What are you reading now?

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  1. Bada0Bing

    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives

    Editorial Reviews

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    "Dazzling... An eye-opening description of scientific transhumanism that may provoke older readers to curse themselves for being born a few decades too early."-- Kirkus (starred review)

    "An intriguing projection of the current arc of medical technology, with a rich exploration of the potential societal consequences that will inform and provoke readers in the health-care and social science fields."-- Library Journal


    About the Author
    EVE HEROLD is a science writer specializing in issues at the intersection of science and society. She has written and spoken extensively about stem cell research and regenerative medicine and the social and bioethical aspects of leading-edge medicine. She is the past director of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association and has served as Director of Public Policy Research and Education for the Genetics Policy Institute.




    Interesting read. Opened my eyes to a plethora of ethical questions we'll need to answer in the near future about extending human lives. Nanotechnology is going to blow up healthcare as we know it.
     
  2. AZ Native

    AZ Native Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    I'm trying to read The Magicians by Lev Grossman, which was touted to me as an "adult Harry Potter". ANd so far it's generally a bore. College students going to classes so far. Not sure how much longer I'm going to go on it.

    Anybody have any suggestions for a book similar to DaVinci Code that is actually good?
     
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    If you are looking for a mystery/thriller, try The Charm School by Nelson DeMille.

    Another thriller - The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
     
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    I just started reading "Leviathan Wakes" which is book 1 of "The Expanse" series.

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    This is my first Sci-Fi series.
     
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    I'd like to hear what you think so far. The Mrs and I really enjoy the television series.
     
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    I just started but it has caught my attention very quickly. I'm really enjoying it so far.

    I didn't even know it was made into a TV series.
     
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    Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo.
     
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    American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton.

    An incredible book.

     
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    That sounds great!
     
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    My wife just finished 'Macbeth' by Nesbø. She gets most of her books from the local library and doesn't remember seeing that title. She has also read Leopard. Likes them both. Would you recommend Cockroaches? If so, she'll look for it.
     
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    The Son by Nesbo is really good.
     
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