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*Retired* 2008 Lists > Gerald's Books!

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message 1: by Gerald (last edited Jan 29, 2008 11:57PM) (new)

Gerald I've read two so far! "Korea" by Simon Winchester and "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky. I'll move on to fiction next! (maybe I will reread my own novel! Ha!)


message 2: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte (charlottethalia) I also read Salt: A World History. Why did you decide to read it? I wanted to read it just so I could spew facts about salt when anyone at the dinner table asked me to pass the salt. I didn’t retain a single fact! What did you get out of it?

message 3: by Danine (new)

Danine (dulcemea) Hi Gerald. Thanks for joining. I just read the description of your novel and it sounds great. I love the lottery concept :) I look forward to reading it.

message 4: by Gerald (new)

Gerald LOL!! Emma, I understand why you didn't retain a single fact! I agree with what the bad reviews on this site said about the book: the author jumped around from fact to fact so that your head was spinning! It was obviously never edited! it was so schizophrenic to read, one paragraph having very little to do with the next! Having said that, what I learned was that, before refrigeration, salt was used to PRESERVE! And that's about it!

message 5: by Gerald (new)

Gerald Danine!

Thanks so much for reading the description! i hope you do read it, and if you do, I hope it has you in stitches!! Maybe it will be one of your 50 of 2008!


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