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Old 04-27-2017, 01:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I got it because of the title i didn't know what it was going to be about turned out Excellent !
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Another good book is How Dogs Love Us by Gregory Berns. He trains his dog to lie still in an MRI tube and takes pictures of her brain under different stimuli. It's technical (and has pictures) but very easy to read. Good book for dog lovers.
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I finally finished a tome I have been reading for I don't know how many months.

It is titled Crossfire: the Plot that Killed Kennedy, by Jim Mars.

It is a great synopsis of the various moving parts which went into, or at lease are a part of the evidentiary record of, the JFK assassination.

I have probably read ~40 or so books on this topic, many of which are very long, footnoted, etc.

But constantly being in the middle of these rather tedious historical/true crime studies keeps me from reading other books which are not as arduous to read.

So I'm going to take a break and read Girl Walks into a Bar by Lisa Smith, as I promised a week or 2 ago.

I read every morning and late at night.

In the interim, my day job and the TV remote control get in the way of my reading.
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Two of my favorite books are kids' books: Gone Away Lake and Return to Gone Away, by Elizabeth Enright. They were written late 50s/early 60s and are a bit dated, but still fun to read. I always wanted to live their adventure. Two kids exploring wander into a dried up lake, now a swamp, with elaborate summer houses on the shore, and two elderly people, a sister and brother, lived in two of the houses.

They are wonderful books and I still read them sometimes just for fun.
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I just finished the Annihilation series. They made a movie out of the books which was a great movie. The books were different but equally unsettling and claustrophobic feeling. They were great!
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I'm reading "The Bell Jar", which is a largely autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath - a roman-a-clef, if you will.

I love reading about writers.

It's also a case study in mental illness in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Mental health treatment has advanced so much since then, I have great pity for those who suffered before the new treatment regimes became commonplace.
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I loved The Bell Jar. It's a classic. It's so emotional, realistic, and the character's mental breakdown is so intense.
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