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lakesidecallas
Feb 2, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
This forum was automatically created when I created my cubit. We can keep this forum around, or I can delete it and create other ones.
BookerC1
Feb 3, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
OK, I found it and joined. Hoping everyone makes it over here!

Angie
lakesidecallas
Feb 3, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hi Angie!
Hurray! Glad you made it.
I felt bad about leaving our old cubit too, but since our reading thread is so active we really need an administrator that's going to be around. I guess jadajoy was going to school or something (I might have gotten that wrong)
Imagesheryl
Feb 3, 2011 7:10 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Guess I should go ahead and post a link, huh?
Imageirisarian
Feb 3, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Definately keep a link so occasional people can find this one. With luck the older one can stay around, but we need to talk books. Champlain is interesting but as a heavy paper back it hurts my shoulder to hold. No, I am not switching to new types of readers. I have enough trouble with a computer. Back to champlain, I didn't know that he originally was a sailor.

When I bought my new computer books for windos 7, I noticed ' The Guernsey Literary & Potato Pell Pie Society' on sale as well. I was amused when I read it before & then passed it along to a friend. So bought it, read it again & packed it away for a relative for next Christmas. It sort of grows on you & Champlain has gone to Spain.
Imageherbie43
Feb 4, 2011 2:56 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
o.k. i'm here and good morning everyone
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagesheryl
Feb 4, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
G'mornin'!
lakesidecallas
Feb 4, 2011 7:54 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Morning! Your baby photos are so cute! She looks a little like a conehead in that one....

Time for me to head to bed for a few hours...
Imageirisarian
Feb 4, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I don't need any books about snow. Notice: this is a complaint. Should do some work with my computer books. Even the e-mail works a bit differently.
BookerC1
Feb 4, 2011 5:10 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
Susan, yes, Jada is working on a masters degree in library science. She probably doesn't have much time for reading for fun at the moment. Hopefully once things slow down for her, she'll jump back in with our discussions!

So far The Book Thief has been a very unusual book. I haven't decided if the narrator is Death, or just some unnamed entity that collects the souls of people as they die. The book is about his observations of a little girl that he calls the Book Thief, as he encounters her various times throughout her life. I'm maybe 50 pages into it, and I'm starting to get used to the really unusual word combinations and phrasing of it. The descriptions he uses are just so unexpected!

Still picking away at Twins too, but losing interest. He talks a lot more about his own development as a composer, and all the different teachers and experiences he had as he pursued his interest in music, than he does about how it all relates to his twin sister. It just rambles a lot, and I feel could use more focus. The point was supposed to be how his life was impacted by having a twin sister who was suddenly removed from the family and institutionalized at age 8, and how his family was so secretive and refused to discuss it. Parts of it are very enlightening, but then you hit a long stretch where he just wants to talk about how different historical composers have influenced his work. Maybe it would be more meaningful to me if I had much of a frame of reference for all the musicians he talks about.

lakesidecallas
Feb 4, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
The Book Thief sounds pretty interesting- I think I'll add that to my list!

Just so everyone knows, we do have a chat forum (this one) and a "what we are reading" forum. I made the two because I know some people don't like chat on the reading forum. I know I'm guilty!! *Blush*
Imagedaylily
Feb 6, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Mind if I join?

I used to get ideas on what to read on DG - but the forums there have really slacked off in the last year Whistling

I have difficulty reading regular books as my shoulders and upper arms are painful. I bought an iPad a few months ago, and was disappointed to see that the iPad software "iBooks" requires you to pay for books. I buy very few books, but I have a lot of library cards! I have access to several libraries and can usually find something at one of them if I am looking for it. I was talking to a librarian recently, and she told me how to check out "ePub" and "PDF" type books, and use on the iPad, by using Adobe Digital Editions. Problem has been that their is a waiting list a mile long on most books. And, they only have about 4000 books - including all kinds. A few of my favorite authors have a book or two on there. I am on a waiting list for about 10 books.

So far, I like using the iPad to read. I can blow up the text as big as I need to, and it's easier to hold than a "real" book.

I hope this forum takes off !!!

Juli
Imagedaylily
Feb 6, 2011 12:59 PM CST
By the way, have you put "tag" words on this cubit so that others can find it? I found it by looking in the "new cubits" area. I just looked for cubits with Book or Reading subjects and this cubit didn't come up.
Imageherbie43
Feb 6, 2011 12:59 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
i am sure this will work out great. by the way, has anyone heard from jay. i thnk his screen name was donkey jay. am i right??

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
Imagesheryl
Feb 6, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
ROFL.... I *knew* that would be a question at some point.

Jay is a she, and she is currently in San Francisco, working at a Buddhist monastery.

But don't worry, when she comes back, she'll know. I dropped her a note to let her know of the change.

Juli, glad to see you!
lakesidecallas
Feb 6, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Oops, I didn't make any tags. I'll go work on that. Go Packers!
Imageherbie43
Feb 6, 2011 9:21 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
OMG i am so sorry.
Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .
lakesidecallas
Feb 6, 2011 11:03 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
This is how my day started...Thumb of 2011-02-07/lakesidecallas/9d14d6
Thumb of 2011-02-07/lakesidecallas/fa9d83
Thumb of 2011-02-07/lakesidecallas/1ff53b

And, it burned up my book! Crying Crying

Luckily my gh cat and rooster were not inside at the time. Usually the cat is in the gh that time of day, but today he decided to sleep inside. Whew!
Thumb of 2011-02-07/lakesidecallas/55b701
Imagepetralittledog
Feb 7, 2011 7:47 AM CST
Name: Greta DeRemus-Gibbs
Kansas
I am glad your cat & rooster were wise enough not to be in the greenhouse.
That is a beautiful cat.
Imageherbie43
Feb 7, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
what happened.?? i'm glad the animals were not hurt. you have some clean up job ahead of you.

Beautiful Souls like Frank leave lasting memories in the hearts of those he touched .

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