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message 1: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
I know its Jeane's fav and I'm liking it too. Its about a wolf biologist and how she is sent to a town in Montana to protect wolves who have been causing some trouble. The town has had a history of deep loathing for wolves and she falls in love with the son of her most formidable enemy.


message 2: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Wow! The Smoke Jumper too ?!!


message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Yes, Atishay, I am going to start The Loop as soon as I finish my current read, which should be finished in a few days. Fiona, you do realize that we have been brain-washed by Atishay and Jeane, don't you? Ha, ha. It's a good brain-washing, as brain-washings go. I think we all need to find a venue where Evans is attending and go as his biggest fans.


message 4: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay, Fiona was a hard one to convince but when you left the work to me I completely went for it!!!!! And she was so negative about it that she made publicity for the books!!! haha...


message 5: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Hahaha, I was hoping it wasn't because of me when I read you took that one too!!!! :-)
Hope you will enjoy that one too.


message 6: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Ha Ha Ha !!!
Lolz !
Thats the way to go Jeane :)



message 7: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Its only for the good of you Fiona. Thats the only way we can persuade you to read Evans.


message 8: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
fiona, I am only enriching your life:-))))))


message 9: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Oh yes, for sure. That is the best recipy for body and mind I think!


message 10: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Absolutely.


message 11: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Happy girl? ;-)

I think atishay and me, we get so into the posts we might forget we are the moderators and not only have to enjoy it...hehe


message 12: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Moderator?
Who is the moderator?


message 13: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
we are Atishay, but we are sometimes too involved and enthousiastic to remember:-) But better like this than not enthousiasm at all! And there is miss Fiona, so she will put her nose in our business and make sure we are put back on track!


message 14: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
A boss can't give himself the sack!!! Only of course if he is fed up... :-))))


message 15: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
No sacks please! Its recession already! :P
Yeah, you're right Jeane. I think we forget because Fiona gives us such a hard time, first we have to convince her to read Evans's book and then coerce her to read another one. Of course that gives us much to rant about Evans and praise his writing, which we love to do.


message 16: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
hehe


message 17: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo, Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo, I'm not finding time to read The Loop and the worst part is I can see it sitting right in front of me and I can't touch it :(


message 18: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments I started The Loop last night. Atishay, let me know your progress on it. I am only about 25 pages into it, started it right before going to sleep.


message 19: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
I'm some 100 pages into it. Glad to know you finally started it. :)
Did you like the opning lines? About that whole death thing leaving its marks in the soil etc etc? I loved it just as I loved the opening of Horse Whisperer ! I think Horse Whsiperer started something like 'There would be death at its beginning and death at its end...'.


message 20: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Com'on you two!!!! have that book with you aherever you go and even one minutes readings will help!!!! Just put an alarm for that one minute!


message 21: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Yes, Atishay, I did like the beginning. I'm on p. 65 now and getting ready to go read some tonight. I think I can safely say at this point that I have fallen in love with Nicholas Evans' style of writing. His detailed descriptions don't seem overdone at all, nothing tedious about them like some writers who try to do it. It's like every word of his flows so perfectly that you want to scoop it all up or wrap yourself inside of it.

Jeane, you are so right on with your advice about keeping the book with us. I went out of town today and took it just in case I got stranded (not much of a chance of that, but one never knows) or had any chance at all to read it.

Now, for my great big wonderful news today. The reason I went out of town was to meet my daughter and son-in-law for lunch (only 40 minutes away). They gave me the fantastic news that my daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild. Yipeeeeeeeeeeee!


message 22: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Whoa ! Hearty Congratulations Kathy ! I know you'll make a terrific granny :)
And Jeane, you're so right about taking out The Loop everytime we are going out. But then, I've been taking it out with me everytime but still I'm dead stuck on somewhere around 100 pages. Today, I'm gonna spring myself out of this deadlock, once and for all.


message 23: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "Yes, Atishay, I did like the beginning. I'm on p. 65 now and getting ready to go read some tonight. I think I can safely say at this point that I have fallen in love with Nicholas Evans' style of..."

Congratulations!!!! Happy for you and also happy for me that you fell in love with Evans' writing style!!!! And the good thing is that there are more books of him!!!
Hey Kathy, maybe you can give your daughter The horse whisperer as a present when she is in the stage that all she can do most of the day is sitting down!!!!


message 24: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay wrote: "Whoa ! Hearty Congratulations Kathy ! I know you'll make a terrific granny :)
And Jeane, you're so right about taking out The Loop everytime we are going out. But then, I've been taking it out wit..."


Did you manage Atishay? That is why I plan a whole day of when I start reading his books. I drift away from this world when starting to read his books and if I would have to do other things that day...well I wouldn't realize in time.


message 25: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
But Fiona, it would be egoistic if I would keep all the good to myself and not let it reach other people... :-) (that was such a prefabricated sentence that I just wrote....).


message 26: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Thank you Atishay, Jeane, and Fiona for your congratulations on my new grandmother-to-be status. I think we're going to go with Gram or Grammy for my title. My daughter and her husband have legal custody of his niece and are raising her, too, and she has started calling me Gram. I, of course, love her dearly and will love her right along with my new grandchild. I'm just so excited that my baby is having a baby, and I will get to experience the whole process from pregnancy to birth and so on with her.

Atishay, I hope you are doing better than I am with The Loop. I am going to get some reading time in this afternoon for sure. I will, I will, I will.


message 27: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
I did, I did, I did !!!
I sprung out of my deadlock and read ONE page in bed, right before falling off to sleep (I was so tired :( ). How much did you read Kathy ?


message 28: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
And Gram sounds so nice Kathy, please do wish your daughter heartiest congratulations from all of us. And yeah, Horse Whisperer would make such a nice present as Jeane said. ;)




message 29: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Whats up Doc ?!
An apt reply Jeane, keep it up :D



message 30: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments LOL, Atishay! One page. With 500 pages and you've read 100, oops, 101 pages, you should finish by which year? Ha,ha. I managed to read 20 pages, but not nearly what I had hoped to. I fell asleep early, damn it. Someday someone in my family is going to take a picture of me after I've dropped off to sleep before I've actually settled down to do so. I will be sitting propped up in bed with a book on my lap, head lolled over to the side with drool gracing the side of my mouth. Isn't that a lovely visual? I am really going to try and get some serious reading done this weekend.

I rather like "Gram," too. It sometimes gets turned to "Grammy," but I like that, too, even though I'm not getting a music award. Keeping true to my book loving nature, I gave my daughter a basket full of books on pregnancy yesterday. I included one for her husband entitled My Boys Can Swim, thought he would get a kick out of that. I, also, included a book on a new baby coming into the house for Journie and a fiction book for her, too. I think I've mentioned Journie before. She is my son-in-law's niece that they have legal guardianship for and are trying to get full legal custody. My daughter and her husband are raising this wonderful 7-yr.-old whom I love dearly and consider a grandchild, too. I am just especially excited over my baby having her own baby and getting to see the whole process, from beginning to birth.


message 31: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay wrote: "I did, I did, I did !!!
I sprung out of my deadlock and read ONE page in bed, right before falling off to sleep (I was so tired :( ). How much did you read Kathy ?"


Yahoo!!! Great. Nice last thought before falling asleep:-)


message 32: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "LOL, Atishay! One page. With 500 pages and you've read 100, oops, 101 pages, you should finish by which year? Ha,ha. I managed to read 20 pages, but not nearly what I had hoped to. I fell asle..."

How great Kathy!!!! I have never heard of anybody giving a basket with book for a pregnancy but I love the idea!!!!! Enjoy Grammy!!!! I recently found a way to have more to talk about to ...okay the girlfriend of my boyfriend's brother. She is I think like a year old or two maybe she just has the same age) and she has more to talk about with the sister of my boyfriend. She is really nice but I never managed to really have a loooong conversation. But since my last long period in Italy at my boyfriend's place, we saw more of each other and she gave me a wonderful book for my birthday. Before coming to Ireland I recommended her a book i was reading and she loved it. Now every mail we write to each other, there is at least something about books in!!!!


message 33: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Yeah you're right. All of you. I ought to read more, more and more. I'm planning to read a lot tomorrow as its gonna be a half day at the uni.


message 34: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Wow Kathy! A basket of books. It would be the greatest gift anyone could give me ! You deserve a Grammy !




message 35: by Atishay, The Brave (last edited Jan 16, 2009 11:55AM) (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Nice to see that you got a nice friend to talk to about books Jeane. Isn't it wonderful when books unite people so well?


message 36: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Of course, anytime that I can find an excuse to give my children books, I do. With the books I included a heart-shaped dish filled with dark chocolate Hershey kisses (my daughter loved that extra touch).

And, the good news is, Atishay, that you don't have to wait for someone else to give you a basket of books. For Christmas each year, I give myself a big ole bag of books, putting the giant sized bag beside the Christmas tree and going through it Christmas like I'd never seen them before.

Jeane, it is indeed nice to have a friend who likes to talk books. I must say, if I haven't already said it, that I am so jealous of you, Italy and now Ireland. I will live vicariously through you.

Fiona, keep cracking that whip. If Atishay starts reading more on The Loop, it will get me moving more on it, too. It's not that it isn't a great read, life has just conspired against my reading time lately.


message 37: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay wrote: "Nice to see that you got a nice friend to talk to about books Jeane. Isn't it wonderful when books unite people so well?"

I wish I had more like that! Most like books but just norma;. She is as crazy as me. Okay, no. She is almost as crazy as me.


message 38: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Lolz Kathy ! You are a real book freak, giving yourself Christmas presents in that way. Guess what, you're pretty much like me! I myself presented myself with some books on my birthday. I was so joyous then !

I don't think anyone can be as crazy as us about books, Jeane! But you're way better off than me! The only people as crazy as me or maybe more and the ones I can talk to so enthusiastically about books is you guys on GR (And it more than makes up :) !!) Sure, people like books but there is a huge lot of difference between loving and liking, isn't it?




message 39: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Atishay, you have to know it was one of the requirements to become my penpal years ago when I started writing people abroad. So I was especially looking to write with foreign people who were crazy about books!!!!! :-) And she fulfilled many of those: book crazy, italian, loves languages, museums, art, buying-reading and talking about books, travelling............


message 40: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
And I can always buy books as presents for her!!!!1


message 41: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
That's so cool really, Jeane! It's hard to really find someone like that! So absolutely compatible!


message 42: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
I did some significant reading last night. I'm on page 214 now :)
You're on Kathy !



message 43: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Atishay, I'm right on your tail, buddy. I fought to stay awake last night, but I finally succumbed to sleep on page 200. The book certainly didn't put me to sleep, just really tired. I'm enjoying The Loop as much as the first two I read. I have a few things going on today, but I plan on getting back to reading either late this afternoon or tonight. I would love to get in another 100 pages, but that is probably wishful thinking today. So, the race is on, Atishay. Who will reach p. 300 first?




message 44: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
You're on Kathy! 300 it is ;)


message 45: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Fiona, these two didn't find time to read. Not that they did again, they are tring to read more than the other! Crazy ones....:-)


message 46: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Yes, crazy, crazy for Nicholas Evans. (Runs around holding The Loop above her head, shouting 300, 300, 300.) See what has happened to me, Fiona. Jeane and Atishay have me stark-raving mad. Well, okay, I can't really give them credit for that, but they are enabling my craziness. Do you feel yourself slipping away, Fiona? Watch out! Now, I have to get back to reading and taking care of my daughter's (yes, my pregnant daughter) pregnant pug. The pug is due around Valentine's Day. My daughter and her husband are going out of town this week, if my poor daughter can't stop throwing up enough to make the trip.


message 47: by Atishay, The Brave (new)

Atishay | 229 comments Mod
Wow, Valentine's Day is pretty near, do tell us whether it was a boy or a girl Kathy. And yeah, I didn't notice that the edition i was reading was the hardcover one that has 434 pages, not 500. And I'm on 235. Where art thou?


message 48: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments I'm on page 322, so with 544 pages in the book, I have 222 more pages to go. With your book, you have 199 more pages to go. It looks like we are about in the same place. I'm at the place where Buck has gone to see Lovelace. That won't spoil it for anyone, but maybe we could do a spoiler thread when we finish and discuss some things about the book.

Oh, and just to be clear, it's the pug that's due on Valentine's Day, not my daughter. She's not due until September. I'm not sure I made that clear in my previous post. We don't know how big a litter Lucy will have. It could be anywhere from one to six puppies.

Happy reading, Atishay. I'm hoping to get some good reading time in today as I babysit the pug.


message 49: by Kathy (new)

Kathy  (readr4ever) | 136 comments Fiona wrote: "Aw, baby pugs. Send us pictures if you can. (Of the pugs!)

Will you keep the puppies?"


I will be sure and send pictures. My daughter and her husband will probably sell all of the puppies. They had originally planned on breeding the dogs, so I'm guessing that they will sell the pups. I'm going to have a hard time resisting them, but I have a dog now (part Blue Heeler) and not sure I want to take on another one. My husband says our next dog will be a hunting dog, German Short Hair, for him, so we will see. I'm just such a sucker for puppies.


message 50: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 216 comments Mod
Fiona, you should have come here. They were unexpected puppies here, Huskies. So adorable but if you come and live in a place without knowing there are two adult Huskies in the garden and then two weeks later they tell us that in another two weeks the female will probably get eight pups......surprises in this place never seem to end!!!!


Kathy, the one who wins reading can for sure start a discussion about the book!!!! If we mention that there are spoilers in there nobody will read about it before enjoying the unknwon treasure.


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