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'Train Wreck': You Know You Want To Look

"Eric G. Wilson's smart, probing new book Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away sets out to explain what lies beneath our collective fascination with death and suffering. And if the ubiquity of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise is any indication, boy, are we fascinated." (npr books)

On Writing A Best-Seller (Shhh, There's a Formula)

Elizabeth Berg is excellent no matter what book of hers you read. This one is the story of a family experiencing life at home during WWII.

Sci-Fi Invasion: A Weird, Brilliant Vision Of Earth

From NPR's Books Segment "My Guilty Pleasure": The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. Recommended by author Gin Phillips.

#11 2nd book in series. First was Big Stone Gap - given to me by @Candie Taylor. I loved it and bought the rest of the series. Reading now - at the beach. :-)

In 'Boomerang,' Cheap Credit Exposes Nations' Flaws

In 'Boomerang,' Cheap Credit Exposes Nations' Flaws /// Excerpt: /// On Ireland "The Irish, left alone in a dark room with a pile of money, wanted to buy Irish land. And they drove the prices up absurdly. But nobody said it. They all sort of kept mum." "Ireland is the nation on Earth that seems most willing to suffer to repay its debts to others. I think anybody who's been in an Irish family can explain this. There's a kind of suspicion of happiness and a respect of…