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Reading At Work.

Hi all,i tend to read at work,well in my van as i'm a mobile service engineer when the physical fatigue kicks in which is normally after a couple of hours.I don't read over fast especially when the vision starts to go dodgy in the afternoon.
I go for the sci fi,horror,fantasy stuff which is generally an easy read.I started to read Dean Koontz but i've got a bit fed up of him.
I've just finished ...
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Next book

Just in case anyone missed Cagso's choice:

The Risk Pool by Richard Russo

Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/Risk-Pool-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0679753834/sr=1-1/qid=1160928949/ref=sr_1_1/104-7869071-5342304?ie=UTF8&s=books

Amazon.co.uk:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Risk-Pool-Richard-Russo/dp/0679753834/sr=1-22/qid=1160942589/ref=sr_1_22/202-8798677-6153469?ie=UTF8&s=books

I don't know Richard Russo so this will be an experience. :) Mine's on order!

How about 17 December to compare notes?
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Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Everyone breathing in the UK in last 20 years is aware of Douglas Adams's work most notably of course The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - and most of us just love it! So I just cant quite understand why I never read this book before? Anyway that means I came to this novel with high expectations. It was to be witty, funny and intelligent and have a geat use of English. The characters were ...
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Bill Bryson

I'm reading a book right now by Bill Bryson called "A Walk in the Woods". It is sooooo funny (gratuitous American Pie reference) and extremely well written. I recommend to anyone. Great read.
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Reading Group

Anyone fancy starting a Reading Group here? :?:

Not quite sure about the logistics of an online group but I'm sure with all the bright people here we can do it :)

So how about these for a starter on the rules ?

1. One book "discussed" every two months chosen by the next Group member in line. Chooser ...
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McAlpine's Multiple Sclerosis

The 4th edition is out, dated 2006. It's nearly 1000 pages of fine print and pictures. Scary and informative. Here is a list of the chapters:

The Story of Multiple Sclerosis
The Distribution of MS
THE Genetics of MS
The natural history of MS
The origins of MS: a synthesis
The symptoms and signs of MS
The diagnosis of MS
The differential diagnosis of MS
MS in the individual and in groups: A conspectus
The ...
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black patent shoes - dancing with ms

by eva marsh. basically spans 1963-1994. an encouraging read. focusses on determined physio/visualization for remyelination.

good to be able to relate. one of her attacks was just like this first one of mine.

particularly killer for me because of the connections - same locations in ontario, same hospital, same lots of things. i kept having this book recommended to me by people who know the author. my brother showed up with a copy on friday, ...
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Selling Sickness

I just finished reading Selling Sickness by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels and I wanted to recommend it. The book is well written and documented. It discusses problems with health care that stem from the pharmaceutical industry's financial influence over everything from doctor and patient education, patient support groups, to the very creation and marketing of "new disease conditions" in order to broaden their potential market for both new and old drugs.

Selling Sickness: How ...
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Modern Medicine: The New World Religion

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193218 ... e&n=283155

Put forth in this book is the assertion that medicine is actually ruled by a set of beliefs, myths, and rites of Christianity it has never freed itself from. Supporting this claim are discussions about the ways in which physicians have taken the place of priests, vaccination plays the same role as baptism, the search for health has replaced the quest for salvation, and the hope ...
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Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!

I have always enjoyed fiction; but since my diagnosis of MS, I seem to gravitate to nonfiction. In recent years I have read and recommend John Adams by David McCullough, April 1865 by Jay Winik, too.

I found The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust and Jill Buyon, M.D. to be educational, but lacking information on hyperinsulinemia. I first came across that topic in Protein Power by Michael Eades, M.D. and wife Mary Dan Eades, M.D., ...
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