- W. Los Angeles, CA, USA
- member since May 18, 2012
Thank you for the kind words on my wall - I definitely recommend Anna K, although not the quickest read in the world! I'd forget about attempting Daniel Deronda - I can't stand George Elliott! Jane Austen is worth a read though - Pride and Prejudice is my clear favourite. Happy Reading and enjoy being part of 1001 Books!
Welcome to 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE group. The group that is about reading the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. It is a specific list of books that can be found at the top of the group description. Every two years the book is revised. This means that there are now 1305 books that we are working our way through. We encourage you to explore the group, check out the various opportunities. You can introduce yourself at the Welcome Mat and the directory will direct you to various links within the group.
Our June 2013 BOTMs are
1. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
2. The Last of the Mohicans James Fennimore Cooper
3. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The discussion threads are pinned to the top. Please join in reading one or all of these books. We are reading The Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson as a seasonal read for April, May, June.
And please stop by and introduce yourself at the Welcome Mat. This is a fun group. There are challenges and book discussions and then there is the voting. Our community is fun and entertaining. I hope you will take time to meet some of the other members and join in one or all the activities. Again welcome.
Well thank you very much for your nice note, Kathleen! Forget about following, let's be friends! Thanks for the invite!
One tip I forgot when I wrote Carmen: to read 200 books in a year, I know I have to read at least 4 books a week, or 16 books a month, plus 8 extra sometime during the year. I tend to read shorter books when possible (under 300 pages). And sometimes I read children's books and review them on my book blog. So it's not like I'm reading two hundred 500+ page books a year.
Have you ever tried audio-books (books on CD)? If your eyes are tired after work, you could go out and sit on the porch and listen to a book. It's real peaceful. I have a serious problem concentrating when I listen to a book being read. So it doesn't work for me. But if it did, that would be my choice, so I could paint at the same time.
I'm one of the co-admins of the Paging All Bookworms group here on Shelfari. We're one of the most active groups, we have a lot of fun and play games, and have monthly reading challenges, and are really like a big family over there. We'd love to have you join us.
Thanks again for your note, CC
Hello Kathleen H,
Let me paint a picture with words:
You are in a forest with the sounds of a flowing brook nearby. A light breeze brings in the scent of pine trees and honeysuckles. You look up and hear a woodpecker on a nearby tree echoing through the woods and it brings a smile. Never having been on this forest path you follow a peculiar trail of roses that starts on the trail and leads off into the deeper woods. It’s a strange place for cultivated roses. One rose after another; they beckon you to follow them. The scent is light and wonderful, sparkles of purple float up from the flowers into the wind and drift off.
“What on Earth?” In a hole in an oak tree you find three small bottles of honey. A single drop of honey on your tongue is so sweet and delicious as if you haven’t eaten in a week.
“That is my honey.” The voice is a big one though not threatening.
You come face to face with the big red dragon. “Oh my.”
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
I loved the movie The Hunger Games. It was great watching it with my daughter. It was an emtional movie. I now have to rearrange my future reading, I HAVE to read the books. My daughter insists I have to read Hunger first, but I want to jump in and read part two. Do you have an opinion?
Books are a great way to bring up and discuss difficult topics with kids. The Lovely Bones is a tough read, but the only way to protect your familiy is for your family to be aware of the evil in the world they need to be on guard against.
I have yet to read the Hunger Games trilogy, but plan to. I am actually going to watch the movie tonight. I have not read Angels & Demons yet, but plan to. I have pre-order Dan Brown's INFERNO and plan on reading it this summer. I loved The Lost Symbol and DaVinci Code. The older my children get, the more I am reading books they are interested to be sure they are age appropriate. Most of them are very well written and enjoyable reads. It is nice to have a book in common to talk about with the kids.