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The Second Baby Survival Guide: How to stay calm and enjoy life with a new baby and a toddler.

Good tips to how to cope with a second child and how to make your life easier. Also great tips on how to prepare and handle the first child's jealousy, demands and needs.

Wow wish I had found that 5 months ago.
We have just had our second. Wonderful but unbelievably crazy!
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Old 24.03.2011, 14:24
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Jorge Luis Borges
Frederich Nietzsche.
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I am reading "Fit durch Vitamine" Klaus Oberbeil. I´ve just started...
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Old 25.03.2011, 01:38
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To Kill a Mockingbird.

AMAZING book. Very meaningful. (Y)
One of my all time favourite books. Read it at school for the first time and it is the only book I remember from school. Also remember the movie with Gregory Peck - it was really good too, but not quite as good as the book.

Just got given the last 3 books in the Thomas Covenant series - anyone read these? Are they worth the effort? (I really liked the first chronicles, thought the second were ok.)
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Hemingway's " A Moveable Feast"

It's about his time in Paris where writers, painters and all sorts of artists met in Cafés.

Has some very funny incidences in that little booklet,
like when he met Scott Fitzgerald and Scott wanted his temperature taken there, in the hotel ...

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Reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - which is really a great book and I cant wait to get to the other 2 in the series.
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Started reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck a while ago, haven't had much time for reading so not far in but seems excellent. Deserves it's reputation as a great.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just started "Tales of Old Japan" by Agernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Redesdale (what's with this oddly long name?), a free eBook distributed by The Gutenberg Project. Renewing my interest in Japan and martial arts. The first story about the 47 Ronins is already quite worthwile!
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Reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - which is really a great book and I cant wait to get to the other 2 in the series.
Just finished this last week! Am so hooked I bought and started the 2nd book on Monday!
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Just finished Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret". Easy reading and refreshingly honest in reminding one to think positive despite the every day grayness and routine. Recently finished Paolo Coelho's "The Devil and Ms. Prim".
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Einstein's Trunk by James Haberkorn.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Rediscovered the count of monte cristo after a few decades
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Choke. By the same author as Fight Club.

Chuck Palahniuk
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Sophie Kinsella's Shopperholic and Baby!
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Old 25.04.2011, 21:27
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Wikipedia reference-linkTropic of Cancer (novel)

Henry Miller.
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Old 25.04.2011, 21:29
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Sistine Secrets
It's a fascinating book about Michelangelo's paintings and the codes, messages and sometimes insults he left in his art.
It really takes you by surprise.
I can't put it down. It's one of those all-nighters, you keep reading and reading and think: mmmmm I'll turn off the light at 1 am, no mmmm... 2 am
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Old 25.04.2011, 21:38
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins (1860) - suspenseful and amusing!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wom...te_%28novel%29

Available in various formats at Project Gutenberg:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/583
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This is a childrens book with a message that adults too could learn from - especially those in zurich(!)

It is the story of a boy who is always in a bad mood and doesn't understand anything about being happy. Complains about everything. Then the "happiness fairy" is sent to help.

She makes him sit on a rooftop in stead of his warm snuggly bed. Afterwards he appreciates his bed.
She takes away his morning cocoa, and then takes away his ability to see colours. Of course when these things are returned to him he begins to appreciate them.

Unfortunately cant seem to find it in English.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Read the 2nd one (could not find the 1st one so read the synopsis). If you love the 1st and 2nd Chronicles like I do, it was a welcome return to The Land. Have not read the 3rd and the final one is not out so can't comment, but I would go for it. A little fantasy can't hurt!

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One of my all time favourite books. Read it at school for the first time and it is the only book I remember from school. Also remember the movie with Gregory Peck - it was really good too, but not quite as good as the book.

Just got given the last 3 books in the Thomas Covenant series - anyone read these? Are they worth the effort? (I really liked the first chronicles, thought the second were ok.)
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