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Old 08-22-2012, 07:55 AM   #31
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Where be all the science buffs?

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #32
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #33
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What's so odd, HIMS, is that non-fiction is the one month I have no problem coming up with all kinds of suggestions. I really have to work at it for most of the rest of the year.

And will someone please do something with this damn cat. Christian's sitting on my lap uninvited and trying to love on my fingers while I type. Norton was trying to take that spot, but he was still wet from where I just let him and Crystal out for a few minutes and got the brush-off.

EDIT: I give up. Now they're both on my lap. And Crystal's on the bed beside me.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #34
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I'm going to go a different track and nominate Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern.



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After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:
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I'd like to nominate The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt. Here's the blurb from Amazon:

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.

The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.
It's available at all the venues; under $10 for Kindle and couponable at Kobo.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #36
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I'd like to nominate The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt. ...It's available at all the venues; under $10 for Kindle and couponable at Kobo.
I can't find it at Kobo.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #37
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I can't find it at Kobo.
I bought it at Kobo (with a coupon ) about 6 months ago, so I didn't verify.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #38
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I get this error when I follow that link:

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Old 08-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #39
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I get this error when I follow that link:
Sorry--I get the book link, presumably because it's in my library and I can download it.

In any case, Amazon has it for under $10 and it's won a buncha prizes!
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I did list the Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Sony Reader links. Inkmesh was no help at all.
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I did list the Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Sony Reader links. Inkmesh was no help at all.
It was good of you to take the trouble.
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That does it for me then. No Kobo, no coupon code, no buy.
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Sh*t My Dad Says is available via Overdrive for FREE.

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That does it for me then. No Kobo, no coupon code, no buy.
But your beloved Sony Reader Store has it!
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