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chandrakirti

Golden Oldies out there...what books are you reading right now?

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EarthMama
On 10/9/2017 at 1:10 PM, chandrakirti said:

Now I'm on 'Quiet' by Susan Cain, which is about the power of introversion, which is so overlooked in a noisy , empty society. The history of how society stopped being thoughtful and considerate in favour of the loud and charismatic is very interesting.

I'm gonna have to dig that one up.

 

Right now, I'm working my way through the Song of Ice and Fire (book 3 of 5) by George R.R. Martin - which is what the Game of Thrones series was based off.  I binge-watched seasons 1-5 throughout the summer, watched season 6 as it revealed in the fall, and decided to jump into the books after the season ended.

I'm a sucker for dragons.  Toss some scaly beasts into a novel, and I'm right there.  I'm also an addict of any literature with an Egyptian tie-in or hints of classical mythologies and/or magic.   

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chandrakirti

@EarthMama, people keep telling me that the Ice and Fire books are much better than the series. As I've seen neither, I'll probably read the books. as I never got into the series at all.

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teatree

I just got "The Stranger in the Woods" out of the library this morning. The book was mentioned a while back--a true story about a guy who lived for 27 years in a tent in the woods in Maine, stealing what he needed from summer cottages. Finally got caught....

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On 12/9/2017 at 8:57 AM, teatree said:

I just got "The Stranger in the Woods" out of the library this morning. The book was mentioned a while back--a true story about a guy who lived for 27 years in a tent in the woods in Maine, stealing what he needed from summer cottages. Finally got caught....

Hmm. "The Stranger in the Woods" sounds interesting! I just reserved a book, "Ada Blackjack: a true story of survival in the Atlantic" by Jennifer Nivens. It's about a young Inupiat seamstress who wound up on an expedition with four men in Siberia and was the sole survivor. 

 

I am currently reading "Adventures of a Female Medical Detective" by Mary Guinan. It's several short stories about Dr. Guinan's career stint with the CDC. 

 

 

 

 

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