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by ejays17
Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:06 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: May 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 231
Views: 11954

[quote=""Chatterbox""]I really loved Ibbtson's books, though I wouldn't have called them YA. More sort of classic romances featuring quirky heroines. There are about four others, in addition to her childrens' books. Sarah's Key was also good, though a bit too coincidental re plot twists. I wish they...
by ejays17
Sun May 17th, 2009, 5:45 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 117937

That's xcellent news about your son! It's always exciting when your child has a first "something" at sports.

For me today, we bought our first items of furniture for our new house! And we saw a couple of options for a new bed as well, but need to remeasure the bedroom to make sure they fit.
by ejays17
Sat May 16th, 2009, 10:11 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: May 2009: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 231
Views: 11954

A Countess Below Stairs - Eva Ibbotson, YA fiction set just after the end of WW1. Was recommended on another board I belong to, and so far is up to expectations.
The copy I have is a re-release, and is a card-carrying member of the "headless Ladies" brigade. :)
by ejays17
Sat May 9th, 2009, 7:31 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Ejays17 list 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

May 2009 The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie The Reformed Vampires Support Group - Catherine Jinks (quite a bit different to the "Twilight"-version of vampires :D ) Summer's Day - Mary Bell The Serendipity Shop - Dorita Fairlie Bruce The Countess Below Stairs - Eva Ibbotson The Morning Gift - Eva Ib...
by ejays17
Wed May 6th, 2009, 1:22 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 195252

Saw Wolverine tonight - thoroughly enjoyed it (part of the fun was playing "spot the Aussie actor in small supporting roles" :) ). The SLOC was a bit grumpy as he's a big fan of the comics & they'd "played around" with the established comic backstory/s according to him. Next week is "Star Trek", whi...
by ejays17
Sun May 3rd, 2009, 7:13 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 1167

I'd say go for it! These opportunities don't come along all that often, and like the other's have said - the teeth will still be there in a week... :p If it's your own practice, let your patients know that you're unavailable for a week, and get a locum in for the emergencies. If it's not, surely you...
by ejays17
Thu April 23rd, 2009, 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: School books that did for you?
Replies: 44
Views: 3231

We were supposed to read Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness in my final year of High School (the over-arching "theme" for English that year was change) but with one thing and another - coupled with the fact that the teacher didn't like Science Fiction - we never got around to actually studyin...
by ejays17
Mon April 20th, 2009, 11:14 am
Forum: By Country/Continent
Topic: England - Multiple Time Periods
Replies: 13
Views: 4795

I like time-sweeps because they give me an introduction to various points of history that I may not have read about before. I know that reading Rthuerfurd's London piqued my interest in teh Regency period, where before my interest stopped at about Elizabeth I. But I also agree with the comments that...
by ejays17
Sun April 12th, 2009, 7:54 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2009
Topic: Ejays17 list 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

April 2009 Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford - Julia Fox (nf) The Marsh-King's Daughter - Elizabeth Chadwick The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer (reread) The Big Book of Bad Guys - ed. (nf) The Luxe - Amanda Goodberg(?) (fairly dreadful, I've been reading it at ...
by ejays17
Sun April 12th, 2009, 7:43 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Very literal book covers
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Mine were 'Catcher in the Rye' and the 'Foundation' Trilogy. Thanks for sharing, made my afternoon brighter!

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