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Just went to Barnes and Noble and got me a new stash of reading materials. This week I'm on a virus/hot agent binge.

I got:

"The Demon in the Freezer" - Richard Preston

already halfway through this book, so far it has been fascinating about the talks of smallpox history, it is on it's way to looping back to present day worries... I loved his earlier book "The Hot Zone"

"Our Stolen Future" - Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peterson Myers

The "Silent Spring" of today, I have heard about this wonderful book and have been meaning to read it, and just today I saw it in the bookstore and snatched it up. It goes into detail about the chemical pollutant effects on our environment, animals, and ourselves. I'm sure I'll learn lots and hopefully can share what I've learned on a later date.

"The Coming Plague" - Laurie Garrett

'regarding the newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance', a huge book that discusses our ever increasing polluted water, improper use of antibiotics, how we're losing the war against infectious diseases and what we can do to stop them

Oh yes, and I finally broke down and bought a Harry Potter book (the first one) to break up the monotony of such heavy reading.


I pretty much read all day, and break it up with a few workouts on the treadmill, so yes, I'm an avid bookworm.
 

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I just finished reading "Saffron Days in L.A."

if you:

1. are interested in Buddhism as a whole, read this book

2. are Buddhist and love heartwarming stories, read this book

3. know someone with a heart of stone (not gold) or isn't feeling the positive vibe this week, give this book to them.

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Don't ask a university student this question in April.


I have to read many more articles on neoliberal restructuring pratices in Canada to write a paper that is due in two days. Then I have to start readign for exams.
 

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I've been reading a book called Breeder edited by Ariel Gore and Bee Lavender. It's a book of essays written by hip mamas. Basically it's all about the new generation of mothers. It's sooo good and funny! I highly reccomend it for any young mother, or any grandma trying to figure out thier little mamas and the troubles we face.
 

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I just started reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. It's history with a spin you don't get too often - from those who have been opressed and wronged.
I read that last summer. I'm going to debunk it when I get a chance. I'm still busy destroying some the myths that Michael "Pus Bag" Moore put out in his last toilet-paper-in-hardback-form.
 

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"Courtesans and Fishcakes" by James Davidson - social history of classical/ancient Athens. Very interesting, goes through eating/feasting, drinking, politics, social interaction as well as interesting chapeters on sexuality and prostitution (
). I just picked it up on spec in a secondhand shop, and I ended up getting really engrossed in it. I love it when that happens.

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I just finished reading "Saffron Days in L.A."
I'm gwan' check that out...

This week I'm reading the second half of "Freud and Jung On Religion" (the Jung part), Peter van Inwagen's "Ontology, Identity, and Modality" and as all of my mags seem to come on about the same day, a lot of articles!
 
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