Author Topic: Dancing at the River's Edge  (Read 2041 times)

Prairie Gal

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Dancing at the River's Edge
« on: June 05, 2010, 03:45:47 PM »
This is the title of a book by Alida Brill, who was the keynote speaker at the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation conference in April.  She and her dr., an autoimmune specialist, authored the book together and present a patient's and a doctor's viewpoint about chronic serious illness.  Alida's had an AI problem since adolescence and after many years, has come to terms with the fact that it's never going away.  I think many of us find that difficult.

 I've read a third of the book and recommend it highly because these two people fully understand what it means to deal with chronic illness on a daily basis.   After being treated by many doctors, she found this one-in-a-million optimistic physician (Michael Locklin).  I envy her being his patient, as weird as that may sound.

Prairie gal.

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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 02:25:55 AM »
Wow - thanks Prairie Gal.  I'm an avid reader and this sounds great!  I'm going to see if Amazon has it.  I try to stay away from the local Barnes & Noble because I can't get out of there for under $100!  When I say bookstore, my husband hides the car keys!  Thanks again for the suggestion.

Best,  LeoLady

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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 12:19:31 PM »
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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 10:17:54 PM »
Just a little note. I go to the Salvation Army store in a bigger town close to me. They have a lot of paperbacks for 50 cents and the hard cover are 1.00$. I buy a lot of books there as if you wait long enough some of the newer books show up. I can't afford to buy new books and hit all the garage sales also. I read a humongous amount.

Sorry Linda---Hope I don't cause you to lose any business. I think there are a certain amount of people who don't like to buy the used books and love to do the book stores and Amazon. Irish ;D

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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 04:20:03 AM »
Hey, no apology necessary, I by used books all the time, and also frequent the library and book trades.

 Unfortunately, my reading has dropped off severely because of focusing issues and eye fatigue, I used to read about a book a day, sometimes more! I also used to be a much faster reader with great retention and  comprehension, now I sometimes read the same paragraph a number of times before it makes sense... authors don't seem to express themselves as clearly as they used to! The good news is: while I used to remember in detail every book I read, now I can re-read some of them as if it was the first read!

Just wanted to remind anyone who was doing any Amazon shopping anyway!
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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 02:23:38 PM »
Hey LeoLady, I'm glad someone else has bookitis as bad as me! (related to SJS? he he) I don't even call it Barnes and Noble. I call it "That Darn Barnes and Noble". They can part you from your money faster than a Vegas casino.
I miss the good old days. Things were more like they used to be back then.

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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 08:21:37 PM »
I love Barnes & Noble! don't know what I'm going to do without when I head back to Ireland. I used to go to the second hand bookstores when I lived there, but they pretty much died away during the Celtic tiger years. But maybe they'll be Bach again now that the Celtic tiger has turned into the Celtic kitten, what with the recesession and all.   

Go all the bookworms!

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Re: Dancing at the River's Edge
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 12:06:22 AM »
Linda:

When my eyes get too tired, which they do every day, there's always "talking books!"  I especially like it when the author reads their own book.  Of course, then all I have to do is stay awake while listening!  ;D