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- member since February 15, 2008
Sylvia’s last login was Thursday, March 14, 2013.
The letters of Eudora Welty sound very interesting. I haven't heard about Let the Great World Spin or Hunters Horn.
I am listening to A Confederacy of Dunces, which I hate. I keep threatening to quit before I finish. I finished Robin Hood yesterday and started I Remember Anne Frank this morning. It written by the Dutch woman who hid the family. I could hardly put it down. I am also reading a nonfiction, Nonzero, which will be slow going.
I am so glad you invited me to Shelfari for it put some direction to my reading (and a way to look back and review the plots so that I don't forget them). Let me know if you are coming to town.
I am leaving for Africa on November 29 and returning December 14.
I was very glad to be done with Cooper. I have a poetry book, Bloodroot. Is this the one? I am reading Push not the River, a Polish Gone with the Wind. The story takes place in 1795. I just listened to War and Peace so it fits in place. I'm addicted. Also- Rusdie's Midnight's Children is a hoot. I am listening to it on audiobook. The narrator does all the Indian, British and American accents. I'm having dreams about this book.
I bow to your wisdom and agree that he was a feminist ahead of his time. The book was just slow going for me. Swann's Way went better. I have been trying to read myself a BA in literature. I was a soc major. Please comment on Cooper. Those adverbs drive me nuts.
Jackson County was blessed with no coal. Did you know that Clay has one of the highest car insurance rates in the country? My parents' payments will be half in Jessimine. The agent says it is crime and the low population level. Seems like trouble follows the coal mining industry.
Join the Vistas of KY & Appalachian Readers & Authors group as Gail Chandler discusses her book, "The Bluegrass Dream: A Wilderness Adventure of Early Settlers. Here is a brief synopsis of the plot:
In the middle of a snow storm Jess and her Aunt delivered a stillborn that took the life of Uncle David's wife. Devastated by her Father's death in Kentucky Jess vowed to fulfill his dream of life in Kentucky. Dressed in her twin brother's clothes she tried to follow David to the Bluegrass. Weather, Digger and Hutch two Bluegrass long hunters she met, and Indians made her trip very difficult. She reached the Bluegrass on her own and with her neighbor's help she builds her cabin. Then she shared her secret with them. Digger and Hutch returned to the Bluegrass. Hutch found Jess is Jessica and their friction continued. Bandit and Outlaw, Jess' coons added pranks to her life. David and his party arrived, Jess takes in Lightfoot's runaway sister Fawn, then James and Katherine joined the village near Fort McClelland. Jess' life is filled with work, love, Indian raids, death, new life, accidents, nature's elements, and their camaraderie. Hutch and Jess were to be married when he returned from selling their furs in New Orleans. Illinois Indians captured Hutch an hour before the wedding. Jess with the help of Digger and Bill followed on the rivers to retrieve him.
The book can be purchased online in both paperback and Kindle at amazon.com for $15.95.
We are reading this book in the Vistas of KY Readers and Authors Group this month. I hope you will join us.
Scott P's debut novel, "An Innocent Client," is set in Northeast Tennessee where he lives. It was published by Penguin on November 4 and is available most everywhere. It's about a criminal defense lawyer who hates the profession and is trying to get out, but thinks he's finally stumbled across someone who might really be innocent. You can read the first chapter at www.scottprattfiction.com.
This book can be purchased at Amazon.com. Here's the info.
An Innocent Client by Scott Pratt (Paperback - Nov 4, 2008)
Buy new: $7.99
For Kindle lovers, it looks as though it is available in this form as well.
Yep. When I moved from NYC to Prestonsburg, I lived at the library. I have no idea what I read those years but I'd check out a stack every few days. I was into bios during that period and I read faster than I do now. And for years, I did audio books from the library here because I commuted an hour a day. I am now downloading audio books from audible because I've listened to all the library has. Plus, I really got sick of mysteries and those other things I will not name. And I also use unabridged audio books for things like Moby Dick that make an old woman fall asleep.
I'll have to work hard to get to 587 or go back and claim all the Evanovich and Kellerman books and DH Lawrence novels that I can't even remember the plot. And post some that bring me shame . . . Magazines are stacked up all over the house because I have been working on books. Next week, I am going to return to my New Yorkers before I drown.