- AK, USA
- member since March 24, 2012
Oh, no worries! I am not on Shelfari much and often forget about it ^.^
I'm glad you're still interested in reading "Till We Have Faces"! I haven't started it yet, but I will try to do so, soon. I probably will only get one chapter a week read at most, I'm afraid. I am currently reading in another book (almost finished though) and then have another to read that I have to review (I get free books then review them, etc.), but I still want to read "Till We Have Faces"! It just might take a little longer :D
And that sounds good about after we read a chapter, sharing our thoughts and all and exchanging our ideas. Another option too, is through email? Whichever you prefer is fine with me, because either are easy for me :)
I'm looking forward to it, too!
Did you? Oh yay!! How exciting! Oh I know, I agree that with miniseries, you never want them to end! *Happy sigh* I love North and South. I need to watch it again :D
Right now my family and I are in the process of re-watching season two of Downton Abbey. It makes me so sad to think William dies in this season! Augh. I guess I should get over it, because yes, most of the actors do just want out to do other things, but yeah, it still hurts. Though, I wish Thomas would go...he bugs me XD
We're also in the process of watching "Lark Rise to Candleford" - have you heard of that BBC series? It's pretty good. After like a second or third watching through all the seasons, some of the characters get super annoying, but it's still good :)
Aw, I'm sorry. Maybe your brother will come around sometime, and just love the English movies! :D
Oh I know what you mean! It was that way for me too - graduation just seeming as an even in the far future. And now it seems like it was so long ago! Haha, weird :) Oh are you? Wow, kudos to you! What do you hope to be majoring in in College?
Hehe, that's true; Roman Holiday is worth crying for. I've only seen Titanic once, so I can't really say my thoughts on that since it was a long time ago that I even saw it XD
Did you? That's neat that you've taken some Russian once! I really need to get back into learning it. I've taken a real break, just from being busy, but then a word will pop into my head that is Russian and I realise how much I miss it! I'm using...oh goodness, I can never seem to remember what it is called... "Language/30" is the official name of it I believe. It's just a set of two tapes and a booklet. Probably not the most up-to-date version, but it's what our library has, so I use it! I'm the only one I think in our town that ever checks it out. I like have it out all the time. The library staff joke to me about it. =)
That's very cool that you have several friends there who are Ukranian or Russian. I would love to come to Alaska some day. I wish traveling wasn't so expensive!
Hehe, Latin is not so strange a trade-off. Whatever the learner prefers, truly! Haha, most don't understand why I would learn Russian of all languages. I just tell them it's just for fun mainly. I hope to go to Russia one day, but we'll see where the Lord leads :)
Oh, and yes, "Hattie Ever After" was good! I don't know that it was as good as her first one, but I did definitely enjoy it! I was so excited to see Miss Larson had written a sequel because I had told her once back when I read the first, how much I wanted a sequel ^.^ It was a bit different of a twist than Hattie Big Sky, but I fell in love with it because it was a lot centered around the fact of her getting to be in the newsroom, and I've always loved that time period and the whole newsroom scene! :) I write reviews for our library occasionally, and I was delighted to find both my reviews for Hattie Big Sky and Hattie Ever After in the paper (I've had reviews in our local paper before) and in the headlines of that section! The library lady who puts the reviews together and in the paper tried to get my name in the by-line, but the newspaper didn't allow that...Oh well. It was still exciting. Anyway! :)
I shall stop here, but Spasibo to you, too, and I am also looking forward to reading Till We Have Faces togehter!! Merry Christmas!! =)
Hehe, yes, that we do! Maybe we'll get in the habbit of not playing "shelfari-tag" ...but who knows! :D
Oh, thank you! I know what you mean; I kind of felt the same way! But the end IS near! XD Hehe. Yes, I did graduate this past Spring. I was really glad for it! When you finish, do you plan on doing an open-house? I was sooo unsure about it (I am not the most social-butterfly!!), but did end up having one. We kind of themed it, too, which was fun. It was all bright and colourful - India themed, because that is where I plan to mission in the near future. :)
I would say! It's so fun finding others that have the same likes! Oh yes, I hope you get to get and see North and South soon! I love it. I've said that many times before though..! Aww, I'm sorry the guys in your family won't stand for watching Downton! It's taken a while, but we've actually gotten Dad to watch a lot of our English movies!! hehe, he admits it too ^.^ He even likes Wives and Daughters, and North and South! =) I know. It isn't fair - I want to see the next Downton right now! Augh, such is life..in America ;) (I don't blame your Mum - it is upsetting about Matthew! I think we were most upset over Sybil though :() No! I didn't hear that O'Brien is leaving!! Wow. It really won't be the same without her...I wish they'd stop taking everyone (well, most of the important characters at least) off the show. *humph*
I agree; Noah (my younger sister - she's 10) and I love watching Roman Holiday together. We make up an extended ending though...she and the guy (I can't believe I am blanking on his name!!) get married. Noah has to have it that way ^.^ Okay, I will definitely check out How to Steal a Million then! I'm looking forward to seeing it now!
Yes!! I had the exact same reaction to "Till We Have Faces"! It is mesmerizing. And yes, it is pretty dark in the beginning. I read it a year or so again, so my memory of it isn't as clear as I should like (hehe), but I do remember that I thought nearly the same thing as you, but it ended up being on my favourites list! Yes! There is something very deep and intriguing in the story! The last (or 2nd to last...I don't recal exactly) really just kind of 'summed it up', clarified, clicked, etc. for me. The - "I know now O Lord why You utter no answer; You Yourself are the answer. Before Your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?" I love that quote, the realization for her. Oh I would love to read it together!! That would be so neat. Are you still willing? And if so, when do you want to start? (I read your comment a few days ago, and wanted to say yes to reading it together right away, but had to finish the current book I was reading - which was, and is, an amazing, kind of life-altering book. It's fiction, but it is more of a story off a story, if that makes sense. It is about child-trafficking/forced prostitution, and wow. I knew about it, but I never knew it was THAT horrible. This particular book is set in Russia, which pulled on my heart even more, because I dearly want to go there someday. I am attempting to learn the language myself. Anyway...! Long bunny trail!) But yeah, if you still want to read Till We Have Faces I would love to, and just let me know when to start! =)
I honestly couldn't say... Good thing we shall never have to find out the answer to that question. :) I mean, who wouldn't want Captain America as their dear friend? ;)
Oh, my, yes! It most certainly was wonderful talking to! And we get to do it again today (not for quite as long, but this time we get to SEE each other!)! Oh, no need to apologize at all! I'm in the same boat as you in that matter.... ;)P
After 7:30 it is! And no worries--half an hour will be not as long but still wonderful especially since we'll get to see each other's faces again!
Oooooohhh, can't wait to see it!! I'm glad you did remember it after all! :)
No, it's not late at all, silly! Only 7:30. I'll have just gotten done with ted e bear class, so it'll just be great talking with my Anne. :) Yes! I can definitely do that. Oh, say if you could email me your skype name, and than I'll do the same, that'd be great! :)
Ooh, yes, I've heard of John Grisham and I've seen a lot of his books all around. :) I'm glad it was such a good book to listen to!!
I certainly will let you know if I do (or when I do) read some Christie. :)
Talk to you soon!!
Aww, well I'm so glad I was able to make my dear Anne feel better!! :D That makes me happy... and it truly was a wonderful talk we had, with lots of laughing and also serious! It was great! Thank you again for calling me, dearest! I missed you, too! It had been waaaaay too long since I had had my Felicia fill!
Oh, about Tuesday... Is this a for sure go? :) And if so, what time did you want to do it? Just let me know what work best for you, okay? Either before I go to ecfe or after. :)
Sounds like a most wonderful day!! What audio book did you get to listen to??
I really will have to take a look at these books!! They sound very good. :) As soon as I need a book to read, I will certainly have to read one of these ones!
Haha, seems like we're both apologising for tardy responses! Life is busy, isn't it? :P Oh well.
I hope school is going well for you! I am much relieved to be done :D
I haven't been on Shelfari in ages either - I forget about it too easily :P
I agree! I love talking about great period pieces. We were gone up at my grandparents recently, and before we had gone up, I started "North and South" but wasn't able to finish it!! Augh! But we're home now, so I shall be finishing it shortly. :D Definitely one of my top favourite movies ever.
Oh yes! We watch Downton Abbey, too! We are quite addicted as well - all of us, even Dad! ^.^
Have you gotten any time to watch any period pieces recently? =) Sarah O. mentioned you were sick and going to have to have surgery - I'm sorry :( I've been praying for you!
Hi Felicia, Thank you for the kind words.
I read your profile. You have some wonderful goals for your life. I wish you the very best. And, I, for one, will be rooting for you all the way. Learning is such an important part of life, but learning so you can go out and do is even better. In my experience reading is one of the best ways to broaden and deepen you understanding of the world. Although I have my favorite areas I read all across the board. That is the beauty of books; they cover so many different things. Happy reading.
Yeaaahh...But then it wasn't just the character, but also little things in it that I had ignored... But really once I read the book, I couldn't ignore all that Miracle Max was doing..
Ooooh, what books are these?? They sounds good. :)
Oh, and by the way, did you ever get my email about skyping this week...? I said Wednesday or today (sometime after 2), if today might work for you...? :) Love you!
Hi there Felicia!
First of all, sorry for my late response. I'm sooo busy with my studies these days...I barely get any chances to visit here.
About Agatha Christie, some of my favorite works of hers are: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Double Sin, Five Little Pigs, Curtain, etc. I especially like ''Double Sin'' because it consists of short and amusing stories, rather than just one long one. Hopefully you enjoy reading it as much as I did :) Thanks for your massage :)
PS: By the way, You have a very beautiful name Felicia! :)
Hi Felicia, I hope this message finds you well. I just wanted to let you know that I liked your review and found it interesting that you use the same term to describe stories about people... lives etc. Not sure there if human interest is classified as a genre. Anyhow... I am glad to be following your book quests now... happy reading!!