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cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 18th 2010 at 11:03 am
I've loved Mary Higgins Clark for decades,, but I haven't been very impressed with Carol's books. Maybe if I re-read Mary's first couple of books I'd have a better comparison with her daughter's books.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at 8:36 pm
On Monday, May 17th 2010 6:52 pm, calicow wrote:
I didn't say nothing about him. Just posted that I started reading a book about Pearl Harbor but I had a hard time getting into it at the time and wasn't able to wipe away my post, so I had delete it the way you see it there.

But I started reading a mystery by Carol Higgins Clark today called Wrecked. So far it's pretty interesting.


Oh, now I feel better since I didn't miss anything important. Thank you for the response.

I've been reading this classic book about the Flapper era, actually a history of the 1920's. "Only Yesterday" by frederick L. Allen.
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Monday, June 7th 2010 at 7:53 pm
On Wednesday, May 19th 2010 8:36 pm, guytwo wrote:
I've been reading this classic book about the Flapper era, actually a history of the 1920's. "Only Yesterday" by frederick L. Allen.


I'm sure you're finished with it by now, and probably a few others. How did you like it?
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 9:46 am
Aww cjhtwo, you know me to well. It was ok, a little dry sometimes but I find the 1920's an interesting period of history.

This morning I just finished "The Dirt on Clean" by Katherine Ashenburg. Did you know that the reason American kids allergies and asthma is increasing is because they don't get dirty enough to boost their immunes system? Our obsession with excessive cleanness started in the 1920's.

I also read "Mortuary Confidential" by McKenzie and Harris. Short stories about the dead business, a few tearjerkers of course.

I also finished the WWII spy book "Operation Mincemeant" by Ben Macintyre. If you like spy stories this is a good one about the invasion of Sicily and how the Germans were deceived by planting false information on a dead body and letting the Germans find it.

What's your current book? You always have great suggestions. (although I don't need any more books to read, I have a dozen - at least - on hand now)
guytwo

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Message Posted On Tuesday, June 8th 2010 at 10:56 am
BTW CJHTWO: Did you ever read "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" by Deborah Blum. ?? I think you'll like it.
calicow
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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 9:26 am
I'm currently reading a memoir called Truck: A Love Story. It's written by a guy named Michael Perry and chronicles a year when he restores his old truck with the help of a brother-in-law, grow a garden and finding a way to keep the squirrels out of it, and falling in love. It may sound a little corny, but Perry's got a neat sense of humor that makes his storytelling interesting.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 11:42 am
I've heard of that book and think I might enjoy it also. Arrrgh So many books and so little time!
EDIT : I just checked and Perry has written several books, I might get "Population 485" first.

So hows California Cali? Hot and humid in Alabama, but I do have a brand new A/C. $$$$
calicow
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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 2:33 pm
I read Population 485 first and I liked that one. I thought it was kinda comical the way he described his neighbor and fellow volunteer firefighter "The One-Eyed Beagle."

California, at least my neck of the woods is pretty good. It's been on the hot side, but it's been cooling down a tad these past few days. We had our state primary yesterday and had kinda mixed emotions about some of the results.

Sorry you had to shell out a lot of money for a new A/C. Sounds like you're going to be putting it to good use.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 4:05 pm
I put Pop 485 in basket at amazon so it''ll be ready.

The old A/C was still working but every year had to have something minor done to it, and it was past it's normal life span so I bit the bullet and got a new one. I'm glad I did but I'm broke.
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 8:27 pm
On Tuesday, June 8th 2010 9:46 am, guytwo wrote:
This morning I just finished "The Dirt on Clean" by Katherine Ashenburg. Did you know that the reason American kids allergies and asthma is increasing is because they don't get dirty enough to boost their immunes system? Our obsession with excessive cleanness started in the 1920's.


Yeah, our immune systems are like our muscles. If we don't use them they atrophy. Then we get sick. Our ever-increasing use of antibiotics is only making them less effective. Between our failing immune systems and decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics, I think we're in for a world of hurt.

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I also read "Mortuary Confidential" by McKenzie and Harris. Short stories about the dead business, a few tearjerkers of course.


That sounds pretty interesting. It's not a subject that gets talked about very often. I would probably cry at every one. I tear up at the drop of a hat, never mind actual death.

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I also finished the WWII spy book "Operation Mincemeant" by Ben Macintyre. If you like spy stories this is a good one about the invasion of Sicily and how the Germans were deceived by planting false information on a dead body and letting the Germans find it.


Just put it on my list.

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What's your current book? You always have great suggestions. (although I don't need any more books to read, I have a dozen - at least - on hand now)


I'm currently reading a Star Trek book, but I think that one of the ones on my list isn't from you. Did you suggest About a Mountain by John D'Agata? I'm pretty sure I heard about it on Talk of the Nation. It's about Yucca Mountain.
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 8:31 pm
Guy, The Poisoner's Handbook is on my library list.

And hopefully the new A/C will cost less to run than your old one.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 5:46 am
I believe that you'll really enjoy the Poisoner book.

The new A/C should be much more efficient than the old clunker.

The Yucca Mt. book looks interesting, I may add it to my list. sigh.
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 5:09 pm
Sorry Guy.
guytwo

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Message Posted On Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 8:55 pm
LOL You ought to be, I already have to many books on my list - not to mention the ones on hand. I guess I need to read faster!
cjhtwo

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Message Posted On Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 9:30 pm
Nah, just enjoy them. If you're not enjoying them, then why read them.
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