Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Crazy Little Thing - Why Love and Sex Drive Us Mad, by Liz Langley (December 27, 8-10 PM EST)

winterseve winterseve
Thanks OutwardlyShy. That was freaking hilarious!
12/27/2011
RTx RTx
This has been so much fun! Nice chatting with everyone..got to go to bed and continue reading"Crazy Little Thing"...THANK-YOU LIZ LANGLEY FOR A GREAT READ!!! G'night...
12/27/2011
winterseve winterseve
Night RTx!
12/27/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Kylshae
hi everyone I look forward to having read the book for next month. I love to read but I just got on EF a couple weeks ago I just got the email to join.
welcome to EF then! good to have you. hope you like it so far.
12/27/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by RTx
This has been so much fun! Nice chatting with everyone..got to go to bed and continue reading"Crazy Little Thing"...THANK-YOU LIZ LANGLEY FOR A GREAT READ!!! G'night...
gnight! happy reading.
12/27/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by Snozzberries
THAT COMMERCIAL IS HILARIOUS.

I just drooled on myself while laughing. Thanks.
Yer welcome. I was drinking water while watching that...not a good idea
12/27/2011
RTx RTx
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Originally posted by winterseve
Night RTx!
night!
12/27/2011
Kylshae Kylshae
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Originally posted by Kylshae
hi everyone I look forward to having read the book for next month. I love to read but I just got on EF a couple weeks ago I just got the email to join.
I loved all the adult toy stores that were everywhere in Germany. I love how open they are there and all the selection the had. It beats the heck out of the backwoods little town I live in.
12/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
We've just barely touched on the question of responsibility when brain chemicals are influencing you, but there's quite a bot about it in the book. And there's also the question of whether knowing about the science of love and arousal might take away some of the sense of passion and mystery. I particularly liked this answer:

"When I ask Cristina what she thinks about peering into the brain for the secrets of how love works, she says that the more we unlock the mechanics of love, the more compelling and mystical love becomes—especially (and she has a heck of a point here) since we don’t know what unleashes the chemicals.

“To speak of dopamine is not functionally different to me than speaking of Cupid. It’s simply a different cultural lingo. To talk about serotonin is not more deflating than to talk of a love potion, Midsummer Night’s Dream style. I don’t think it diminishes the romance; I think it increases the mystery.”

She’s right about not knowing what unleashes the chemistry—you can’t strap someone into an fMRI machine and push them to the beach or to the disco to see exactly what happens the moment their neurotransmitters acquire their target.

And yet chemistry must be the basis for that erotic-romantic-spirit ual experience: everything we do starts with a signal from the brain. It tells us to breathe, to reach for a wineglass, to say “I love you.” We often think of our physical being as an impediment to the divine—but it is also the conduit through which those transcendent feel-ings of love come to us, so it must also be a channel to the divine, or the source of what we experience as the divine."
12/27/2011
Kylshae Kylshae
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
welcome to EF then! good to have you. hope you like it so far.
Thanks
12/27/2011
RTx RTx
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
gnight! happy reading.
and happy 2012...
12/27/2011
Liz Langley Liz Langley
Hey! Im' sorry about that! My connection just got dropped - no idea why! But thank you everybody and I'll try to answer as many more questions as I can before 10 in case it happens again!

This is been awesome! Thank you all so much!
12/27/2011
winterseve winterseve
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Originally posted by Liz Langley
Hey! Im' sorry about that! My connection just got dropped - no idea why! But thank you everybody and I'll try to answer as many more questions as I can before 10 in case it happens again!

This is been awesome! Thank you all so much!
No, Thank you! I can't wait to read this book.
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by winterseve
No, Thank you! I can't wait to read this book.
Yeah, I second this.
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by Liz Langley
Hey! Im' sorry about that! My connection just got dropped - no idea why! But thank you everybody and I'll try to answer as many more questions as I can before 10 in case it happens again!

This is been awesome! Thank you all so much!
I'm adding your books to my wishlist for the next time I get enough points to order something. I LOVE books and I wish I had known how this book club worked last month.
12/27/2011
Liz Langley Liz Langley
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Originally posted by Sacchi
We've just barely touched on the question of responsibility when brain chemicals are influencing you, but there's quite a bot about it in the book. And there's also the question of whether knowing about the science of love and arousal ... More
There was an indie film a few years back by Glenn Gers, the name of which I forget at the moment, but it was about one woman who was an anorexic and one who was trying to lose a lot of weight. There was a line in which the latter talked about our bodies and how "Every good thing we get we get through them." Awesome thought!
12/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
There's nothing that says we have to stop talking at 10; most folks will probably need to leave, but we sometimes keep on for a while. I keep checking back every now and then for an hour or so. The whole discussion will be available to read until the next one comes along, and even then it will be available as an archive.
12/27/2011
Liz Langley Liz Langley
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Originally posted by RTx
This has been so much fun! Nice chatting with everyone..got to go to bed and continue reading"Crazy Little Thing"...THANK-YOU LIZ LANGLEY FOR A GREAT READ!!! G'night...
Thanks, RTx! Goodnight!
12/27/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Liz Langley
Hey! Im' sorry about that! My connection just got dropped - no idea why! But thank you everybody and I'll try to answer as many more questions as I can before 10 in case it happens again!

This is been awesome! Thank you all so much!
thank YOU so much. glad EF could host you.

12/27/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Liz Langley
Hey! Im' sorry about that! My connection just got dropped - no idea why! But thank you everybody and I'll try to answer as many more questions as I can before 10 in case it happens again!

This is been awesome! Thank you all so much!
Thank YOU, Liz, for being here tonight and being so engaging!
12/27/2011
Antipova Antipova
Aw, back in time for it to be over This sounds like an awesome book, though, thanks all involved!
12/27/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Sacchi
There's nothing that says we have to stop talking at 10; most folks will probably need to leave, but we sometimes keep on for a while. I keep checking back every now and then for an hour or so. The whole discussion will be available to read until ... More
Definitely... everybody should stay and keep chatting if they want... if only because I have one more gift card to give out and i just posted 200 and ..I don't get to keep the gift card!
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by Antipova
Aw, back in time for it to be over This sounds like an awesome book, though, thanks all involved!
It's not over; I'm still here!
12/27/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by Kylshae
I loved all the adult toy stores that were everywhere in Germany. I love how open they are there and all the selection the had. It beats the heck out of the backwoods little town I live in.
The adult stores there are really wonderful! They had the entire G4 line!!! And it wasn't in the seedy area of town either. It was downtown!
12/27/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Antipova
Aw, back in time for it to be over This sounds like an awesome book, though, thanks all involved!
Aha! Antipova is the first to post after me! That gets you the last gift card for the night!

Congrats!

12/27/2011
winterseve winterseve
Does the number of gift cards depend on the number of posts? Never thought about it till now.
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Definitely... everybody should stay and keep chatting if they want... if only because I have one more gift card to give out and i just posted 200 and ..I don't get to keep the gift card!
Aw, that doesn't seem fair. You do the work, you should get to keep the accidental rewards!
12/27/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Aha! Antipova is the first to post after me! That gets you the last gift card for the night!

Congrats!

Congrats Anti!
12/27/2011
Nothere Nothere
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Originally posted by winterseve
Does the number of gift cards depend on the number of posts? Never thought about it till now.
I thought it was random...hmmmm...that' s why her hair's so big, it's full of SECRETS! Random quote just popped into my head
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Aha! Antipova is the first to post after me! That gets you the last gift card for the night!

Congrats!

Now you can get the sexy thing you wanted from my reviews!

(tee hee)
12/27/2011
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