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comments from the Gardener's Group
peg wrote: "Terri, I read Full Dark No Stars recently. I am not a Stephen King fan but I couldn't put that book down. King is an awsome story teller."
Yes he is. He knows how to spin a tale...
Finished Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. It's four short novellas--they were all quite good. At least when I couldn't put the book down, I knew at the most I'd be reading about 75 pgs. Much better than his usual 700. LOL!
--it's a very interesting and in some ways exciting book. I'm enjoying it a lot. It's a lot to chew on though.
I agree--I'd much rather talk to other gardeners--they can share their failures and successes.
Cheryl S. wrote: "Terri wrote: "I remember watching the 60 Minutes interview of this guy. He was fascinating so I can imagine what his book would be like. You'll have to share what you think of it after you've fin..."http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i...
His part starts at about the 2:04 mark.
Petra X wrote: "Tansy is a very pretty yellow flower, button-like."
Gotcha. I was thinking maybe it was an herb.
Petra X wrote: "List of companion plants"
Thanks Petra! I had read somewhere before to plant garlic with your roses, but I never knew why until I read this list. Very interesting.
Kimberly wrote: "Oooooh, thanks for sharing the book, Terri. I'll have to take a look at that one."
You're very welcome! What's Tansy?
I have an entire book dedicated solely to companion planting, but have not read it yet. I shall have to crack it open and find out what goes good with carrots.
Sounds like there will be a lot of Pesto making going on this year. :0
I remember watching the 60 Minutes interview of this guy. He was fascinating so I can imagine what his book would be like. You'll have to share what you think of it after you've finished it. Amazing how the mind works isn't it?
Wow! Cukes and Strawberries, who knew? Do you know what they recommended to plant with carrots?
I finished reading The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. Haven't reviewed it yet. I'm a few books behind. I guess I'd give it around four stars. It's written well and kept my interest to the end, even though he is a bit obnoxious in his viewpoints.
Still reading Matterhorn.
Jo: I loved The Kitchen House. I gave it to my sister and she was equally enamored with it.
I just started reading Man Bites Log
. It's another "green living" book about a writer who is employed by People, then TV Guide who moves from New York to rural Maine. Very interesting. It's light reading and there are breaks about every three pages. I think he might have written each topic as a newspaper column. That's what it reads like. Kind of like Marley & Me was derived from that Author's columns. It's funny, and unlike Marley in that I don't expect anyone to be deceased at the end. :)
Miriam wrote: "I concur with Terri- I don't consider good literature in the category of "romances".
There is research being done to identify trait markers of young children that develop schizophrenia. Too bad..."
I have never heard about different societies impact on schizophrenia--that is very interesting. I wonder why this isn't talked about in the media. I find this information to be very encouraging.
I am reading Matterhorn--A book about Viet Nam (Novel) written by a retired Marine who was stationed there. He said it took him ten years to write it. It's good but I tend to get lost in all the different character's names and rank. He actually put a chart at the beginning of the book of all the main characters and shows who reports to whom. He even put in a map. So if I can get through all the ranks, names, places and types of amno, I might end up really liking it. It's not one of those books you can put down and pick up a week later--you won't remember who's who.
I'm also reading "The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer." While I enjoy learning about how his farm runs, he gets a little too detailed in the daily minutia for me. He also comes across as strong-willed, stubborn, and very angry with government regulations. I understand his beef, but he comes across as a know-it-all. The thing is, I think he DOES know-it-all when it comes to organic, pastured fed beef and chickens. I just don't like hearing about how his way is the right way. Even if I do agree with him. LOL!
Petra: I loved the mini-series too. In fact, I have it on CD. That book is in my top 10 of all time favorites. I've been wanting to read it again as I was only 19 the first time I read it. I wonder if I'll get MORE out of it or if I'll like it less. Hopefully the first choice.
Cheryl S. wrote: "Terri wrote: "Cheryl S. wrote: "Terri wrote: "I usually read a bunch of similar books in a row (non-fiction history, biography, green living, sustainability, apocalyptic) and then I won't pick the ..."
I cannot imagine what he must have gone through. Waiting for the years to roll by so he would know he was free of it.
Cheryl S. wrote: "Miriam wrote: "I remember, and later found it in my notes, thinking that when the professor/MD was talking about Bipolar Disorder (called Manic-depression back then) that I noted,"This doesn't soun..."
By Romance books, I mean Harlequin types. I LOVED The Thornbirds, Gone With the Wind, A Woman of Independent Means, A Woman of Substance,Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, etc. But of those I only felt that The Thornbirds was mostly about the romance. The other books inform you on History and each of the women are incredibly strong characters.
My niece is bipolar and she was diagnosed at four. Before her, I always thought it was something that crept up on you later on. So much to deal with at such a young age--and when you were a child Miriam, that wasn't something that was routinely diagnosed.
Cheryl S. wrote: "Terri wrote: "I usually read a bunch of similar books in a row (non-fiction history, biography, green living, sustainability, apocalyptic) and then I won't pick the subject up again for another six..."
Absolutely! I remember taking Psych courses and how they made me feel. I was sure I had half of the illnesses we covered. I remember when I found out schizophrenia shows up in your early 20's I was terrified that it would happen to me. We had to watch film on one guy who was perfectly normal until his early 20's and the pressure of college sent him into a tailspin and full blown schizophrenia. What's funny is it doesn't run in my family or anything but I was terrified. I swear that whole year I was a total hypochondriac.