- Ottawa, Canada
- member since December 20, 2006
Oh no! Well, that makes me sad.
I like LibraryThing better for the people, but the group format is similar to GoodReads. It does cost, though. I think it's only $25 lifetime, or something similar, but when my free year is up (only got that because I joined the weekend Amazon bought GR and they were promoting it to GR members who wanted to leave), I will pay it and stay... just in case shelfari does go away. Overall, shelfari is my favourite, no question about it, and I don't think GR or LT will ever live up to it, but I'm trying to get a little involved, just in case we lose shelfari. I want to at least get my shelves up to date, so I don't lose my info. It just seems that most people I know here are more likely to end up at GR because it's free, so I'll keep my profile there, too.
Good luck with your blog. And in the meantime, we remain friends here on shelfari!
Come to think of it, you are on GR, aren't you? The only group I've really been "active" in there is the Shelfarians group. I'm trying to get more active at LT, though, as I do like it a bit better than GR. I wish I had more time to update my shelf on both sites, though.
Hi! Are you on any other book sites? Goodreads? LibraryThing? I don't think I've posted it to any groups we're in together, but it looks like Amanda no longer works for shelfari. I think that doesn't bode well for the site at all.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that LibraryThing seems to have quite an active "Canadian Bookworms" group. They have similar topics posted to their group as we have here, but over there, people actually reply! Imagine... Anyway, in case you're over there, I thought you might be interested.
We do have Brownies! I did that as a child and loved it. It is a great program. I hear you about not putting them in too much. Emily basically just wants to dance and will be starting Nutcracker rehearsal soon. I think it is plenty. I hope your daughter has a great year and loves her teacher and class!
We went to Disney World for Emily's 7th birthday this past Jan. The new Fantasy land was open and it was great. We had lunch at Be Your Guest restaurant in the Beast's Castle. They have a room that is dark in the back with the Rose and it drops the petal if you watch it long enough. The food was good too. The Ariel ride is really well done and don't miss Enchanted Tales with Belle. It is new and right up near the Castle and Gaston's Tavern. They reinact the story and pick kids from the audience. Emily was picked to play chip and met Belle at the end. It was really cute and glad we did it. I can't wait to hear how you like it all. The Snow white train ride was still under construction.
Keep in touch!
How are you ? Has school started for your daughter yet? School for us started yesterday. Emily went into second grade. I just can't believe that. I think I remember your daughter being the same age. She was exhausted but very happy when I picked her up. She will be starting her ballet and tap next week. That should be interesting. Does your daughter do after school activities?
Do you have any vacations coming up? We don't have any planned until christmas.
Hope all is well.
I'm really enjoying The Golem and the Jinni! I had seen so many rave reviews that I was a little anxious about reading it, lest it be another entry on the list of "Books That Everyone Else Loves And I Just Don't Get" list. (See also: The Night Circus.) But no, it's wonderful so far. :)
I wanted to let you know that The Golden Dice - A Tail of Ancient Rome by Elisabeth Storrs ..came out on July 1..Its the 2nd book to The Wedding Shroud. I remembered that you really liked The Wedding Shroud and thought you would like to know about the 2nd book. I have The Wedding Shroud..but have yet to read it..I started it a couple of times..and got sidetracked with something else..lol..you know how that goes. ;)
Just that I would give you a heads up.
Hope all is well!
Now you're really going to be annoyed with me for a 3 star review of Letters from Skye. It ran afoul of one of my pet peeves - the lady poet who'd never been off the Isle of Skye wrote in exactly the same voice as the college kid from Illinois. Wish I'd had the audio, different narrators can make up for a lot of the sameness in syntax and word choice. I still don't think I'd have liked Elspeth, though. That's just not a plot line I'm fond of.
Hi, I'm just checking in. I haven't seen you post in AGES! I hope you're ok. It looks like it was a couple of weeks since you last logged on. Hope all is well...
I may not do it today, as when I get home from work, I'm getting ready to visit my parents in Sask for a few days, but I'll try to remember to also send an email soon, too...
I know you loved it. I really liked the parallel story lines, but once they merged I thought it slowed considerably with a lot of philosophizing over ideas that turned out to be nonsense at the next plot twist. It's definitely an imaginative start though and I'll read the next one.
I know what you mean. You don't see the Notes easily anymore. I often don't notice them. .