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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I feel like such a lightweight, but I am reading Stephen King's latest, The Outsider.
    My ladyfriend is reading that. I got her into King about six months ago when she read Under The Dome right after I did.

    She says The Outsider is gripping!
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    Last year, I read The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden. It takes place in Russ during the 1500's. It's about the daughter of a minor lord who has inherited the gift of seeing the local and household spirits that are beginning to fade away as people embrace Christianity and forget about the old ways. Her second book in the trilogy is The Girl in the Tower. I listened to it. Both are so well-written and really drew me into that world. I love learning about different folklores. I'm waiting on volume 3!
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    Today I got White Girl Bleed A Lot by Colin Flaherty from the university library. I am actually quite surprised that a book like this is allowed on the university campus.

    I am dubious about the premise of this book and about the author. But I am curious about opposing views to me own, so I am going to at least attempt to give it a read.
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    "Future Home of the Living God" by Louise Erdrich.
    This book left me with a lot of questions. It is a dystopian story set in the not too distant future, in the form of a young woman's diary. Erdrich is a great writer but this novel seems like it's missing bits, as though she didn't really think it through.
    I'd be interested in what other people thought of it.

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    Finished another Joyce Maynard, this a novel, Under the Influence. Quite good, actually!
    Also Sarah suzanka or whatever her name is "the Small life " or :the not so small life" or something which takes her small house ideas and applies them to one's life.
    Catherine, we ought to do a book club study here on this one--okay, looked up the title, and here it is:

    https://www.amazon.com/Not-So-Big-Li...=sarah+susanka

    This is exactly kind of thing you are talking about in your new house sustainability stepping back thread.

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    This week I will start:

    Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
    A Birth Year by Louise Erdrich
    The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities
    Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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    While traveling, I read The Book of Joy by HH the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Wonderful read! Lots to think about.
    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Anon.

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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    Speaking of Louise Erdrich, I wish she'd write a biography; there's an interesting story there.

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    Jane this one is autobiographical but only covers one year in her life.

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    I am rereading The Little Prince.

    I am also about to start Emperor of The Amazon by Marcio Souza.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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