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Deb K’s last login was Monday, March 19, 2012.
Hi, isn't this book by Jeff Davis fabulous? I'm enjoying it so much! I've had it for a long time, and for some reason started reading it cover to cover about a month ago. I'm reading slowly and doing the exercises as I go. I think it's really helping me finish my own novel. Saw that you were reading it, too. Namaste!
I'm glad you like it, seems lots of people are reading it now as it has made it to NYTimes bestseller list. I think the black women who spoke up to tell their stories were very brave knowing what could happen to them if their secrets were let out to the public. The 60's was not an easy time were they? I've finished a couple of books recently that I bet you'd like too, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe and The Girl I Left Behind by Judith Vies. Both excellent stories, the first about Salem witch trials with a different twist and the second is a memoir of a woman's political experiences in the 60s.
Deb - hello and happy thanksgiving. is the quilt of your avatar available on pattern? i think it is the prettiest one i've seen and would love to recreate something like that - it reminds me of a lotus bloom - i'd like to see it in chakra pastels - could you envision that? white in the center, surrounded by purples, then blues, greens, yellows, oranges and reds? sheila
Hi, Deb. Thanks for your reply. Definitely no loose ends. Where in Massachusetts are you? You should be able to get it or order it at any Borders, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstore or library. Or you can go on line on Amazon, which may be the cheapest. I am doing some more book signings at local stores, too. Peter
Dear Deb: No loose endings here. I am an author from Haverhill, Mass. My debut novel HUNTING THE KING came out in April. The novel revolves around a charismatic young woman named Molly O’Dwyer. Molly was five years old when she witnessed her mother die in a fire. She never knew her father. After her mother’s death, she was raised on the campus of a Jesuit college. Now an archaeologist, she has been recruited to participate on a dig in war torn Iraq. As a scientist she is compelled to discover whatever or whoever is buried under the sands of ancient Babylon. As an observant Catholic, she is scared that whatever she finds will have devastating consequences for her faith. There is a wonderful YouTube book trailer well worth watching if you have the chance. If you do get to see, please let me know what you think. Thanks. Peter
First, deb, do remember that I made that suggestion when I saw that you like "gritty" fiction:)
You certainly know what a bummer disease AzD is. For now we're hanging in there. I believe in taking life pretty casually -- I aim to be water not rock and I'm lucky to have a few good friends and more books than anyone can possibly hide within and the two best grown (if out of the country) daughters I could ask for. I also love my job and going there (on a much more relaxed schedule this year) is a life saver.
Shelfari is so cool. It's lovely to comment on a book and then bump into a neat person.
I did enjoy the way The Lace Reader wove various points of view together although I missed never getting the aunt's perspective since ... she was already swept away. I felt like (here you'll have to forgive the fact that I jump from book to book and do not remember characters and details well) the "spiritual" leader was not well developed probably on purpose and I did suspect the ending maybe a third of the way before the end. I'm not usually good at that so I guess it was fairly clear.
Monsters of Templeton is stretching my brain because I read in the evening after teaching and after caring for my husband and I don't think I focus as clearly as I'd like to. I am tempted to look ahead for a new family tree to see if I am clear. I'm also (about half way through) having difficulty visualizing the "monster" which may be what she's hoping for. Certainly are a number of monsterS in Templeton, hence the title, I suspect.
What are you reading now? If you do like gritting fiction, I suggest The Death of Sweet Mister -- beautifully written and absolutely "gritty."
Yes I have taken many workshops, but different ones than you. Let's see, Shiva Rea's week long vinyasa training, Radical Acceptance with Tara Brach, Angela Farmer, Wavework with Dayashakti (before she passed away) and Yoga and anatomy. I have alway loved doing a little of Kudalini yoga and integrate a little into my classes, so I thought that I would do the weekend in November. I haven't gone as much lately, because it is hard to leave when you own a small studio. Have you ever gone to Omega in Rhinebeck, NY? I've been there twice and it was wonderful!