- MT, USA
- member since March 29, 2007
Good, thanks. Our daughter was born last October. She's perfectly healthy and her name is Ariel Sarah Goldstein. Also, my sister recently got married, and my sister-in-law and cousin both married earlier this year. My mother and other sister both graduated. My father won an election. I'm still working to finish my memor and hopefully get it published one day.
How are YOU? I hope you have a great Christmas. We had a great Chanukah with the baby. We'll have a great Christmas, too. I hope you're well. Take care.
I see you have a lot of classics on your shelf. I have never appreciated classics until recently. I'm reading off several 100 best book lists. I have a book on tape going in the kitchen, one in the car and one in my sewing room. and I read a book once in awhile!
Here's a link to the question I've asked in the Librarians and Editors group:
Hi. I changed Skinwalkers back to book 1 of the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series. When you move it to book 7, suddenly there isn't a book 1 and there are two book 7s. I will admit it's the only book I've read by Hillerman, but...
From the description for the book itself: "Skinwalkers brings Chee and Leaphorn, Hillerman's bestselling detective team, together for the first time." That indicates to me that it is the first book in the series that combines both characters, no?
I see on Barnes and Noble, they have other books listed ahead of it, including The Blessing Way. The Blessing Way is book 1 of the Joe Leaphorn series - by himself. Not with Jim Chee. hmmm, as I look closer at B&N, it does say this for The Blessing Way: "Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #1". Except Jim Chee apparently doens't appear in the books till Skinwalkers.
Are you in the Editors group? I'm going to pose this question there. While I was composing this note to you, I found that last bit of what I've mentioned, but had already changed Skinwalkers back to book 1 of the series with both of them.
I'm thinking the best way to combine all of Hillerman's books (besides just on the author page) is to make a community list of some kind. I'm going to head over to the Editors group and see what people say over there.
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Hi--I'm glad you're enjoying retirement. I love being retired, too, having the leisure to go on a 10-day trip with no thought of work consequences, and then whip off to a wedding the following weekend. Doing errands midweek instead of with the weekend hordes is also a lovely plus. As for books, we have two library systems here that get new books pretty fast, which helps greatly. You might enjoy "Canada" which starts out in Montana, probably in areas you're familiar with. I'm enjoying it so far. All is well, thanks. We just got back from a terrific trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, and I think I could stare at the Teton mountain range forever. So incredibly beautiful! Take care--Leslie
Hi--How are you finding retirement? Hope you're able to get back to a writing group soon. Re knitting, I've been making afghans for charity for years, now up to more than 300. I just started working with a small group in the assisted living place where Mom was before she died. Lots of enthusiasm and fun with these sweet women. Harder for some to remember how to knit than others but I think it will come back to them in time. I'd hoped to do this with a group including Mom before she died, but....so at least I'm able to do it with them. Knitting needles call--take care, Leslie
Hi--I loved what you said about "A Lantern in Her Hand." I read this sooo long ago and also don't remember anything except that I cried mightily. I imagine if I read it now my experience of the book would be very different, but I'd probably still cry. Take care, lady. Are you writing? I'm knitting and reading :) Leslie
Hi--Saw what you said about "Everyman" and I agree. I don't always like what he writes, but this one really got me. Powerful book! Another Shelfari friend recommended it :) I love how you tackle all of these projects, Weradi! Especially the one you emailed me about; hope it's going well! Take care, Leslie
Hi, Weradi. Sorry I haven't given you a note in ages. Just so you kow, my memoir is almost complete. I know it's been a very long time coming, but I've been busy with work and my social life. Also, I've been married for two years now, and married life definitely agrees with me. My husband, Jason, and I are hoping to have children sometime soon. I just decided to tell you this because I thought you might be curious. In fact, today is officially my thirteenth year in remission! We go to dinner each year to celebrate. Anyway, take care.
Hi--It may not be your cup of tea. Definitely not a happy book. I read it years ago (maybe even before there were talking books!) and just got caught up in the characters. Found it really powerful and moving. Don't know if I'd feel the same way if I read it now, but I rarely reread something. Just another of my quirks! Take care, Leslie
Hi--Read the Kesey book a long time ago but just loved it then. One of my all-time favorite books. I'd love to hear what you think. Sorry, it's easier to write about books than more personal stuff, but long-promised email will get there eventually. Thanks much for your patience.