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About meI love to read and will read almost anything, but tend to gravitate to mysteries and historical fiction. I am trying to branch out and embrace more genres. I am always on the lookout for new authors and love finding a good series. I have four teenagers, and so I tend to read a lot of YA since I live with so many of them. Right now we live in Indiana, but we will be moving to Georgia in the Spring. I am wondering how many boxes we will need to move all of our books....

My 75 Books in 2012 Challenge Thread

About my libraryMy library is still a work in progress - I don't have everything logged in yet. It contains books that I have read and books that I want to read. I own all of them unless they are marked as unowned or on my wishlist - which is growing daily as I read through the threads and gather new titles.

Groups2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Iris Murdoch readers, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Raymond Chandler, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, Craig Johnson, Elmore Leonard, Jo Nesbø, J. K. Rowling, John Steinbeck, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingShakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach
Iron Lake: A Novel (Cork O'Connor) by William Kent Krueger
A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics) by J.L. Carr
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens
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Mamie, you are completely welcome any time at all that you would care to speak!
Thank you for the visit.
Oh! I will be checking your thread to see what you think of In Paradise. I enjoyed it so much that I talked my RL book group into reading it for a September discussion. We normally do theology or church-related stuff, so this will be a sort of departure.
Happy Reading!
Pet Bella for me. Our May sends doggy greetings.
Mamie, I was just on Julia's thread and saw your reference to topiaries "down here," so I came over to see exactly where you are. Georgia is definitely south of N.C.!
I stopped to say that that is one seriously precious dog!

If you find the book Different Seasons by Stephen King it contains four novellas, The Body (Stand by Me) Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Redemption), Apt Pupil (Apt Pupil) and Beathing Lessons. 3 of 4 were made into movies. Not bad work for Mr. King's novellas. Now that I read (listened) to The Body, I want to read the others.


I don't know if you are going to do a 2014 Category Challenge thread or not but they are doing a year long read of the Vorkosigan Saga if you are interested in participating in that.
You are very kind Sis... thank you!

a beautiful photography blog
Mamie, I am honored to be "official" LT friends! Your thread always puts a smile on my face. Perhaps someday I'll find myself in Georgia, or you will find yourself in Iowa, and we will be able to meet. But until then ... :-)
Mamie, it's your day! Happy Thingaversary, young lady. I saw your book haul on your thread; looks like you got some good ones there! Thanks for being one of my favorite people on LT.
Hey Mamie, I wanted to take the time to thank you for writing such a wonderful review of the book. Joe pointed it out to me recently. Cheers, Daniel Clausen
You are such a great (LT) friend!!
Quite apropos that they should arrive then. I'm thrilled because I always worry the post will lose them. Enjoy them my dear - Book Depository is a wonderful resource for someone living far away like me.
Morning Mamie- Yes, we have to keep our cider pure! Good luck on getting back on the reading track. TOR is a Big Boy, you might have to take your time with that one. Have a great day.

Mamie- Thankfully most of us on LT are terrific people! We won't let a couple bad apples ruin our cider. Did you get any reading in today?

yep.. the very one...

cook cubed potatoes..drain
cook cabbage and onions w salt and garlic
boil water with salt
mix eggs w salt, garlic powder, parsley and flour for dumplings. make it thick. make a lot
make sure each of three main ingredients have plenty of butter
mix them
eat with gusto

okay :) will do
You're the best! :)
Thank you :)
Sorry, mate*- I was told the message hadn't posted etc. But this gives me the chance to say that I can wait and send to yr. new house if that would be better. Fun to get a book there first thing, I would think, and maybe there's not a lot of reading on yr. horizon at the moment.

Arrrrrr* Lucy

*Note top left "Talk like a pirate day"
hugs :)
Hi, Mamie. I see that you are here or were just here, and I wanted to at least speak. I love to catch folks around almost in real time!
Yes, I sort of knew that just under my consciousness....

I do not want more CDs or DVDs sitting around my house making me feel guilty. The books do enough of that as it is.
So, I have already canceled the cable for the TV. I quit Netflix a while ago cuz I was getting the movies in the mail and then sitting on them for months. Stupid me. But re-joining is a lot cheaper than paying for cable.

I am sure I'll have more questions... just not right now. Am reading a book!
Is it you who said you have an apple TV and that if I have questions....

I am so bad at forgetting who said what?

I am wondering how you know what you want to see, and then how you know where to go for what you want to see? And what costs beyond the cost of the AppleTV and the cable (or whatever internet connection you have).

Thanks in advance for taking your time, in such a busy time for you, to help me understand.
Mamie, I definitely hope you will join us in reading [The Team of Rivals}! Do not hesitate!
sounds good!
Hi Sweetie

This is a message to thank you for your outreach. I appreciate you in many ways.

By the way, the book is wrapped and ready to go. It will get to the post office Thursday and be in your hands soon.

Much Love
Thanks for letting me know about the TIOLI Challenges. I knew that they would probably go up tonight, the minute I turned me back!

Mamie - Thank you for taking the time to explain so precisely that particular part of Train Dreams. I have the same thoughts as you on such things and found it very helpful. It is a book I will keep in mind and will possibly pick up some day but will not actively seek it out right now.

I hope all is now going well for your family, with the house and with those realtors!

Bored with work, so I took some time to actually post a comment on your thread today... first one yet! whoohooo

Hi Mamie,

I've been sheepishly lurking on your thread for a while and having checked out your library, have drooled over some of the books you've read. You've certainly given me some ideas for books I might want to check out.... bad for my obese wish list, but oh so exciting to think of new authors to read.

Thanks Mamie for you messages, both here and on my thread. I've answered you on my thread just now. It's all a rather complicated issue, and I'm sure we could talk about it for a long time. You're always so compassionate and kind. I'm sure I could and should learn a lot from you!


Hello and thanks for your frequent visits to my thread. I apologize for not visiting your thread as much as you travel to mine. If you would like me to send An Elegy for Easterly, please post your address on my home page.


Morning Mamie- My wife would NOT sleep in a tent on the ground and I'm actually getting to old for that crap too! So we stay in a camper with our friends. It's actually very comfortable. We went to Turkey Run 2 years ago and had a blast. Some nice hiking areas. Hope the weather is cooperative. Enjoy your week, my friend!

If you please, where can I find the Steinbeck threads?
Thank you,
Mamie, I'll take you up on your offer, sounds good to me! I'll indicate it on the thread just now.

Very relaxing Saturday indeed. Haven't done anything worth writing home about, but relaxing, it is! :-)

Hope you've had a great day too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

I had actually forgotten the Ouija board house .. lol
and then there was the place in Massachusetts...

I believe completely..
too many reasons to believe and too few not to.

aha! found it !
Just wanted to say Mamie, that I think you're a wonderful addition the the 75ers and that I always enjoy reading your messages, be it on my thread or anywhere else.

Take care and happy reading!

3/4 cup lukewarm water
1/4 tsp sugar
1 envelope dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup flour
combine yeast, sugar and water in bowl let sit 5-8 minutes
add the salt to the flour mix well..
add flour 1/2 cup at a time to yeast mixture..continue adding flour till it pulls away from the bowl and is tacky..
turn out on floured board and knew 3-5 minutes or so
let it rise for about 5 minutes..then roll out for one large pizza or half dough and make 2 small.
add sauce and toppings.

This is the recipe jac gave me and that I will try today... I will let you know how it works...
Paul pointed out that Wendy Barrie was also in Dead End. Wow! I saw that she named herself after JM Barrie, her godfather. You guys rule!
Thank you so much, Mamie, for letting me know that the May TIOLI was up - I wouldn't have seen it for hours if you hadn't tipped me off! Thanks again.
Wow, Mamie! did you just see the movie or what? Great comments, although it's been at least 10 years since I seen it, so the small details are hazy. I wish you guys lived a little closer and you could attend the Meet-up. We would probably end up talking films, anyway. Have a great day!

Hi Mamie- Yes, it sounds like the same film. Love the Jack Turner bit. Priceless. I read Roger Ebert's memoir a couple months ago and there is an amazing interview with Robert Mitchum in there. He is exactly who you would think he was.
LOL. I had a feeling you would know! Actors & director?
Wow Mamie, thank you so much for the comments you left on my profile page. They may make my head swell haha. Isn't Binocular Vision a wonderful book? I'm thinking that I will go back and reread at least some of the stories. She certainly knows how to turn a phrase.

Take care,
Mamie, I'm delighted to hear that! I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for letting me know that 'M' was up - obviously I wasn't paying enough attention to snag it. I had been thinking of putting "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Challenge #1, but someone else wanted to put it in the made into movies category, so I'm not sure where it will end up. I hope you're having a great weekend!
Aren't the TIOLI Challenges fun? I don't know why they amuse me so much, but they do! I don't post books on the meter, either. It begins to feel too much like a competition that way, although I am interested in aiming for as many shared reads as possible.

Are you going to post a Challenge this month? I didn't the first few months I participated, but there's no reason you shouldn't. I wasn't going to post one this month, but one just came to me and I don't think I can resist. I have one already planned for May, too.
Mamie -

I left a comment for Samantha_kathy saying that I can certainly wait for April to read my play - it's no fair to knock out "I Capture the Castle" - I still may get to it! At any rate, I still think it should count - it's the first of a number of novels she wrote. Sorry my question had unintended consequences!
Mamie, Could I ask where you live here in Indiana. There seems to be so few of us. I live in Elkhart. If you don't want to say that is ok.

Mamie --

You should definitely join in on the TIOLI Challenges -- I often let the Challenges (and what hold books I get from the library) shape what I read for the month. Have you found the main thread and the wiki? I'm guessing you have based on your post to Lori re: Challenge #6.
Hi Mamie- Don't worry you didn't kill anything. I loved your comments on the "Bus". People are sometimes slow visiting the thread. You did fine! I hope to see you on more Steinbeck reads this year.

Thank you so much for the "Interesting Library" nod -- that's always a pleasant thing to find when you log on! In the meantime, did you know there is a Steinbeckathon going on on the "75 Books" thread? I see you have [Travels With Charley] listed in yr. recent activity. One of my favorite books. Some excellent reading going on here, enjoyed very much looking at your library! Lucy/Sibyx
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