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    Behave - how our brains shape our lives and behavior. All kinds of interesting factoids from a neuroscientist.

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    This past weekend I read The Songs of Distance Earth by Arthur C. Clarke.

    Wow! What a really great book!
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    I stumbled upon a rather old paperback called The Man In The Maze by Robert Silverberg. I am a little over halfway through. It seems like a solid, entertaining, thought-provoking sci-fi novel from the late 1960s.

    I hope to get my hands on The Harrows of Spring by James Howard Kunstler. This is the fourth and last installment of the World Made By Hand novels.

    I enjoyed the first three quite a bit. Perhaps it'll be next on my list.

    What is everyone else reading?
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    Fiction for a change. I have started:

    The Buddha in the Attic*
    The Year of the Flood
    The Whole Town's Talking*
    God Help the Child
    Soul Mountain
    The Round House
    Forest Dark

    The two asterisked ones, both about long distance courtships, are the most interesting so far.

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    I loved "the songs from distant earth" - just finished it yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    I loved "the songs from distant earth" - just finished it yesterday.
    Such a great book!
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    The Woman Who Smashed Codes, the biography of Elizebeth Smith, subtitled "a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies."

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    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry fiction bestseller by Rachel Joyce. NYTimes reviewer said, "..it is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other."
    I think this would appeal to older readers/retirees who can identify with looking back on our lives. Definitely includes humor and interesting quirky charm of small-town and rural English life.

    The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe another in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. Always enjoy his works.

    Lucky thing is I bought each of these for $1, and it will fetch more than that in credit at the used bookstore. Getting paid to read??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lainey View Post

    Lucky thing is I bought each of these for $1, and it will fetch more than that in credit at the used bookstore. Getting paid to read??
    Thrifty!
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    John Le Care "A Legacy of Spies."
    I really enjoyed it.

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