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message 1: by Deborah, Moderator (last edited May 05, 2015 09:25AM) (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Pip, you made an excellent suggestion. I have deleted the entire thread. No animosity allowed. I'm going to repeat that. NO ANIMOSITY ALLOWED. Civility must reign


message 2: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 3582 comments Would it be impolite to suggest that the thread title be modified to correctly spell Croissants?


message 3: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Everyman wrote: "Would it be impolite to suggest that the thread title be modified to correctly spell Croissants?"

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm actually sick in bed so my brain is not at 100 percent.


message 4: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 3582 comments Sorry to hear you're sick. Get well soon, and drink lots of fluids (good for whatever ails you.)


message 5: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Everyman wrote: "Sorry to hear you're sick. Get well soon, and drink lots of fluids (good for whatever ails you.)"

Thanks Everyman. I've been pushing fluids. A case of too much stress, not enough sleep, and air travel. Toughest part is my head is so congested I can't read. A fate worse than death :)


message 6: by Supertramp (new)

Supertramp (supertram1902) | 2 comments I hope you feel better soon so you can read. There is nothing worst than nit being able to read.


message 7: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Deborah wrote: "Pip, you made an excellent suggestion. I have deleted the entire thread. No animosity allowed. I'm going to repeat that. NO ANIMOSITY ALLOWED. Civility must reign"

Sorry, everyone. It was just a suggestion. I didn't realise how powerful my suggestive powers were....


message 8: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Deborah wrote: ".Toughest part is my head is so congested I can't read. A fate worse than death :) "

If I could, I'd fly over and read to you. Look after yourself x


message 9: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Pip wrote: "Deborah wrote: "Pip, you made an excellent suggestion. I have deleted the entire thread. No animosity allowed. I'm going to repeat that. NO ANIMOSITY ALLOWED. Civility must reign"

Sorry, everyone...."


No apologies needed Pip. A fresh start seemed like a good idea to me. It was my decision. ;)


message 10: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
I may not be able to read, so I'm catching up on my DVR shows


message 11: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Deborah wrote: "I may not be able to read, so I'm catching up on my DVR shows"

What's DVR?


message 12: by Frances, Moderator (last edited May 05, 2015 04:12PM) (new)

Frances (francesab) | 1870 comments Mod
We have gone from many inches of snow to sunny patio weather in about 3 weeks here in Ottawa-we are all blinking in the bright sun like moles after a long winter. Deborah-I hope you're also having good weather so can at least sit by an open window-that always helps me feel better when I'm laid up.


message 13: by Renee (new)

Renee M | 751 comments I know it's my soapbox, but when I'm too sick to read I find that I'm even more grateful for audiobooks. You could get the Librivox Northanger Abbey and listen while you mend. The reader is Elizabeth Klett and she's quite wonderful.


message 14: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Pip wrote: "Deborah wrote: "I may not be able to read, so I'm catching up on my DVR shows"

What's DVR?"


Digital video recorder. Basically recorded TV shows. I'm now all caught up with Wolf Hall.


message 15: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Frances wrote: "We have gone from many inches of snow to sunny patio weather in about 3 weeks here in Ottawa-we are all blinking in the bright sun like moles after a long winter. Deborah-I hope you're also having ..."

France's, we have gone from spring weather into summer weather overnight. My flower garden appears to be growing inches a day.


message 16: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Renee wrote: "I know it's my soapbox, but when I'm too sick to read I find that I'm even more grateful for audiobooks. You could get the Librivox Northanger Abbey and listen while you mend. The reader is Elizabe..."

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm actually tucked into bed, and haven't been out of my nightwear today. Sleeping when I can. So I'm drifting in and out a lot.


message 17: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Madge has asked me tell you that unfortunately she does not have time for Fresh Croissants at the moment as she has enrolled on a Coursera course on Magic in Medieval Times from which she hopes to learn some spells which will confer Peace and Harmony throughout the world, starting with RR:):)


message 18: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Deborah wrote: "Madge has asked me tell you that unfortunately she does not have time for Fresh Croissants at the moment as she has enrolled on a Coursera course on Magic in Medieval Times from which she hopes to ..."

Fab!! I'm doing that course too. We just need a third witch, and we're flying!! Broomstick, anyone?


message 19: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Pip wrote: "Deborah wrote: "Madge has asked me tell you that unfortunately she does not have time for Fresh Croissants at the moment as she has enrolled on a Coursera course on Magic in Medieval Times from whi..."

I would love to. It sounds like such fun. I'm still stuck in bed with a only partially functioning brain. Hubby is away for an extended time so I'm fending for myself. :(. Maybe next time.


message 20: by Renee (new)

Renee M | 751 comments I'm in. Looks really interesting. I doubt I'll be able to do much more than follow the lectures but I'll give it a shot. *cackles*


message 21: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 3582 comments An American humorist looks at the British election:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles...

Favorite quote:

The U.K. is a having a problem with what British broadsheet newspapers call “Broken Promises, Disappointed Voters.”

To which an American replies, “Duh.”


message 22: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Renee wrote: "I'm in. Looks really interesting. I doubt I'll be able to do much more than follow the lectures but I'll give it a shot. *cackles*"

Pip, it looks like you've got your third. You should share your learning with us. It seems fascinating.


message 23: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 3582 comments Deborah wrote: "Pip, it looks like you've got your third."

Hmmm. Anybody for Macbeth? [g]


message 24: by Renee (new)

Renee M | 751 comments Whahaha! That's perfect!


message 25: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Hubble bubble.


message 26: by Pip (new)

Pip | 468 comments Everyman wrote: "Deborah wrote: "Pip, it looks like you've got your third."

Hmmm. Anybody for Macbeth? [g]"


:-) Were actually going to be reading Lancelot: The Knight of the Cart by Chrétien de Troyes, but not til week 5.


message 27: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Yeah, I got to read. Ok so it was a very short story. It's a start. Starting to feel human again. Hoping to get lots of reading in tomorrow.


message 28: by Lily (last edited May 10, 2015 05:16AM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2632 comments A hard topic. I don't post it particularly for discussion, more for awareness, regardless of how anyone assesses the statistics, in case you didn't see the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/opi...


message 29: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Lily wrote: "A hard topic. I don't post it particularly for discussion, more for awareness, regardless of how anyone assesses the statistics, in case you didn't see the article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05..."


A very tough subject, and very sad


message 30: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (mmbirch3) | 6 comments I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but is there another goodreads group like this, but for 1910-1999? I find that I rarely read books written from 1900-1980 and I'd love to find somewhere to discover and discuss them.


message 31: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but is there another goodreads group like this, but for 1910-1999? I find that I rarely read books written from 1900-1980 and I'd love to find s..."

Melissa, I really don't know. Perhaps a search of the site would give you that info.


message 32: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) Melissa wrote: "I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but is there another goodreads group like this, but for 1910-1999? I find that I rarely read books written from 1900-1980 and I'd love to find s..."

I did a search of groups using 20th century and I came up with some interesting groups:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/searc...

I may join some myself!


message 33: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Karen Michele wrote: "Melissa wrote: "I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but is there another goodreads group like this, but for 1910-1999? I find that I rarely read books written from 1900-1980 and I'..."

Thanks Karen for helping.


message 34: by Linda2 (last edited May 10, 2015 08:08PM) (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments I just saw the 6th and last episode of Wolf Hall, and I was surprised it ended with Boleyn's death. I thought it would have ended with Cromwell's death, since it's his story. Are they making a Part II?


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Emma (emmalaybourn) | 298 comments Rochelle wrote: "I just saw the 6th and last episode of Wolf Hall, and I was surprised it ended with Boleyn's death. I thought it would have ended with Cromwell's death, since it's his story. Are they making a Par..."

Hilary Mantel is (I believe) currently still writing the third book of the trilogy, so presumably that will end with Cromwell's death. The TV series covered the first two books (Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies) and I imagine that they will make the third book into a new series when it comes out. I can't wait :)


message 36: by Everyman (new)

Everyman | 3582 comments Last night we saw the first (for us) newborn fawn of the season, staggering around trying to figure out its legs while its mother browsed about three feet from our front porch. They are cuteness defined!

We have three other seemingly pregnant mothers who visit us regularly, so we're hoping for more fawns as the month progresses.


message 37: by Frances, Moderator (new)

Frances (francesab) | 1870 comments Mod
There must be one busy ( and happy) stag in your neck of the woods!


message 38: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Everyman wrote: "Last night we saw the first (for us) newborn fawn of the season, staggering around trying to figure out its legs while its mother browsed about three feet from our front porch. They are cuteness d..."

They are truly beautiful. Last week I came home to a gorgeous red fox in my driveway


message 39: by Lynnm (new)

Lynnm | 3027 comments Rochelle wrote: "I just saw the 6th and last episode of Wolf Hall, and I was surprised it ended with Boleyn's death. I thought it would have ended with Cromwell's death, since it's his story. Are they making a Par..."

No more spoilers! I have it on DVR and haven't watched it yet.

As for your question, I've read that it is up in the air whether or not to have a Season 2.

When it aired in Britain, people complained that it was too slow, and ratings went down after the second show.

Such a shame...what a beautiful series, and Mark Rylance is magnificent in the role.


message 40: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Lynnm wrote: "Rochelle wrote: "I just saw the 6th and last episode of Wolf Hall, and I was surprised it ended with Boleyn's death. I thought it would have ended with Cromwell's death, since it's his story. Are ..."

I watched it this morning. It's been great. I'm hoping for second season too


message 41: by Linda2 (last edited May 11, 2015 04:50PM) (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments Lynnm wrote: "No more spoilers! I have it on DVR and haven't watched it yet."

You didn't know that Boleyn lost her head over Henry? Or that Cromwell died at the end of his life? ;-)

First Hilary has to finish her book, so don't hold your breath. And sometimes films are released directly to DVD if they would lose money in the usual venues.


message 42: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Had a wonderful surprise this evening. A mama Robin has made her nest at the corner of our house. Her nest is right outside the window of my sitting room. Can't wait to watch the progress


message 43: by Linda2 (last edited May 11, 2015 04:58PM) (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments SPOILERS--LynnM, do not read.

(view spoiler)


message 44: by Lynnm (new)

Lynnm | 3027 comments Obviously, Rochelle, I know the story of Anne Boleyn. However, I didn't know if her ending would be included in this series or not. I thought it might be because the series was moving in that direction, but I would rather find out myself when I'm watching...


message 45: by Linda2 (last edited May 11, 2015 05:03PM) (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments Lynnm wrote: "Obviously, Rochelle, I know the story of Anne Boleyn. However, I didn't know if her ending would be included in this series or not. I thought it might be because the series was moving in that dire..."

I'm sorry; I didn't know. ::Hides head and weird hat in shame::


message 46: by Linda2 (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments Deborah and Everyman--
Do you have online albums where you can post the wildlife photos? posting here is a PITA


message 47: by Lynnm (new)

Lynnm | 3027 comments I actually wasn't mad...I just didn't want any more spoilers. :-)

I shouldn't wait to watch it, but it is so good, that I save it for last of all the Sunday night shows that I DVR...Mad Men, Veep, and Mr. Selfridge.


message 48: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Rochelle wrote: "Deborah and Everyman--
Do you have online albums where you can post the wildlife photos? posting here is a PITA"


Rochelle I only post my photos to my Facebook account


message 49: by Deborah, Moderator (new)

Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4487 comments Mod
Lynnm wrote: "I actually wasn't mad...I just didn't want any more spoilers. :-)

I shouldn't wait to watch it, but it is so good, that I save it for last of all the Sunday night shows that I DVR...Mad Men, Veep,..."


I saved for last too Lynn


message 50: by Linda2 (new)

Linda2 | 3744 comments Deborah wrote: "Rochelle wrote: "Deborah and Everyman--
Do you have online albums where you can post the wildlife photos? posting here is a PITA"

Rochelle I only post my photos to my Facebook account"

Can non-members see them?


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