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Just finished "Nomadland". Reminded me of "Nickle and Dimed"

I have a more dense, academic book I take in small chunks...very local The Paddy Camps: the Irish in Lowell I have learned lots about the attitude and "management" of the local Irish immigrants here. As well as the early public education system (Lowell had the first integrated school in the US in 1843)..Ironically, the Irish are now the old boys club here... My neighbor hood is a good example. Shrug

The story is much the same now regarding immigrants...Some things never change... Frowner


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This will be my next read, although I haven’t read much of anything lately:

https://www.amazon.com/Redempt...177164527X/ref=nodl_
 
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Originally posted by BeeLady:
Just finished "Nomadland". Reminded me of "Nickle and Dimed"

I have a more dense, academic book I take in small chunks...very local The Paddy Camps: the Irish in Lowell I have learned lots about the attitude and "management" of the local Irish immigrants here. As well as the early public education system (Lowell had the first integrated school in the US in 1843)..Ironically, the Irish are now the old boys club here... My neighbor hood is a good example. Shrug

The story is much the same now regarding immigrants...Some things never change... Frowner


I loved Nomadland; I enjoyed the book much more than the film.

Currently reading “If It Bleeds,” a collection of short stories by Stephen King.


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Reading Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans — aka George Eliot.
 
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I keep meaning to read Nomadland. It has resonance for me because my son spent some years living in a van. Saw the movie and liked it, but really need to read the book for comparison…both to the movie and his lived experience.


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I keep meaning to read Nomadland. It has resonance for me because my son spent some years living in a van. Saw the movie and liked it, but really need to read the book for comparison…both to the movie and his lived experience.


Message me your address, and I will send you my copy!


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My latest is "The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World"

Much of it I already know after years of textile crafting..But it is nice to see it all in print in one place.

And has me wanting to reread an old fav "The Perfect Red" by Amy Butler Greenfield..One of all time fav non fiction reads. Smiler


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I am currently listening to Barack Obama’s “Dreams From My Father,” and it’s wonderful.

Did I already say that I listened to “Broken Horses,” Brandi Carlile’s memoir? I loved it, and there is bonus music at the end of each chapter, and then grouped together at the end. What a quirky, interesting life!


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The Choice, by Dr Edith Eger.

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Internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eger—one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors—tells her unforgettable story in this moving testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of choice in our lives.

At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger, a trained ballet dancer and gymnast, was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were sent to the gas chamber, the “Angel of Death,” Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement—and her survival. He rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners—an act of generosity that would later save her life.


https://dreditheger.com/the-choice/

A must read for fans of Viktor Frankl.

Turns out Dr Eger and her family came to the US on the same ship (though not the same sailing) that my mom's family did.

USS General R.L. Howze.


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Not currently reading (it will be released next week) but have it on hold at the library.



The Sisters of Auschwitz

NYT review:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/0...d&variant=0_identity


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“The Life Changing Science of Detecting Bull****“ - John Petrocelli.

It’s excellent!


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My latest is "The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World"

Much of it I already know after years of textile crafting..But it is nice to see it all in print in one place.


Clearly I am diving back into history here to see this post, but I’m going to check this out! Thanks!


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Originally posted by BeeLady:
My latest is "The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World"

Much of it I already know after years of textile crafting..But it is nice to see it all in print in one place.


Clearly I am diving back into history here to see this post, but I’m going to check this out! Thanks!


Dol, I think you will like it! I knew much of it, but there is other history I had no knowledge of. This is one book I will keep on my shelf. And another of my favs was referenced in it is The Perfect Red: Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire


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I have been reading fluff...lately..

But have decided to do travel books...A recent BBC story on a young woman who is recreating past women's adventures has me added to my book list.

As our hiking ladies trip (we tried the US, Utah) has, yet again, been canceled for this year, I am craving adventures..if only in print.

I am THRILLED to say that we have not one, but TWO new indie bookstores in town (one is part time). I am so thrilled..One is open everyday by a former city school teacher and her family...Welcoming, supporters of our work..love, love, love....I have made a pact to buy all my books there. Yes


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Originally posted by Steve Miller:
“The Life Changing Science of Detecting Bull****“ - John Petrocelli.

It’s excellent!


The Cliff's Notes video:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaOiRRqHNNk


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