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Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Got some ideas for Flight Paths? Share them here!


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Would any of the group members be interested in having a weekly What Are You Reading thread?

Mags and I have been discussing this. She says no because the info is on each member's profile page and can be commented on there. I say yes because it brings the books off the profile page and into the group so it's more interactive.

What say you?


message 3: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Not quite sure who this Mags is? she sounds pretty harsh. I did rather want to be a Mags when I was a kid but its not me.
But I won't play too coy, because I think you are referring to me, Magdelanye, and I take some responsability for that no. (and I apologize, I've been asked before, whats my nickname. I will address this immediately in the appropriate section.)

Here I will address the issue of adding a what are you reading this week thread.

I didn't say no, I said I didnt think it was a good idea. The first reason, that I consider that people might find it a bit redundant. I am assuming that you are all much more sophisticated than I in the virtual world, and know your way around, belong to other groups. This is the first group I've ever gotten involved with, like joined. I have a FB account but only recently have begun to use it. All of a sudden it seems I am swamped with activities that are severely curtailing my reading time.I've heard others express this thought as well. And it seems there are many sites devoted to discussion of books, which is why I wasnt that keen to have the authors listed so prominently.

I didnt originally conceive this group as a book discussion group, but more a process orientated endeavour, kind of a meta group. Not task orientated.

I am interested in what everyone else has to say on this issue.
That said, if even two people show an interest in a thread,and this condition is fukfilled by K,s enthusiasm, please post it already, ma Grande.Who knows, with our unique and qwirky brilliance, we may have some interesting times with this.


message 4: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Kinkajou wrote: "I'm sorry to say, for me, the profile page is a case of "out of sight, out of mind." Unless there's something specific to look for, it tends to go unnoticed.
I did say profile page, I meant home, where all my friends activities are noted. (remember how devestated I was when my home page was gibbled?)This is where I get lost, after I've scoped my inbox. I also check out my friends page where everyone updates are. I read their reviews and the reviews that they liked. I have drifted into some great discussions this way, and its so interesting how the same people keep appearing for me. Then of course there is our group, which is endlessly fascinating to me. I have gotten over my shyness about comparing books and I love to do this for some reason, I can get lost here too.
Then there are the notifications and gmail postings,
and before I know it two or three hours have gone by and I havent even moved.
Right now I shall push myself into the kitchen, wondering how others approach GR and the various ways of approaching it.


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Magdelanye wrote: "That said, if even two people show an interest in a thread,and this condition is fukfilled by K,s enthusiasm, please post it already, ma Grande."

Okie dokie, will do.

About the discussion...I personally find both the profile pages and my home page MESSY. It's just too much stuff all mashed up together. And usually if I do take the time to comment on something of someone else's, it's ignored or missed or something and never leads to any kind of discussion. Thus my thought of having a thread in this group about current reads because "it brings the books off the profile page and into the group so it's more interactive."

Sorry about the nickname. I didn't realize this would bother you. It's just easier to type Mags than Magadaydalnne or Magdaglynnde or Magdlalyne or whatever order all those letters go in. :)


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Kinkajou wrote: "And the last sentence in your post made me laugh out loud! *still giggling*"

:)


message 7: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Kinkajou wrote: "And the last sentence in your post made me laugh out loud! *still giggling*"

:)"
hope you are still giggling...havent heard from you in a while and so I thought to write here just to say hope you are having a good summer.
I'm wondering where you will go after GG...
After a total immersion in an author, I often feel a bit lost.


message 8: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Kinkajou wrote: "@Magdelanye - So far it's a pretty decent summer. Our season at work has started which means we're super busy so when I get home I don't feel like sitting in front of the computer much let alone t..."
I usually have a bit of a nap after work so I am fresh for my own work and play. You imply your work is seasonal, or at least affected by the seasons. Um, let me guess: craftswoman or gardener, circus performer, or painter?
I am reading fairly lightly at the moment. Actually your son might like the book I'm reading now which features the cooking aristocracy in Renaisance Italy.It gives lots of good food tips from the period, and even some recipes in the back.
The Stars Dispose The Stars Dispose by Michaela Roessner Michaela Roessner


message 9: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Kinkajou wrote: I have sleep issues.."

Now that you mention it, I have fallen into my own solution for insomnia.
Basically, I am heliocentric, wake with the sun, get sleepy soon after it sets. Obviously, this clashes with the rhythm of modern life, and winter too puts a cramp on my style. For a while my adjustment was a struggle to conform, going to bed at a regular hour, around 10, and finding myself bolting awake a few hours later. In fact, I love being wide awake in the middle of the night when most of the city is asleep. No phone distractions, no demands from significant others. My best writing is done at night, and its a cozy time to read, no guilt at all about neglecting other tasks.
As I grew older, I began to need less sleep. In chaotic tiimes like approaching a deadline I can go 4 hours up and 4 down but while I am working to a regular schedule, I will sleep when I am tired in the evening, wake when I am rested, ideally back to sleep by 3, waking again with the sun.
I can't abide alarm clocks.
So whats your sleep issue?


message 10: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Kinkajou wrote: "I'm a night owl like you. Love being up in the middle of the night. If it were up to me, I'd go to bed at dawn and get up at dusk.

Unfortunately, I also have sleep-apnea flavored with occasion..."


oh my dear, what a challanging combination...I know about The Machine because a friend of mine has the apnea thing, but never heard of this combined with insomnia. That Saturday allnighter must play havoc with your system. And with such early mornings otherwise I can see how difficult it must be.
Have you tried melatonin? I have heard good things about it.


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) People with sleep issues have my utmost sympathy. I have insomnia every great once in awhile (usually when my melatonin is out-of-whack because of the endocrine disorder I have) and it's simply dreadful. Usually I'm a 9-hours-solid-sleep-never-move kinna girl. My internal clock is somewhat funky, though, because if I let my body sleep as it wants, it naturally goes to a schedule of 1:30 to 10:30. That just seems so odd and random.


message 12: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Got some ideas for Flight Paths? Share them here!"
I've been following a discussion on GR Feedback about chat features. Does that seem desirable for FP?

Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "People with sleep issues have my utmost sympathy. I have insomnia every great once in awhile (usually when my melatonin is out-of-whack because of the endocrine disorder I have) and it's simply dre..."

Hope you are feeling rested this weekend and maybe up for our revision session...


message 13: by Ice, Pilgrim (new)

Ice Bear (neilar) | 756 comments Do you think I will like Soulless ?


message 14: by Ice, Pilgrim (new)

Ice Bear (neilar) | 756 comments I suppose I might qualify as having enjoyed A Suitable Boy and The Thorn Birds putting me at many points on the scale.


message 15: by Ice, Pilgrim (new)

Ice Bear (neilar) | 756 comments Thank you, I guess the avatar might just qualify for having a softer side.

I will add it to tbr.


message 16: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (elliearcher) | 1245 comments Ice wrote: "Do you think I will like Soulless ?"

I loved Soulless. Very light & fun.

But I also have a major obsession with parasols which added to my love of Gail Carriger. When you see the covers of her books, you'll know what I mean.

Soulless was how I first became interested in steampunk although it's not exactly typical. It does come perilously close, though, to PNR.


message 17: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments sheesh folks, I finally got myself to the library today looking up some of these recommendations. For some reason I had not yet checked out GC and the Parasol Protectorate. I am even less sure of this than i am of SKing. Is this supposed to be steampunk? or harlequin?


message 18: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (elliearcher) | 1245 comments It's kind of both Magdelanye.


message 19: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments I think I get your drift...hardcore barbie maybe?
do we need a new shelf?


message 20: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (elliearcher) | 1245 comments "hardcore barbie"-I like that.


message 21: by Magdelanye, Senior Flight Attendant (last edited Aug 20, 2011 08:02AM) (new)

Magdelanye | 2337 comments hardcore barbies with parasols
watch out!


message 22: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (mjkirkland) Just a note to thank Magdelanye for mentioning The Stars Dispose, it's now on my TBR list!


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