- Redding, CA
- member since September 7, 2007
gyeltatzie’s last login was Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
I was just thinking of you the other day, wondering why I hadn't bumped into you at Starbucks during the BIG STORM. Or, series of big storms. But, a new job near home - I'm so happy for you! That's wonderful news. Are you teaching or have you jumped into something new?
Did you know that Pratchett just announced he was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's. So sad. Hopefully he'll be able to keep it at a bay and continue writing for many years to come.
I saw on your Favorites Shelf a book - Ravens in Winter. I'm fascinated by all the Corvidae so I'll have to look for a copy of it.
I just finished the Kite Runner. Very good. I've got to find and read a book for a February reading group - Water for Elephants. I can't find it in the Ville - figures. But I'm really in the mood for a Pratchett - so I'll put one of his titles near the top of my TBR list.
Hi George!, write me sometime. I noticed you and I have about the same # of books on shelf. Not too many in common however. I hope y'all are doing ok. I bet the new job has you scampering about and busy. Drop me an gmail line sometime and update me on the job, life in general. I hope R and K are doing well too. M
You got me sucked into this and it's just another way to spend time online that should be spent elsewhere, but I like how easy it is to keep track of my reading. So, what are you reading now? I aiming for an "all spooky" October list. I just finished The Thirteenth Tale (liked it a lot) and now I'm reading a Halloween cozy mystery and Shelley's Frankenstein, which I finally found a copy of today up at Margies.
George, Hi !!! I grabbed Illuminatus! from you, metaphorically speaking. You're the third person over the past few years who's told me they hold it in high regard. I hope to read it real soon. Busy now with the last few physics... cosmology and quantum dichotomy.....that I plan to read for awhile. My brain is burning. Are you going to Salamafest?
Mr. Yeltatzie - if I had to redo everything I can't remember I would NOT have time to do things I am suppose to do - Oh Wait, I don't have time to do what I am suppose to cuz I am stuck here on Shelfari - what the %@#*, I will reread American Gods. For you.
I've never read, or even heard of Brin or Gibson, surprisingly. They look like action adventure - guy stuff? Of course - smacks forehead - Douglas Adams! How could I have left him off my shelf. I'll have to rectify that. I like Christopher Moore too. I've been looking for Lamb but can't find it. And I've also read Orwell, didn't everyone our age have him assigned in high school? Yes, this is addicting.
Hey George! I really liked Good Omens. Read it ages ago. I stumbled into it from the Pratchett side. Have you read any of his Discworld series? I've read a lot of Gaiman - Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys. Anansi Boys just might be my favorite. I just finished Stardust so I could go see the movie. Did you see the movie? William and I visited the town of "Wall" (actually Castle combe in the Cotswolds) while the movie was being filmed. Even went into Monday's store.
If you like Gaiman, have you ever tried Charles DeLint? He's got too many books to mention and I've only read a handful of them so far. My favorites to date are Forests of the Heart and..... it's a recent one where people get sucked into a fae world created out of the internet.... what is it called..... Spirits in the Wires. Oh, and I liked Blue girl. That one is a YA though, not sure if it would be as interesting to you.