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Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Hi
Nancy,




I'm
glad
you
had
a
wonderful
time
with
your
friend
DeeI
had
hoped
to
have
all
my
messages
caught
up
before
you
got
back
so
I
was
surprised
to
see
that
you
had
already
responded.  I take it you drove to
Philadelphia.  Sorry to hear you got lost.  I hope you
weren't lost for long.



I love flower shows.  Every year my husband and I
make it a point to visit the flower building at the state
fair.  They have some of the most beautiful arrangements. 
I've always wanted to go to Holland, Michigan for the tulip
festival.  How is your orchid doing?  I would kill it for
sure.  I'm okay with plants outdoors but I've never been able
to keep one alive indoors so I don't even try anymore.



If "Jewel in the Crown" wasn't making any
sense to you it's good that you put it down.  As my friend Edie
is always telling me life is too short to continue reading a book
you don't enjoy and there are too many good ones out there.  At
least you are enjoying "The Uncommon Reader".  Please
continue the tractor book as the ending may surprise you.  You
can tell me the end because I doubt I would ever read it.



Hoping to get some reading in tomorrow if I can keep my
messages caught up.  On my way to the movies in a little while
with my girlfriend Barb.  Going to see "The Other Boleyn
Girl".  Talk to you soon.



Janese



I'm
almost
finished
with
the
Tractor
bookThings
do
get
better
toward
the
endJustice
does
prevail, as
they
sayI'm
also
almost
finished
with "The
Uncommon
Reader".  This
is
going
to
give
me
some "free"
reading
time
between
discussionsI
bought
a
book
a
while
ago
called "Generations".  I
don't
remember
when
I
learned
about
the
different
generations: Silent
generation, Baby
Bookers, Millenials,
etc., but
I
really
enjoyed
trying
to
understand
the
difference
between
usEach
generation
is
created
differently
by
the
events
they
live
through, like
WWII, Kennedy's
death, 9/11There
are "only"
425
pages, the
print
is
small
and
the
book
is
largeI'm
going
to
attack
this
like
a
class: taking
notes, reviewing,
etcI
am
really
looking
forward
to
it.



I
might
also
try
to
read
one
of
my
light
books
from
my
book
list, tooGet
as
much
reading
in
as
I
can
before
my
f2f
book
group
meets
on
the
17th
and
I'll
have
another
book
to
read!



How
was "The
Other
Boleyn
Girl"?  A
friend
of
mine
read
the
book
and
enjoyed
it
very
much.



Nancy

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

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Janese, I
had
a
wonderful
time
in
Philadelphia - once
I
got
thereFor
some
reason, I
always
get
lost
on
my
way
to
PhiladelphiaNever
on
my
way
homeMy
friend, Dee, and
I
talked
for
hoursI
need
to
get
her
onto
Yahoo
IM
so
we
can
chat.



The
flower
show
was
exquisiteSuch
beautiful
arrangements
and
shocks
of
colorsI
found
myself
smiling
as
soon
as
I
walked
in
the
doorWe
listened
to
a
lecture
about
orchids, then
decided
to
buy
oneI've
never
owned
an
orchid
in
my
lifeIt's
like
having
a
brand
new
baby
in
the
house: I'm
so
afraid
I'm
going
to
kill
it!



I
drove
home
yesterday, cutting
my
visit
short
by
one
day
because
the
weather
was
going
to
be
horrid
todayI'm
real
tired, but
don't
have
anything
planned
today
because
our
TOPS
meeting
has
been
canceledI
have
a
fibromyalgia
support
group
to
attend
this
afternoon, but
I
bet
that's
going
to
be
canceled
as
well.



I've
given
up
on "
Jewel
in
the
Crown
".  It
just
stopped
making
sense
to
meI've
now
started
reading "
The
Uncommon
Reader
" by
Alan
Bennett, which
has
turned
out
to
be
delightfulI
highly
recommend
it
to
all
readersIt's
the
story
of
the
British
queen
learning
to
read
and
appreciate
booksQuite
insightfulMy
f2f
book
group
meets
on
March
17th
at
which
time
I
will
have
finished
the
Tractor
bookI
will
tell
them
my
opinion
unless
it
gets
betterBut
right
now
I'm
so
afraid
for
the
old
man
that
I
don't
want
to
read
it
anymore.



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I'm
glad
you
had
a
wonderful
time
with
your
friend
DeeI
had
hoped
to
have
all
my
messages
caught
up
before
you
got
back
so
I
was
surprised
to
see
that
you
had
already
responded.  I take it you drove to
Philadelphia.  Sorry to hear you got lost.  I hope you
weren't lost for long.



I love flower shows.  Every year my husband and I
make it a point to visit the flower building at the state
fair.  They have some of the most beautiful arrangements. 
I've always wanted to go to Holland, Michigan for the tulip
festival.  How is your orchid doing?  I would kill it for
sure.  I'm okay with plants outdoors but I've never been able
to keep one alive indoors so I don't even try anymore.



If "Jewel in the Crown" wasn't making any
sense to you it's good that you put it down.  As my friend Edie
is always telling me life is too short to continue reading a book
you don't enjoy and there are too many good ones out there.  At
least you are enjoying "The Uncommon Reader".  Please
continue the tractor book as the ending may surprise you.  You
can tell me the end because I doubt I would ever read it.



Hoping to get some reading in tomorrow if I can keep my
messages caught up.  On my way to the movies in a little while
with my girlfriend Barb.  Going to see "The Other Boleyn
Girl".  Talk to you soon.



Janese

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9603 of 9,618 (2,816 Views)
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I
read "More

Reading

s
from
One
Man's
Wilderness" from
Dick
Proenneke & the
Natl
Park
Service
for
inspiration
almost
every
dayHe
lived
in
Alaska
for
over
30
years & was
almost
self
sufficientHe
LOVED
his
life
in
what
is
now
Lake
Clark
Natl
ParkNot
an
exciting
read
but
his
outlook
on
life
cheers
me.






Hi
Heidi,





Still
catching
up
on
messagesI've
never
heard
of
that
book
but
it
sounds
like
a
good
oneAll
books
don't
have
to
be
exciting
reads
to
give
a
good
impressionSpeaking
of
Alaska, my
girlfriend
and
I
are
seeing
a
movie
this
afternoon
at
the
show
and
then
we'll
come
home
for
dinnerThen
we
usually
watch
a
movie
that
I
rented
from
Netflix
and
the
movie
we
should
be
watching
today
is "Into
the
Wild" which
is
about
the
college
student
who
gave
up
all
his
possessions, gave
all
his
money
to
charity
and
hitchhiked
to
Alaska
to
live
in
the
wildernessShould
be
a
good
oneIt
was
directed
by
Sean
Penn






Janese


Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9604 of 9,618 (2,819 Views)
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Hi
Nancy,




Hope
you
had
a
great
time
in
PhilidelphiaSounded
like
a
very
relaxing
time
catching
up
with
your
friendDid
you
enjoy
the
flower
show?




How
is
the
novella "An
Uncommon
Reader"?  I'm
still
reading "Reading
Lolita
in
Tehran".  I
haven't
been
reading
much
latelyBusy
answering
messages
and
I
got
involved
in
a
jigsaw
puzzle
which
I
happened
to
finish
tonightI
hope
to
do
a
little
reading
before
bed
tonightJust
want
to
answer
a
few
messages.  Did you finish "Jewel
in the Crown".  I don't know if I could finish a book in
time for a discussion.  Then again maybe I'd be more inclined
to read a little faster.  Who told you the "Tractor"
book was going to be funny?  Did you tell them what you
thought?  I hope that Albanian woman got what was coming to her.



Talk to you soon.  I'm going to answer a couple
more messages and than go read a bit.



Janese



Janese, I
had
a
wonderful
time
in
Philadelphia - once
I
got
thereFor
some
reason, I
always
get
lost
on
my
way
to
PhiladelphiaNever
on
my
way
homeMy
friend, Dee, and
I
talked
for
hoursI
need
to
get
her
onto
Yahoo
IM
so
we
can
chat.



The
flower
show
was
exquisiteSuch
beautiful
arrangements
and
shocks
of
colorsI
found
myself
smiling
as
soon
as
I
walked
in
the
doorWe
listened
to
a
lecture
about
orchids, then
decided
to
buy
oneI've
never
owned
an
orchid
in
my
lifeIt's
like
having
a
brand
new
baby
in
the
house: I'm
so
afraid
I'm
going
to
kill
it!



I
drove
home
yesterday, cutting
my
visit
short
by
one
day
because
the
weather
was
going
to
be
horrid
todayI'm
real
tired, but
don't
have
anything
planned
today
because
our
TOPS
meeting
has
been
canceledI
have
a
fibromyalgia
support
group
to
attend
this
afternoon, but
I
bet
that's
going
to
be
canceled
as
well.



I've
given
up
on "
Jewel
in
the
Crown
".  It
just
stopped
making
sense
to
meI've
now
started
reading "
The
Uncommon
Reader
" by
Alan
Bennett, which
has
turned
out
to
be
delightfulI
highly
recommend
it
to
all
readersIt's
the
story
of
the
British
queen
learning
to
read
and
appreciate
booksQuite
insightfulMy
f2f
book
group
meets
on
March
17th
at
which
time
I
will
have
finished
the
Tractor
bookI
will
tell
them
my
opinion
unless
it
gets
betterBut
right
now
I'm
so
afraid
for
the
old
man
that
I
don't
want
to
read
it
anymore.



Nancy

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9605 of 9,618 (2,827 Views)
In Response to post:


I
was
told
the "Tractor" book
was
funnyIt
isn'tIt's
sadIt's
about
an
85-year
old
man
who
is "used"
by
a
35-year
old
Albanian
woman
to
get
citizenship
in
EnglandShe
uses
her
feminine
wiles
to
convince
him
to
marry
herShe's
a
witch
and
I
hope
she
gets
punished
at
the
end
of
the
book.


"Jewel
in
the
Crown" is
very
slow
reading
and
if
I
didn't
have
the
SeniorNet
discussion
to
read, I
probably
would
have
put
the
book
down
weeks
ago.



I
got
my
newest
book
from
Amazon
todayIt's
"An
Uncommon
Reader" and
is
a "novella". 
Senior

Net
will
be
discussing
it
beginning
March
1stI'm
going
to
Philadelphia
for
the
Flower
Show
for
the
next
four
daysI'm
leaving
tomorrow
and
taking
all
my
books
with
meI'm
visiting
a
friend
whom
I
haven't
seen
in
three
yearsWe
don't
plan
on
doing
much
except
lounging
around
and
talkingWe'll
go
to
the
Flower
Show
Monday
and
I'll
head
back
home
Tuesday.



I
asked
on
the
old
site, but
I'll
ask
here, tooHave
you
found
a
way
to
receive
an
e-mail
message
when
someone
posts
a
message
to
one
of "your"
groups?


'Til
Wednesday,



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




Hope
you
had
a
great
time
in
PhilidelphiaSounded
like
a
very
relaxing
time
catching
up
with
your
friendDid
you
enjoy
the
flower
show?




How
is
the
novella "An
Uncommon
Reader"?  I'm
still
reading "Reading
Lolita
in
Tehran".  I
haven't
been
reading
much
latelyBusy
answering
messages
and
I
got
involved
in
a
jigsaw
puzzle
which
I
happened
to
finish
tonightI
hope
to
do
a
little
reading
before
bed
tonightJust
want
to
answer
a
few
messages.  Did you finish "Jewel
in the Crown".  I don't know if I could finish a book in
time for a discussion.  Then again maybe I'd be more inclined
to read a little faster.  Who told you the "Tractor"
book was going to be funny?  Did you tell them what you
thought?  I hope that Albanian woman got what was coming to her.



Talk to you soon.  I'm going to answer a couple
more messages and than go read a bit.



Janese

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9606 of 9,618 (2,821 Views)
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Hi, All............




I'm
almost
finished
with
the
final
Harry
Potter
bookI
have
enjoyed
them
all, and
my
mind
is
captivated
by
the
imagination
and
talents
of
J.K. Rowling
I've
not
cared
for
some
of
her
more
recent 'revelations'
about
some
of
the
characters, but
what's
in
her
mind
fascinates
meI
wonder
what
she
will
come
up
with
next!




Maggie


 




Hi
Maggie,




I
started
reading
the
Harry
Potter
books
a
few
years
backI
think
I
read
about
4
of
them
and
then
I
got
to
page
75
in
the
5th
one
and
gave
upI
have
seen
and
do
own
all
of
the
movies
so
far
and
I
did
enjoy
them
immenselyLooking
forward
to
the
next
movieI
believe
there
are
seven
in
all.




Janese

Trusted Social Butterfly
Posts: 1,562
Registered: ‎02-01-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9607 of 9,618 (2,828 Views)
In Response to What's everyone reading?
:



Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese





I
read "More

Reading

s
from
One
Man's
Wilderness" from
Dick
Proenneke & the
Natl
Park
Service
for
inspiration
almost
every
dayHe
lived
in
Alaska
for
over
30
years & was
almost
self
sufficientHe
LOVED
his
life
in
what
is
now
Lake
Clark
Natl
ParkNot
an
exciting
read
but
his
outlook
on
life
cheers
me.



vita umbratilis
Highlighted
Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 1,929
Registered: ‎02-12-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9608 of 9,618 (2,836 Views)
In Response to What's everyone reading?
:



Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese




Hi, All............




I'm
almost
finished
with
the
final
Harry
Potter
bookI
have
enjoyed
them
all, and
my
mind
is
captivated
by
the
imagination
and
talents
of
J.K. Rowling
I've
not
cared
for
some
of
her
more
recent 'revelations'
about
some
of
the
characters, but
what's
in
her
mind
fascinates
meI
wonder
what
she
will
come
up
with
next!




Maggie


 

Gold Conversationalist
Posts: 496
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9609 of 9,618 (7,240 Views)
In Response to post:



Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese



I
was
told
the "Tractor" book
was
funnyIt
isn'tIt's
sadIt's
about
an
85-year
old
man
who
is "used"
by
a
35-year
old
Albanian
woman
to
get
citizenship
in
EnglandShe
uses
her
feminine
wiles
to
convince
him
to
marry
herShe's
a
witch
and
I
hope
she
gets
punished
at
the
end
of
the
book.


"Jewel
in
the
Crown" is
very
slow
reading
and
if
I
didn't
have
the
SeniorNet
discussion
to
read, I
probably
would
have
put
the
book
down
weeks
ago.



I
got
my
newest
book
from
Amazon
todayIt's
"An
Uncommon
Reader" and
is
a "novella". 
Senior

Net
will
be
discussing
it
beginning
March
1stI'm
going
to
Philadelphia
for
the
Flower
Show
for
the
next
four
daysI'm
leaving
tomorrow
and
taking
all
my
books
with
meI'm
visiting
a
friend
whom
I
haven't
seen
in
three
yearsWe
don't
plan
on
doing
much
except
lounging
around
and
talkingWe'll
go
to
the
Flower
Show
Monday
and
I'll
head
back
home
Tuesday.



I
asked
on
the
old
site, but
I'll
ask
here, tooHave
you
found
a
way
to
receive
an
e-mail
message
when
someone
posts
a
message
to
one
of "your"
groups?


'Til
Wednesday,



Nancy

Social Butterfly
Posts: 11,090
Registered: ‎02-15-2008

re: What's everyone reading?

Message 9610 of 9,618 (7,242 Views)
In Response to post:


I'm
currently
reading
two
books - both
for
discussion
groupsI'm
reading
and
discussing

Jewel
in
the
Crown

by
Paul
Scott
for
a
discussion
on
SeniorNetI'm
also
reading

A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian

by
Marine
Lewycka
for
my
f2f
groupIt
was
nominated
for
a
Man
Booker
prize.



I'm
also
trying
to
keep
up
with
the
Arthritis
Today, AARP
and
Readers' Digest
magazines
that
come
in
each
monthOh
yes, and
the
daily
newspaperAnd
I
wonder
why
I
don't
have
time
for
anything
else!



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese