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Hi, I do like old mysteries, historical mysteries, and cozy English mysteries the best. I see you added Rex Stout and Ngaio Marsh to your shelf - great old mystery writers! I'm envious of your ability to read in foreign languages. I took 3 years of French and have forgotten most of it and I'm passable in Spanish but I'm not using it much and need to start reading in Spanish so I can get better at it. Italian - I'd love to speak Italian. I took one year of it in high school. I see you're a member of the non-fiction history group. We're reading about Hernan Cortez this quarter - think about joining us!
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
I thought you'd be interested to know that "STRETCH: Coming of Age in Post-War Germany", the sequel to "Weeds Like Us" has just been published! You can find details on my website:www.weedslikeus.com as well as on amazon.com and bn.com. Happy reading! (Oh, by the way, barring the unforeseen, a German-language version of my first book "Weeds Like Us" will be published in Hamburg in Spring 2011.) Best holiday wishes! Gunter
The History Non-Fiction Group is voting for the Oct-Dec Quarterly Group read. We've had several interesting books nominated. Please take a look and vote if you'd like to join in.
The History Non-Fiction Group is set to read The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone by Daniel Meyerson for the Jul-Sep quarter. This book discusses the two men whose lives intersected over a love of all things Egypt and led to Campollion solving the mystery of the language on the Rosetta Stone. The book is fairly short - only 271 pages including the Author's Note at the end - and easy to read so it's a good book for the first ever quarterly read. Please join us if you're interested.
Sunlight upon Judea's hills
And on the waves of Galilee,
On Jordan's streams and on the rills
That feed the dead and sleeping sea;
Most freshly from the green wood springs
The light breeze on its scented wings;
And gaily quiver in the sun
The cedar-tops of Lebanon.
A few more hours--a change hath come!
The sky is dark without a cloud;
The shouts of joy and wrath are dumb,
And proud knees unto earth are bowed.
A change is on the hill of death,
The helmeted watchers pant for breath,
And turn with wild and maniac eyes
From the dark scene of sacrifice.
That Sacrifice!--the death of Him,
The high and ever Holy One!
Well may the conscious heaven grow dim
And blacken the beholding sun!
The wonted light hath fled away,
Night settles on the middle day,
And Earthquake from his caverned bed
Is waking with a thrill of dread.
The dead are waking underneath!
Their prison door is rent away!
And, ghastly with the seal of death,
They wander in the eye of day!
The temple of the Cherubim,
The House of God is cold and dim;
A curse is on its trembling walls;
Its mighty veil asunder falls!
Well may the caverned depths of Earth
Be shaken and her mountains nod;
Well may the sheeted dead come forth
To gaze upon a suffering God!
Well may the temple-shrine grow dim,
And shadows veil the Cherubim,
When He, the chosen one of heaven,
A sacrifice for guilt is given!
And shall the sinful heart alone
Behold unmoved the atoning hour,
When Nature trembles on her throne'
And Death reigns his iron power?
Oh! shall the heart--whose sinfulness
Gave keeness to His sore distress,
And added to His tears of blood
Refuse its trembling gratitude?
--John Greenleaf Whittier
Welcome to the Shelfari World War II group. Thanks for joining us to share and discuss WWII books and topics. Feel free to add books to the group shelf, or to contribute to the discussions, or to start a new topic. Share your thoughts, feelings, or experiences on this fascinating period of world history.
Hi Sorella, Welcome and thank you for joining the Bibliophile Club Group. We hope that you will enjoy your new group and will find our discussions interesting. You may want to join us in our discussions. Our admins, James, Kelsey, Sarah, Liway and Paul and myself will be only too happy to answer any questions you have about the group. James has started a `Book of the Month theme. and the book to read this month is `The book Thief'. I read it and it is an excellent book. You are welcome to join in or you may want to read your own list of books. The point is that you enjoy being part of our group. All the best and enjoy your reading.
PS: are you Italian?
I see you have Washington The Indespensible Man on your shelf. I wanted to invite you to check out Chronological Read of American History at http://www.shelfari.com/groups/34700/about. We are reading presidential biographies in order. Hope to see you there.
Hi Sorella, my name is Silvana and i am the admin of the Bibliophole Club Group. We'd like to invite you to join our group. Our members love to read all sorts of genre, history fiction and non fiction, classics, , politics, religion, philosophy, mysteries, bibliographies and much more, You are welcome to visit our site, all the best, Silvana
Hi Sorella, My name is Silvana and i am the admin of the Travelling Gourmet Group. I would like to invite you to join us, and participate in our group. If you love food, wine, culture and art, and all the good things that make like sweet, then please come on board. You are welcome to check ourt site anytime, Hope to her from you soon, Silvana