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Old 07-21-2003, 05:26 PM   #31  
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Don't worry, Jessica... I only suffer from depression... not multiple personalities.
Actually my husband works with adults with mental illnesses, and I find the whole subject incredibly interesting. No, haven't read Sybil. I'll take a look for it...

I don't know why, but I can't stand Margaret Atwood. (okay, I DO know why )
But I LOVE Margaret Laurence. Lawrence.
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Old 07-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #32  
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Thumbs down my 2 cents...

I recommend just about any book by Christopher Moore - they are all funny and demented. Here's my list (in order by my favorite) of his books:

1. Lamb - The story of Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
2. Practical Demonkeeping
3. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
4. Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings
5. Island of the Sequined Love Nun
6. Bloodsucking Fiends

I may be missing one, but for the life of me I can't remember any other titles.

Also, right now I'm reading "House of Leaves" - it's an amazing book....


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Old 07-22-2003, 09:26 AM   #33  
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I read Lamb, and thought it was a scream! I am currently reading a book called "the extasy of marriette" which sounds like porn but is actually about a nun in 1907 who gets a stigmata. (imagine my disapointment) I just finished a book called 'the Goddess in the office" about creating a spiritual space in your office for your inner 'wild woman' kinda wierd, but very thought provoking. and have finally found a bookstore that carried Terry Pratchett, so I picked up one of his yesterday.
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Old 07-22-2003, 01:43 PM   #34  
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What do you mean, "finally found a bookstore that carried Terry Pratchett" ????!?!??!?!!? What bookstore doesn't carry Pratchett? Tell me, I'll boycott!
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Old 07-22-2003, 03:32 PM   #35  
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when you live in Michigan...especially in small town Michigan...(I mean like no cable, no pizza delivery, and no freakin' place to get cappicino except the local gas station) most of the book stores are filled with the romance books...urg..and the 'chicken soup for the who gives a rats ***' books. ocasionally they will have the latest Oprah recommendation, or the home brain surgery for dummies books...thank God I am only an hour away from Ann Arbor! (Lost in the 60's! Hash bash, and the home of Shaky Jake)
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:22 PM   #36  
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I was born in Petoskey, MI, so I know of which the little town you speak. Tourists, fudge and Danielle Steel.
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:39 PM   #37  
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SHAKY JAKE!! Haven't thought about HIM in a few years!!! Do you live in ****?
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Old 07-22-2003, 08:50 PM   #38  
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You Americans speak a whole other language.
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Old 07-22-2003, 09:16 PM   #39  
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You're not kidding, Ellis! We'll have to bring in a linguistics expert. I'd always thought we could translate from American by adding "u" into color, labor, favor and neighbor, but it looks trickier than that!
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seems like ****, just the country. Shaky Jake is still alive and playing his 2 string gee~tar and wandering around main street.
as far as the town goes, the only store is only open during deer hunting season, and it will hang a wood carved gutted deer (art, it aint) on the porch as advertisement. We did have a beauty/bait shop, but the worm vending machine killed the business. nope, all we got is 'god fearing american people' AKA the Michigan Militia. (very scary)
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Translations:

Shaky Jake- Eccentric person who wandered around Ann Arbor when i was in school there. Didn't know he was still around! (I graduated 22 years ago...oog!)

Hash Bash-Annual celebration. Everyone goes to the center of campus and gets high. When I was going there it was mostly the high school students showing up for it!!

****-Small town In Michigan.

Fudge-Popular sweet confection sold at outrageously high prices to tourists...(snicker)

DH says i should clarify:
Snicker-commercial candy bar.
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Ta ever so! All makes sense now.
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You are most welcome!!!
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Old 07-23-2003, 01:17 AM   #44  
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Jessica, I finished In Her Shoes and I have to agree that it was good but nearly as good as Good in Bed.
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Ah, just as I suspected. **** = small town in Michigan. What else could it be? heh heh.

Mars bars are better than Snickers. I wonder if Nancy Green still eats "A Mars bar a day, at work rest and play!"
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