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Thread: What book are you reading now?

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    I forgot to mention that I finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot a week or so ago. This is about a black woman who went to John Hopkins in the 50s and was diagnosed with cancer. It is nonfiction and tells of the process and journey of her family to get recognition for Henrietta. From her cells, cancer research was able to progress, as well as cloning. interesting and well researched.
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    I am an avid reader who reads almost anything. Currently reading "Body Surfing" by Anita Shreve---not the best book but a quick one. I just finished "John Adams" by McCullough, "Gravesend Lighthouse" by David Payne, "Here on Earth" by Alice Hoffman. Over summer I read all five of the George R R Martin"s "Game of Thrones" series. Anyone who loved "Pillars of the Earth" would probably like these, but know each book is a minimum of 900 pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyboo1 View Post
    Have you read the Nook books by Christopher Buecheler- The II AM trilogy? The first book is the Blood that Bonds and is free. A bit different/better than other vampire books I've read.
    I'll have to check on that one. I have a few that I had gotten the first one free and now I'm hooked and have some. I'm getting ready to read Lara Adrian, I also like Alyson Noel, Keri Arthur and there is a free book, not about vampires called Alinora by Kara Lockley that was great. It's mystical.
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    Finished The Forgotten by David Baldacci last night. Really good. Now I'm going to read Edge of Black by J. T. Ellison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janjj View Post
    I like many of the books and authors already mentioned. I usually get them from the library. I also listen to books on tape while on the road. I buy books from 'Simple Truths". two of the best ones are "The Dash" (about how you live your life - the dash is the line on your tombstone between your birth and death) and The other is "First thing every morning by Lewis Timberlake. other favorites are "Talking to Heaven" by James Van Praagh and "Heaven is for Real".
    So I read, quilt, garden, crotchet, listen to comforting music and try to find good TV shows.
    Lost my husband over 13 years ago, began seeing someone 4 years ago. His funeral was yesterday. so will have more time for my hobbies and some travel and kids and grandchildren.

    janjj~ I'm so sorry for your loss of someone special.
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    janjj...I lost my husband in Oct. Sure is a lonely time...but I love to read also. Right now reading a Brad Thor book...he writes thrillers....

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    I almost always read non-fiction. I just finished "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. It's the true story of a black woman who was treated for cancer at Johns Hopkins in the 50's (I think cervical cancer). They gave her treatment, but she unfortunately died. During the course of her treatment, they extracted some cells from her tumor and they continued to grow in the lab. These cells have been continuously growing in labs all over the world since then. And they have been used very much in medical research. The author touches on many moral issues including racism, biomedical ethics, family dynamics of Henrietta and her decedents, medical research, who should be compensated for medical advances, among others. I'm not super-sciency, but the author did a good job of relaying some complex things in an understandable way. I would recommend it.
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    I am currently reading A World Lost by Wendell Berry. Prior to that it was Where'd You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple, a very funny page turner!

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    I am reading the Language of Flowers by Diffenbaugh. It is a different type of book for the main character has a far different slant on life than most of us. It is a story of how she copes with life and the flowers are to me telling her story for she loves them so. Try it, it's worthwhile.

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    I am in the middle of "Dream of Freedom" by Michael Phillips. It is a Civil War era story. His books are not a fast, easy read - they make you think. So it takes me a while to read them. He writes mostly Christian historical fiction.

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