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- member since September 7, 2007
Lubsy1’s last login was Sunday, March 30, 2008.
NOT ALL IS LOST AS I AM NOT GONE YET AND THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENJOY THE BOOKS OF JANE AUSTIN. I RECIENTLY WROTE TO THE J.A. CLUB IN AMERICA JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE ALL ABOUT. THE PBS TV STATION DOING THE J.A. SERIES HAD A NEARBY CHAPTER IN COSTUME ANSWERING THE PHONES. THIS WAS INTERESTING.
I JUST WATCHED THE BBC PRODUCTION OF "EMMA" TODAY AND IT WAS INSPIRING TO MY DESK WORK OF THE DAY.
Just read your note to me. I'm of the opinion that anytime you write...you are using a form of calligraphy unique to you. Most of us have combined into our written styles the individual characters of the letterforms.
I just finished "Letters from Pemberly" by Jane Dawkins. A very enjoyable read. Although I love "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibilities" truth be told I have not read my books yet. Tho I've watched the movies at least once a year for the last 5 years. I was introduced to them while recovering from cancer by a dear friend.
Hope all is well with you.
UNTIL MAY I AM THE CHAIRPERSON FOR ONE OF OUR LOCAL CALLIGRAPHY CLUBS- SCH. I'M LEFT HANDED AND SO THE POINTED PEN IS MY WEAPON OF CHOICE ;)
TRULY A LOVE OF WORDS AND HOW THEY ARE WRITTEN FACINATES ME, EVEN WHEN WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE I CANNOT READ.
WHEN HARRY POTTER RECIEVED THE CLOAK OF INVISIBILITY..I WAS AMAZED AT THE CALLIGRAPHY, THE MAGIC OF THE QUILLS, AND THE OWL POST.
Alhumdulillah, Martin Lings is a really good book to read - which ofcourse I read from your book shelf :) I remember Surkheel Uncle mentioned that there are a few inaccuracies with the book and he has commentary tapes by another scholar with the corrections. If you are suitably enthused then you should get them from Surkheel Uncle as it will correct any misrepresentations by the book.
I also give the Anwar Awlaki lectures on the Life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to my mother-in-law and Noori Aunty and they absolutely loved it. I left a copy at your place, thats also a very authentic source of knowledge.
WASAK Lubna Aunty, Been a bit busy to be looking for friends on Shelfari lol Yeah I have watched the movie too Irfaan Khan is a brillaint actor who made his name in the arty farty stuff, he is also there in the daniel peart movie. I remember the Namesake on your bookshelf. I finally got the time to borrow the Dealthy Gallows from a friend but will wait until the end of Ramadan. Convey my regards to Amjed Uncle and Alfa 'UK Gold' Uncle
Hi Lubna - no, it's not as political as it sounds. The MI6 bit is to do with drug running. As I said, it is not one I would have normally chosen, but needs must!!!LOL
I must confess my ignorance on how to upload more books to my shelf!!! I put that one in when I first signed on and I can't seem to find the facility I used then.
I haven't been able to spend the time perusing the site to familiarise myself with it yet, but will have more time when I have got all the photos sorted.
My computer is driving me mad, going ultra slow. I suspect it is because I have all the photos in My Pictures and, until I can delete them from there, I can't think of doing anything else in depth.
Have a good evening.
Lots of love
Hiya Lubna - doing okay, thanks - just sorting out all the pics we took on holiday - editing and uploading them ready for printing at Snapfish. Also uploading them to Webshots so that I can delete them from the computer, which is running really slowly!!!
I haven't read anything since The Burma Legacy by Geoffrey Archer (a former ITN News at Ten reporter)which is about about a man who had been a Chindit soldier and who aims to avenge his comrades' deaths by torturing and killing the Japanese POW interrogator who carried out some horrific practices on them. The interrogator is now a changed man and deeply regrets what he did now that he has a greater knowledge of the world and runs several multinational companies. He aims to buy a flagging company in the UK to save a large number of employees being put out of work to ease his conscience for his former actions and to do some good. Both men are in their eighties but, whereas one has moved on and seen the error of his ways, the other cannot forget what he did and wants him to suffer the way he made his comrades suffer. There is also another thread running through the book involving MI6.
It is not one I would have chosen to read, had I seen it in a bookshop or library, but as our choice on the ship was quite limited, it was the most likely to appeal, so I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised.
I have shelves full of books in the study here and a number of them have not yet been read, so I must sort out some likely ones and seriously start to try and read one a week.
Hope all goes well with Ramadan and that the sun is shining for you today.
Lots of love
I was just trying to "broaden your reading choices" LOL And its not completly true, you liked Life of Pi didnt you?
What I like most about Shantaram is the narrative style and the one liners are absolute gems - conceding though that the story is a bit far fetched.
The next book I am going to read is Kite Runner. I have heard so much about it....
Hiya Lubna - thanks for the invitation. I love books and have always been an avid reader. I finished the last HP several weeks ago and thought it was brilliant. I have just read one by Geoffrey Archer (not Jeffrey!! although I also like his books) called "The Burma Legacy". Probably not one I would have chosen had I seen it on the shelf here, but it was one of the few books not in German which were in the library on our ship along the Rhine. It was okay and quite gripping. I have read all the Rosamund Pilcher books and also Robin Pilcher, her son. I also love a lot of the classics but, unlike Meena, I just cannot get into Jane Austin. I prefer Thomas Hardy and quite enjoy Charles Dickens, too. I also love stories that span many years, such as "Gone with the Wind" and "TheThornbirds". I, too, have read all the HP books, and the Narnia books and one children's book I love to bits is "The Secret Garden". I could go on!!!LOL I used to get through several books a week when I was travelling up to London but, since I gave up work and got into stamping, etc. my reading is not what it was. In those days, I didn't have a computer at home, so obviously my evenings and weekends were spent reading!!! I have dozens of books which I have bought from various book clubs and just not got around to reading yet - I need more hours in the day.
Thanks again for inviting me.
Talk to you soon.