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- PA, USA
- member since April 15, 2010
Hello Laura C,
You are walking on Miami Beach in Florida, in front of you is a young handsome Egyptian man wearing brown shorts; he trips and falls, his satchel opens and a dozen rose seeds are spilled into the sand. A possible thunder shower threatens overhead, a crack of thunder. The young man looks around nervously as he scoops up the seeds, as if someone might be following him. Asim counts the seeds and appears satisfied as he continues on his way. It starts to rain and a yellow rose grows instantly where he had dropped the seeds, growing so fast that it has to be magic.
“Hey,” the beautiful rose speaks to you. “Did me out and take me home and I’ll grant you a wish.”
You reach down and touch one of its petals and it feels wonderfully soft and has the most wonderful fragrance. “A talking flower? That’s impossible.”
It starts to rain as you dig around it.
The flower appears to look down the beach. “Hurry up before he comes back. All his wishes are evil.”
You quickly commence to dig.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Please have a look at my author page.
No worries, Laura, glad you enjoyed Kingsolver thus far. How did you like Good Omens? I hope they make a film about that; I see a role for Benedict Cumberbatch.
I finished Gaiman's new Ocean at the End of the Lane the weekend it came out and can recommend that as well.
What horrible timing!! I am actually going to CT for my annual get together with friends from college this weekend! I leave from work on Friday and I'll get back to Pitt about 3:30 pm on Sunday. If you are still in town I would love to get together for a cup of coffee or something before you head back.
That is great that you have been writing! I hope you will share with me so that I can read it. You will have to remind me when your article is in print, the way my life is going I'll be lucky to remember my name come February.
I'll send you a private message with my cell number so we can try to coordinate for Sunday.
Hey Laura, sorry I haven't been on in a while! Things are going alright, but there are a lot of new things that I'm getting used to. New city, new house, new job, and to top it all off I don't know if you have heard, but I'm pregnant and due in March!
What are you up to? Are things going well for you?
Hey Laura!! The move went well, but the unpacking and organizing is getting a little bit painful. We had some unfortunate setbacks with some unexpected minor home repairs, such as the previous owners had glued one of the shelves in the closet in and it fell, causing damage to the wall. They actually really liked glue because that's what it seems the used to fill in the nail holes too... at least the were kind enough to leave us the paint cans so I have been able to just touch up the paint where I had to patch the walls.
Enough about my crazy house issues, how are you? Are you enjoying a relaxing summer the way you planned?
I found it a pretty easy read definitely better if you have read Jane Eyre recently or at least had a refresher on the characters. The book is in 3 distinct sections, "Bertha' Antoinette's childhood in Jamaica told from her perspective. The early days of their marriage in Jamaica told from the perspective her husband Mr. Rochester. And smallest and final part in England in the Great House, where Bertha is the mad woman in the attic, again from her perspective. Very interesting angle on the former slave owners in the Carribbean and their relationship or lack thereof to homeland in England.
Tennis sounds fun. Yeah I hope I get to go to Virginia. Still haven't heard if I've officially have the time off, but I should. And I have not moved just yet, I can't move in until the 20th so I have a couple more weeks and mom's coming out to help. And I'll send everyone an email I suppose and see how they feel about starting up the book club again.
Laura as an 8th grade English teacher have you read The Hunger Games? I sincerely suggest you check them out. My 13 year old, 8th grade daughter loved it and the 2nd of the trilogy (3rd book due out this fall). So much so she couldn't put them down. Recommend heartlly.
Just about done with Cujo. These midnight shifts are rough. I've been having a hard time staying conscious, but the people I work with are cool. I did join one club, the science fiction one, but that's it. I have yet to join the other ones, I was getting around to it. I might have time tomorrow to mess around some more with the clubs. I didn't use the death-grill but I did sit outside and get burnt within an hour and half. I am now seasoned for the summer and I really need to get suntan lotion. I can't wait for this shift to end, but I have it all week until Friday morning, so oh well. That's exciting you're almost done with classes! I can hardly wait for Virginia time to come. So I need your opinion about the book club, should I keep it going as in read Jurassic Park or should we just kind of just read our own books and still talk about them. What do you feel. I know that Brock probably isn't reading anything and mom was almost done with her third traveler book. I just need an idea of where to take it.
Yep, getting there at least. Work is going to get really slow, especially over the weekend. That's actually when I have to go back in on Friday night, so there will be hardly anything for me to do. And today it's supremely nice out and I have off so I'm sitting in the sun in my beach chair. I might even try to fire up the death-grill, but hopefully not actually set myself on fire. I'm about halfway through the book, but I have today and most of tomorrow to myself so I should be able to finish by the end of the weekend hopefully.
Welcome to the group based on the book 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
There is a general explanation of the group under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES.
The books of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. May BOTM are;
1. Choke by Palahniuk, Chuck
2. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
3. Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
4. Works of Poe
We are also starting something new. It will be 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.
Hope you can join in one or all the discussions.