- Atlanta, GA, USA
- member since February 14, 2007
I hope that all the books you read are exciting and satisfy your thirst for adventure.
Sometimes I miss the characters from a good book and will reread it, and occasionally a book progresses much too fast and I hate to finish it because I know it’ll be a while before I can see them again.
You have an interesting shelf.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone (Dracula is a good guy)
See Dracula in a different light. His heart has changed as the centuries have gone by; he’s suicidal and Piers Anthony (the author) tries hard to snap him out of his funk so that he can help save the world from the evil vampires. A 12-year-old wizard must hone her craft to aid in the battle. A possessed Siamese cat also joins the fight in this tale of magic, romance, humor and fangs.
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Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published a month it is a little discouraging. I can just picture my books underneath that pile being crushed. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
It sounds great--I'll have to order it from Amazon. We don't have access to many books over here, but I can get it in a few day. I've been to Auschwitz--twice. First in 1964 and then again in 2004 . . . I was just a young teenager the first time and afterwards read everything I could find on the the Holocaust. The Jewish ghetto of Krakow has been rebuilt and is a thriving new community. Hard to believe it could rise from that time . . . but it has!
Everyone I know in Atlanta (where I lived for 1.5 years and still have a condo for summertime) is from the North, mostly NY and NJ! Why did you move south? i'm originally from Illinois but have lived overseas since 1987. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if it's more convenient.
That's funny about thinking Germany was dark . . . my stepmother thought the exact same thing. She was amazed when she came to visit in the 90s and it was all green and pretty! Like you, she was basing it on old movies. Are you a southerner? Have you always lived in the South?
Thanks for your note on Stones from the River . . . I haven't read the other two you mentioned but will check them out. I've heard about The Reader. As for Stones, I lived in Germany for almost 18 years, so it had special meaning to me. I've have a prety good feeling for the German character, small twon life, etc. It's easy to understand why the Nazis were able to do the things they did. I guess I also had some feeling about being "an outsider" when living there, as you always are one.