- MA, USA
- member since June 24, 2010
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eilean-Donan-Castle-Photography-Exhibition-2012/126244764151106 thanks for this notice...I really need to change how I get notified about shelfari things! & I need to join that facebook club :) (after lent when I can go back on!)
Yes, libraries & bookstores are lovely places to be in & work at most days (Of course only when creepy patrons keep themselves in check-a rash of misbehaving ones of late..yuck). check this darling out haha! http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/disgruntled-library-patron-ready-for-court-1j4pu87-145014015.html
hello there i think you just posted a note to me, but I cannot find it, it seems i have two pages on this site, strange, but hey. I follow people who's shelves I like the look of, if they read what I like I therefore trust what they review. Sadly I spend time writing books and not enough time reading them so my shelf has a lot of catching up to do. thank you for connecting . Siobhan
Elaine, I felt the same way until recently. I cannot always manage a 'real' book, but my Kindle is always able to be tucked inside my purse. I've read about 2 dozen books so far this way and find it is a great way to enjoy the waiting rooms of doctors and such.
thwre is a book group for hoarders on here? oh i must so go check that out lol
you are not pathetic - did i ever tell you what i used to do lol i would take a notebook
and pen into places like wal mart and stuff and write down the books i liked people
probably thought i was nuts lol
So i deleted my facebook and have ended up finishing 3 books already :)
probably going to finish another one this weekend and i am off for three
days so definetly going to get some reading done :)
Thanks for joining the Reviews group! I hope you find the content helpful and will add your own reviews. All are arranged by genre and if you can't find a category for your review, post a message in the Genre Directory and I'll set one up for you.
Hi Elaine - are you serious you really have 10 bookcases? oh wow i would love to come
and just browse lol
yes i do like crime and mystery but like you i also read some diffrent things i wll try just
about everything once lol
i know what you mean about electronic books my friend is trying to get me to get a kindle but it's like i would miss holding a book you know :)
Hi! I was re-reading our past communications and thought I might update our weather situation here....It is broiling hot already. We're having our usual July and August weather in June so the next couple of months could be killers. Sadly, that is not just a passing comment, there are folks here who will die b/c they don't have
air conditioning or even fans! How has your neighborhood been doing?
Phooey! I just wrote a rather lengthy response to you when suddenly I looked back and it had disappeared! How I detest computers at times. Our 'snow' was so light it hardly counted, but all schools and government buildings were closed. Charlestonians don't know how to behave on the roads if it rains too much or freezes or snows. I cannot get excited about *The Help* or the Larsson books...Although I have a huge TBR pile already, I bought a book I've wanted for awhile along with a couple of Cliff Note books. I just finished * Life As We Knew It* and realized I was quite disturbed by the amount of fear it could cause for the younger YA readers. I felt this fantasy was getting too close to realities we have been experiencing in the last decade - atmospheric and climatic changes that have resulted in floods, tsunamis and erupting volcanoes. I'm still working my way (slowly) through *Great Expectations*. I have to give my eyes and head a break from Dickens every few chapters and look elsewhere for a bit of light reading. Let's hope your weather improves soon. I'm leaving on Thursday to visit my mother who's living in Texas to be with her on her 93rd birthday on the 22nd. I hope I'll be able to 'bury' myself in a good book as I fly there. I'm not a big fan of flying at any time, and even less so when alone. I need to start checking the weather there to make sure I pack accordingly. I'll write when I get home so we can catch up on our latest reads.
Hi again, Elaine. The Tower to the Sun book just fascinated me when we had it in our children's book store. Now, as I have read some reviews, I wonder if I just don't 'get' a lot of things that seen so obvious to other folks. I also loved The Rainbow Fish - still do, but it got some very weird comments by a radio personality about socialism and such. Good Grief. My poor children were privy to too much everything, I guess, because I pretty much let them read anything that they liked...same as my mother did me. The Christie books really tickled my fancy when I was in my 20s. I read them like I was eating candy. Mother collected every one of them! What fun.
I hope that 2011 is the best year yet for you and yours.
Good Evening, Elaine. We got such a small amount of snow it probably wasn't an inch where I live, but I didn't mind at all. Ken made a fire and it was very nice, only problem is that I am always soooo hot. Have been for many years. Too funny that he has the extra sweatshirt and I'm as near naked as I can get without being obsene! My mother collected all of Christie's books and I tried to read them all. I even read a Mary Westmacott (spelling?), Christie's pen name. The writing seemed so stilted...I didn't want to get so many books that there was no place to put them where we could see them and enjoy them, so the ones we weren't attached to went to the Friends of the Library (henceforth FOL) if they were 'keepers'. Ken is more likely to hoard than I am. My problem is that I think I can read every book title I like before I die....That's unlikely now that I am in my 6th decade! The last few days I've visited other sites (like yours) to make another 'hope I can read this sometime' list. I'm reading The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett. I'm enjoying it although I didn't care for Bel Canto which my old book club just loved. I've rediscovered "Daily Lit'" which is an online site that sends me chapters of books I've chosen that I fear I wouldn't stick with if I were reading the actual volume in hand. That is true for the Great Expectations I'm reading through them right now. I had tried to read my own very tiny book and got discouraged too quickly to decide if it would be good or not. Eye strain is not my favorite condition! I think I'm going to read some of those classics I've put off for so many years through DailyLit. It's more easily digested in that format somehow.
BTW, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is probably my favorite Agatha mystery of all time.
In another genre, The Red Tent has had a lasting impression on me after about 10 years. I'll probably re-read this one this year as a refresher on Biblical history.
Oh, how I do ramble when I talk about books. Please forgive me. Happy reading.
I live in Charleston. We have had a few flakes this afternoon and that will be enough for me - my husband's from Cleveland and is hoping for a little just for it to be pretty, but not a blizzard by any means!
We are hooked on books as well. Our 2 wall-sized bookcases represent so many hours and days and years of reading pleasure.
Like you, I don't want to read electronically. I'm not that tech savvy and don't want to give up the feel and look and smell of a hand-held, page-turning, paper-paged book.
Hi, Elaine! I am an owl person, too. I love your owl avatar.
There are more titles we have in common b/c I scrolled through your list and found :
The Five People You Meet in Heaven,Legend of Sleepy Hollow,Don't Fall off the Mountain,Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas,Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie, andThe Onion Field . I am reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, but every time I click on the sight, an ad pops up so I can't enter it on my shelf. I noticed that you have that one, also.
I look forward to our online friendship...I hope you have gotten my affirmative response to your request.
First You Cry
The Cradle Will Fall
The Pelican Brief
Tuesdays with Morrie
Hi Elaine..yes, I am sure you do have alot of books need posting too. We need clones of ourselves to do
the work we don't get around to doing, or don't want to..lol. When I get back I want to check out your
shelf and I bet there will be alot more that we both have read. I am going to turn off the email setting Elaine, so no worries if you don't hear back from me. I find it quite difficult to get into my email when I
am out of the country so I think by stopping all the posts/emails from Shelfari will be a little better this time as I found out before. All the posts I got were from days and days ago and didn't need to be answered. So I don't want to make that mistake again. Thanks for the good wishes on my trip and will
chat with you when I get back.....happy reading, Rita
Hi Elaine R....I am happy to post you anytime and have a chat. If you saw my laundry room in the basement at home and ALL the books I have not posted on my shelf, I think there would be plenty more
that both of us have read. I have bought, stored, sold, kept and bought more over and over again. I guess this is my passion and can't leave ANY book alone...but for me it has to be true crime. When I want
a break I go for the horror mostly and then back to true crime. It takes me awhile to even get the books
that everybody on the shelf is talking about and has read weeks ago, so I sure have my work cut out for me. Elaine, I am going to be away starting in a couple of days for about a week and a half so if you don't
see any posts from me then you will know I am on holiday. . . take care and happy reading, Rita
I am so happy to meet you. I do feel pretty alone. I want to get out there, but it is very hard getting started. My publisher also told me I had to tweet. I feel lke I'm tweeting in empty cyberspace!
Read your friend's book! I had my friends, and friends of my friends read it and edit, critique, and suggest stuff-doesn't mean she has to take anyone's advice. She'll have to grow a thick skin because the publishing world is brutal, so she might as well start with people who love her.
Thanks again for writing me. If your friend has questions about anything, have her get in touch with me. My wounds are still fresh so I remember everything! Perhaps I can help her avoid some pitfalls.
Oh yeah, I do have a book out. It's called Totally Buzzed, and I write funny mystery. I just got my first review and she called it "mysteriously funny." However you look at it, it has done well so far, and I am doing backflips!
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