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Name : Vickie C.
Occupation : Retired

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Book Club Recommended
Informative, Interesting
Do not read if you value your diamonds!

Interesting book about how desire and perceived scarcity leads to the valuation of items. Not being a jewelry person, I was not surprised by the revelations about gems. I had also read a previous book about diamonds so I was aware of DeBeers' ploys to keep diamonds "valuable".

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
 
Book Club Recommended
Fun, Interesting, Inspiring
Fun book

As the oldest member of my book club, I did not know who Mindy Kaling was. I enjoyed reading about her life and discussing the book with the younger members who are closer to Ms. Kaling's age.

 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Insightful, Interesting
Evicted

A stark telling of the lives of marginalized people facing evictions from low end rentals

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
 
Book Club Recommended
Inspiring, Insightful, Informative
Heartbreaking

I cried so hard at the end of this book! And the ending was no surprise!

A well written memoir about a young surgeon dieing from cancer.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova
 
Book Club Recommended
Insightful, Informative, Interesting
A peak into the life of Alzheimer's patient

A sad tale of a woman who discovers she has early-onset dementia.

I will never open the microwave without fear...

News of the World by Paulette Jiles
 
Book Club Recommended
Adventurous, Interesting, Beautiful
News of the World

At first I wasn't sureI would like this book, but the further I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. I thought the idea of someone traveling between towns reading the news for money seemed silly, but then I realized that not everyone was literate or had the time and/or money to read newspapers. And it was a form of entertainment for people in the towns, which is the premise of the story. Along the way he picks up a little white child who has been living with the Native Americans and is being repatriatedto her extended family (her parents were killed when she was captured).

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