- member since June 9, 2008
Hi Jan, I do like using this site to keep track of what I've read. Do you ever chat or read other's reviews? Jim's on facebook, but I'm not. Have you ever read Act One by Moss Hart... still one of my very favorite books. It was rereleased a few years ago. It's actually an autobiography of Moss Hart who was a playright in the 1940s. I loved that book! Margie
I really like the Rennie Airth books. One thing I noticed , besides the lack of the supernatural, is that in the Airth books you see them starting to use new technology (it has been quite a while since I read the first two, but I remember them using fingerprints or something and it being noted that they were using new methods), and in the third, they even use a police woman! Another, of course, is the time between the books--the third Airth book is set during World War II! But I also remember the sense of sadness at the end of the second book due to the European situation, and realizing that the sons of the WWI veterans would be just the right age to be the soldiers in the upcoming conflict.
OK, you were definitely right. Elvis and the Dearly Departed is sort of cute, but I probably couldn't recommend it with a straight face---even with the basset hound who thinks he is Elvis re-incarnated. I may still read the next one, but maybe not, my reading time is rather limited right now!!
I'm glad they send notes when your friends update their shelves (although you all may get tired of mine!) So, I was browsing to see what books you were adding. That Black Tower looks really good. Let me know what you think if you get it read before I do. Also, I want to read the new Carol Goodman, which I see you are also planning to read. We are not purchasing any materials right now due to late property tax bills. It may be December before we get new materials--so tell me if they are good and I will be envious!
Can you believe it? I just now opened this -- and it's from June! No excuse except that things have been so busy and once the email goes above the point where I don't see it anymore, I forget about it! Anyway, the reason my books seems edifying is that I don't read many since I mainly just read magazines! How do you manage it to read so many? I barely have time to read my two magazines each month! I'm sure it's because I watch too much TV. But when I come home from work, I turn it on, and most nights it stays on until I go to sleep. I think it's for reasons relating to being alone. I guess it takes a while to get used to that! I miss you and wish we were closer so we could talk about books more! So . . . have a great weekend. I'm going to start a book!
Hi! I see you are reading/have read Fearless Fourteen. Lance bought it for me today and I was a little nervous after reading mostly bad reviews. But, I did like it--not as many laugh-out-loud moments and not a lot of Ranger, but I did enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts!
Hi! I think this is really fun. I don't have all the books I own marked yet, but it is fun to add the books you plan to read, the one(s) you are reading, and the ones you have read. I know it is crazy, but I really like searching for the correct cover on some of the titles. I am not as good at putting tags or reviews on-maybe sometime when I'm not reading!