and Platypus walk into a bar... Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes -Cathcart & Klein

Shoot the Moon -Billie Letts

Member of the Club - Graham Lawrence Otis

Lake Monsters - Joe Citro ...so far, its really lame, but ive been trying to read it after reading Patricia Cornwall's very dense forensic true life book on Jack the ripper. which was very good, if not very biased.

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