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    The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman.

    Paid one dollar for it (they only wanted 50 cents, but I thought too cheap. Store run by developmentally disabled)
    Glad I paid little. I'm on Chapter 8 and forcing myself to continue. Should I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sas View Post
    The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman.

    Paid one dollar for it (they only wanted 50 cents, but I thought too cheap. Store run by developmentally disabled)
    Glad I paid little. I'm on Chapter 8 and forcing myself to continue. Should I?
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    ref post #1738 same thread

    James Dashner
    Maze Runner revisited.

    The Alienist by Caleb Carr

    wiki says this is the first of two novels in
    the Kreisler series, and lists a wealth of other
    works by this author.

    difficult material explored in interesting ways.
    this reader appreciates several aspects of the
    author's endeavors and sees several significant
    target markets.

    this reader will begin a comparison contrast of
    similar material, as a personal endeavor.
    as ridiculous as it may sound, this may be
    substantial reading for interdisciplinary methods
    at the high school level; montessori, perhaps.

    definitely not for everyone, imho.


    *stares at the 1 remaining in the incoming stack*

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    The Leopard-Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    This is one of the most gorgeous, lush, ravishing books I have ever read. I don't even know what else to say about it or how to describe it. The premise might sound a bit boring---noble family in 19th century Sicily and the marriage between one of the members of that family and a member of the rising bourgeoisie---but it's utterly fascinating and compelling. Highly recommended.

    The Silk Road: A New History-
    Valerie Hansen

    I do a lot of personal research about the Silk Road and Chinese dynastic history, so this is fantastic to me but could be dry and boring to others due to its heavy treatment of archaeological records and primary sources. Still, if you're interested in the Silk Road(s), it's worth a read. Just not a good introductory work.

    The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie: Three Novels
    -Ágota Kristoff

    These are haunting, gruesome, and beautiful novels. I've read the first two and I'm halfway through the third...Let me just say, they have left an indelible impression. Illustrative of how long of a way a little can go---the books are written in sparse, nearly unadorned prose, yet it hits you like a brick. Utterly fascinating. Highly recommended.

    To Read:
    Master and Margarita--Mikhail Bulgakov
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind--
    Yuval Noah Harari
    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies--
    Nick Bostrome
    El coronel no tiene quien le escriba--Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Ninefox Gambit--Yoon Ha Lee


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    ref post #1738 same thread

    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

    The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

    wiki says this is the third of five novels in
    the Robert Langdon series.

    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

    wiki says this is the author's ninth novel,
    or the sixteenth of twenty listed writings.

    Maze Runner by James Dashner

    wiki says this is the first of five novels in
    the Maze Runner Series.
    there appear to be five additional series
    by this author.

    reading.
    don't ever give it up.
    in fact, revisit some writings regularly.
    read a few you strongly disagree with.
    ever written a response?
    try it - does a body good.

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    I was in a bookstore an I came across all the Hemingway stuff an I just thought.. I'm gonna read one ,so I closed my eyes an picked this one...
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    I'm at chapter 8 an if I read another and I'll scream..I can recall reading for whom the Bell tolls an thinking what's all the fuss about..ah well
    ..
    The only one who can heal you is you.




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    ref post #1746 same thread

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth, reference

    The Whole Truth by David Baldacci

    wiki says this is the first of two novels in
    the Shaw and Katie James series.

    The Last Mile by David Baldacci

    wiki says this is the second of three novels
    in the Amos Decker series.

    Baldacci appears to be quite prolific, and while
    there does seem to be a few consistent context
    threads within the novels read thus far, this reader
    is not convinced the author has bounded himself
    by these.

    Amos Decker - this reader was much (a/e)ffected by
    Memory Man and
    grateful that The Last Mile did not continue along
    the extreme path of the introductory novel.

    Shaw - as an introductory novel, The Whole Truth, worked
    exceptionally well, imho.
    it appears there are 110 million copies available.
    written in 2008 and despite some lukewarm reviews,
    this reader believes it should be offered as a
    high school class unto itself.

    *stares at 2 incoming*
    *from authors unknown to reader*
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    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    I was in a bookstore an I came across all the Hemingway stuff an I just thought.. I'm gonna read one ,so I closed my eyes an picked this one...

    I'm at chapter 8 an if I read another and I'll scream..I can recall reading for whom the Bell tolls an thinking what's all the fuss about..ah well
    ..
    ref post #1748 same thread

    Insurgent by Veronica Roth, reference

    Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami

    read the wiki.
    it's worth a reader's time.
    philosophy in lit; understatement.
    *e, check this one*
    *if you can get audio - try that*



    *stares at 1 incoming*
    *in process*

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