- wills point, TX, USA
- member since December 18, 2008
drew l’s last login was Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
Hello Drew -- Sorry it has taken me so long to acknowledge your friend invitation. I'm new on Shelfari and still working on adding my read books -- about half through (of what's in the database -- many of my books are older, and not listed; most of the editions are not the ones I really read.)
I tend now to read in "projects", reading a lot all together on one subject or from one time period, in order to get a context for them -- I always hated the "High School English" approach of reading something by Shakespeare, then something by Jane Austen, then a modern English novel, then a nineteenth century French one, then something else by Shakespeare, with no connection or context -- how can you understand any of them? My current "project" is the ancient near east, in the wider sense that includes the whole "fertile crescent". (Every winter, I interrupt to read some books on music or art, which I'm on now, but I will get back to ancient Egypt in a few weeks.)
I notice from your shelf we have a common interest in Russian history -- although your books seem to be mainly on the Czarist period, while I'm interested in the Revolutionary period, ca. 1905-1928 -- up until communism was replaced by Stalinist "Communism".
Hi, and welcome to the Chiller group. Our group's been around for a while so there are a ton of threads. Hop on over to our introduction post and tell the group hi and talk about some of your favorite horror authors and inspirations. Feel free to start your own discussion posts and browse our growing group shelf. Also, we're looking to start a Horror movie discussion, and that is open for nominations right now.
Any questions at all just ask, same for suggestions or ideas.
We don't seem to have a lot in common regarding our book taste - so yes, becoming friends is a good idea! Could be very interesting. I do have a long-standing interest in archeaology/history, so we do have one thing in common.
Succes with your study.