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  1. There are a few for me. Basically anything written by Robin Mckinley, and I'm glad to see a fellow fan in Fonzico! Ender's Game, like so many of you here. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. I really would like to read other Stephenson books, and I own most of them, but every time that I think to pick up another one, I end up rereading Snow Crash instead. Lastly is my favorite book of all: Everything is Illuminated by Johnathan Safran Foer. Even though it is my favorite, I end up reading this book far less often than the other books on my list because it always evokes a very emotional reac
  2. Thanks to both of you for your responses. Citizenkade, thanks for the suggestion. I'm still trying to navigate the boards, so glad to know where I can get help with these sorts of questions. Photobrandon, thanks! Those links were pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I've been using the smith machine for inverted rows (which, given my current upper body strength has been difficult) and bench presses, but I haven't felt comfortable even doing the bench presses given the knowledge I've accumulated over the last few weeks. So, I'm very glad to have an alternative to that. Now I just hav
  3. Dude, it changed my b ) into a guy with sunglasses. Totally changes the tone of what I was trying to say. Curses to emoticons for destroying my proper list making!
  4. Hello, I'm Carlee, nice to meet everyone (she says to her computer screen in her empty house. Story of my life, really). I've been attempting to start weight training in the last month. Over the last year, I lost 50lbs, but in Sept. I had a microdiscectomy on my lower back, and gained 20lbs back and lost most of what muscle I had before the surgery because my activity was very resricted for the first 8 weeks. I have a very active job (Nanny. I chase 3 kids 3 and under around 10 hours a day), and once I got the go ahead from my doctor, I decided to start researching how to build strong muscles
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