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Old 02-15-2015, 03:19 PM   #3561
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Yes, read them about 30 years ago. Have probably read the whole series about 4-5 times over the years. Love it!
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:24 PM   #3562
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I understand there was a movie made from the books starring Darryl Hannah that didn't do very well. Has anyone seen it? I've been looking up some of the animals, plants and tools, etc. A good movie with this material would be great. I wish there were color plates in the books.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:25 PM   #3563
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The movie was poorly thought out.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:28 PM   #3564
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The March choice for Book Group is "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull". Now there's a blast from the past. I didn't read it back in the '70s so I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:18 AM   #3565
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Sped through the latest Joanne Fluke book "Double Fudge Brownie Murder". It's coming up on the time of year a get a lot of reading done. Nice days in the sun room, taking a break from some sort of housework inside or out. I like most to sit there late at night in the summer, just me, listening to the crickets outside, and reading. Best way to unwind after a day of gardening - after taking a nice shower. *sigh*
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:29 PM   #3566
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Deadwood by Pete Dexter - Wild Bill Hickok done to a turn.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:43 PM   #3567
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Wastelands, a collection of short stories on "end of civilization", how it happened and how humans continue on. No zombies or vampires...good Science-Fiction.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:20 PM   #3568
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Just finished The Escape by David Baldacci. Wonderful!
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This...Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid: Mollie Moran, Veida Dehmlow: 9781494505301: Amazon.com: Books

I'm really enjoying it.
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The March choice for Book Group is "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull". Now there's a blast from the past. I didn't read it back in the '70s so I'm looking forward to it.
I didn't read "JLS" in MArch. It took longer to arrive from Amazon than it should have done and then stuff got in the way - Tetley wasn't well and I was worrying about him and running about giving him medicine and taking him for walks on the lead rein so JLS got pushed to the bottom of the list. I will read it though.

The April choice at book group is Wilkie Collins' "The Woman in White", a Victorian thriller - it's often described as the first "sensational novel" (in the sense that it was a bit of a shocker and created a sensation). I read it years ago and heard it serialised both as a drama and as a novel read on "Book at Bedtime" on the radio. I'm looking forward to reading it again.

Have just finished "Among the Mad" by Jacqueline Winspear. It's a "Maisie Dobbs" mystery. The series is excellent. "Maisie", the protagonist, is a psychologist and private investigator and the story lines are intelligent and always more than just a "whodunit". The author is an English woman who has lived in the US for many years although the "MD" series is set in England in the late 1920s-ealrier 1930s. Highly recommended.
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