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message 1: by PorshaJo (new)

PorshaJo Very interesting and informative review Brina! It's amazing how you can taste the difference in water. I'm a huge water drinker and I'm *very* picky about my water.


message 2: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Great review Brina. It's so sad how human activity is harming our natural resources .


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina PorshaJo, my mom has been complaining about Lake Michigan water for years yet I didn't taste anything wrong with it and neither did my father. This year when visiting my parents I tasted water and it tasted off. I have convinced my parents to get a Brita filter after they had to constantly replace bottled water. I just hope Lake Michigan becomes as pristine as it once was.


message 4: by PorshaJo (new)

PorshaJo Brina wrote: "PorshaJo, my mom has been complaining about Lake Michigan water for years yet I didn't taste anything wrong with it and neither did my father. This year when visiting my parents I tasted water and ..."

Yup, I did the bottled water too but I swear water in certain plastic bottles is tainted. The plastic seeps into it and it tastes funny. So I finally went with the filter in my house. Glad your parents went with a Brita too.


message 5: by Brina (new)

Brina Barbara, yes it is. The lake when I go to it is so clear and fun for the kids to play in. It never occurred to me before reading this that it was because a lot of lake life is dead. Hopefully as Egan says it is now on the rebound.


message 6: by Jo (new)

Jo This sounds really interesting Brina- great review!


message 7: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you so much, Jo!


message 8: by Beth (new)

Beth Great review! I live in Michigan, close to Lake Huron, and I, too, am concerned.


message 9: by Rita (new)

Rita Such a wonderful review of a book I've been afraid to read. Here in Wisconsin we now have a legislature and governor who no longer seem to care about our natural resources except for how much money they can make. Recently there was a discussion about letting the city of Waukesha get their water from Lake Michigan. They were allowed access even though there were other options. Our natural resources are not unlimited, but very few people seem to care about what we will leave to our descendents.


message 10: by Brina (new)

Brina Rita, Waukesha's access to lake water plays a role in the book as Egan discusses how the fight for access to water could become a prominent issue as this century progresses. I just hope this book is eye opening for many so that scientists and politicians can look to discover alternate water sources. I hope future generations won't have to worry about this.


message 11: by Monica (new)

Monica Nice review Brina!! Adding to the list!


message 12: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Monica. This was eye opening to say the least.


message 13: by Crumb (new)

Crumb Awesome review, Brina!


message 14: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Crumb :)


message 15: by Diane S ☔ (new)

Diane S ☔ Terrific review, Brina. Lake Michigan was a very important part of my youth.


message 16: by Brina (new)

Brina Diane I still pine for it every summer. Hopefully it will still be enjoyed by future generations.


message 17: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Fascinating review! This reminds me of A Walk in the Woods. In that book much is discussed about human impact on natural wonders. Such a fascinating and frustrating topic! Thanks for sharing.


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Carrie. It kind of reminded me of How We Got to Now focusing on the Great Lakes. I can not stress enough how important it is to ensure the environment is clean and enjoyable for future generations.


message 19: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Very powerful review, Brina! There is so much that needs "undoing" and "fixing" in our world, it is overwhelming to think about. I am happy there are people like Dan Egan who are zeroing in on a particular point of need and helping people to become more aware - and hopefully proactive.


message 20: by Brina (new)

Brina Amen to that. I want the Lakes there for my future grandchildren to enjoy.


message 21: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Brina wrote: "Amen to that. I want the Lakes there for my future grandchildren to enjoy."

Exactly! :)


message 22: by Brina (new)

Brina Hoping and praying for it.


message 23: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Great review! I grew up loving Lake Michigan and still go back there every summer. There have been so many changes over the years and I hope the changes will continue for a better future. I'll have to read this one now - thank you!


message 24: by Brina (new)

Brina Sheila we have such similar experiences. I just hope that the lake will still be there to enjoy for my children's children. I a my looking forward to your thoughts.


message 25: by Dimitri (new)

Dimitri Great review with that personal Zebra-striped touch.


message 26: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you Dimitri and unfortunately it is so true.


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