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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen (karen94066) | 254 comments After the rains, I am now weeding the yard. Cuts down on my reading time...


message 2: by Donald (new)

Donald Scott (writeondon) | 87 comments Am a writer/reader who just moved to Seattle about a month ago. Currently reading "Killer Hair" by Ellen Byerrum and 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt, and have been a huge mystery fiction buff since being weaned on Agatha Christie when I discovered 'Murder on the Orient Express' at age twelve. Am a film JUNKIE, all kinds, just yesterday saw and loved the Korean suspense drama 'The Flu'. Also have a blog where I do mini-reviews of films for people "on the go" (www.sixtysecondcinema.blogspot.com), as well as am in my seventh year of keeping track of all new movies I see, making sure to watch at LEAST 50 news films/year (am up to 56 for 2014 already). Sorry to ramble, but you asked! =0)


message 3: by Donald (new)

Donald Scott (writeondon) | 87 comments Have heard a lot about "Suits" but haven't seen it yet; my tastes in TV are equally eclectic, yes; if you're on Pinterest, my TV and film boards on there are proof enough of that!


message 4: by Donald (new)

Donald Scott (writeondon) | 87 comments Jamie Lynn wrote: "Donald wrote: "Am a writer/reader who just moved to Seattle about a month ago. Currently reading "Killer Hair" by Ellen Byerrum and 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt, and have been a huge mystery fic..."

DEFINITELY!


message 5: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Spent the weekend putting in herbs and flowers. Tomatoes and basil must wait until the nights warm up so I've gotten back to reading Emma Donoghue's latest: Frog Music. I'm a third in and still not sure what I think of it. Nasty review of the book in Sunday's NYTimes Book Review. 500 negative words.


message 6: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments So, I was reading the Huffington Post this morning and saw an article about a New York City book club that went topless to help make reading sexy.

Well, it worked!! But after a few glances and the lovely ladies, my eyes went to the book covers out of curiosity to see what they were reading. Lo and behold, I was thrilled that they were reading several Hard Case Crime Books, some of my favorite.

Maybe it's my, ahem, maturity that got me more excited about the books....haha.

in case you are interested, may be NSFW, so be careful:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05...


message 7: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Janet wrote: "I don't have a big enough garden for growing vegetables, but hope to try growing some herbs and tomatoes in decent sized pots this year again. Hope your herbs turn out well, Portia."

Thanks for the good growing wishes, Janet. We don't plant veggies other than tomatoes, either. We found a couple of nice container plants along with different varieties of basil and some dill. Our perennials (oregano, thyme, parsley) didn't make it through this awful winter. Only the catnip did. It even spread into the planter for the tree rose! I have a pride of cats lining up at the window willing the "weed" to grow quickly ^^:-)


message 8: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments That's hysterical! Thanks, Janet :-)


message 9: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments DianeAlice wrote: "Crikey Daniel! But where are the topless men? Perhaps you'd like to volunteer....;-)"

Haha, I just share the news, not make it!

Well, I do read topless at home. Thankfully, not too many people have to endure that, however.


message 10: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments I was to busy not noticing that there no men, sorry! And they have great reading selections!!!

I don't think too many men read, much less hunky men.


message 11: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Jamie Lynn wrote: "Are we really so pathetic that it takes topless women to try to get people to read??? Oh that's just sad lol"

YES!


message 12: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments How about the Chippendale's calendar with a book suggestion for each month?


message 13: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Jamie Lynn wrote:

A dumbed down society needs sexual stimulatio..."


or just look at the pictures.


message 14: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Do you mean something on the order of Fifty Shades of Grey?


message 15: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Jamie Lynn wrote:

Maybe they'll read the articles in playboy/playgirl."


ha...in the digital age, are they still being published???


message 16: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Janet wrote: "Jamie Lynn wrote: "Off topic, Monica Lewinski wrote a tell all book. There's NOTHING new to tell that could catch most people's interest! Now I have to go and drive my daughter to work! Enjoy your ..."

Fox news exclusive.....


message 17: by Janessa (new)

Janessa | 2216 comments I spent the day taking care of my sister's cat and working on a final paper for my anthropology class. My sister's cat whose name is Harper is such a sweet and lovely kitty. That I didn't mind taking care of her and my sister thought it was so nice of me to do that. But no big deal and I got a lot of work done.


message 18: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and I are the same age. wonder how often he needed a stunt person to do simple tasks for him? ;-)


message 19: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments I'll get back to you on that one, Janet :-)


message 20: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments He was in a Criminal Minds episode I recently viewed, time has not been as kind to him as to Harrison Ford.


message 21: by Michael (new)

Michael (micky74007) Janet wrote: "Daniel wrote: "He was in a Criminal Minds episode I recently viewed, time has not been as kind to him as to Harrison Ford."

Harrison Ford has been very lucky to be in the right place at the right ..."


Are they going to have rocket-propelled space walkers in the new Star Wars?


message 22: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Michael wrote: "Janet wrote: "Daniel wrote: "He was in a Criminal Minds episode I recently viewed, time has not been as kind to him as to Harrison Ford."

Harrison Ford has been very lucky to be in the right place..."


Sky Walkers. Space Walkers. Sounds good to me ;-)


message 23: by Janessa (new)

Janessa | 2216 comments Janet wrote: "What year are you at Uni, Janessa. Are you reading Anthropology? Such an interesting field."

I think I'm a sophomore not sure, my major is in theatre design. I took the anthropology class because I like learning about different people and cultures.


message 24: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments I've found that, given sufficient time, animals adjust to one another. The biggest challenge is getting us humans to give it the time it needs. We have two cats who hated each other and now sleep on the same bed. Opposite corners, but the same general space.


message 25: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Eisenmeier (carpelibrumbooks) I played with the cat, then sat in the sunshine and did my marketing.


message 26: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Spaying and neutering are very, very important for lots of reasons. And I have had nasty male cats become sweet lap cats after their "procedure ". :-)


message 27: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments I have one male and three females. The females hate each other and spread rumors behind each other's backs.


message 28: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Janet wrote: "Daniel wrote: "I have one male and three females. The females hate each other and spread rumors behind each other's backs."

Do you live with one wife/partner and 2 daughters, Daniel? Or maybe wif..."


Haha, you don't know my cats. They are the mean girls of cats. Actually, it is only one who really despises everyone else. Except me. She thinks, rightfully, that I am awesome.


message 29: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments True story. Haha.


message 30: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Oh yeah. Mine see me in the kitchen and they starting pacing. Yelling. Because to them, the only reason I would be in the kitchen is to give them treats.


message 31: by Janessa (new)

Janessa | 2216 comments My own cat Ziggy loves to eat and he lets everyone know when he eaten he comes up stairs announcing that the food was good or something. Any way he makes a lot of noise.


message 32: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments My cats open doors but only the ones with latches. Their grubby paws can't work the knobs on other doors. Haha.


message 33: by Leigh (new)

Leigh | 6313 comments Portia wrote: "Spaying and neutering are very, very important for lots of reasons. And I have had nasty male cats become sweet lap cats after their "procedure ". :-)"

THIS!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to get a dog but mine are all over 10 and I don't want to disturb my kids so I will wait. Though there are A LOT of dogs in the area and Miss Puddin' will turn her murderous rage on a whim. My boys are indoor only, except for when I take them for walks so they **** themselves anytime they see a dog.


message 34: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Leigh, what means. "THIS!!!!!!"? ( I'm not very fluent in alpha speak :P. TNX, Portia


message 35: by Leigh (new)

Leigh | 6313 comments Portia wrote: "Leigh, what means. "THIS!!!!!!"? ( I'm not very fluent in alpha speak :P. TNX, Portia"

I apologize. I just meant that I strongly agreed with your statement.


message 36: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments Please don't apologize for agreeing with me! :-). I thought that's what you meant. Just checking my vocabulary :)


message 37: by Leigh (new)

Leigh | 6313 comments I need to remember to not to use so much slang.


message 38: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments I an see them standing in each other's shoulders as they do this. Actually, two cats know how to do this. The other two will just stare at the door, as if trying to make it open by using the Force.


message 39: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Eisenmeier (carpelibrumbooks) Janet wrote: "Melissa wrote: "I played with the cat, then sat in the sunshine and did my marketing."

I love your bookshop. Lots of pretty secondhand bookshops around where I live also. I should take some phot..."

Thanks!


message 40: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Ha ha, yeah I love the cats trying to do that Jedi mind trick thing.


message 41: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Janet wrote: "So glad it is Friday. Went for a brief run in my new running shows, feeling like I was bouncing on air. Love the new shoes.

Watched "The Good Wife" and the "Big Bang Theory" episodes I had mis..."


what kind are they? And do you run a lot?


message 42: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments LOL. True that.


message 43: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments ...and pervs will peruse the book for juicy bits.


message 44: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Has anyone ever read the Starr report? Very graphic and pornography for political wonks.


message 45: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Haha. I was full-on reading the damned thing. I had naughty parts ear-marked. Haha.


message 46: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Not sure I would watch the 50 Shades movie. There are better cheap thrills out there. Just saying.


message 47: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (diaze) | 267 comments Haha. Yeah, I can imagine you might have been.


message 48: by Portia (new)

Portia | 308 comments I wish you did, too, Jamie Lynn. I'd enjoy hearing what you think if Martin Freeman's northern Midwest accent. I really like him as an actor. I live his comic timing. I wonder how he does a NE PA accent ? ;-)


message 49: by Portia (last edited May 11, 2014 08:11PM) (new)

Portia | 308 comments Who cares what ethnic Martin Freeman is?


message 50: by Leigh (new)

Leigh | 6313 comments Janet wrote: "Another Mod must have deleted our posts about Monica Lewinski."

If it was inactive for 6 months it got deleted.


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