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- member since August 31, 2007
mkreader’s last login was Monday, March 7, 2011.
Thanks for letting me know! I knew I recognized your name as someone who has posted in the group on occasion before. :-)
If you don't mind posting a quick note in the Group Read Anyone? thread that you are interested, that would be great. And please check back to see when we'll start voting on what book to read. I probably won't be around to leave all the notes again, and I don't think I'll remember who all said they were interested in order to let everyone know when the voting starts and what the book is. Thanks and I hope you do end up joining us!
Hi! I’m from the Canada group, just popping by to let you know that we are trying to drum up interest in doing a group read. We have a thread started for anyone who is interested to let us know they are interested. Once we know there will be a few people, we’ll then decide on a book (Canadian author, of course!). Hope you decide to join us!
Thanks for your note.
The swap with Twinkley went well, but I can imagine it must be frustrating if your partner doesn't have the time to read the book you selected... apart from this it seems that swaps are a good idea.
I read "A year of wonders" by geraldine Brooks. the book is uneven, but the good parts are quite interesting, so on the wholme it's an enjoyable read about an English village struck by the Plague in the 17th C.
I went back to your shelves-- at least some of them, there really is a lot that looks interesting to me.
I also love some of the books about China you have read, and I noticed one by an Indian writer-- which I haven't read.
I am reading several books by Indian writers at the moment, for example Shashi Tharoor.
I am organizing a discussion of "A Suitable Boy", by Vikram Seth-- have you read this book?
In case you want to know more, the details are to be found at the "Indian Writing and Indian Literature" group (the one with the Taj Mahal picture). We'll be reading the first section starting on June 16th.
Perhaps I'll see you there but in any case let's keep in touch.
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you -- I think I'll read the Lipman, as I really enjoyed The Inn At Lake Divine
For you, i'm going to recommend these:
Last Chance To See Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, about endangered animals. Both funny and sad.
The Year Of Living Biblically in which AJ Jacobs' attempts to follow all fo the Bible's 600 odd laws for a year. Interesting, funny, but also respectful of religion.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara Kingsolver. Nonfic, about their year of living as locavores and growing most of their own food. WARNING:It WILL make you crave a fresh tomato from the garden.
The Book Thief Sw it on yor wish list, and it IS very, very good.
Lighthousekeepin Jeanette Winterson. Short and very good. The language is very poetic.
Empire Falls Richard Russo. I just really, really like this book. Great characters and a long story arc.
Hope you find one of these to be suitable!
Hello mkreader, thanks for your answer.
I went back to the swap list and I can see how I made the mistake: you and twinkley are quite close on the list if you don't pay too much attention... which I must have done!
I hope we'll have the opportunity to interact in some other way.
Hello, it's me again, about the swap.
The fun side of the swap is not to try to influence the sort of book you're going to give me, but may I just mention this quirk of mine: I dislike books which dislike books which are written in the present tense-- not out of principle, but they usually provoke lack of interest for me. When I don't try any for a long time I forget about this but I bought a book about ten days ago which turned out to be written in the present tensde, and the usual thing happened, I gave it up rather quickly.
Hey there, Pardner!
I had a fun time going through your shelves, and it look slike we have fairly similar eclectic tastes. = D
What are you in the mood to read this month (I find going by that criteria makes it easier to pick and read a book!)?
Don't worry about going through my shelves -- it would take an insanely long time, since I have tons of pages, and I don't want you to think you have to go through THAT!)
I would like a suggestion of something on the lighter side, since I'm due to start the Three Musketeers and Scoop this week as well. Fuuny is good, as long as it's smart funny, and easy to read good drama is excellent too!
If you let me know what you're in the mood for, I'll come up with several suggestions for you!
I have now gone through your shelves (an interesting trip BTW), we even have a few books in common.
I haven't seen "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini on your shelves, have you read it? If not, that would be my choice for the swap, assuming that I am so far following the correct procedure for a swap.
Hello mk reader,
We have been partnered in thre BBG-- Nice to meet you!
I am also a teacher, I also teach English as a second language-- to secondary school students in Tours, France.
Like you I have lived in different countries in the world.
Have you taken part in a swap before?
I am going to go through your shelves now. If I have understood correctly, I am supposed to find something on my shelves that you haven't read but you might like reading. See you! Ophelia.
I've read the Blind Assassin THREE times actually! I listened to it on audio the first time and then read it twice. I'm actually a big audio person. I'm a sales person, so I'm in my car all day. I have to say that there's a lot that I missed the first time. It's such an intricately written book. It's TOTALLY worth a second read.
Thanks for the invite. I actually don't even remember saying that I liked purple so I feel like we're on a different (perhaps purple) wave length together. I actually painted my living room purple in my first house. Now I just have a purple book case!
I looked at what we books we share and at your shelf and I have to say that I'm planning to read several that you already have. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions in future!
Talk to you soon!
Hi! I actually just added a bunch of those YA books today, just from looking at what I have on my "real" bookshelf. Most of those I read when I was in library school taking my YA course.
I don't think The Power of One would be YA. The book is very different from the movie (though I saw the movie first, and really like it). The movie had more focus on the romance, and the book had much more focus on the boxing - although I say this from what I remember - it was many years ago when I read the book!