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trish5959

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Doing some rereading and just finished Toast by Nigel Slater (he's an English chef who writes for The Guardian). It's about his childhood, losing his mother, his father remarrying and how food was so important to him coping. Good, easy read, very touching.
 

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I'm in the middle of Before I Goto Sleep SJ Watson. It's about a lady with a certain type of Amnesia which she loses all memory after waking up each morning. Very suspenseful and right up my alley. I recommend it if you're into suspense.
 

millyeleven11

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I am a avid book reader and will read just about anything at the moment in reading 50 shades of grey didn't think i would enjoy it but I am I have also just ordered the sequal and a couple of books by virginia Andrews what are you guys/gals reading :kiss:

I am reading "Bad Blood" about the Theranos demise... Elizabeth Holmes... great read! Highly recommend
 

trish5959

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Audio book (a playaway from the library) called NYPD Red by James Patterson. A fast moving action mystery with some humor. Just discovered this author when browsing thru the playaways. The movie" Kiss the Girls" was a based on his book. Saw the movie...that would be to creepy for me.

I listen to podcasts and audio books in bed. They help me get to sleep although I do find my dreams can be influenced by what I'm listening to which can be somewhat worrying at times!
The Secret History, written and read by Donna Tartt is very good.

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I am reading "Bad Blood" about the Theranos demise... Elizabeth Holmes... great read! Highly recommend

This looks very good, thanks for the recommendation.

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I'm in the middle of Before I Goto Sleep SJ Watson. It's about a lady with a certain type of Amnesia which she loses all memory after waking up each morning. Very suspenseful and right up my alley. I recommend it if you're into suspense.

This was the movie that Nicole Kidman was in? Must have a read. Thanks.
 
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Binky

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I am having fun catching up with all the books the Jennifer Weiner has written.

Hi @Blackbird123. I love Jennifer Weiner's books too & I've read most of them. Have you read any of Nancy Thayer's books or Elin Hildebrand's? I always get their books as soon as they come out. They're very popular writers of women's fiction & I think I enjoy their books the same way I like Jennifer Weiner's books. So, you might like them too. Check it out....
 

Bernard Shakey

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I am currently reading, The Eighth Edition of James Stewart's Calculus Early Transcendentals. It's a great read if you have any interest in trigonometric substitution for integrating functions, partial fraction decomposition of integrals and then using these integrals to find the volume of two intersecting functions. Another great section talks about the polar coordinate system and integrating areas and arc lengths of polar curves.

In all seriousness though, changing careers and taking calc 2 in your 30's is much tougher than I had imagined.
 

trish5959

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My son just gave me the book The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien and said dad ya got read this so
Here I go question any has read this book?

Read it many years ago and remember enjoying it at the time. It's a classic so chances are you will enjoy it too.

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I am currently reading, The Eighth Edition of James Stewart's Calculus Early Transcendentals. It's a great read if you have any interest in trigonometric substitution for integrating functions, partial fraction decomposition of integrals and then using these integrals to find the volume of two intersecting functions. Another great section talks about the polar coordinate system and integrating areas and arc lengths of polar curves.

In all seriousness though, changing careers and taking calc 2 in your 30's is much tougher than I had imagined.

Wow, I'm having a hard time just trying to understand what this is about:bigsmile: Always so interesting to read what people are into.
 

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I am currently reading, The Eighth Edition of James Stewart's Calculus Early Transcendentals. It's a great read if you have any interest in trigonometric substitution for integrating functions, partial fraction decomposition of integrals and then using these integrals to find the volume of two intersecting functions. Another great section talks about the polar coordinate system and integrating areas and arc lengths of polar curves.

In all seriousness though, changing careers and taking calc 2 in your 30's is much tougher than I had imagined.

Ya I think I'll wait for the movie on this one :bigsmile:

Hahaha I haven't the slightest clue what you just said yet somehow I feel like you should be checking my taxes for me :cool:
 

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. It's about cremation and the cremation business. It's very good. She's on YouTube's Ask A Mortician.
 

trish5959

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Yep. That's the one. Have not watched the movie but just finished reading!

Yes, well, I don't like to disappoint but it wasn't great. I feel very bad saying this because I'm Australian and one of our understood humorous, ironic oddities is that we preface any reference to movie stars born here, having lived here, best of all coming from New Zealand! as 'our'.
As in, 'our Nicole', 'our Russell' 'our Hugh' etc. Sadly, I just don't get 'our Nicole' in her movies. She's a lovely person no doubt and I'm thrilled she's made such a great actress but I simply don't believe her in so many of her roles. She always seems the same to me.
I fully expect to be taken out the back and given a good talking to by any Aussies here:bigsmile:
 

trish5959

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. It's about cremation and the cremation business. It's very good. She's on YouTube's Ask A Mortician.

Now this looks interesting. Found a review on the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...y-review-deaths-summer-coat-living-with-dying
There seems to be some good discussion on what happens to dying people.

"The success of specialised medicine and the development of institutionalised care has meant less and less of us now look after the sick in our own homes, so when a loved one wants to come home to die, family carers struggle: “Dealing with bathing and washing, toileting and personal hygiene, vomit and faecal matter … can be arduous, unrelenting, back-breaking work."

I did exactly that for my mum but have no one who will do it for me.
 

trish5959

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Now this looks interesting. Found a review on the Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...y-review-deaths-summer-coat-living-with-dying
There seems to be some good discussion on what happens to dying people.

"The success of specialised medicine and the development of institutionalised care has meant less and less of us now look after the sick in our own homes, so when a loved one wants to come home to die, family carers struggle: “Dealing with bathing and washing, toileting and personal hygiene, vomit and faecal matter … can be arduous, unrelenting, back-breaking work."

I did exactly that for my mum but have no one who will do it for me.

People left to die in hospital with no family, left in homes for the aged with no family, found dead in their own homes after days because no one bothered to check if they were alive or deaf.
The stats show that this is what really happens to the elderly and those who have on going medical issues.
I have no doubt that my own family will ignore what happens to me regardless of the love, money, encouragement, devotion I have shown them all for the past 50 years.
 

Bernard Shakey

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Ya I think I'll wait for the movie on this one :bigsmile:

Hahaha I haven't the slightest clue what you just said yet somehow I feel like you should be checking my taxes for me :cool:

I am back in college to get an Electrical Engineering degree. It's a lot harder when you haven't been I'm school for roughly a decade.
 

trish5959

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heavy, essential, true book...The Gulag Archipelago

It's been years since I read that but so worth a mention. One I also need to reread is 'Just Send Me Word' by Orlando Figes. It's about a couple who managed to exchange letters while he was in the Gulag.
 
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