- Cardiff, Wa, UK
- member since August 21, 2010
Jon Sanders’s last login was Friday, November 11, 2011.
You've been productive! Thanks for the book recommendation; I'll check it out and add it to my TBR list.
Me? I've been reading code and conversion manuals. When the fog lifts, I'm looking forward to reading The Studytrain: Union of the Untouchables by Kurt Frenier. my first YA fiction.
Sounds like you could rewrite Coleridge's 'Ancient Mariner' and swap out the albatross for Shantaram. Let me know when you finish it/burn it . . . we'll throw you a party ;)
We'd love to see you over on facebook. I'm connected to a number of excellent authors and interesting people. Lot's to share and learn!
I hope spring has sprung for you; everyone north of the Mason-Dixon is still battling bouts of vile weather.
Catch up later,
Hi Jon, thank you for your note. I can't believe so much time has passed. We've been on all sorts of book adventures!
I envy you learning Norwegian. I took french for two years in university and loved it.
I hope all is well with you and that you are finding time to read. Have you chosen an eReader, yet? If you are interested in the state of indie books and eBook vs. paperback discussions, here's an interesting blog-talk radio program: http://bit.ly/f0ufH5 There's a bit of fluff to sit through, but some interesting info.
Catch up later!
Jon, you never fail at amusement :) No worries LWR, re: the signature. My guess was #1 or letter 'c' --you might want to get a refund from that 'List Styles' class you took ;)
Although I have no idea what you look like, the vision of any Lillipution fending off a cat with a whip and chair is purely Hannah-Barberian.
Re: the last of the romantic lines . . . so it sounds like you've beaten a room full of monkeys! We would never use the lines without your permission, and right after the title page, we'd credit you with a full-page 'X'
Ebook readers? You can download a PC/Mac version of Kindle from any kindlebook page, for FREE! PC version is color. My Kindle (portable) is b/w. Functional.
Beats your price range! I haven't tested any other free eBook versions yet other than Mobipocket
http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/ProductDetailsReader.asp and I have an ePub reader on my iPad. Beautiful!
I see these posts as being completely relevant to literature . . . it's our 'creative writing' outlet! I still reflect on your other great line: 'The Oslo opera house does exactly what it says on the tin.'
How's the weather over there? We're busy shoveling sunshine, here :)
Hope marketing is treating you well.
(just to confuse you)
Jon, you are so kind. I enjoy our conversations, also, mostly due to your intelligent and, occasionally, self-deprecating humor.
So, you're from Lilliput. And here, all these years, I thought Gulliver's Travels was 'fiction.' I haven't had a chance to Google the info you sent, yet, but I’m guessing that when I type in Lillesand I’ll see you just behind some dandelion roots.
Being a human from this century, I’m curious about your 'xxx' signature. From my universe, that means 'kisses.' Is this a Norwegian/North American cultural difference? If so, what does it stand for, please? If not . . . think quick little rabbit . . . or you might be doomed to an annual recurrence of rusty Christmas oranges!
Your cats sound simply . . . how shall I say . . . villainous. How sweet! Shadow (our cat) doesn't know her way around the cutlery, yet. Nor will she be allowed, based on your account.
So, how are the January sales going? Still wearing the 'Invincible-Promo-Man' leotard to work? Drafty?
Loved your 'last of the romantics' description—'like a child in a blanket' (pure poetry)—too bad you don’t know the author . . . that’s 'gold,' I tell you . . . gold!
Will have to hunt down that Oslo tin in our grocery store. Besides learning French from cereal boxes, I’ve always done my research in libraries . . . who knew?
You have an Atomic Cat Clock, too?
Stay warm in all that snow,
Many grins :)
Life is grand, as usual, thanks; other than my husband and I learning that the 'aww-sweet-little-koochy-koo-kitty-face' of our adopted stray cat is a mere facade. On two separate occasions--prompted by a too-close-proximity-- she sank her claws into flesh. Boundaries set.
And you? Keeping this year's tinsel at the ready... Commercial vigilance at it's finest. Did you sign up for the 2011 Macy's Santa gig, yet?
So, in your opinion, what's the architectural highlight in Norway? We saw a show on Gaudi's Sagrada Família
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/big-idea/gaudi-text Surpasses any verbal utterance of praise. Florida's version can be found near Miami: http://coralcastle.com/ Don't laugh, the whole thing is made of coral and by one--very physically feeble--man, here's the hook:
'To this day, no one knows how Ed created the Coral Castle. Built under the cover of night and in secret, at a time when there were no modern construction conveniences, Ed would only say that he knew "the secret of the pyramids." When he died, his secrets died with him, and to this day scientists and thinkers still debate Ed's methods.'
I hope all is well... particularly with your world peace initiative; can't wait for the update :)
I returned in one piece from Bulgaria having sufficiently frozen myself into illness... Loved it, we had a great time and actually would really recommend the hostels we stayed in. It was pretty cold at night but during the day it was nice and sunny for the most part, the mountains are absolutely stunning but there isn't much of anything else to get really excited about (apart from the nightlife which involved a certain amount of cheap beer and spirits...)
I'm presently home sick (boo) but it's giving me an opportunity to catch up on some of my reading... just finished Lucky Jim which despite being a 'boy's book' (I work in a school - we have girly reads and boy's books) I actually quite enjoyed. Now to finish Dracula which I have somehow never got round to reading the full version of....
How's Shantaram going?
Ha! You gave me a hearty chuckle. I'll have to get back to you, we're about to have the itty-bitty tricker-treaters arrive at the door. The youngest are always the cutest :) In the meantime, check out our latest addition to the family http://bit.ly/a9VDGp
Happy Halloween! :)
Hi Jon! Thanks for the nudge. As of yesterday, we posted a new video for our overall book series, The Four Orders. Please watch it and share it with your friends! http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFourOrders
Do you have a twitter account?
So, fill me in... what kind of marketing do you do? Hmmm, your workload is heating up with Christmas (I had to look up Chrimbo :) on the horizon... are you Santa? if so, there's this small thing called 'World Peace' that could use some distribution.
As for Shantaram... I'll pretend your dog ate it, so no pressure on the review ;)
Catch up later!
Hey, sorry I have been lax about replying... not sure what I have been doing but it probably involved sleep so no real excuses.
Looking forward to hols - but not for another 2 and a half weeks... and time is going at a random pace at the moment - dragging in school, whizzing by the rest of the time: I have no time to do anything I really want to but still seems to be taking an age to move forward!
When are you off to Pescara? Or have you already been? Have fun if you haven't yet, otherwise: how was it? I still want to go to Italy but it looks like my next trip (after Bulgaria) out of London is going to be somewhere exotic like... Exeter.
How's Shantaram going?
Hardy-har-har. Just fine,thank you! I don't believe in dieting, but I am enjoying the slime :)
My days have been filled with work and marketing, and I haven't had much time to socialize on this site; but you should see more of me starting in December. Do you think you'll be able to give me a synopsis of Shantaram by then? ;)
I hope your holidays are rejuvinating!
Thanks for keeping in touch.
All the best,