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calicow
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 3rd 2009 at 7:56 pm
I started reading The Tale of Despereaux earlier this week.
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 4th 2009 at 6:58 am
On Saturday, January 3rd 2009 7:56 pm, calicow wrote:
I started reading The Tale of Despereaux earlier this week.


Because of the movie, or in anticipation of?
calicow
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 4th 2009 at 1:20 pm
Because of the movie. I tried to read it before hand but wasn't able too.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, January 7th 2009 at 7:29 pm
About 10 years ago, I got the autograph of the woman who wrote that book.

I later ended up throwing the autograph away, I think.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Friday, January 9th 2009 at 10:07 pm
Not long ago I finished 2 of Mary Roachs books.

1. "Stiff, the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" was the first one. A very interesting look at what happens to a body donated to science. Did you know that...
..eye-cups, sorta like contact lenses with spurs, are used to keep eyes closed.
..most relatives don't want to know what happens to the body but most donors don't care.
..a dead persons blood is still viable and useful for several hours after death.
..a (male) cadaver can get an erection.
..in 1931 crucifixion experiments were done
.."water reduction" is becoming a popular and environmentally friendly way to dispose of a body.

2. "Bonk, The Curios Coupling of Science and Sex." Did you know that...
..it took a looong time to realize that women had orgasms.
..every kind of sexual behavior seen in mankind is found in animals.
..Robert L. Dickinson was first US sex researcher (1890)
.. masturbation (or sex) is necessary for men to have fresher, thus healthier, sperm.
.. but not to fresh as the sperm count is then reduced
calicow
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 10th 2009 at 11:58 am
Just got done reading The Tale of Despereaux and started reading this memoir by Jen Lancaster entitled Bitter is the New Black.
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 10th 2009 at 4:05 pm
VANDAL SQUAD: Inside the New York City Transit Police Dept., 1984-2004
guytwo

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Message Posted On Saturday, January 10th 2009 at 7:25 pm
On Saturday, January 10th 2009 4:05 pm, skidd wrote:
VANDAL SQUAD: Inside the New York City Transit Police Dept., 1984-2004

Ohhhh, That sounds like something I would like.
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 11th 2009 at 5:52 am
Just finished reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
and going to start reading The Innocent Man by John Grisham
andrew
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 11th 2009 at 3:51 pm
I started Eclipse exactly a week ago.
calicow
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Message Posted On Wednesday, January 14th 2009 at 1:53 pm
I finished reading Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster and started reading her next memoir Bright Lights, Big Ass.
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Message Posted On Monday, January 19th 2009 at 12:29 am
Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells. It's ok, but I got to read it for school. I want to hurry and get it over with so I can read Mein Kampf.
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Message Posted On Friday, January 23rd 2009 at 1:09 pm
I'm thinking of starting Eldest where I left off (at page 315). I got Brisngr and wanna read it also. I still think they'd should have made the 3rd on the last one, and call it Ending, since the first two also had six letters and started with E.
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Message Posted On Saturday, January 24th 2009 at 12:53 am
I started Breaking Dawn last night.
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Message Posted On Sunday, January 25th 2009 at 10:39 am
OK, I lied. I can't read Mein Kampf yet, but I'm reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
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