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by AuntiePam
Sat January 24th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?
Replies: 259
Views: 13538

Recently finished Silverlock by John Myers Myers -- fantasy about a callow young man shipwrecked in The Commonwealth. He's rescued, gets turned into a pig by Circe, and meets characters from literature as he explores and matures. It was fun looking for the literary references, even though I probably...
by AuntiePam
Sun January 18th, 2009, 6:34 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193676

In the Valley of Elah , with Tommy Lee Jones, one of my favorite actors. If I'd known Paul Haggis directed it, I might not have bothered. Jones is excellent in it, but Haggis doesn't know subtle. I hated Crash too. Racism=bad. War=bad. Sigh. I'm about halfway through Miller's Crossing . The music i...
by AuntiePam
Sun January 18th, 2009, 6:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Suggestions for March's Book of the Month
Replies: 26
Views: 2095

I'll second Drood, if it'll be out by March. It's not released in the US yet.
by AuntiePam
Mon January 12th, 2009, 7:57 pm
Forum: America
Topic: Historical "westerns"
Replies: 20
Views: 4687

[quote=""lindymc""]Auntie Pam I noticed you mentioned Shane by Jack Schaefer. Have you read Schaefer's Monte Walsh - another great western. My husband read lots of westerns and one of his favorite authors was Elmer Kelton, lots of good stories with likeable characters.[/quote] I haven't. Thanks for ...
by AuntiePam
Sat January 10th, 2009, 9:40 pm
Forum: America
Topic: Historical "westerns"
Replies: 20
Views: 4687

Nope, you're not missing anything. There's no pioneer genre (or if there is I never see it mentioned), so I put Cather with westerns, which for me includes HF set in the American West (which includes the Great Plains), up to about 1920. I'd put Laura Ingalls Wilder's books there too. It's my own per...
by AuntiePam
Sat January 10th, 2009, 6:53 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193676

Today I'm watching In Bruges for the second time. It's dark but funny, and beautiful to look at. Bruges must be about the best preserved medieval city in Europe. How did it escape destruction in WWII? (I don't know anything about what happened in Belgium.)
by AuntiePam
Sat January 10th, 2009, 6:49 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?
Replies: 259
Views: 13538

Sometimes if I'm not enjoying a book (particularly one that's well written but just doesn't grab me) I adjust my expectations. That helped with Fingerpost . I stopped trying to figure out the mystery and that did the trick. Same with Strange & Norrell . I was disappointed that there wasn't more magi...
by AuntiePam
Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: AuntiePam's 2009 reads
Replies: 0
Views: 606

AuntiePam's 2009 reads

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith -- interesting premise ruined by a ridiculous twist and improbable character changes The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows Momma Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Marti...
by AuntiePam
Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?
Replies: 259
Views: 13538

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society -- epistolary novel about the German occupation of Guernsey during WWII. It's light and breezy but it has some meat. I liked it.
by AuntiePam
Wed January 7th, 2009, 3:41 am
Forum: Feature of the Month
Topic: January 2009: The Far Pavilions
Replies: 19
Views: 3038

I'd heard about this book for years but never got around to trying it. I bought a copy for the discussion here, but only managed about 200 pages. I like Kaye's descriptions and she moves the plot along nicely. I liked the characters I was supposed to like and didn't like the ones I wasn't supposed t...

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