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I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

You mean they still do? I thought it kinda went out when modern science got more developed. I know Newton was an alchemist. It had a lot to do with the cosmology of the times.

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I'm reading a couple of books right now. The first is Energy Medicine and I can't remember who it's by. Donna something I think...I had started reading it about 1 1/2 years ago and just didn't have time to finish it after my daughter was born. So I started back at the beginning, it's pretty interesting. Second book is Ishmael. I'm only on the second chapter but I can already tell this is a book that's going to have a profound effect on me!

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You mean they still do? I thought it kinda went out when modern science got more developed. I know Newton was an alchemist. It had a lot to do with the cosmology of the times.

Yah they still do. The one I've been reading about is the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn which ended somewhere in the beginning of the 20th century. But there are still people who believe in this and research it. I'm not for sure if they still have a "religion" based on it though. I'll have to research that.

Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac

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The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank by Jacqueline Van Maarsen, the girl she considered her "best friend" in middle school. It finally came in yesterday (special order, has taken about 4 mos!) and I've already read more than  half of it. The language is simple so I think I can lend it to one of my students who might be interested. Certainly gives another slant on Anne Frank...her "best friend" didn't really consider Anne to be her best friend, until after the war when she learned what had happened.

As a translator, I wonder about the person who translated the text. I know that you have to be careful when translating something you don't care for/disagree with, because the words you choose can colour the text. I get this feeling in certain passages that either the writer or the translator didn't like the subject much. I've seen this here with the Spanish translation of "Roseanne" (the TV show). I saw the dubbed episodes I'd seen in English of Season 1--and what was playful banter in English was angry and hurtful in Spanish.

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I need to get some new books I want to read. I'm rereading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami. It's interesting though, because it was the first book that I read by him and I absolutely loved it, and now that I'm rereading it after having read most of his other work (I'm waiting impatiently for 1Q84 to be translated into English) I am able to notice a lot of themes and small details that are common to a lot of his writing. I mean, I noticed some of them before, but I didn't remember all of the details in Wind-up Bird that show up in his other books. It's kind of weird, like he can't think of new things to write about. But I still love him.

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_algae_, I am reading Queen of the Oddballs, Faunablues passed it along in my care pkg and I love it!

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Reading James Joyce's "Dubliners". Because JJ is summer for me.

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Reading James Joyce's "Dubliners". Because JJ is summer for me.

Really? Goodness. I can't imagine reading JJ for fun. But that's just me.
OTOH, I am overjoyed to find Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy on Gutenberg for free. That book would cost boocoos if I tried to buy it. I  just wish I had more Latin. I think he translates it after writing it but I'd like to be sure.

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Reading James Joyce's "Dubliners". Because JJ is summer for me.

Really? Goodness. I can't imagine reading JJ for fun. But that's just me.
OTOH, I am overjoyed to find Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy on Gutenberg for free. That book would cost boocoos if I tried to buy it. I  just wish I had more Latin. I think he translates it after writing it but I'd like to be sure.

I'm not sure what it is, but I totally love James Joyce, and the way he writes just puts me in the mood for summer. Again, not totally sure why.
after I'm done with Joyce, I'm planning on beginning "Zweihundert Jahre Deutscher Kultur" and translating it over the summer, because I have this summer and this summer alone to study my german before I go to Weimar.

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I just finished Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs.  It's a beautiful book.

http://novoiceunheard.org/nf.htm

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The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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The Sorceress and the Cygnet by Patricia A. McKillip

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Dispatches from the edge by Anderson Cooper

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The Sorceress and the Cygnet by Patricia A. McKillip

Patricia A. McKillip is absolutely amazing! She does that trick... poetic word choices, fairy tale/dream logic... so simple, but she paints such vivid pictures with her words. I guess I know what I'm reading next.

I just finished up 'The Mahabhrata' myself. Also, 'Isis' by Donald Clegg, yet another Upanishads translation... oh, yeah. And plenty of Conan comics.

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I've been reading Agatha Christie and Rex Stout on my ebook reader. And rereading Liza Dalby's Geisha.

I want to read Cranford, but for some reason the Epub file is reaaaaaallly slooooow. It can take 10 seconds to turn a page. I think I'll download the txt file and see if that's better.

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Well, so much for MCKillip. I stumbled into another, more thorough, translation of the Mahabharata.I've been sucked in.

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I've been rereading the Precious Romotswe novels by Alexander McCall Smith. He also has written a bunch more I'm investigating such as the Sunday Philosophy Club series.
I wish I could write like that. Just pour it out.
Also a friend sent me Dorothy L. Sayers' book Creed or Chaos.

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Selling Sickness: how the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us all into patients: Ray Moynihan
Cry Wolf: Patricia Briggs

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