Well, I did it. I retired from my wonderful job. It was time and I was ready. Now, will I have more time for reading or even less?
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- Ashland, VA, USA
- member since April 23, 2008
Just read your answer to my question about Ruth Reichl's "Not Becoming My Mother" that I asked 3 years ago! Thank you for your reply. I'd forgotten I asked the question. I'll add the book to my "to be read" list, though that's getting out of hand. Thanks again.
Thank you for your note. Yes, I have started reading "Loving Frank" and have enjoyed it so far!
Ina May Gaskin is one of my favorite people. Her books helped me so much throughout my pregnancy, encouraging me to go for--and succeed--in a natural birth with no interventions and no medications.
Hello Patty F,
YOU are walking on Miami Beach in Florida; the sky is dark and threatening to rain. You see a handsome Egyptian man walking down the beach carrying a leather pouch over his right shoulder, he looks back anxiously, as if someone might be following him but when he does so he stumbles and falls, spilling the seeds in his pouch. Asim hurriedly picks up the seeds, counting them as he drops each one back into his case.
It starts to rain and he quickly rushes off, not knowing that he has lost a single seed. It starts to rain harder as you see something protruding from the sand, and then a beautiful red rose grows almost instantly. You must be seeing things.
You approach the rose and when you bend down to examine it something amazing happens.
“Quick,” says the rose. “Hide me before he comes back. I grant wishes and all the wishes he wants are evil ones. Please take me home with you.”
You dig up the flower and head back to your hotel.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers. But I continue to write and hope.
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Knights of the Dragon:
Leander is under siege. It seems their wizard is dying. A dragon befriends a boy and hires knights to save his kingdom. Alexa is a match for any man, except perhaps for Stone; they’ve had eyes for one another for years, though neither will admit it. A dragon is born that turns out to be a wizard, a rare dragon indeed.
And there are whispers of a boy wizard.
It’s a tale of wizards, dragons, romance and knights.
A new group has been launched, Patty ~ we are looking
forward to your input!
Audiobook ♥ Haven
Audiobook devotees are welcome here! Let us know
which books and authors you are listening to as you
make your way through each day. Audiobooks have
been my 'drug of choice' for over a decade. Sources,
selections, narrations, and devices have improved
greatly over that time period.
Thank you for your opinion on the book 'Shiver' (“I think this book is for older teens or younger teens who have a bit of maturity. I see on your shelf you have read The Hunger Games, if you were comfortable with that book, you will be fine with Shiver. If you are afraid that it is like Twilight, don't worry, it isn't. Steifvater is one of my favorite authors and this is an excellent book. I highly recommend it. Please try this - give it two chapters and see what you think.” )
I have read a couple chapters of the book because my friend has it. It did look like it would be good, but she told me there was one part that I might not really want to read. I did like The Hunger Games books a lot. I haven't read the Twilight series though. So I wasn't really worried about it being like them. I think that I will try reading it and just maybe skip anything that doesn't seem like something I want to read. Thanks again! :)
Thanks for responding to my questions about Susan Mallery's books!
I like all kinds of different books and do read contemporary books, although it has been a while.
But i heard that her books are really nice and have a good story.
I will pick one of the 2 and try it!
Thanks again for responding!
I hope you'll have a great day!
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford has been chosen as the Good Reads selection for December-January. The discussion should be posted shortly after the first week of the month. In the meantime, we are discussing Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. We hope you can join us!