- CA, USA
- member since February 19, 2008
Lesley ’s last login was Friday, July 17, 2009.
Lesley, the other books are just as good. If you get a chance to pick up an audio version at the library you will probably enjoy the books even more. The performer is outstanding and it's great to get the pronunciations of some of the Scottish and Gaelic words. The whole series is outstanding. Jamie is my fantasy hero.
Hi Leslie, Oh God! I am so sorry about your mother. I can't even begin to imagine what that has been like for you. If it was me, I am sure I would be in a huge funk of unbelievable proportions.
I haven't joined any yahoo groups for the Plum books, just the group here at Shelfari. I didn't even know there were groups. Do you recommend I join?
I would love to hear your thoughts on Outlander as you read it. I read it about 4 years ago and I compare every book I read to it. It set the standard for me on what I consider an A++ read. I am going to be rereading it for a challenge I am participating in. I think that starts in July. Anyway, definitely keep me posted on how you are liking it.
You might enjoy Mary Janice Davidson's series. Queen of the Vamps with a severe shoe distraction. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is supposed to be a good romance writier. I've only read one of her's so far and it was pretty good. I will think of some others for you. I've read quite a few historicals but haven't listed them yet. If you can find any M M Kaye, they are classically good. For a paranormal romance try Nora Roberts Circle Trilogy...excellent.
Hi Lesley, thanks for adding me. I see you're reading Outlander...one of my all time favorite books. The audio version of it is awesome. It's a little harder to get the full effect from the hard copy if you aren't Scottish I think. :) I would like to suggest Kim Harrison as another awesome author. Her books are paranormal mysteries...excellent writing. I'm in a paranormal phase right now because I'm trying to write my own paranormal story. The books Ihave listed so far are just the ones I've read in the lst year or so for the most part. We do have quite a few in common. I used to like mysteries, but they tend to hit too close to home since we've had some very horrible things happen in our own lives. So I tend to stick with the humorous and the unreal these days. I would love to hear what you have to say about Outlander when your done. The whole series is fantastic.
I hope all is well, I haven't heard from you in awhile, since your Mom passed. I've been pretty bummed this year having a hard time losing Mom, what about you? Christmas was okay, was with my daughter & her family, what about you? Today is our 36th wedding anniversary, so we're celebrating with a nice dinner tonite. Boy, where does the time go... You take care of yourself, I haven't forgotten you!! Deb
I 'm so sorry to hear that news about your mom, I gota friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer and she endured months of chemotherapy and painlillers, we all supported her and luckily she was pronounced free of cancer cells, we believed that it's through prayer that she was healed.
My prayers will always inclued you and you mom. I wish to let you know that you can talk to me anytime.
well the new manager did something unethical and we all feel that we could not and we don't want to work for someone like him, yes right now i'm currently on eternal vacation, so sad and frusrtating I don't know what to do. I can't be online everyday anymore I'll let you know if anything happens. I miss talking to you...
Thanks for your reply... I don't know how anyone can have both knees replaced... It's really bad. Everyone keeps telling me that the first 2-3 weeeks are the worse, so I'm half way there. I came home on Friday & went to P/T on Monday, which was pretty much to see how far I need to go. I received a few more exercises to do. I go to my Doc on Wed. then back to P/T on Thursday. I was so bad that I cried just trying to get my foot in the bike pedal. Otherwise, the PT said I was doing pretty good. My daughter & grand daughter are taking care of me while my hubby is at work. I have at least 6 weeks to look forward to. If you would like to email me at my regular email address, here it is. Deb_53@comcast.net
I hope to keep our emails going. Thanks, Deb
I've talked to many people about colleges in the last few days.
An incredible number of people have mentioned how great Chicago is.
Your daughter should really look into that choice very seriously.
Look NOW into the school and visit it if possible.
It might also effect the class and activity choices that your daughter makes in high school.
After our visit it (and pending what happens when we visit our hometown favorite of Rice University):
Tying for 1st place: Dartmouth, William and Mary, Williams.
A close second place: Amherst, The University of Virginia.
Also applying to: University of Texas in Austin and the University of Houston.
On Lynn Kurland's book "A Dance Through time" if you like it so much, would you consider joining our group? How about you write a book review about it.
Yes, we did have a great time, the beach was wonderful! (Although, there it was raining every two days or so), We played tourist, sightseeing, taking pictures, drinking buko juice and eating local food delicacies. I did got sunburned though on the second day (Ouch!) I wish I could live there...
On Oceans of Fire, I did like the idea that Seven sisters we're foretold of their destiny and that they have different powers, a very interesting series wouldn't you say?
How was your weekend? Did you have time to pamper yourself?
My daughter was (was) looking into graphic arts for a while. She mentioned that there was a top-notch school in Chicago. It may be the same one that your daughter is looking into also.
Here are the schools that my daughter is appying to so far (and it's a long list because some of the schools have a very tiny enrollment): University of Houston (as a backup, it's intown and has to accept her), University of Texas in Austin (a lot of her friends are going there), Rice University (intown, Ivy League level, been wanting to go there since she was little), University of Virginia, William and Mary, Williams (in Massachussets), Amherst, Dartmouth, and Mount Holyoke. The last four colleges may not happen depending on our visits to them. She also has several other colleges she'd like to look into including Trinity and Carnegie Mellon. We'll afford it ... somehow.