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    Oh well, sooner or later we all blow it. It's not the end of the world. You just have to pre-plan a strategy for these events. (How weird are we if we bring a baggie of raw veggies to dip in the guacamole?)

    What? Asimov's Caves of Steel is not a classic? Sheesh... Did you notice how much like Star Trek's Data, Daneel Olivaw is? They actually deliberately modeled Data's character on him.
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    Oh, the lady who chose the book had science fiction for the month, so he fell into that category. We're reading Carson McCuller's "The Ballad of The Sad Cafe" next. I've never heard of this author, but to be honest, I really didn't get into reading more until just recently. I was in another book club for a while, but they sort of fell by the wayside when the main group we hung out with kind of fizzled out. Then one of my friends at work mentioned her club and I asked if I might join. I'm supposed to pick a non-fiction for September, but I don't want to cross over into the autobiography zone since that's also one of the months. I still want to read the Luca Spaghetti book because he was so fun in Eat, Pray, Love!

    Yes, R Daneel did remind me of Data, so I'm not surprised that Data was modeled after him! It's my understanding that Asimov's laws of robotics are actually in use now. I've never read any of his books until now, but my brother had read all of his other Robot series. Funny thing is, he never read this one!
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    Alessandra,

    I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the encouragement. Even though things suck sometimes, it's nice to not feel alone. <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by PamBam View Post
    Alessandra,

    I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the encouragement. Even though things suck sometimes, it's nice to not feel alone. <3
    Hey, I get it with the feeling alone. It causes me to do some rather stupid things even though I know better. I'm not proud of that either, but I'll own up to it.
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    What a coincidence. I just saw the Luca Spaghetti book at Half Price Books yesterday, so I actually knew what you were talking about (Have not read' Eat, Pray, Love'. Perhaps the only woman left in North America not to have done so.)
    You could suggest 'Primal Blueprint' for your non-fiction.
    The last book I loved was 'Death, A Life' by Death, with George Pendle. It was so good I had to read it in one day, and I was laughing out loud for most of it. I hied myself hence to Barnes and Noble and ordered his other book fast as I could, since the library frustrated me on that account.

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    No, Sabine, you are not alone. I haven't read it either.

    Alessandra, weird that your brother hadn't read it, seeing as Caves of Steel kicked off that whole series. It's amazing how life imitates fiction sometimes. Arthur C. Clark invented geostationary communications satellites in one of his short stories and the idea was so good, business jumped on it. Scientific nerds loved the idea of Star Trek's communicators, and set us on the path to cell phones. I am part of the hinge generation that saw everything change. It has been pretty cool, all in all. My MIL grew up in a small backward village in 19th century conditions, so all of this is making her head spin. She loves it when somebody comes to her place with an Internet stick and she gets to Skype with relatives in Italy. Even my FIL, a staunch enemy of change, likes that part.

    But I digress. Sorry.
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    Don't be sorry, please! I enjoy these discussions quite a bit. The lady, Suzanne, who opted for the book was discussing just about all the information you two have just posted about. To be real here, I pretty much hated most of the books we read in school once I got into Junior High School. The funny part is is that I've now reread some of those same books and have grown rather fond of them. I was a HUGE fan of Judy Bloom as a young girl, but I had a hard time moving on to more grown up stuff. I was sort of worried my kid might do the same once she let go of the Dear Dumb Diary books. Thank goodness that didn't happen! I would like to thank Hunger Games for making that possible for her.

    An example of my love for books I was supposed to read is Sherlock Holmes. *Sigh* I am so in love with that fictional character it's probably not healthy. I've read every single Doyle book I could get my hands on and then moved on to stories written by other authors. I actually got started on him again through Neil Gaiman's take on A Study in Scarlet, which is A Study in Emerald. It's a science fiction version of the original and sort of creepy, but that's Gaiman for you. We read that as part of his collection of short stories and poems for my first book club. Then we decided to read B and N's Volume 1 of Sherlock Holmes. I couldn't stop!
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    Hmm, in love with Sherlock Holmes, eh? So you want a cerebral, distant man with a fast car...
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    Hey, Holmes picked up flying pretty easily according to one of my "outside Doyle" authors. Now that's the man for me! lol. One of my friends from my Sunday morning group is a huge fan of Holmes and we've swapped some books. He's recommended the new PBS series that puts Sherlock in a modern setting. I might get the season 1 collection and watch it all the way through. I don't watch TV that much anymore, so I've missed that season. Season 2 starts up soon though.

    You might be surprised to know that I didn't like "To Kill a Mockingbird." I might be one of the few people on this planet who doesn't, lol!
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    Yes, that is surprising. That is one of the few books that people like despite being forced to read it at school. My kids all loved it, as did I.

    Funny anecdote: Harper Lee was on site during the filming of the movie. After one scene, Gregory Peck noticed that she had tears in her eyes. Pretty pleased with himself, he walked over to her and made some comment on it. And she said, "Oh when you were doing that scene, I noticed you have the same little belly my father had!" He didn't miss a beat. "That, ma'am," he said, "is acting."
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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