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- member since April 26, 2007
emilysshelf’s last login was Monday, July 16, 2012.
RE: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Very amusing book on grammar and language use. Maybe we should get her to do a piece for the preciseedit.wordpress.com blog. On the other hand--while Truss espouses the serial comma (the Oxford comma, for friends on the other side of the Atlantic), she often forgets it herself! Shame on her editor. Still, I recommend it to our writing course students, and I'm glad to see it on your bookshelf.
Hi! I wanted to let you know I'm just about to finish The Golden Compass. I found it started off a little slow, but quickly picked up. I'm really enjoying it, and will likely read the other two books in the trilogy soon after finishing it. Do you know if the movie is based on all three books, or just the first one?
Hi. I haven't started The Golden Compass yet, but it is high on my pile of to be read books. I'd like to read it sometime this summer (I have a lot of books I'd like to read this summer though). I'll let you know what I think when I do read it. I will read it before I see the movie :-)
Hi again. Glad to hear your car is fixed and all is well. Are you still reading Katherine? Are you enjoying it? I read your post referring to Pullman's His Dark Materiels trilogy in the "WTF?" group. I've had this series sitting unread on my shelf for ages. I've been meaning to read it, but just never seem to get to it. I saw the trailer for The Golden Compass recently too - it looks fantastic. I'll definitely be reading the book before the movie comes out.
I hope you enjoy Katherine. It is one of my all-time favourite books! It got me started on Anya Seton's work. I've also read Green Darkness (which I enjoyed) and Avalon (which I found boring), and have many of her other works sitting on my to be read pile.
If you enjoy historical fiction I recommend giving Sharon Kay Penman a try. I think she's one of the best writers of historical fiction out there today. Her England-Wales trilogy, which starts with Here Be Dragons, is excellent!
He loves those books. You never know about these civil war reenactors. Was his name Steve? If it is, I think we have the same guy!