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by Leyland
Thu January 26th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Jaywalking
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

Saw the following on my niece's Facebook status last night:

The definition of crosswalk is two white lines that make you feel magically invincible!
by Leyland
Thu January 26th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2012
Replies: 161
Views: 9423

[quote=""Vanessa""]Is it scary? The reviews say it is.[/quote] Base Spirits is definitely a ghost story containing violent elements - which is how Ruth Barrett pulls the contemporary and historical storylines together. It was an interesting and well written story.
by Leyland
Wed January 25th, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2012
Replies: 161
Views: 9423

[quote=""Vanessa""]I know Calverley but haven't heard about the above. I'm intrigued now![/quote] Thanks for clarifying the area! I think I meant Leeds near York since the book describes the distance at 30 miles or so. I'm familiar with a different branch of Calverley family history, so I was intrig...
by Leyland
Wed January 25th, 2012, 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2012
Replies: 161
Views: 9423

A Kindle freebie, Base Spirits, by Ruth Barrett. I'm not enjoying the contemporary storyline as much as the storyline set in 1605, which features actual events surrounding family murders at Calverley Old Hall near Leeds in York.
by Leyland
Tue January 24th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193724

Underworld:Awakening last Friday. Stephen Rea is always a favorite for me!! The storyline was extremely interesting/surprising and not just more of the same when compared to the first Underworld and then Evolution, which all follow a future sequence of events (versus Rise of the Lycans).
by Leyland
Tue January 24th, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Jaywalking
Replies: 21
Views: 1203

I moved from Florida to San Diego many moons ago for only a year and almost killed quite a few legal non-jaywalkers crossing at proper pedestrian areas! I had been used to very defensive jaywalkers who knew they were in the wrong versus folks crossing properly at crosswalks that quite frankly need M...
by Leyland
Wed January 11th, 2012, 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebook freebies and deals 2012
Replies: 321
Views: 24842

[quote=""MLE""]Thanks for this thread! I just bought The Moghul by Thomas Hoover. It was published by Doubleday in 1983, when I was too buried in babies and llamas to notice, but it has been republished in Kindle edition (by the author, I hope--he deserves it) and it is turning out to be a great rea...
by Leyland
Wed December 28th, 2011, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8598

I read The Doctor and the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell while I was home for the holidays. The story was interesting as it was inspired by the author's ex-husband's great-grandmother's life story. The main characters are rather gritty and flawed but eventually predictable in what I thought was primaril...
by Leyland
Tue December 20th, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193724

We saw the animated Arthur Christmas this past Saturday and absolutely loved it. Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Ashley S Jensen and Bill Nighy are the voices for the main characters and their personalities provide a perfect blend with the animated artistry. I laughed so much! The movie is...
by Leyland
Wed December 14th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? December 2011
Replies: 134
Views: 8598

I'm 10% into a free Kindle download of Roberta Gellis' The English Heiress and enjoying it so far. It reminds me a bit of Jane Aiken Hodge's novels set in France and England.

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