What are you reading? (or books you highly recommend)

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  1. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    Please share descriptions of what you're currently reading (include genre/author). Also, feel free to share info on any books/authors you've read that you'd recommend to others.
     
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  2. BantyChooks

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    Books recommended/read:

    Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
    Grapes of Wrath
    East of Eden
    Travels with Charley: In Search of America
    A History of the World in 12 Maps
    First Bite
    Consider the Fork
    The Hot Zone
    The Great Influenza
    A Prayer for the Dying
    Spillover
    Fowl Weather
    How Carrots Won the Trojan War
    Salt: A World History
    Cod: Biography of the fish that changed the world
    The Third Plate
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
     
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  3. DwayneNLiz

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    i am currently between books, but cant wait to start another!
     
  4. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    i would love to recommend a historical fiction novel by Ann Rinaldi though
    I read it when i was in junior high (i think) but have read it again since then.
    Hang A Thousand Trees with Ribbons
    the story of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American poet in America and how she went from slavery to an adopted family member

    it is a quick and easy read but leaves a great impression
     
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    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    I'm in the middle of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, a combination of 6 different stories by Douglas Adams. According to google it's "speculative fiction". Good read, it's one of my favourites.
     
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  7. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    That sounds good, Liz. I'm going to get it on my Nook.

    I read 2 great books by John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath & East of Eden. I'd highly recommend both. I enjoy stories that are set in the early 1900's. His style of writing is very comfortable to me and Steinbeck is just enough descriptive. These authors that go on for pages to describe one setting drive me nuts!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Great thread! You all probably aren't interested in the stuff I read, lol.
     
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  9. DwayneNLiz

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    Scientific journals??
    why not!
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Those and veterinary text books. :oops:
     

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