Mary Patton P
- Columbia, SC
- member since February 17, 2010
Let me know what you think of Little Bee. I haven't read it, but I've seen it on lots of lists. I'm reading Hellhound on His Trail, a nonfiction book about MLK's killer, written by a Memphian (and alumnus of my school, PDS). It's really good and reads like a novel.
I'm really wishing I had a Kindle now (especially as I'm trying to clear the house out of books). I'll send A Heartbreaking Work... to you once I'm done with it -- or maybe it would be easier to just give it to you when you come up in March. I really like it so far. That's interesting about The Big Sleep. I haven't read Raymond Chandler - I guess his writing style is one of those that people either really like or aren't crazy about. Have you read any P.D. James? I really like her mysteries.
Hey - are you reading The Big Sleep now? I've been wanting to read that for a long time. I just started A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for my book club. Have you read that? I'm still in the first few pages...need to dedicate some time to get into it.
I'm reading a book called tooth and nail now, which is another dystopian novel. I have Catching Fire but haven't started it yet. I'll read a non-fiction after TN to take a break, then pick up book 2 of the hunger games later after a couple more books. Let me know if you want me to email it to you with instructions on how to put it on your kindle
Hi! I've been pretty good! This summer has been a little hectic (Athens can be that way as you know...) but I think it's about to settle down again. I can't believe it's been so long. I emailed Liz last night and told her about your great lake idea, and how much fun it would be to get Liz and Joe, you and Jennings, and me and Jarad all together! I know everyone's schedules are so hectic, but Liz said they're going in June? Maybe the second weekend?
Three Cups of Tea is soooo amazing. I'm going through it slowly, but still, almost every time I read it I am so moved by it. That sounds cheesy, but it really is such a great story. I know NOTHING of Pakistan or K-2, so it was also neat to read about that region. I think you'd love it!
You know, I heard the same from other readers, it seems that women go by instict/emotions while men try to rationalise. It's often very hard to tell who is right in arts because truly good works must invoke emotions otherwise they aren't good. Also, I am sure that women do not rely on emotions alone, their instinct is based on rational thinking from experiences too. and knowledge, of course. I'd really appreciate if you could look into my Crossroads, most people rated it as a five stars novel. It is not a romance, but it is international in characters and settings and based on paranormal studies...(http://snedelton.com). My Raven Affair should be available soon too.
I spent seven or eight years in hard schooling and it was not much fun, mostly dedication never paid enough.