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books and wine

Finished The Devil in the White City and Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine in the last four days. Reading some short stories now.

Yesterday I took Julie to two different wineries, where she purchased 18 bottles of wine, 3 of which were for me and John and 4 for Chris' wedding in June, where we will have to transport all of that wine to. The Christmas store was closed, so maybe we'll go there on Friday instead.


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Apr. 27th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
How was Devil in the White City? It always catches my eye in the bookstore but I don't know anything about it.
Apr. 28th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
It was excellent. It's about the Chicago World's Fair of 1893(?) and this guy who was doing some very bad things at the same time. I definitely recommend it.

PS, I remember you mentioned about that book about the Human Genome project and I can't recall what it's called and I wanted to read it, and I know they have it at John's library. What is it called?
Apr. 28th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I don't remember suggesting any books about the genome project itself, but the book Genome by Matt Ridley is a really cool introduction to some concepts in human genetics. Each chapter tells the story of one of the genes on each human chromosome. I haven't read anything on the project itself, but I think Craig Ventner, who arranged the private portion of the project, which was sort of competing with the public project, wrote a book about it. That might be worth checking out.
Apr. 28th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's the one. No wonder I couldn't remember a one word title. There are these specific areas of science that I like, and chromosomes are one of them.
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