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Old 03-26-2013, 02:15 PM   #31
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I didn't really care for the first, but someone bought me this book as a present years ago and I've yet to open it up.
I finished Ready Player One. That was fun.
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I meant worst of the trilogy, sorry. I'm sleepy.

Ready Player One was indeed fun, though, it wore a little thin for me towards the end.
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I read Voices from Chernobyl a while ago but since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years back I think I'd like to read it again.

It has always fascinated me that the main health impact to those affected in the accident has been thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine (I-131) and yet, as part of my treatment for thyroid cancer I am required to ingest I-131.

My brother and his wife leave for a trip to the Ukraine tomorrow. They've arranged to take a tour of the abandoned site. I am very much looking forward to hearing about it.
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I read Voices from Chernobyl a while ago but since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years back I think I'd like to read it again.

It has always fascinated me that the main health impact to those affected in the accident has been thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine (I-131) and yet, as part of my treatment for thyroid cancer I am required to ingest I-131.

My brother and his wife leave for a trip to the Ukraine tomorrow. They've arranged to take a tour of the abandoned site. I am very much looking forward to hearing about it.
Oh gosh, I had no idea, beegee! Hope you're doing well and getting better
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #35
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I read Voices from Chernobyl a while ago but since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years back I think I'd like to read it again.

It has always fascinated me that the main health impact to those affected in the accident has been thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine (I-131) and yet, as part of my treatment for thyroid cancer I am required to ingest I-131.

My brother and his wife leave for a trip to the Ukraine tomorrow. They've arranged to take a tour of the abandoned site. I am very much looking forward to hearing about it.
Sorry to hear that, beegee. Here's to a speedy recovery

I did a little search after reading your post and found that higher doses (therapeutic doses such as the one you'd be getting) are actually less dangerous than lower level exposure (less danger as far a leaving behind tissue that would otherwise become cancerous). So the thyroid and cancerous tissues being destroyed by the I-131 are killed off completely, whereas a small dose would leave behind thyroid cells that would potentially become cancerous themselves. It's fairly interesting.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #36
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I read Voices from Chernobyl a while ago but since being diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years back I think I'd like to read it again.

It has always fascinated me that the main health impact to those affected in the accident has been thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine (I-131) and yet, as part of my treatment for thyroid cancer I am required to ingest I-131.

My brother and his wife leave for a trip to the Ukraine tomorrow. They've arranged to take a tour of the abandoned site. I am very much looking forward to hearing about it.
Sorry to hear that.

Your brother and his wife are taking one of my dream trips! I've always been fascinated with the abandoned Pripyat. I wish I could take a tour before it becomes too disturbed by people to still be authentic. Although now that I've read the book it will definitely be 100 times more depressing.

I couldn't actually find my copy of The Girl Who Played With Fire and so I decided to start reading Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel instead. I'm less than a chapter in at the moment, but it looks like I will have some free time to read later today.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:12 PM   #37
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I have to start catching up or I'm going to be buried in a pile of finished books that can't be reshelved until I talk about them here. I'm something of an idiot, I guess.

I just finished Passage Through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest, by John Logan Allen.

I love this kind of book. Nerdy, scholarly, full of interesting analysis. It took me forever to read because I couldn't read it when I was tired (and I'm tired most of the time).

Allen takes a look at what the image of the area of the Louisiana Purchase was before any real exploration had taken place, puts that image into perspective as far as Jefferson was concerned, and then traces the Lewis and Clark expedition's realignment of that image, both during and after the expedition. He treats the two most important aspects of that image: the final quest for a waterway to India, and the idea of the West as a Garden of the world, with unlimited agricultural potential.

Frickin' fascinating.
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If I take a break from a book half way through because it's kinda dry and I have no motivation to read it and I just read a book containing similar information, does that make me a fucking quitter?
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The description on amazon sounds pretty awesome.
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If I take a break from a book half way through because it's kinda dry and I have no motivation to read it and I just read a book containing similar information, does that make me a fucking quitter?
No. I find it hard myself to complete a book that I have no interest in. A lot of people do it. I really wonder what motivates some people to finish books they don't like because it sounds like torture.
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The description on amazon sounds pretty awesome.
So far, so good. I am a sucker for this genre/era, though. I remember watching "Shogun" the mini-series as a kid and being hooked. Read the book not long thereafter and the rest is boring, personal history but there you have it.
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Strangely enough, I've never read any Japanese historical fiction. Well, some of Genji Monogatari. Probably should.
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Strangely enough, I've never read any Japanese historical fiction. Well, some of Genji Monogatari. Probably should.
Try this, maybe:

Amazon.com: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel (9780812976366): David Mitchell: Books
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Is tentacle porn considered historical fiction?
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