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Outlander (12 new)
Aug 01, 2014 01:50PM

64419 I took HBO for GOT and became so disenchanted with the series (and the books) that I could probably leave it at this stage....True Detective would be hard to give up though. May try your suggestion...
Outlander (12 new)
Jul 29, 2014 08:01PM

64419 I too, have mixed feelings...I got half way through the 4th or 5th book and just put it away...the story was interesting and seemed to be going somewhere 'historical' at that point, but I think I was just worn down from all the 600-1000 pagers I'd been tucking away. I think my visit to Scotland and Culloden really added to my appreciation...and the Brits are so awfully good at costume drama--I'll give it a chance.
Aug 18, 2013 05:28PM

64419 Watched my first Elementary program this week and confess I had to rerun and watch a second time to pick up all the dialog and complex bits...something which commends it to me as an interesting program. want to go back now and see it from the beginning.
Jul 07, 2013 12:02PM

64419 Alert! All the Sue Grafton mysteries are on sale today at Amazon...the kindle editions are only $1.99 (for all of them!)
Jun 12, 2013 05:25PM

64419 OK, that is it! I am taking a vow not to read anymore 1st or 2nd books of trilogy until the final book is published. I do not have the time or the energy to reread previous books so that I can dive with fluency into subsequent volumes. I hereby pledge.
Chit Chat (464 new)
Jun 05, 2013 12:19PM

64419 Dana Stabenow just posted this article on Facebook and I think it is well worth the read!

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/writing/o...
May 18, 2013 11:18PM

64419 PatF wrote: "Alice wrote: "I'm currently reading the first Peter Shandy called "Rest You Merry...."

I wanted something cozy but worth the time and so picked up "The Family Vault" by MacLeod and was immediately charmed. Her writing is wonderful...fluid, concise and full of humor. So far, it is a keeper...am looking forward to reading more. Thanx for the recommendation Alice!
Mar 25, 2013 12:19PM

64419 John wrote: "...a re-read of A Feast For Crows by GRRM, as part of my series re-read prior to rea..."

you are a better man then I am Gunga Din--once through them is enough! I use Wikipedia synopsis and then get into the next book in a series. Found a wonderful song that deals with my GRRM angst...thought of you.

If you are a fan of GRR Martin's geeky series (I plead guilty) this is a great criticism in song about fans waiting impatiently for the final two (900 page) volumes!

Write Like the Wind (George R. R. Martin)
Purchase the song on iTunes: http://bit.ly/MHBmO4 Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://full.sc/GTVYfM Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/communi...
Mar 22, 2013 03:19AM

64419 I'm liking it too.
Chit Chat (464 new)
Dec 13, 2012 09:02AM

64419 Just checking in with you guys--alive (if not well) in Tallahassee...just finished my fourth Christmas Tree and 2nd Christmas village...sigh. (The Christmas Tree excess is due to a decade of tree darth due to 'kittens' :O)

My husband refers to our Christmases as a 'production'--and the description is probably not far off the mark in the theatrical sense. With two new and only and 'ever will be' grandchildren, it is incredibly fun to revisit one's own childhood memories and once more drink in the magic of this season.

So, no reading these two months, (although gifting books is a given, and with suggestions from this list, hopefully I've hit the mark there!) But when the last glass of eggnog is gone and the house quiets down, I have my Kindle and my ever astute and insightful friends here at Goodreads to come back to.
Nov 10, 2012 07:57PM

64419 That is in my top ten all time favorite movies and probably my favorite musical...I bought it on tape and repurchased the DVD as soon as it was out. The choreography is absolutely over the top--
Nov 10, 2012 09:14AM

64419 Kim wrote: "Thanks to the worthy posts from this club, I have discovered the charming Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny.

And, as I had complained, arrived again. And again. And again...."


LOL! That happened to me last year when I ordered the first (very large and heavy) volume of the complete autobiography of Mark Twain...the local Barnes and Noble was completely out so I went to their web site and ordered it...I ended up 'restocking' the store!
Nov 05, 2012 09:40PM

64419 Lenore wrote: "Erin wrote: "I went a little nuts with library ebooks last week. Like seven books that I had on my request list came in at the same time! ..."

I hate it when that happens!"


Amazingly here in Tallahassee, home of two state universities and a large community college, we only had a public library built to house the city collection about 15-20 years ago. It had worked out of the basement of a shopping center when we moved here and I couldn't believe this community lacked a dedicated library! The University libraries certainly did not cater to the public!

The result I think is that the choice in e-books is pretty sparse...I think I am going to migrate to audio for awhile so that I can build some more teddy bears for xmas. Hopefully nothing that takes my concentration away...LOL!
Nov 03, 2012 08:54PM

64419 I'm going to take a couple month sabbatical from reading due to holidays, family and winterizing the groves...i.e. farming duties.

That is not to say I will not continue my daily dose of LRK Bookclub!
Oct 20, 2012 09:44PM

64419 Erin wrote: "I'm continuing my read of The Dresden Files right now. ..."

I've read the first two in the series and enjoyed them...however, I've decided he's best read one at a time and not one after another...the stories are too rich in the occult and violence -- I can only take about 300 pages at a time and then have to have a break.
Oct 20, 2012 09:41PM

64419 Erin wrote: "PatF wrote: "However, since the most recent Kate Shugak book, Restless in the Grave, includes Liam, it might be interesting--but by no means essential--to read them first."

I've tried twice to read the Liam series...but I can't get my head around the character. He really turned me off from the introduction, munching a hamburger and fries over the decapitated body of the first murder, to say nothing of his subsequent 'rutting' activity at the scene...he really alienated me. I have no context for these aberrant behaviors...and right off the bat--no sympathy for Liam...even given his 'troubled' background.
Oct 10, 2012 03:09PM

64419 Phili wrote: " Don't have an e-reader, so hmpf, have a difficulty of getting hold of some of the earlier ones ..."

Usually I can't get hold of the earlier works on the e-reader...they tend to scan books in from latest to oldest. But all of Dana's stuff is on the Kindle...including some newly published short stories...
Oct 03, 2012 11:59PM

64419 No. I got the first Liam book downloaded but didn't like the way it started...and didn't think it was up to the writing of the Shugak books.

Let me know how you like the SF...I know John has read all three of them.
Oct 03, 2012 09:01PM

64419 continuing to mow down Dana Stabenow's Shugak series...on book 14 or 15 now...just can't stop myself. She has a new one coming out soon...which I'll probably go ahead and preorder like I did the Deborah Crombie novel. It's so convenient to have that option now with our e-readers.
Sep 30, 2012 06:34PM

64419 I think there may only be one more season of Sherlock (BBC)... apparently Cumberbatch has become an item and is in big demand for other projects and Martin Freeman has been tied up with "The Hobbit" and more... and the writer, producer and director are pretty busy with other things (such as Doctor Who)...

I bought the DVDs of the first two season and am glad I did...I'd recommend them as an addition to anyone's library...they stand up well under re-vieweing, which is the criteria I use to purchase DVDs
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