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Sep 09, 2011 10:06AM

45212 This book is very popular at my local library. I have been on a waiting list since June!

Was just able to read it the first week in September.
Apr 25, 2011 04:17PM

45212 Holly wrote: "I read it when it came out last year. Found it fascinating. The author talks about her research for the book here:
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2009......"


Thank you for the link. I was able to read the New York Times article, but the author's article has been truncated. (Or maybe non-members can't read it all.)

Anyway, the book seemed to get very diverse reviews by Goodreads members. It sounds interesting enough to me to give it a try. (AND you didn't say anything negative!)
Apr 24, 2011 12:23PM

45212 I just purchased Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain. Anyone know about this book?
Apr 24, 2011 12:19PM

45212 What started out as an introductory welcome conversation, snowballed and has some people wondering what is going on.

Here is a brief history, so you know...

1. Part of Patty's introduction: "I'm Patty and I'm a goatherd."

2. In welcoming Patty, Bunnie wrote: "patty, aren't you lucky to be a goatherd. what a life- quiet time to read and meditate and watch your charges munch away. i think this modern world is too chaotic--too hurried. stop and smell the roses!!"

3. Almeta chimed in with "Or goat dung!" Just saying that in the case of a goatherd (Patty's profession), she would stop and smell the goat dung, not the roses as Bunnie had suggested.

4. Patty implied "CHICKEN IS WORSE" We won't go there!!!!

Ironically, I am reading Three Bags Full which is a detective story in which a flock of sheep are attempting to solve the mystery of their dead shepard. (I swear I'm not making this up!)
Apr 21, 2011 04:30PM

45212 Holly wrote: "Hi Alan. A Vesalius expert, fantastic! Would love to hear more about your latest research...

And Almeta and Bunnie, goat dung? Dare I ask?

I think what I'll do is set up a discussion threat fo..."


I was just saying that in the case of a goatherd (Patty's profession), she would stop and smell the goat dung, not the roses as Bunnie had suggested.
Apr 21, 2011 11:43AM

45212 Bunnie wrote: "patty, aren't you lucky to be a goatherd. what a life- quiet time to read and meditate and watch your charges munch away.
i think this modern world is too chaotic--too hurried. stop and smell the roses..."


Or goat dung!
Apr 18, 2011 02:19PM

45212 I mostly look for mysteries and thrillers in the library, but some of my favorite books are not of that genre.

I also like books with a backdrop of something that teaches me as I go along. I don’t generally want my learning delivered in textbook form; I need to be tricked into it.

Two of my favorites: An old one---The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher and a newer one---Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

The post about horse hair pottery caught my eye, because I collect horeshair baskets. I also spend time on family genealogy, a lot of book reading, freecycling and logic puzzles. I also volunteer to take photos of gravesites for those who can not travel to Plymouth, Michigan area cemeteries.

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