Wanted: A book board

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  1. mojozen

    mojozen bullie lover

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    I am reading a new book called "Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior" by Temple Grandin.

    Ms. Grandin, is an autistic woman who also has a Phd in Animal Science, with an emphasis on Animal Behavior. Her main interests lie in creating humane ways to kill livestock for the meat industry, and how much a like animals and autistic people think.

    While the book talks a lot about her findings through her research with livestock and her life as a woman with autism, there are also many other interesting tidbits regarding animal behavior, animal genetics and how they affect temperment; not to mention the effects the tampering humans have done throughout the ages to get what we want from the animals who live with us.

    As i have read this book, i have found many passages to be worthy of reposting here on Chaz to stimulate discussion based on this woman's findings and how it relates to dogs. I haven't done so, thus so far, because my life continues to be busy, and spare time is often hard to come by for long posts.

    Plus I am not so sure how many people would want to read the tid bits i find interesting. I wouldn't want to clog up the main general dog discussion with a long post quoting the book if no one is interested.

    Also, as a suggestion for the forum - would it be possible to get a centralized board specifically to suggest books to other members and to discuss that which we've read? I think that would be really beneficial as I know Mordy has been recommending the same books over and over in various threads, as have other people.

    Anyone else want to form a "virtual" book group here on Chaz?
     
  2. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I like that idea. I think it should be for general books too. I want to read more :D And I know there are a lot of good readers on this board.
     
  3. mojozen

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    Same here Saje. I love to read, but I am not sure what to read sometimes based on what I am looking for. This book Animals In Translation was the first new book I have allowed myself to splurge on in months. Generally i go to local used book stores to try and find what I want... but it can be pretty difficult. :(
     
  4. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Difficult! There are no bookstores of any kind here. Crazy. I go to the library. I'll see if they have that book you mentioned.
     
  5. Saje

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    yay. I requested it :)
     
  6. Saje

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    Weird. My librarian just came in to talk to me lol
     
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    A book forum would be great.

    Oooh, I've seen Animals in Translation at book stores. I want to get it at Costco, or when there's a sale, because it's quite expensive.
     
  8. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Yes it would I love reading (most of the time) :D
     
  9. yoko

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    i love reading :D i'd join up if we formed a group :)
     
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    I like reading some books depends on what it is about.
     
  11. memyselfandmiah

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    that lady is cool

    I watched a special that that lady did on how she handled Autism. She is a pretty neat lady
     
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    I love reading too! I think it should be for just all books in general...
     
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    I would like to see one too, love reading.
     
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    Life of Pi is my favorite. I also liked Sick Puppy by Carl Hiassen.
     
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    I just started reading Life of Pi. I think my all time favorite books are The executioners song and The prince of tides.
     
  16. PixieSticksandTricks

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    I think we definatly need one. I love to talk books!
     
  17. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Me too :D I love how people can get different interpretations while reading the same book :)
     
  18. smkie

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    Sick Puppy was Excellent. I sent it to Blue but i dont know if he has read it yet or not.:
    my most recent favorite is Night of the Avenging Blowfish. I know it is around here somewhere, when i find it i will post the author.
     
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    i like the idea too!

    i TOTALLY had forgotten i bought this book...lol

    i bought it like...hmm...MONTHS ago....i should probably get around to actually reading it..it is just so hard with school work! So it is a good read?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    i am a book aholic. I have to have a good book to read, everyday, with each meal and when i sit in the car, there is always one tucked in the seat for every one of my family members makes me wait so i read snatches. I have a good one going on wales in the house and a novel in the car now. I will come back with the titles.
     

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