I've noticed that since I discovered shelfari, my TBR pile is growing out of control and I love it!
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- Yorkshire, England
- member since April 3, 2007
louby’s last login was Thursday, August 19, 2010.
How goes the non-buying of books? You've slipped haven't you.... Ha I used a gift card recently and that satisfied my need for the moment but I have been borderling abusing the library mostly. I keep waiting for someone to change the rules because it just can't be free, it just can't be.
So I was wondering. . . are you interested in a little book editing project? (Okay, "little" may be a bit of a misnomer. . .) I've just taken over as co-admin for a group that's working on cleaning up all the books on the Science Fiction group's shelf, and I'm looking for people to help us out. It's not much of a committment -- I don't bug people unless they haven't said anything in the group threads in 3 months, lol -- and you pick the books you want to work on yourself, so you can just edit whatever SF novel you're reading at the moment. If you're at all interested, please check the group out (http://www.shelfari.com/groups/51004/about) and if you like what you see let me know and I'll invite you to join. If nothing else, it'll beef up your editing numbers! :)
What an utterly adorable icon picture you have - but do rethink posting it on public internet unless the child is now middle aged or older or something as safe as that (for example if it is an actress, that is different, it is someone in public view anyway). You never know who is looking and thinking what - hope the child is safe and happy as in the picture.
No problem, glad to be your friend. Thomas Covenant. I mainly love these books because they were the first fantasy books I ever read.
I think I know the reason why you didn't get into them was because of a couple of issues that many readers had with them.
Firstly, because of the way the books are written, the books focus (all the way through them) on indepth thoughts and feelings of a character at nearly every opportunity. It gets to the point where it feels too repetitive for some readers.
Secondly, there is an event involving the main character in the first book "Lord Foul's Bane" (near the beginning actually) which many readers felt extremely sensitive about (understandably) and so felt they couldn't at all like him anymore, no matter what he did.
I however got passed that and really enjoyed the plot and setting so extremely that they will forever be my most favourite fantasy series'.
I hope maybe you can too.
It's the same where I come from. It's a village on the outskirts of a city, and it takes about 20 min to that city and about an hour to Oslo. I moved to Oslo last fall, but unfortunatly I don't like it here. It's nice to have the experience though, and not all citys are the same. I would love to live in London : )
But like you said: It's nice to have access to one. I love how the village is so peacefull, but I have to have the opporunity to go to the city if I want to.
Finally someone who thinks Casper was a beauty! Most people think he's scary (in this picture at least).
Titch is definitely cute! I have a tortoiseshell now. I got her from an elderly couple that couldn't take care of her anymore. She's already 8 years though, and quite a handful. She has a food allergy.
They hadn't told me that when I took her in (I think they didn't know) so those first months with her were quite tough, because she threw up twice a week and that really worried me. Now she's on a special diet though, so she's fine^^
Ah, I wish my Casper (cat in the picture) had lived that long, but then I'm not sure how old he was because I got him at the shelter. I have another cat now but Casper will probably always remain my favourite. Is the cat in your avatar your current cat?