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TOPIC: Whatcha_reading
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Threads for critters, gardening, dinner, movies, etc. Does anyone read any more? What are you reading, do you recommend it, and why or why not?

My most recent read is Natasha Trethewey's "Beyond Katrina," a collection of poems and prose about the Mississippi gulf coast. I fell in love with her the first time I met her and heard her read, several years ago. In this work she confronts racism, urban development, and the way in which natural disasters reveal seams in our society. But she does so through observations about individual persons and their experiences. A very good read.

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I'm reading a book on suicide , NOOOO I'm not going any where YET ,Interesting fact South Korea has the highest rate of suicide rate of any country in the world .The pressure is so great to do well ,is hard for people to deal with .

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NJNY nice read. I hope you get the chance to visit that unique bench some day, I hope I do too.

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a very nice piece---informative, too

https://mobile.nytimes. co m/2017/08/25/opinion/charles-stover-playgrounds-whisper-bench .html

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@2tryin: I have some anatomy you can study hands-on ;)

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Reading about the development of the P61 Black Widow fighter. Yea, not a page Turner, but interesting.

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Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy, Volumes 1-3, circa 1893.

Augusta GA
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Gatefather by Orson Scott Card. Good sci fi

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Y'all are talking about the woman who wrote an essay about her husband while she was about to die. I could have sworn that I posted something here about that essay back about the time she wrote it. But scrolling back through this thread I don't see it; memory must be slipping. Anyway, I'll add my 2 cents that it was pretty moving.

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nytimes. com/2017/06/01/books/larry-brown-on-fire-firefighting-memoir.html?referer=https://t.co/c6OYXSNCsy?amp=1

After coming across this review earlier in the summer, I've just started re-reading Larry Brown's On Fire. Larry was a redneck who took up writing while he was a fireman in a small town. His short stories are raw and honest and perceptive about the human experience.

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I read the essay (damn, I wanted to marry her husband), and her obit. What a fascinating person in such a short life, much too short. I need to go find her TedTalk.

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