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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers? by Mary Roach 14 18.42%
The Omnivore's Delimma by Michael Pollan 2 2.63%
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 3 3.95%
Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman 10 13.16%
American Notes by Charles Dickens 7 9.21%
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn 8 10.53%
A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell 4 5.26%
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson 14 18.42%
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman 2 2.63%
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin 3 3.95%
The Stranger Beside Me by Anne Rule 3 3.95%
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves 6 7.89%
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:56 PM   #16
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I voted for A People's History of the United States because I just purchased it. So far, a very lively read.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:12 PM   #17
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Hey No reading ahead!

I nominated that one because I have it as well and it's on my to-read list.
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OK, this one is a hard choice for me. It is among Stiff, Quirkology, Devil in White City, and Stranger Beside Me.

and... I think I will read American Notes no matter what... strange that I won't vote for it.

Hmm...... decisions....

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Quirkology! Looks like a fun book, and not too long. After GWTW, we need one that's short and fun!
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I voted Stiff too.

Lots of good choice this month, though - I'd be happy to read any of the current front-runners.
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Hey No reading ahead!

I nominated that one because I have it as well and it's on my to-read list.
Only a few pages in, I promise!
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I voted Stiff too.

Lots of good choice this month, though - I'd be happy to read any of the current front-runners.
My fear is that Stiff might get to be a bit of a one-trick pony after awhile, but that fear could possible reflect a lack of imagination on my part. Nevertheless, that's one of the reasons I voted for Quirkology. If not that, I think I'd have gone with The Origin of Species, despite its mammoth length.
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It's amazing how many books that you discover you should have nominated afterwards - I've just discovered Killer Germs by Barry and David Zimmerman and Smallpox- the Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer by D.A. Henderson.
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It's amazing how many books that you discover you should have nominated afterwards - I've just discovered Killer Germs by Barry and David Zimmerman and Smallpox- the Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer by D.A. Henderson.
Whew! I wouldn't want either one of those.

Oh the books.....I see.
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[QUOTE=WT Sharpe;813047]My fear is that Stiff might get to be a bit of a one-trick pony after awhile, but that fear could possible reflect a lack of imagination on my part. QUOTE]

I have read it...that pony has LOTS of tricks and for a non-fiction writer Mary Roach has a monstrous amount of imagination and curiosity.

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I have to say that the last Non-fiction we read, The Professor and the Mad Man was the biggest surprise good read for me during last years club reads.

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I have this in audiobook and absolutely love it. There is another by the same author titled "The Map That Changed the World". I've just started to listen to that one and it's very interesting so far.

There are several choices I liked for the club this month. I finally voted for Greek Myths, just because I love mythology.
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I voted for Stiff, most of the other ones are not available to me and I've already read On the Origin of Species.
Which ones are not available in the UK so they can be removed from the vote?
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Which ones are not available in the UK so they can be removed from the vote?
Would you stop beating the dead horse... it's not going to happen. Why is it you complain about the vote every week? You always feel something about it is wrong.

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Voted for Quirkology but was a toss up between that and Stiff. Went for Quirkology mainly because i like the title better lol
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I'm torn between "The Devil in the White City" and Dickens' "American Notes."
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"Torn between The Devil and American Notes"

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