- Edmonton area, AB, Canada
- member since July 7, 2008
Hi, Katrina! I'm from the Canada group and just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the group. It's not a terribly active group, but it tends to comes in spurts. There is a Welcome and Introductions thread if you'd like to introduce yourself there. We also have a review thread if you read anything by a Canadian author. Of course, feel free to contribute to the other threads as well! Enjoy! :-)
There is a group, I think it's just called "Canada" and it's run by some great people. The icon for the group is the Canadian Flag if you're browsing and see it. There is a great blog called "The Book Mine Set" and the challenge is to read 13 Can Lit books from one Canada Day to the next, although most of us have already met that goal. It's bookmineset.blogspot.com if you'd like to check it out. I also blog about my own reading - and everything else for that matter - at issysue.blogspot.com
My challenge for 2012 is to convince my friend who is the local librarian,that Can Lit doesn't suck. She's never been a fan. My goal is to find 20 Can Lit books that she hasn't read before, that she really likes. I think it might be a tough challenge because she's really picky! But I'm going to check out your suggestions for sure! Thanks so much!
Hello, Katrina! I just finished Come, Thou Tortoise. Saw your review and I completely agree! This was one of the best books ever! But I am still puzzled.... what did you make of Grandmother's statement to Audrey near the end of the book where she says, "I love my sons, Audrey. Both of them." I am missing something. Sons? Plural? As a former reading teacher, I feel like I shouldn't have missed this :)
BTW, I see you have The Glass Castle on your "to read list". Excellent book. You will not believe that it is a true story.
I really want to read The Time Traveler's Guide, it sounds great (and right up my alley, too.) Funny that you reread Katherine - I did that too, a couple of years ago. She's one of my favorite authors (some of her books anyway, she also wrote some generic romance stuff.) Avalon is great, too. I read it first in HS and was always haunted by it but didn't remember the title or author. I was thrilled to accidentally discover it again while trying to read all of her work. And of course Green Darkness, but you already know that.
BTW, I noticed that printing out the Atwood book helps to make it a little easier to read. The printed version is a teeny bit more legible than looking at it on the screen.
Are you by any chance reading Of Plymouth Plantation and The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England in connection with the new Atwood family info? I did finally get it to load, and started printing it out so I wouldn't have to go through all that every time I wanted to look at it. I got 10 pages printed, then had to go do something away from the computer. While I was gone, Jeremy closed it. Arrgghh!
Thanks for the friend request and thanks for the WOW on my shelf....I hope you enjoy what I have there and are able to read the if you like...I will check out your shelf too...I hope we have some in common. I loved THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN.
Happy New Year.
Funny you should mention it - I was planning to write to you about it! You should check it out, there are a lot of things that would be relevant to you. There are some detailed and really interesting scenes of Tarot card reading in it. And much of it takes place in Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, and the Navajo/Hopi reservations. The main theme is memory, including childhood sexual abuse and recovered memories. It's an excellent, interesting and wise book.
I also wanted to write you about one of your "I'm reading" books (thank you for posting them, BTW!) - The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. It's one of my favorites, and it's a strange and lucky coincidence that you happen to be reading it right now, because I am writing a paper for my Microbiology class on "Yesinia pestis in Fiction." That is one of the books that I am including in it. But it was several years ago that I read it, and my memory needs refreshing, so I'm wanting to talk to you about it.
I have enjoyed browsing your shelf and added "No one you know" to my book list! I take this yellow
tablet to the bookstore and library every visit. It is
pages and pages long and keeps getting longer when visiting others bookshelves!
Hi Katrina! Welcome to Play Book Tag! Sorry this message is a little late in coming, I have been away from the internet for a few days and it made me realize how dependent I am on it. :) By now, you have probably browsed around PBT a little but I wanted to let you know about the 2 main things we currently have going on.
The main thing we have is the monthly tag which for July is fairy tales. When you read a book tagged fairy tale or even just read a book you think qualifies (we're not too picky) post it on the thread July tag: collective reads for our shelf. This is a great way to see what others are reading and spur some discussion about the ones you have finished!
The second large activitiy we have going on from July 1 to August 31 is Tag it to the max. i see that Ghost of a Rose has already given you some helpful pointers regarding this game but here is a little more info. TITTM is a competitive game in which Anita (the administrator) assigns you a random starting tag from the top 200 Shelfari tags and you read one book per tag in consecutive order. You would be getting a bit of a late start but if you're interested in playing you can look up rules by searching the PBT discussions for Rules for tag it to the max and you can sign up on the thread Sign up for tag it to the max. There are plenty of people who are playing just to participate without the drive (or time) to win..I would be one of those people! lol
Wow! Great shelf! I definitely plan on coming back to browse a bit more. I see that you have read Gods in Alabama and it is on your favorites list. What did you like about it? I am hoping to read that one sometime before the summer ends. I also saw The Handmaid's Tale on your TBR shelf. I am currently reading that one and am really enjoying it thus far! If you have any PBT questions, please feel free to ask!
See you on PBT!
If you'd like to see it, my book list for the "Tag It To The Max" game is at http://www.shelfari.com/groups/21541/discussions/54916/ghost-of-a-rose-s-Tag-It-To-The-Max-list
To see how the game works:
I don't think that it would be too late to join it, if you wanted to. You wouldn't have any chance to win, since everyone else would already be way ahead of you. But you could do it jjust for fun. That's what I'm doing - I don't have any chance of winning, either, and I started at midnight on July 1 at the opening bell!