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Was looking at your review on 'The Love Machine', just wanted to say, I love your profile name! From one word nerd to another! Have a good day.
Great reviews, Word Nurd! Even when I don't agree (not often, I've discovered), I enjoy reading your thoughtful and well-written comments. Sometimes I come away with a whole new perspective. I appreciate that. D
Thanks! And yes, he definitely has the Tom Baker hair thing going on. The interviewer/friend even mentioned that he's known as "the author with the crazy hair," which made him pull on his bangs self-consciously. Made me laugh, anyway.
Don't know if you've seen this website, but you can watch/listen to Neil Gaiman reading The Graveyard Book. Yes, the entire book! http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx I still haven't read it, but listening to him read is too tempting. Think I might do a read-a-long. Wonder if there's a "ding" every time he turns the page. :)
Hey....I am requesting friendship.I see that we have a couple of things in common. We have a couple of the same friends, and we have the twinship, that we sell books. Perhaps I can help you there. I own a very large wholesale company. I sell music, and I sell books. Maybe I can help you get a lot better price for the books that you are currently selling, and others that you may not have a connection for. so, how about? Can we hook up and put I minds together, and see what we can possibly come up with?JASS!
An Alphaetical Life looks like something I would enjoy. I like memoirs and at one point I thought I'd be part of the publishing industry. Thanks for sharing.
I wouldn't recommend ever watching the t.v. version of Neverwhere. A far more inferior version than the book, to be sure. I'm curious about the Graveyard Book. Would love to hear your thoughts when you're done. Did you get to see Coraline in 3-D in theatres?Glad you liked Fool -- I trucked down to L.A. to get Christopher Moore to sign my copy, but haven't read it yet. Trying to get through the stack of library books first. Chomping at the bit to read it, though!
If you haven't read any Pete Hamill, Piecework is a great place to start. If you like him, you might like Gay Talese better. "Frank Sinatra has a Cold" is some of the best nonfiction you'll ever read.
Hi Sarah,Occupational Hazards interests me. I'll be looking for your comments.Farron
I added a couple of reviews that might interest you. I'll add a few more later, not always in the order that books appear on my shelf.
Thanks for accepting my invitation. I too am selective about friends. A good shelf and a good, concise profile are what catch my eye.
Nice shelf... I saw you put Inkheart on your favorites shelf, but unfortunately I couldn't finish it despite being a childrens' book.
Hi Sarah, I just finished Louise Erdrich's "The Plague of Doves." It's really a great book and I hope you will find time to read it. I've always found her stories to transport me back to North Dakota -- the landscape, the people, their way of speaking and being in the world. This book is also marked by her great sense of humor and of history. Love, Alice
We had seen Tracy Letts at Steppenwolf two years ago (a wonderful actor) and were interested when the Pulitzer Prize list came out. Did you see his response at the Tony Awards (acknowledging the scant possibility that an off-Broadway, outside-New York play could be so recognized)? I imagine this play is easier read than watched on stage (must have been hard on the ears!). To me, August: Osage County is a novel condensed into two hours on stage -- like The Cherry Orchard, which I imagine everyone associates with it. That crabby mother fascinated me and the image that stays with me is those boots she got for Christmas, which were supposed to explain her behavior. Makes me think a child's sense of entitlement (wishful thinking) is encouraged and at the same time destined to disappointment. Mysterious how scars can ruin one kid's life and encourage another to transcend nearly impossible situations. Every character in this play is believable to me, yet I don't understand why they stay together, why some don't simply get out of the picture and on with their lives. Your book shelf is fascinating; not only have I not read those books, I've never even heard of them...and so a new world opens ....
Hi Sarah, So nice to hear from you and to see your picture -- you look so like your Kinsella/Sleevar family, only the more beautiful part! I love Louise Erdrich, as you might notice from looking at my shelf, and I'm looking for to reading her latest. I haven't gotten to it yet because my book group down here in Costa Rica has three meetings in just over a month, so they've kept me busy.I'll report in when I've finished it.Love, Alice
Oh yeah, and if you could stuff Neil Gaiman in a box and ship him to me, that'd be fantastic! :)
I would appreciate a report of your sightings, signings, acquisitions, and recommendations. :)I just got back from the library where an ancient man complimented me on my book choices. I'm not sure how to take it that I have the same taste in books as a 500-year-old man.
Can I live vicariously through you? Who else exciting is going to be there?And I noticed you like Kinky Friedman, as well. Before I joined this website, I'd never heard anyone else who even knew who he was!