- Woodstock, NB, Canada
- member since November 28, 2009
Sara K’s last login was Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Hi - I just saw Karen White's 'Falling Home' on your list, and it's one that I finished not that long ago. I've also got another one of hers on my TBR list: The Lost Hours. Have you read any others? Any recommendations? I just love her writing.
If you found Still Alice interesting, you might be intrigued by The Bird House (Simon & Schuster) which the Library Journal called “a great title for book clubs, and especially fans of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice.”
Thanks so much – happy to connect on Shelfari if you’re up for it.
I see you have read The Giver. Have you read the other books in that series? Gathering Blue and The Messenger. All are really great books!
PS Love your picture. I live in Missouri, USA and hate our hot summers. Your picture looks like just about my favorite weather, 45-55 degrees and breezy! Yep, I'm serious! That is truly my favorite weather - at least to be outside. I also love to read when it is raining - but prefer to be inside listening, not reading in it! :)
Yeah, I think I initially posted 5 books and 3 were snatched up right away! I read somewhere on the site that up to 4 months to receive a book is acceptable. That means that you should be able to ship "surface" mail overseas. The first one I sent overseas was to Belgium (I've also done one to Germany since), I found out that it was cost $32 air mail! G'ack! It was about $15, I think, surface mail, though I was told it could take up to 3 months. I warned the person I mailed it to.
Most requests I've had have been from the U.S. or Canada. Those seem to cost around $10 or a little more, usually. I have had a couple small enough to mail as a "letter", even, which cost only about $3 or so. Depends on the size of the book.
There are forums you can join, one is for "newbies" where you can ask questions, or just read through the questions that have been asked to help you. There is also a general discussion forum as well. I don't know if there is a way to search for a person or not, but if you want to find me, I'm Cindy W. You can look at my bio and my "status". It is suggested anything you want people to read before they mooch a book from you be put under status. That will appear to anyone who is deciding about mooching from you. Something like if you have pets in your home or your books come from a non-smoking home, stuff like that.
Feel free to ask if you have more questions. Although, I've only been on the site since about the 2nd week of August, so I'm still figuring things out, myself. :-) Good luck!
Ah, you've moved from one coast to the other. After my Canada/New England cruise last fall, I can now say I've been to all provinces... except New Brunswick. :-( So close! And, I was finally in Victoria for the first time just over a month ago. I should be back there quite a bit more often, though, since my brother moved there just over a year ago. It's beautiful! I'd been wanting to get there for years, and now I have an excuse!
Hope you get your library card soon, and can fit in The Way the Crow Flies. I'll warn you that it's fat, but I really liked it, so it didn't take too long to get through in the end.
Hi Sara. Thanks for joining! I see you've jumped right in. Here is my "official" welcome-to-the-group. :-)
I'm from the Canada group and just wanted to stop by to welcome you to the group. It's not a terribly active group, but it tends to comes in spurts. There is a Welcome and Introductions thread if you'd like to introduce yourself there. We also have a review thread if you read anything by a Canadian author. Of course, feel free to contribute to the other threads as well! Enjoy! :-)
Hi Sara. I popped over her from the Paging all Bookworms group to see if you are Canadian (since you asked about The Way the Crow Flies). I see you are from Victoria, so I wanted to make sure you knew that there is a Canada group here on shelfari, if you are interested in checking it out. You can get there from my profile if you'd like to take a look. We have just started discussing The Way the Crow Flies as a group read, actually.