- UT, USA
- member since February 14, 2008
I just saw that you rated Outlander only two stars. I can't tell you how many people I know (including yours truly) who love, love, love that book and the whole series. What was it you didn't care for? When these books were s-l-o-w-l-y being released we could hardly wait for the next one and were speculating who should play Jamie & Claire in a movie. (Back then the consensus was that Liam Neeson should die his hair red and play Jamie.) Anyway, I look forward to hearing your input.
Home finally. Miss them all but it's good to be home; I was gone just under a month. I thought I would read more than I did while there so haven't started Vanity Fair yet. It is a big book. It is going to have to wait one more book, though. When I got home the latest book in one of my favorite mystery series was here waiting. I had pre-ordered it for it's release date and forgot! You'll love your iPad! Although I still prefer holding a real book you can take so many more with you when you travel! And...so many of the classics are free! I'm never stuck without something to read!
Hey Lorena! I've been adding my newest book (actually just, yet another, reading of "Emma") to the list and noticed you've been on adding books. I'm so glad Shelfari is finally working with my iPad since that's all I have here with me in VA. I have "Goose Girl" on my reading list too. How odd. Glad to see you liked it though. Since I'm here in the frozen tundra I'm reading "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates" which I somehow missed growing up. What are you looking forward to? I've decided to work a bit more on that BBC reading list that was all the rage on my Facebook page for awhile so, after "Hans..." I'm going to tackle "Vanity Fair."
How's that reading going? I could just do with a Ponderosa to sit under with a book! No Pines here in Riyadah, though........
I've been reading MR FITZWILLIAM DARCY: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. It's an attempt to explore what could have happened had Elizabeth been inveigled into Darcy at Rosings. It's not too bad actually.........
Behind in your reading? Haven't you noticed they're printing books faster than you're reading them???????????
Though my shelves are crowded with books I haven't read, I enjoy reading old favourites again and again.................
Do you like Scott Fitzgerald's short stories? Ones like THE ICE PALACE or THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ?
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends
will leave footprints in your heart.
Two may talk together
under the same roof for many years,
yet never really meet,
and two others at first speech
are old friends.
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is the best ending for one.
A friend is one who knows us,
but loves us anyway.
~Fr. Jerome Cummings
I see you have read some of Bernard Cornwell's works. I would like to invite you to join the Bernard Corwell discussion group. We are currently reading Agincourt and Stonehenge, with discussions on going. If you don't know how to find and join the group, reply to me and I will tell you how. Look forward to seeing you in the group, Ben
You will love the movie. Anne Bancroft is wonderful as Helene! She has other terrific books too. You can find some of them on my shelf. The great thing about reading is the education you receive from it. Now you can research some of her favorites and if they sound interesting to you then add them to your wish list here on Shelfari! I've never read Pepys' Diary either but I did eat a wonderful lunch in the pub where he used to write while I was in London a few years back. So, when I get around to the diary I'll have that memory tucked away! It had a great name too: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.
nope but we took Issy to the doctor, and she said that on her way to work Sat. morning somebody had written something on an over pass with cups. She said I won't tell you guys what it said, but I think it ruined the book for me! People can be such jerks!