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read in May, 2009
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Little Brother
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Miss Poppy Miss Poppy said: " I'm reading this book with my 13-year-old son. Though my son soaks up some Olbermann and Maddow while I'm watching in the evening it's great to get into issues of surveillance, technology, Homeland Security, arrest, the bill of rights - modern civics ...more "

 
The Crossing
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Miss Poppy Miss Poppy said: " I'm reading my way through Cormac McCarthy's trilogy on my way to "Cities of the Plain." That's Andrew Dominik's next movie. I LOVED "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" directed by Dominik, and loved Ron Hansen's book.

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Don't Sleep, There are Snakes by Daniel L. Everett
Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett
recommended to Miss Poppy by: don't remember
recommended for: men in love with the abstract
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I'm about halfway through this book. I'd really looked forward to it as it was written by a Christian linguist who relinquished his faith after living with a remote Amazonian tribe for 30 years. He sings the praises of the Pirahã , with their unique ...more
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Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales
recommended to Miss Poppy by: my husband
recommended for: people who love nonfiction and extreme sports
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Wow! This book was a lot of fun - lots of near death, grueling survival stories punctuated with data explaining who survives a disaster, how, and why. I read this book in a day. Couldn't put it down.
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
by Christopher McDougall
recommended to Miss Poppy by: my husband brought it home
recommended for: people who want to be excited about life
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I couldn't put this book down. It's an amazing tale. Even the stuff that I thought would be boring wasn't. My son is part Tarahumara and it was wonderful learning more about this tribe. Having emulated some of the runners my feet and legs already fee ...more
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mycellium running by Paul Stamets
mycellium running: how mushrooms can help save the world
by Paul Stamets
recommended to Miss Poppy by: my husband
recommended for: people who want to save the planet
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Mushrooms are God. Srsly.
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Tending Lives by Echo Heron
Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front
by Echo Heron
recommended to Miss Poppy by: my well-meaning husband
recommended for: people who believe in spontaneous human combustion, cop cycles, and alien abductions
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This book is HORRIBLE. It's poorly written, sensationalistic, and highly racist - equal opportunity racist, but racist nontheless. It is useless for anyone interested in working in the medical profession.
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Ambulance Girl by Jane Stern
Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself By Becoming an EMT
by Jane Stern (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Miss Poppy by: my husband
recommended for: neurotic women in midlife crisis
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The book is about a neurotic food writer who, at the age of 53, decides to become an EMT and how that saved her from depression. TMI.

The writing style was average.
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Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
recommended for: people who wonder about God
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This is my ALL TIME, FAVORITE book. The middle section of the book is rarely depicted in film, and is the BEST part. It's all about man's relationship to his maker and how his maker is horrified by him and tries to flee from him, and how the creation ...more
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Miss Poppy by: Christopher Hitchens, or was it Christopher Walken?
recommended for: Stephen Baldwin
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I can see myself in this book.

Literally. It has a reflective cover.
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