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Forum: General Chat 5th Dec 2013, 23:44
Replies: 23
Views: 3,646
Posted By Maggie
Re: library thing

I did the same thing.....actually got all nerved up when the right cover wasn't one of the choices. I joined LibraryThing when it first started up, they've come a long way. Have fun ! It IS...
Forum: Book Reviews 26th Jun 2011, 19:19
Replies: 25
Views: 8,198
Posted By Maggie
Re: Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

" Death describes a "breakfast-coloured sun" - what colour would that be? Whose kind of breakfast?"

My guess would be an egg ;>)

I liked the book, very much so. Thought it was a different...
Forum: Other Reviews 24th May 2011, 16:43
Replies: 680
Poll: The Weather
Views: 57,029
Posted By Maggie
Re: The Weather

We have had some nasty weather this Spring. Latest mess : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/us/23tornado.html

Not my State but my heart goes out to them.....second round of deadly tornados to...
Forum: General Chat 11th May 2011, 2:30
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By Maggie
Re: Hardbacks vs Paperbacks

Scimmed through this post from start to finish. Had to chuckle when the discussion of ebooks was mentioned in 2004.
Ebook sales have taken off in the past couple of years. I work in a used book...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd May 2011, 17:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,292
Posted By Maggie
Re: Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

Thanks Colyngbourne......have this on the TBR stack. Been there a long time. Will be moving it up.
Forum: General Chat 28th Apr 2011, 22:32
Replies: 242
Views: 31,116
Posted By Maggie
Re: Recent Purchases 2011

In today's post

Matterhorn by, Karl Marlantes
Galore by, Michael Crummey
Forum: Book Reviews 21st Apr 2011, 13:22
Replies: 86
Views: 8,226
Posted By Maggie
Re: Your last five books read and a recommendation

Last five read :
1. The Tragedy of Arthur by, Arthur Philips ****0
2. West of Here by, Jonathan Evison ****0
3. The Piano Man's Daughter by, Timothy Findley ****0
4. Illywhacker by, Peter Carey...
Forum: Politics & Society 20th Apr 2011, 12:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By Maggie
Re: Almost too sad to be funny.......

Thanks Colyngbourne ..... good to be back !
Forum: Politics & Society 18th Apr 2011, 18:25
Replies: 541
Views: 46,432
Posted By Maggie
Re: US Presidential Election 2008

LOL.....well there was that !

Thing is....the Republicans don't have any decent candidates...none. A pretty boy (Romney) a preacher (Huckabee), a spazz (Palin) and now a billionaire (Trump)...
Forum: Politics & Society 18th Apr 2011, 18:19
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By Maggie
Re: Almost too sad to be funny.......

Just had a discussion with someone who felt that Glen Beck, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh were "stupid" people. I don't think so.....I think all three of them are pretty smart....wouldn't mind...
Forum: Politics & Society 18th Apr 2011, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By Maggie
Re: Almost too sad to be funny.......

No Madison for me....spent a great deal of time worrying that one of my son's might attend. One of them thinks Glen Beck is the answer to all of today's problems.
My oldest son, unemployed,...
Forum: Politics & Society 18th Apr 2011, 13:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By Maggie
Almost too sad to be funny.......

Tea Party Jesus (http://teapartyjesus.tumblr.com/)
Forum: Politics & Society 9th Oct 2007, 17:08
Replies: 76
Views: 13,109
Posted By Maggie
Re: Political Correctness

I believe perhaps we are "over thinking" a whole lot of things when it comes to political correctness. It really is very simple.

I am a white heterosexual woman over the age of fifty. I am a...
Forum: Politics & Society 8th Oct 2007, 10:51
Replies: 76
Views: 13,109
Posted By Maggie
Re: Political Correctness

Mike,
I would have to disagree with you on this.........I don't see how common sense could be the opposite of political correctness ?

What I meant to say, I guess, is that I was raised to...
Forum: Politics & Society 5th Oct 2007, 15:31
Replies: 76
Views: 13,109
Posted By Maggie
Re: Political Correctness

It is my opinion that there is absolutly no way to be politically correct in today's society. I understand political correctness to be the art of saying something without offending anyone. Since a...
Forum: Book Reviews 20th May 2007, 14:53
Replies: 25
Views: 8,198
Posted By Maggie
Re: Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

My two cents worth..............Love this book ! I enjoy confusing formats. I relish wordplay and I am drawn to what is "different". This book is different.

The first review I actually read on...
Forum: Top Tens 4th May 2007, 23:02
Replies: 150
Views: 19,626
Posted By Maggie
Re: Top Ten Pointless People

Adding a well deserving individual to the "Pointless" list.

Rush Limbaugh, who having thought over the horrible events that took place on Virginia Tech campus, a couple of weeks ago, decided that...
Forum: General Chat 3rd May 2007, 18:45
Replies: 23
Views: 3,646
Posted By Maggie
Re: library thing

It sounds as if HP has the same organizing method when it comes to shoes as I do. My shoe closet has a shelf which was installed with the best of intentions..........however the whole closet seems...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd May 2007, 18:29
Replies: 25
Views: 8,198
Posted By Maggie
Re: Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

Oh boy....another "have to have". I read the words "strange narrative" and saw the length 592 pages. I am sold.

Maggie
Forum: General Chat 2nd May 2007, 19:05
Replies: 23
Views: 3,646
Posted By Maggie
Re: library thing

I've been logging on librarything.com for quite a while. It was pretty new when I signed up and the cost was pretty low for a life time membership. I don't remember exactly how much but I am a life...
Forum: Other Reviews 2nd May 2007, 18:55
Replies: 48
Views: 4,194
Posted By Maggie
Re: The Palimpsest Award for Outstanding Contribution to 20th Century Music

Wshaw,
I am agreement with you on this ! Music, art and literature can be very personal experiances. It is hard to be subjective when we think back on the music we've experianced in our lives and...
Forum: General Chat 22nd Apr 2007, 21:59
Replies: 26
Views: 3,462
Posted By Maggie
Re: Does anyone have $8000 they can spare?

This leads to an interesting question. A bit alarming maybe ? How much do you think you've spent on books in your life time ?

I shudder to think...........though I don't know as I'd have it...
Forum: General Chat 17th Apr 2007, 22:30
Replies: 883
Views: 83,207
Posted By Maggie
Re: Recent Purchases 2007

Welcome to all newbies .............

We have library sales here quite often. $1 a book and on the last day of the sale it is $2 per box of books. (as many as one can fit in a box) These sales...
Forum: Book Reviews 17th Apr 2007, 22:14
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Maggie
Re: Lori Lansens

Thank you for the review. I have this book on the TBR stack. I have passed it by several times. Looks like I will have to move it to the top of the stack.
I wasn't aware that Lansens had any prior...
Forum: Politics & Society 17th Apr 2007, 14:12
Replies: 32
Views: 3,804
Posted By Maggie
Re: Nutjob Rants

I keep thinking that since we have a Naval Officer and a high ranking Air Force Officer at the forefront of the whole war debacle now and the U.S. has moved ships into the region, we are on the hunt...
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