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by blueemerald
Mon February 15th, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quotes you love
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Quotes you love

When I first saw this thread, I thought how interesting and fun it will be. I'm sorry it has received modest participation- especially from myself. I have read so many things that have given me pause, delighted my fancy, tickled my funny bone and I've wanted to share! If only I could remember them l...
by blueemerald
Mon January 4th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

Re: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

I very much liked the novel. And even more so the mini-series. I thought it was well adapted and added explanations and texture that were absent in the book. Will be interesting to see what you think!
by blueemerald
Mon January 4th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?
Replies: 40
Views: 946

Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Good New Year all!

I just finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman. A surprisingly tender story of a curmudgeonly man's plodding-along life before, during and after the death of his beloved wife. But in his snarky plodding-along, much in him and others is affected.
by blueemerald
Fri October 23rd, 2015, 4:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: My name is
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: My name is

Welcome Gerri.
I hope you enjoy the forum!
by blueemerald
Tue October 20th, 2015, 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Most Annoying thing today
Replies: 1404
Views: 83501

Re: The Most Annoying thing today

Workmen are here in my home today replacing carpet. Prior to starting actual work, I walked with them through the carpet area, and reviewed the plan. They seemed surprised at a couple of the details. Hmmm. The details were clearly noted on the invoice. They did not have a work order that I could rev...
by blueemerald
Sat October 10th, 2015, 4:05 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Amazon goes Etsy?
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Amazon goes Etsy?

I'd like to read Amazon's mission statement and annual goals. "We will be everything to everybody at every second".
by blueemerald
Fri October 2nd, 2015, 6:09 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: On this day in 1915
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: On this day in 1915

Thank you for sharing such a personal bit. I am so glad for you that you have these memories/stories of your mom's life. Knowing the experiences of those who came before us adds a quality and connectedness within lives, me thinks.
Happy centennial to Emily's mom! Best wishes to you both~
by blueemerald
Mon September 28th, 2015, 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping 2015
Replies: 169
Views: 12308

Re: Book Shopping 2015

"The Warlord" by Malcolm Bosse (HF 1920s China)
"Under Heaven" and sequel "River of Stars" by Guy Gavriel Kay (alternative historical fantasy series set in Tang China)
"Palace of Heavenly Pleasure" and sequel "Emperor's Bones" by Adam Williams (HF China 1899 and 1920)
by blueemerald
Mon September 21st, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 98425

Re: Where Are You Now?

Madeleine wrote:Following Bill Bryson around the UK (currently in Wiltshire), and also in the most northerly part on the Uk, on the island of Unst.
I recently journeyed with Bill in Australia and England. Very much enjoyed his view.
by blueemerald
Tue September 8th, 2015, 8:42 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War by Jennifer Robson
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Somewhere in France: A Novel of the Great War by Jennifer Robson

I have this languishing on my Kindle somewhere. You might want to look at Over There by Thomas Fleming. Not wholly focused on the female role, but you will get a good look at it if my memory hasn't failed. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061090344/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20&linkCode=a...

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