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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Britt-Marie started out slow but is growing on me.
    I felt that way about Beartown!

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    The Finnish Way....I love reading about social democracies

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    Fiction:

    The Humans by Matt Haig
    Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
    Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King

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    The Rosie Project-fiction

    I'm 381 on the waiting list for Educated!

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    The After Life of Billy Fingers - don't quite know what to make of it yet. Kind of a take-your-breath-away story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschrisgo2 View Post
    The After Life of Billy Fingers - don't quite know what to make of it yet. Kind of a take-your-breath-away story.
    I think I read this. I don't remember much about it, except maybe that it seemed like a vehicle for creative fiction.

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    Currently reading The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, by Max Boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    Currently reading The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right, by Max Boot.
    He sums up the entire book in his epilogue when he says "I now ardently wish harm upon my former party because it has become an enabler of Trump...". All the rest is prologue.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    He sums up the entire book in his epilogue when he says "I now ardently wish harm upon my former party because it has become an enabler of Trump...". All the rest is prologue.
    Thanks for your review--short and sweet! I still plan to read it, though.

    I sympathize with Boot and all the other disillusioned Republicans--but where were they for all the years while their party went from the honorable one of Lincoln and Eisenhower to the mess it's devolved into--Lee Atwater, the Tea Party, Grover Norquist, and now Trump? I'd say they were complicit.

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    The Chimp and the River--How aids emerged from an African forest, by David Quammen.

    This seems similar to another book on AIDS' origin--The River : A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, by Edward Hooper, which was an engaging book, but at 1070 pages in hardback was dauntingly heavy. I own the book, and some day I'll finish it.

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