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21 March 2016

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My psychiatrist wanted me to try transcranial magnetic stimulation, a clinical practice first depicted in Loony Toons, and if you don't believe me go google it. I declined, since it would have consumed 45 minutes every day, plus travel time, for six weeks, and I don't have that kind of time, on account of being a working adult.

Also: you've been infected by "literally." I'm heartbroken. And scared! If it can happen to you, it can happen to anyone.

Jessica,
Point taken on literally. Sloppy! I fixed one but am sticking with the first one.
Yeah, that's the problem with a lot of medical treatments these days. Too far away, too rare, too not covered by insurance.

Several of these look good.

I am very interested in the era,thus MacLeod, D. Peter's Northern Armageddon seems like a book that I would get a lot out of. The title itself is phenomenal!

Looking forward to the George Morris autobiography. Other equestrian friends have received advanced reader copies and were pleasantly surprised with how funny it was. He has had a long equestrian career and lots of stories!

Brian,
Well, that's the problem with these lists. They always make me place more holds on books at the library than I will ever get read.
The Armageddon title is a great one--which is why I went to look up what it was about. Normally with battle books I probably wouldn't have bothered.

Tara,
I can't say I've got much interest in equestrian matters (horses, like cows, kind of scare me, frankly. They're just so big!). But I was surprised by its high sales rank at Barnes and Noble, so he must know how to tell a story! I hope if you get it you like it!

The Bob's Burgers Burger book is such a great idea. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix some time ago.

I have read the depressing "the internet is warping our minds" books before (e.g. Nicholas Carr). As a counterpoint, I offer David Weinberger's Too Big to Know which I felt skirted the pessimism without succumbing to "technology will save us" territory.

Re: the Purvis book - As a fairly churchy person, I tend to give side-eye to pastors whose main claim to fame is how their church grew exponentially. But I tend to prefer small churches myself (not cult-like small, just one-Sunday-service small).

The book I'm most excited about on the list is Lee Smith's autobiography. I love her writing. I highly recommend her novel Fair and Tender Ladies.

Christy--Thanks for the Lee Smith novel recommendation! It always helps to have a place to start.

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