- chicago, IL, USA
- member since May 28, 2008
Anne H’s last login was Monday, March 1, 2010.
Hiya....it's been a while huh? how have u been? keeping urself busy? university's driving me crazy. i'm an ad student and i spend my time living and breathing journalism!! i really can't figure out the way the fates work....it's all a conspiracy i tell ya!! **snigger** c ya around
Hi Anne, I read what you wrote about The Night Villa by Carol Goodman. I think it's wonderful when you can stumble upon a book randomly that you truly enjoy. If you liked that one, I suggest The Lake of Dead Languages, also by Carol Goodman. All of her books have that gothic mystery steeped in ancient language. Her writing is for thinkers, and by the look of your shelf, that should be right up your alley.
Vampires, Witches & Were’s all that
would like to invite you to participate in the ABC contest starting on July 1, 2008.
I will post a thread that has the letters of the ABC's list, then start your own thread for example mine would be Sherry's ABC's and list the books that you read with those letters has the first letter in any title of book, it doesn't have to be in the genre either. Each person will be responsible for sending me their points via the group email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For every book you read during the time period (until the next letters are posted) you will receive 10 points in the email you must list the title, author, and pages so that if there is tie, we will use page count to break the tie. Everyone is eligible to win, even admin's as a third party will be keeping track of the points for me...so post the books you read...I will post the first letters on July 1.
As always happy reading..
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man
far better than through mortal friends.
~ Dawn Adams ~
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P.S. the comment about the bookstore and the crackhouse....cracked me up!
I'm so glad someone else shares my bad opinion about The other Boleyn Girl. Pour the dark wine, although just as slow, is a much more interesting look at Henry's life and his wives, especially little Jane seymour. try reading that one if u can. ah, the idyllic rural life....we dream because we can't have!!**sighs deeply**
julie czerneda of the Webshifters? i've heard about that one. it's supposed to be interesting. but am not a big sci-fi fan. the only sci-fi i've ever read is H.G. wells i think and my first book was the possessors by god-alone-remembers-who.
i used to do the whole bookstore-hopping thing. but my favourite one was near my college and i don't go there anymore cos i graduated abt 3 months ago and it's too far away to go there just for that, although they are still on my speed dial. i used to spend all my free time after class(for as long as my mother would permit my staying out of the house)reading on a little stool, surrounded by old books that went out of circulation decades ago and the fragrance coming off the old tomes permeating everything within a 5 mile radius. **sigh** i miss it a lot. but what's a girl to do?
P.S. go right ahead and sniff around my bookshelves anytime u feel like it. **snigger** Jumper's turning out to be ok. i'll survive. Monkey is just weird cos i read the Japanese rip-off of the Chinese legend first, and then watched the anime, and now that i've finally gotten around to the original, i realize that i already know everything there is to know but it's still quite amusing. hehehe.
Hear,hear! how's persuasion coming along? it's the only austen book i've never read. nah, wait,....don't think i've read Northanger Abbey either. anywho, why is it that u have only 2 (maybe 3) books on your wishlist(if tht question isn't too impertinent) when there's a big wide world out there with brilliant book u have never chanced upon?
is there a research institute or some other notable individual with a PhD in the subject backing her up in the credits? hopefully not. that should be as good a warning as any to those who are unfortunate enough to chance upon her work.and anyway, there will always be people, such as yourself, who have had the misfortune of reading one of her bks and would try to deter other innocent souls from choosing to be thus corrupted.
there are a lot of my kind out there u know...wicked ones i mean. if u'd rather not spend a whole afternoon trying to get rid of one of us, i suggest u stay indoors and lock urself up cos we r a bit unavoidable!! **snigger**
I'd have to list the Mary Stewart series as my top fave - partially because I like Mary Stewart so much as an author overall. I've never read anything else by MZ Bradley - nothing else from her ever really appealed.
Hey, I checked out Amy Brown's website after I saw the art book you have on your shelf. Very cool!
Oh, I see what you mean about the dragons! The best dragon in fantasy, I think, is Gyld, the one in The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip. Give it a read!
I also agree with what you say about vampires - one author who handles vampires (or vampyres as he calls them) in a humorous vein really well is Terry Pratchett. That pun, by the way was accidental! The first Pratchett book I read was Carpe Jugulum. I resisted Discworld for a long time before I broke down to read my first one and I am now hooked!
Arthur stuff - Yes, you are right - I love T.H. White! Also favorites are Mary Stewart's series, The Crystal Cave, etc. and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Thanks for your note, I appreciated it!
Hi - I wanted to say how much I enjoy your reviews. I actually put Moby Dick on my "to read" list because of your review! I have never wanted to try to read it before. Like you, I am also a fan of the Arthurian legends. But, I'm sorry, I do have to ask, what do you have against dragons in fantasy? :-)
One is glad to be a source of amusement. i mean, how often is it that you are able to listen to a stranger attentively enough to garner any sense of enjoyment? shelfari needs a pat on the back for enabling wicked ppl(such as myself) with the fundamental right(by affiliation) to bother absolutely anybody. **snigger** anywho,...i'm sure people aren't that silly; to take something so visibly branded as fiction, and accept it as a chronological statement of fact. or rather, i hope that isn't the case,......for the sake of the continued well-being of mankind.**sigh**
I'm not going crazy, not yet at least. I am going to Kendall though, same as he did and he wrote me a letter of recomendation to help me enroll. I see him every so often at Prarie Moon and we shoot the breeze about chef and instructors. He's pretty cool about. Don't think he's crazy, just into his job. I got a free weekend coming up if you and the fam want to do something. Lemme know.