- Wellington, New Zealand
- member since November 3, 2009
Hi Abby, I've noticed that you have Glenn Kleier's new book The Knowledge of Good and Evil. I'm currently trying to get a group read going in my Suspense and Thrillers group with Glenn leading the discussion. If you would like to take part, please visit the group and let me know. Here is a link to the group: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/11778/about Thanks! Brad
Through some diabolical glitch at Shelfari I ended up with TWO accounts and could only sign in to the newly created one. So I've had to transfer all of my books and, more or less, start from scratch. In the process I've also lost all of my "friends" and "followers". I've tried to get Shelfari to correct the situation to no avail. They keep referring me to Amazon and the Amazon "help" people claim never to have heard of Shelfari. Hope you'll continue to "follow" me at my new location. Gunter
Hello again Abby,
Your note came at a perfect time since I am in the process of reviewing the galley proofs for the sequel to "Weeds Like Us." If all goes well, the new book should be available before the end of this year. If you send me a private message with your direct contact information I'll be sure to let you know as soon as it's available. Herzliche Grüße aus Chicago, Gunter
Living in New Zealand, you obviously know Katherine Mansfield. I find her short story collections, such as THE MONTANA STORIES, easy to pick up. I was so pleased to see this volume republished by Persephone - I'm always interested to see what Persephone's latest are, and to visit their House in Lamb's Conduit, however that's another story! Here's a quote from Katherine Mansfield: "The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books". I guess that quote applies a lot to being on a forum such as Shelfari!
Dear Abby, So nice to hear from you and to find that we both have a connection to Königsberg. I hope my book keeps the memory of East Prussia -- and of courageous women like my Mutti and your Oma Bettina -- alive. Once you've read "Weeds Like Us" please be sure to get back to me with any questions or comments you may have. The title, by the way, is based on my mother's motto after WWII that "Unkraut wie wir vergeht nicht." Best wishes from Chicago. Herzliche Grüße, Gunter
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 guidelines.The book(s) of the month (BOTM) that the group is reading are pinned to the top. I hope you will be able to enjoy the group and perhaps join in one or more of the monthly reads. We pick our next books for February about mid January. We are currently reading Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre.