- Anaheim, CA, USA
- member since January 12, 2011
No, they never did Pasadena. Several cities around here do that. They often have several talks, etc. Sometimes the author will come.
And there are probably book groups that talk about it. Rex would know more than I. His city does it. I'm surprised that Anaheim doesn't. Check it out, maybe it does.
I'm responding to a message you sent 2 months ago re: The People of the Book. I remember being disappointed in it, especially compared to her other books. I was on the train last week and spoke with a woman who was reading it. She said it was the One book, One City book for Pasadena last year. I can't imagine why anyone would choose that for a whole city to read! Oh well. She seemed gratified that I didn't like it very well. She was probably trying very hard because it was chosen as an important book. Apparently her previous book, March, won a Pulitzer Prize. I liked that book--but a Pulitzer? What are the criteria I wonder?
Hi there. It's always nice to find another capybara fan. I like this picture especially because I took it myself at the National Zoo and it captures my favorite capy expression. I'll have to take a closer look at your library. Mine isn't near complete - I haven't added all the books I've read over the years - and for some of them I just can't remember - but I like using the shelf here to track what I'm reading now. And hey, you probably don't have quite so many years on me as you think. I admit, Cappyboppy doesn't help my case here, especially since I only read it the first time a few years ago, but who could resist the cuteness of the capybara at home? Thanks for saying hi and following me. I'll try to keep my reading selection interesting; maybe we can open up new reading paths for each other that neither of us have explored yet.
Sometimes it takes a while to develop a good library following. When we've done book clubs we've also had a "sign-up" sheet on the circ desk for anyone interested, and then sent reminders to them on the day of the meetings. That seems to generate good attendance. Just the fact that you're TRYING, though, is the best thing you can do. Sending out the message that you want kids using the library and talking about books is awesome. ;)
Thank you!I just finished The Hunger Games and I read it in just over one day it was so good but I can't wait til I get to start to read the next one.I am so happy that you told me I should read it cuz if you hadn't I probably wouldn't have read it. Thank you!
Thanks so much for your input! I understand where you're coming from, but i consider myself to have a fairly mature taste in books/movies (although my taste is very eclectic) and I am considered to be quite mature intellectually by my teachers, even though my profile would probably lead you to believe otherwise. I'm also deeply religious.
I've received very mixed reviews about this book though and so since I already have the book, I'm going to go ahead and give it a try. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm also very interested to try Egger's biography, I keep hearing about it and it sounds like it would be very intriguing.
Thanks for recommending it. I'll read it first chance i get. Did it really help that much?
I don't think i can recommend just one book for you. I can't say any of them changed my life. However you might like Influence or Blink they're really down to earth, kind of fun to read and they expand your awareness a bit i think.
Do you mean the butterfly effect? Yes i've seen it and liked it very much. If you haven't already you should definitly see The king's speech.
Yes i live and was born in Romania .
I am obsessed with GTD by David Allen and Managing Thought came up on my Amazon list as a "recommended read". Since you have such great things to say, I'll bump it up to the top of my reading list. Thank you for the note - I'll let you know what I think.
Haha why hello ! I actually have not read it yet. I just ordered it off of Amazon, but I will surely tell you how it was when I finish it. It will probably be a while because I am in the middle of a book right now, and I ordered four books. Eat Pray Love will probably be the last one I read. :) And awesome on our interests ! And I will go look up that book right now ! :D
Hi yes I loved a million little pieces. I too did not care about the true or not. I found it to be a very enjoyable read and highly recommend My Friend Leonard. I haven't rated any of my books on here yet cause im still add the books I have read. I will go back later and rate them. Hope you enjoy the book!