- Town by the Bay, USA
- member since July 9, 2010
Mo’s last login was Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Exactly! I've had a couple of photography jobs and there really is a feeling of intense pressure to give the customer what they want. I'm more of the experimental type rather than the traditional commercial photographer. And yes, I've lived in Boise my whole life! :) Most people my age hate it here but I love this city. It's not too small and it's not too big, we have all four seasons, and there is so much nature in such close proximity. Where are you from?
Thank you! And yes, it's a self portrait I took a few months ago. I love photography as well; I almost decided to major in it but I think doing it professionally would take all the fun out of it. I like being able to do projects and such for myself rather than working for a company, you know? :)
I thought the book was good, not excellent, but good. I really enjoyed the story about the two patients who meet in the mental institution and the one about the foreign guy who eats baloney sanwhiches. I thought both had a sort of realistic portrayal of two situations and groups of people nobody really stops to think/read about. Which were your favorites?
I went to see a great, clever comedy this evening - HEARTBREAKER
Note! It is NOT the Hollywood film HEARTBREAKERS! Being French, shall it get to a cinema near you? Try it ,if you get the chance?
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in. It will bring the discussions forward if you do.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. July’s BOTM will be The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The questions are pinned to the top of the discussion threads.
We also have a Long Read consisting of books from the list that are greater than a 1000 pages. The group will be starting with War and Peace by Tolstoy.
Oh! I meant to add something about your 'urge to leap from great heights'! Do you know this youtube video of 'Base-Jumping' in Norway?
If there is one thing I regret in my life, it is that I never learnt to Hang or Para-Glide. These things have to be the closest we humans shall ever come to flying like the birds!
Please see THE HORSE WHISPERER asap - usual advice: send everybody else to the mall or Alaska (whichever is the furtherest), have plenty of nibbles and let the concentration on the film grasp you! This film IS one to see before you die! Honestly! Tell me a book involving dancing that captures your feeling for it? I can think of films that do, however I can't think think of a book...........
You must (absolutely MUST) see Robert Redford's production of THE HORSE WHISPERER! It is one of the most beautiful films of our time - as is THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Nicholas Evans' book THE HORSE WHISPERER, from which the film is taken, is worth reading, but suffers like a lot of modern writing from the Word processor (why use one word when seventeen would do?). Ralph Fiennes is a great actor. I guess I would compare him to Jeremy Irons in the last generation. Ralph Fiennes' cousin William Fiennes is the author of a book I like titled THE SNOW GEESE: A STORY OF HOME. Do you know Paul Gallico's THE SNOW GOOSE? It was read a few weeks back on the BBC in connection with an anniversary of Dunkirk. A lovely gem of a tiny book............ I am terrible in second-hand book-shops at buying books that I may one day read..............