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Jun 16, 2010 02:04PM

25350 It is a sad situation when books are stunningly dull, Rick! I know where you are coming from, but anyway, good news about the Unisome.
25350 Kari wrote: "Our shop is in Historic Downtown Owens Cross Rods, AL, just south of Huntsville. It is called Gibson's Books and we have over 35,000 books. The link to our web site is in my profile.

Even thou..."


Well, I so appreciate that bookseller information. I wouldn't have known that because I haven't done any selling, so thanks. I will try to make it over sometime and see you at Gibson's.
25350 Hi, we are in the same area you folks. I'm in Huntsville proper. Nice to meet you all.
Apr 12, 2010 03:26PM

25350 Ivan wrote: "Loved "Brideshead" and "A Handful of Dust." I read "The Loved One" a long time ago, and saw the movie with John Gielgud as a corpse and Rod Steiger as Mr Joyboy - very amusing. Didn't dislike "Vi..."

Did you like the book The Loved Ones? I have it as the book of Waugh's to read next. It sounded interesting.
Mar 25, 2010 06:07AM

25350 Or maybe I should have said a fifth food group.....
Mar 25, 2010 06:06AM

25350 Steven wrote: "He was a Scottish novelist, a much admired writer of novels, poetry... Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling loved him..."

Do you mean Robert Louis Stevenson of A Child's Garden of Verses? If so, his poetry was one of the four good groups at our house when I was growing up! Seriously. But I have never read his novels.
Mar 16, 2010 07:50PM

25350 Someone said you were talking Dark Shadows over here. And there's Jack Cassidy again too. :)
25350 LJ wrote: "Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It was the very first book I bought with my own money - 6th grade, Scholastic Reading Program - $.75 and I still have it even though the pages are falling out of it ..."

I still have some of those Scholastic editions -- Emma and Pride & Prejudice by Austen. I hope they still offer them to students. And along with the rest of the conversation, I also have a copy of Rebecca from my tween years. It is the Masterpiece tie-in edition with Joanna David on the cover!
Feb 28, 2010 10:10AM

25350 I will be watching it also!
Jan 22, 2010 05:18AM

25350 Hi, Starling,

I don't even know what a DVR is! I don't spend much on technology outside of my office equipment. My television set is about 20 years old! ha ha

Well, I am compelled to use the word thoughtful, because so MUCH of television seems to be created to not edify in any way that I can see. I appreciate silly, off-the-top also, but look at the percentage of thoughtful vs. dull that you find on the television screen.
Jan 22, 2010 04:33AM

25350 Rick wrote: "I CAN UNDERSTAND ONE HAVING AN AFFINITY FOR THE THEATRE BUT TELEVISION IS SUCH GARBAGE"

I agree with you in general, Rick, but it is more like having to mine for quality shows, in my opinion. When I do want to take a few minutes to scan the channels and unwind from working on something intense, I can never find anything.

Which made me wonder, are there any good blogs that focus on finding "thoughtful" television? Surely there must be. Could we start a thread here requesting links to bloggers who scour American television for thoughtful shows?
Nov 21, 2009 05:52PM

25350 What type of detective fiction is Marsh? I can't associate the name with the exact books. There haven't been any films of the books?
Nov 05, 2009 06:32AM

25350 Rick wrote: "here are some others- very expensive- maybe a used bookstore or your library system can locate one for free or a reasonable price!!!
A LIVING GRAMMAR
Watson, Winifred & Nolte, Julius, Illustrat..."


You found out more about Winifred Watson by just looking at the book list. We discussed her in another group and I didn't even know she had a pen name at some point. Her writing is interesting -- it has this very calm tone about it -- I haven't seen it in contemporary writing. Maybe she'll have a renaissance after Miss Pettigrew has been so popular. I liked the movie too.
25350 I like Wodehouse too and need to read more of his stories. They do lift your spirits. Those would be a good read for winter when the atmosphere is gloomy. I wonder if they are very popular these days?
Nov 03, 2009 12:53PM

25350 Rick wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Rick wrote: "Has anyone seen the BBC version of Little Dorritt?"

Little Dorrit was beautifully done. It was by far the best of the ones they aired last on Masterpiece. Many good p..."


It is a hard call on this one. It is a beautifully done film, but I am pretty strict about doing the reading first when it is is something like Dickens, or other true classic chocked full of detail and imagery. It is really long -- but, at least try reading Little Dorritt and see what you think before you get the movie.

Nov 02, 2009 07:14AM

25350 Rick wrote: "Has anyone seen the BBC version of Little Dorritt?"

Little Dorrit was beautifully done. It was by far the best of the ones they aired last on Masterpiece. Many good performances by the cast and the settings were fantastic. I think since the latest Bleak House production was such a hit, it has become the standard. However, I liked Little Dorrit better -- although it is a hard choice!
Oct 30, 2009 07:40AM

25350 Is that M.Pearl book in hardback only? I didn't know how new it was.
Oct 29, 2009 12:58PM

25350 Isn't that something? I slightly remember that show Night Gallery too, but kinda glad I don't remember that episode! That is all so sad. Talented family for sure. I think all the sons wound up in music, acting, or directing. Well, we have sure covered the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" on this Dickens discussion! Sorry I got so off track! ha ha
Oct 29, 2009 03:27AM

25350 Rick wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Rick wrote: "Sadie wrote: "I will have to admit that my favorite Christmas Carol movie is The Muppets Christmas Carol. In all honesty, I think Michael Cain does a great job as Scroog..."

Gosh, Rick, I didn't remember that is how Jack Cassidy died. So tragic, I must have blocked it from my mind, seriously. I remember he did a lot of television, that would have been how I knew him more than anything because I was so young. In addition to the fact that I am, apparently, an eternal David and Shaun Cassidy fan! There are few times that I watch the Oprah show, but I didn't miss it when David Cassidy was on last year. ha ha
Oct 28, 2009 06:12PM

25350 Rick wrote: "Sadie wrote: "I will have to admit that my favorite Christmas Carol movie is The Muppets Christmas Carol. In all honesty, I think Michael Cain does a great job as Scrooge and makes a believable tr..."

Jack Cassidy, dad of the famous Cassidy brothers? How fun?
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