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Member: Cecilturtle

CollectionsYour library (2,002), Currently reading (2), To read (122), All collections (2,002)

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TagsFrench fiction (361), American fiction (344), British fiction (281), murder mystery (217), Canadian fiction (217), short stories (140), romance (114), thriller (111), humour (106), family relationships (91) — see all tags

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About my libraryJ'ai lu tous les livres dans ma bibliothèque - une liste que j'ai commencée alors que j'avais 11 ans! Tous ne m'appartiennent pas - je suis un vrai rat de bibliothèque et la plupart de mes lectures sont des suggestions de la succursale municipale. J'essaie de ne pas me limiter mais ma passion réside surtout dans la littérature de la fin du XIXe, début du XXe.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, Canadian Bookworms, Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, Canadian Literature, Early Reviewers, En français, Gilmore Girl Addicts, Lectures des francophones, ReadaThing, The City and the Bookshow all groups

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Member sinceMay 16, 2006

Currently readingOutremonde by Don DeLillo
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Merci du tuyau, je vais aller voir.
Merci pour Nager sans se mouiller ! Finalement le seul vrai bon livre que j'aurai lu durant cette tentative débile de trouver des romans sympas ayant le naturisme pour contexte.

J'abandonne et je lis des bons livres...
Sur le feu : Aquelarre 3era edicion et [The Apocalypse Codex]
Oui, sûrement que nous avons des connaissances en commun! Ça fait trois traductrices dans le groupe des francophones, donc... Je me demande s'il y en a d'autres? :)
New Moon Rescue! J'ai très envie d'y aller pour adopter un lapin! Le lapin dans ma photo, un gentilhomme (en anglais je dirais "gentlebun" ou "elder statesbun") nommé Gizmo, a été adopté d'un ami de mon frère. Gizmo est venu chez nous pour une visite lorsque sa première famille est allée en vacances et nous ne l'avons pas retourné ;)
Merci pour l'invitation au groupe! Je vois aussi que nous partageons beaucoup de livres! (Merci pour le rappel que je dois lire Two Solitudes bientôt!) Quant au Best Laid Plans, moi aussi j'ai aimé voir Ottawa dans les pages d'un roman. ;)
Merci beaucoup pour ton invitation au groupe "Lectures des francophones". Je n'avais pas vu ce groupe.
The test made me smile. I never get different results, so I leave it in place.

Cheers
RMD
Bonne année à toi Cécil, que 2010 te garde en bonne santé et t'apporte plein de petits bonheurs
See you have Hold on to Your Kids. This is an impodaughter and rtant book and I am impressed how my daughter and son in law are instinctively following these ideas hard as it is to compete with peers.
Noticed you liked The Bluest Eye, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also southern and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

http://christophertusa.com/

Thanks,

Chris
Hello,
Thanks for your invitation, which I am happy to accept. Was it that I'm also a huge Agatha Christie fan, as you seem to be, or that we have 64 books in common?

Just happened to notice that you have read Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong and as well have reviewed it. Such a surprise since I never thought anyone would have been interested in the topic.

I am fascinated with the topic and found the book very helpful in answering some of my questions.

What I do not understand is why America has so many problems with France and the French. After all, it was General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette who saved the Americans in the American revolution with the battle of Yorktown and his naval power. And the money from the French that Ben Franklin got that allowed the Colonists to continue the war. So I would have thought that the Americans would be more grateful and sympathetic with a nation that was so crucial in their history.

If you ever find an answer to that question do let me know. I am totally baffled by it.

In the meantime,

enjoy,

Ur.

ps-

Three cheers for: J'essaie de ne pas me limiter mais ma passion réside surtout dans la littérature de la fin du XIXe !!!

:-)

Cecilturtle

Thank you very much for your very kind words.

They mean a lot to me and I shall try to continue to be worthy of them.

Ur.
Hi, cecilturtle. I am launching a book club at work for anglophones who want to practice their second language skills by reading and discussing books in french. I thought you might be able to make some suggestions for books we could read. They would have to be not too difficult grammatically and available in paperback in Ottawa stores or at the public library.

How was le bizarre incident du chien pendant la nuit? I really loved that book in english! Most people around here like stories by/about aboriginal people, if you know of any.

If you wouldn't mind making some suggestions, I'd be most grateful.

Thanx.
Hé oui, je suis bel et bien une compatriote! Je vais de ce pas regarder pour le groupe Québécois, je n'avais même pas penser de regarder s'il y en avait une!
Bonne journée et joyeuses fêtes a toi! :-)
I'm about 1/3 through it, and it's not as good.
I got it at Chapters in Kanata, but I think it was the last one. I was looking on the Chapters website, and it said there are 9 copies at Chapters on Rideau Street.
I don't know your brother-in-law, but will ask my husband if he does. If your brother-in-law likes to read, he may want to join the Rideau Club's Book Club, which meets for dinner on the first Monday of the month and for lunch on the following Tuesday. For October, we will be reading "Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare" by Stephen Greenblat.
Je partage votre opinion pour ce qui est du collectif de 'short stories' de Maeve Binchie (Whitehorn Woods) que je suis presentement en train de lire. Un vrai delice!
Un petit coucou, je suis contente qu'il y ait quelqu'un ici qui comme moi, a une faible pour la littérature québécoise :)
Je vous mets "sous surveillance" en RSS!:) Très heureuse d'avoir découvert une française (canadienne?)qui a une bibliothèque très anglosaxonne mais fais aussi des critiques en français.
Just wondering how you managed to read Wordplay in Boris Vian (not its original title),which I thought was only available on microfilm...
Thanks, by the way, for the kind review.
Jeffrey Moore
Merci pour la revue du Vieux ...
Je commence juste, je ne sais pas combien j'ai de livres !
Cordialement,
Thanks for your reviews..I'm just getting started uploading my liabrary but since I never kept track of anything, I assume it is going to be quite lengthy..I've actually made note of several books in your own library to get some material for the next few weeks. Keep up the good work. If you happen to have some "coup de coeur", please feel free to share them.
Rgds,
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