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About meMy 2014 75 Book Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/163433

My 2013 75 Book Challenge: http://www.librarything.com/topic/147588

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111 Science Fiction Books to Read Before a Supernova Kills Us All

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50 Mysteries to Read Before They Find the Body

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About my libraryRead in 2013: See Read in 2013 collection

Groups"Five and Dime" Category Challenge, 1001 Fantasy Roadies, 101 Goals in 1001 Days, 2009 Genre Challenge, Awful Lit., Bloggers, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Book Listers UNITE!, Bookmarks, Dewey Decimal Challengeshow all groups

Favorite authorsAnne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jacqueline Carey, Jude Deveraux, Vincent Jerome Donovan, David Eddings, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, Robert A. Heinlein, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Spider Robinson, J. K. Rowling, J. R. Ward (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresUncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore

Favorite librariesHennepin County Library - Ridgedale Branch

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*snork!*

Fair enough.
Thanks.
Of course I'don't mind. I will do that immediately.

Hugs, Connie
did you forget chatting this morning?
Morphy,

If you don't mind giving me an update when you have gotten around to using Evernote more. I would appreciate it. I completely understand about real life getting in the way of all the things we want to do.

Roberta
Hi, Morphy.

Haven't seen you around the LT campus for a little bit. I wanted you to know that I did review The Color Purple (you had wanted to see it when I did), and it's on my thread (#5) before the current one.

- Joe

Morphy,

How are you liking Evernote?

Roberta
Thank you for the Christmas card! There was no mail delivery for most of this week, so it just arrived.
Pretty sure it will be the latter.

More later.

Karen
Ah! Interesting.

I'll look at it and see what I think.

Karen
nope. I'll go look now.
Morning Morphy- Wow! Thank you. I love it. Can't get enough pictures of people reading...especially of the female persuasion. I will have to post a few of those.
Hope you had a good week and have a nice weekend planned.

Mark
OK, I'll be there, too. In about 5
Happy 7-year Thingaversary, Morphy! I've enjoyed getting to know you through the 75er Challenge group. I hope you have a great day.
I love your quote and your butterfly picture! It's so pretty!
Yup, that will work fine. :)
I do know what you mean, Morphy. I can handle a fair amount of bleak, but my favorites have that "hopefully ever after" quality.
Little late on the response here. I should check my messages more often. You're very welcome. Just wish I could help more. Hoping for a positive outcome for your husband. Congratulations on your weight loss. That is amazing. I had always struggled with the extra 25 pounds since about 35 years old or so. Then I quit smoking 6 years ago (yea!) and packed on 30 more pounds and just can't seem to get rid of it. Of course, my ice cream addiction doesn't help. Any weight-loss secrets you can share? :) CatieN (or just Catie)
Yes, I'm sorry. Holidays confuse me. I always think they are Saturdays.

Plus, Greta and Benny dug a hole under the fence and I was outside looking for Greta Garbo at 5:30 am. I was so worried she'd be out when the firework noises start. She'd hide for sure and I'm not sure I'd find her. Scary.

Luckily, I've trained her to know that coming to me means a treat, not a scold. She came running when I whistled and she got a little bite of chicken. And then I went and blocked up the hole. Now I'm OK. But I was scared!

Sorry. See you on Monday?

Karen
9 right Morphy. Number 6 is not right.
Thanks, Morphy!
Morphy

I'm ever so very sorry that you have to go through this. I imagine that at times it feels over whelming. I also know that life is such that we put one foot in front of the other and move on the best way we can.

Hugs and prayers to you dear one!

Love
Linda
Great! Thanks!
Hello, chatting today are we?

Karen
no, I slept in
I'll go over to chat now
Not only did I forget you; I drove to Starbucks, picked up a coffee and arrived at Jim and Schelie's one hour early. I am losing my mind.

Sorry. I'm turning into the Queen of Forgetfulness
I'm a bit slow getting back to you but thanks for your message. As far as 'Bridget Jones Diary' goes, I remember thoroughly enjoying it for what it was back when I read it. If I was recommending anything for you I'd probably go for New Zealand fantasy writers such as Helen Lowe or Karen Healey. I think they're both published in the States.
http://helenlowe.info/blog/
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/sleeps-with-monsters-karen-healey-answers-seven...
Great news!!!!
Great news!!!!
I'm glad to help, even if it's just a little. I'm keeping you and Mr. Morphy in my thoughts and prayers.
You're welcome. As I said in the GD, helping someone out directly and knowing just where the money is going always gives me a good feeling. Mr Morphy has been added to my list of people who need the good vibes sent out their way.

And considering that you have Pern books in your library, I certainly hope you know who Piemur is! ;-) I'm more impressed that you remembered from wherever I may have posted it that Piemur is my preferred online name when I can get it.
Yay for Mr Morphy's good news. Glad to hear of it!
Of course. I am sorry if that made you uncomfortable. I had no idea.

From now on.... Morphy it is!

love, Karen

OK, I'm tired right so I'll look at it tomorrow. I went to Vashon today and then stupidly locked my keys in the car with the dogs in there! They'd been in the car for about 3 hours Poor babies. Finally, we got AAA to send a truck out and that worked. We had a nice walk, nice lunch, and a good visit. I left late afternoon and then had to drive home through pouring raining and dark of night. Whoops. But I am safe and sound.

So I'll talk to you tomorrow.

love, Karen

I didn't forget about bean recipes - just got side-tracked (again, still). Anyway, here's one recipe that we like:
Spanish Baked Beans (from the Canadian Living Slow Cooker Collection)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (can use less - is for sauteeing the onions)
4 c. sliced Spanish onion (1 large) (I use whatever onion I have handy -today was red, but Spanish are milder)
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2.5 tsp smoked or regular sweet paprika
6 cups cooked navy beans (or any kind of cooked beans, and if you have only dried, it's approx. 3 cups dried to make 6 cups cooked)
1 can diced tomatoes (or crushed - I have a kid who doesn't like lumps of tomato)
1.5 tsp salt (I add much less - I think this is too much)
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried rosemary (today I didn't have any so used Italian seasoning)

OPTIONAL: if you don't want it vegetarian you can add up to 8 oz dry chorizo sausage, lean smoky bacon or smoked turkey thigh.

In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onion, garlic and paprika, stirring often, until the onions are softened (about 10 min.). Scrape into the slow cooker with the other ingredients. Stir to combine

cover and cook on low until bubbly and thickened enough to scoop (6 hours ish)

Makes 8 servings. Per serving about 319 cal, 13 g. protein, 10 g fat (2 g. sat. fat), 47 g. carb, 11 g. fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 563 mg. sodium. %RDA: 13% calcium, 34% iron, 5% vit.A, 27% vit.C 94% folate.
Ha! Checked the thread book - nice to meet you Nora! Such a pretty name!

Deborah!
I hope you enjoy it, Morphy.

hugs
caro
OK, great idea! Talk at you then.....

Karen
Sorry about the TWO triple messages...xxx esta
AHA~You have invented a new Christmas surprise: the puzzle-card! I thank you and Lenora (who selected and sent a lovely card). Wishing you the joys of the season and a Happy New Year, Esta
Ho Ho Ho! You have invented a new puzzle! Thank you and Lenora, who sent a lovely card!
Esta
Ho Ho Ho ~~~ You have invented a new game: the secret card puzzle. Thank you!(and Lenora who sent a lovely card!!)
Christmas is coming soon: was the card I got today from you?

If not, who is Leonora Lundquist of Mound, Mn
who signed her card "Nora aka Morphidae"???

puzzled Esta1923 who wishes you a lovely holiday!
The Thirteenth Tale arrived today! Thank you, again, Morphy!
I was so happy to hear the news of the new doctor that Mr Morphy consulted! Holding my fingers crossed, holding my thumbs, crossing my legs, and hoping for the bery best!
Mary Lou Miller.

Isn't it funny how we seem to know each other so well without knowing the mundane stuff?
Morphy! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I received two SantaThing books from you today with a note that they was only part of the order. What else could possibly be out there? I'm so excited! Today, I received Garden Spells and On Basilisk Station. I've wanted to read both of them. You made great choices! I can hardly wait to see what else is coming.

I want to start reading now, but I have to finish writing two math tests. I'll get started soon.

Thank you, again! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Cindy
Thank you so much for the nice unbirthday card. I love it! It is so creative, and cute, and it made me happy!
Thanks, Morphy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Madeline
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What a cute house!
Oh good, I'm glad to hear that things are looking up. And I'm happy that I could help in some small way. Hopefully the next weeks will be easier than the last ones.
Hi Morph,

I hope you're doing okay! It's been a few weeks since your last blog post, which usually isn't a good sign. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
Hi Morphy -

I have always made it a practice to close a month discussion with a 'Thank you for the privilege' comment, acknowledging the moderator (or you, as the instigator) and thanking the participants.

Do you wish me to send that statement to YOU to post? Or should I - realize (and it is OK) you did not click with the book/don't wish to feel you are not acknowledged/consulted/or included.

Let me know.

Best always - Janny
"Doesn't do any good if I don't have a wiki."

Oh, of course! So sorry - I thought it went to the user's home page.

Regards,

Nina
Hi, Morphy,

Thanks for adding your name to the Location Wiki. Could you please also post here : http://www.librarything.com/topic/144059

And to put your username link on the wiki (which I can't do for you - it would just add mine), just use three squiggles: ~~~ (by themselves) and it should create it automatically.

Regards,

Nina
I finally finished Kabat-Zinn on Sunday. Only now did I get around to a review! Thanks for enticing me into it. it was a good read, even if late.

My review:

Kabat-Zinn is famous for his "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction" program, taught to medical doctors and therapists around the nation. Yet it is in fact a Westernized form of meditation, the same kind of mindfulness practice that he draws the reader into in this deep book. Kabat-Zinn communicates mindfulness as an ordinary, everyday practice that is also a deeply transformative way of being in the world. The book consists of very short chapters, designed to be read and digested easily. That makes it easy to put into practice. It was a slow read just to internalize the contents.

This book is full of gems, such as the practice of imagining oneself as a strong, focused, grounded mountain or a flexible, flowing river. As someone who has a hard time establishing daily practice, his point that no-practice is still a form of practice (because we're always practicing!) was very cogent. Definitely worth reading.
Absolutely! I think it's a great idea. Hopefully other people will locate things they need as well. :o)
just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about bean recipes - I just got a bit bogged down. Hope to have some for you soon.
I'm sorry

I did space out that it is Monday

felt like one more weekend day

I'll go over to FB

Morphy- After reading your post on the Green Dragon I checked out your Profile and "borrowed" your quote from Black Swan for mine; hope you don't mind.
Morphidae - do you have a specific end date for Kabat-Zinn?

I first heard about him in a psychology class - we watched one of his talks. I'm somewhat of a meditator and any book about the subject is a good motivator for daily practice.
Morphy, I am so sorry to hear of your hubby's newest visit to the land of the unemployed! Dang! When will it quit?

I hope you two will be able to find your inner strong people to weather this and find him something new and hopefully better.

Let me know if there is any thing I can do to be of help.

Karen
Love your "quit, yuck, ptooey" library, and have to agree on Confederacy. Blech!
yes, we are all good now. See you Th. Karen
Did you ever get a chance to find Les Merveilles de la Terre? They do have some beautiful pictures which might give you a peak at some joy. The kids and I love to look at them once a day, and many of the animal pictures get them to giggling.

*hugs*
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I think she is contemplating just how soon she could steal one of those crackers.... or more than one....
Hi! Go to Facebook and do a search for Les Merveilles de la Terre and see if you can find the wonderful butterfly photographs. It is a great site which gives me multiple beautiful photographs every morning. You might like it.

Have a great weekend.
oh, I forgot to say, when I got home from errands, etc. the internet was working on my lap top. All is good, again.
Thanks for the info, Morphidae
where would I find the term of service?
Thanks for the offer. I'm sure I'll figure it out. I was, when I posted, being distracted by two Labs who were, in no uncertain terms, letting me know they were ready for breakfast.
ok will do
I noted on Ilana's thread that you mentioned losing over 130 pounds. Congratulations to you!
here's a link to the picture of the pink flamingo: http://www.librarything.com/topic/135973

thanks!

Hi Morph

Many thanks for the Needlecraft Mysteries / Monica Ferris suggestion, I've not come across that series before - I have now added it to Minnesota.

If you think of any others drop me a line!
Morph, pm your user name on Facebook if you want to be Castleville neighbors!
OMG, it only took you 8 minutes, too! You rock, girl friend.
Thanks, Morphi! And, WOW, what a lot of work that must have been! And what a long tail of singles.
Morphi, I miss your TIOLI Movie Challenge! I'm going to continue my own personal challenge (to remain the same every month), to watch a movie based on or connected in some way to a book read by any challenger for previous TIOLIs. I *thought* you had previously posted a link showing all the books previously read for TIOLI challenges. The only link I can find is the one Madeline posts at the beginning of each month's new thread, but that one goes to your spreadsheet of the names of the challenges themselves, showing the most read books/authors, etc. Am I mis-remembering?
Are you serious? 70????? Did I mention we had snow here in Portland the day before? We don't get snow here! Crazy winter! Happy Thursday.
Congrats on 75 in a quarter!! Which might make me dislike you intensely, but I see you are from MN, so I guess you must be OK. LOL. I used to live in Edina and Mpls. Still have family in Mpls and Woodbury. Not much of a winter this year, huh?
I regret to say that I cannot help on this. My first thought was that it might have been included in the anthology 'Victorians in the Harem', by Richard Manton, but I have just skimmed through this Grove Press book without luck. No Elisabeths, and as far as I could tell, no enemas or 'foreigh objects. Since I am not a great fan of the latter two fetishes, nothing else springs to mind. I did try 'Elizabeth' (Anon), another Grove Press issue, but it is wholly set in England. Manton tried to distil the whole topic of Harems for his study, so I have nothing else to suggest. It occurs to me that it may be worth a query on the 'Fetlife' website, although I suspect the contributors there are 'hands on' (excuse the pun) rather than of a literary persuasion.

I've also done a search on 'enema' in the 'Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature' - huge, but hardly comprehensive - without success.

Sorry I can't help. Possessing over 2000 works of erotic fiction is no guarantee of being able to answer such questions, particularly as the memory starts to crumble!

Best of luck,
Clifford.
Thank you--I moved my book over to number 4 for the shared read.
I am embarrassed to say to with myself poked myself in the eye with a plastic tooth pick. I had it in my hand, was cleaning between my teeth, and went to brush hair off my face. Stupid! Just not watching what I was doing.

My eye seems like it might be willing to look at the computer screen for small moments. So, I'll write this, check my bank account, and maybe read a couple of threads...

I'll check tomorrow morning around our usual time to chat and see if my eye will cooperate with us. If not, then Friday.

Thanks for your concern.

Karen
The eye doc said most corneal scratches are 1 or 2 mm, mine was maybe 8 or 9 mm long. He is so worried about infection he is seeing me every day! I am sleeping much of the rest of the time. Drive kids to ... pick up kids from... and sleep! Healing is going well. He said yesterday that clearly I am in pretty good health as my body is healing this scratch quickly...

doesn't feel quick to me!

No more computer today.

Maybe Friday.
Tues. am. still not good, don't count on me tomorrow. )-:
not able to chat today

poked myself in the eye

am in bed with eyes closed

maybe Wednesday

Karen
Morphy, it appears that several of us have finished reading Across the Nightingale Floor and maybe we should start the Spoilers thread. Do you mind if I start one, or do you want to start one?

I have 244 pages. I would have to go thru all 244 pages page by page? I thought that there might be a quicker way.
Got it. Thanks!

M.
Morphy,

I can't believe you were my Secret Santa! How perfect. I love the books: can't wait to read them. Well, you know I wanted them . . . got to love Amazon wish lists.

I had a nice quiet Christmas, very stress-free. I hope yours was the same.

All the best for the new year . . .

Thanks again.

XXOO,
Elizabeth
done!
If I had to choose one book, I would recommend "The Emperor of All Maladies", which is a very engaging book about cancer, particularly childhood leukemia, that kept my interest from beginning to end. It's written mainly for the general public, so I think you'll be able to breeze through it. I'd also recommend "My Own Country" by Abraham Verghese, a memoir about his experiences as a newly minted infectious disease specialist practicing in east Tennessee in the mid to late 1980s. He experiences a new culture in America, and a unique subculture of small town people in Appalachia, at the time when AIDS moves from the big cities to smaller towns, and affects straight as well as gay people. My favorite novels that you haven't read would be "The Plague" by Albert Camus, "Blindness" by Jose Saramago (neither of which need any introduction, IMO) and "Grace Williams Says it Loud" by Emma Henderson, a novel about a physically disabled but mentally astute teenage girl in 1950s England who is institutionalized by her family, where she falls in love with a boy in the same mental hospital. It was based on the author's own sister, and it was shortlisted for this year's Orange Prize. To my knowledge it hasn't been published in the US, but copies are currently available from Amazon US for as low as $2.19 new and $0.69 used.

I'll add other favorite books about medicine to my thread in the coming weeks, including "How We Die" by Sherwin Nuland, which I read in medical school.

Cheers,
Darryl
Thanks for the Christmas greeting!

Time is out of synch here, the weather is all wrong, so everyone seems to be taken by surprise over Christmas suddenly arriving and I'm no exception.
What I'm trying to say is that I haven't managed one single card this year.
Nothing personal.
I'll try to make New Year's cards instead :)

Best wishes for the holidays!
Correction: Sorry, I meant to say in the third line:

"I would have to stop myself from saying "Here is the perfect book just suited for you."
I always thought that that series of books with titles like "Blah blah blah before you die." was ripe for making fun of. It's the same way that when I was working in a bookstore, and somebody asked me for a self-help book, I would look in the selection and see that one of the most prominently displayed books was "Blah Blah Blah for dummies," and then I would have to stop myself here is the perfect book just suited for you. I guess I just can't take a joke and am way too serious about everything.
I meant the three titles copied and pasted below:

Organizer and compiler of:

1001 Fantasy Books to Read Before You Are Turned Into a Newt

111 Science Fiction Books to Read Before a Supernova Kills Us All

111 Nonfiction Books to Read Before Your Brain Atrophies

But when I clicked on the links, I discovered that they are LT "libraries" or whatever the term is. I guess compilation means books that were voted on.
The titles of three compilations are brilliant. I love them.
That's what I figured had happened!
cheers,
Suz.
I mailed your books today!

Look for them in about a week.
Oh, wonderful, I will look forward to the fun and make myself available for questions - it's a very different sort of book, DON'T be fooled by early appearances. ;)

You have a LOT of great reads on your list, many my former favorites, and a few I know nothing about.
I can read it fine. Thank you so much.
I absolutely appreciate the offer, though! Thanks for thinking of me.

Amber
Thanks for the suggestion (I think there may be more in the series?), if you think of any more please drop me a line!

What I have so far is:

#Alternate Realities and Outer/Inner Space

#Dystopean/Alternate Realities

Toby Ball - The Vaults
Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Poilceman’s Union
Charlie Huston - Sleepless

#SFCrime

Isaac Asimov - Caves of Steel
George Alec Effinger - Marid Audran series
Jon Courtenay Grimwood - Arabesk Trilogy / 9Tail Fox
Peter F. Hamilton - Greg Mandel series
Maxim Jakubowski (Ed) - The Mammoth Book of Future Cops
Paul Johnston - Quintilian Dalrymple series
Natsuhiko Kyogoku - Loups-Garous
Jonathan Lethem - Gun, with Occasional Music
China Mieville - The City and the City
Rafael Reig - Futuristic Madrid series
Vernor Vinge - Marooned in Realtime

#FACrime

Jim Butcher - Dresden Case Files series
Simon R. Green - Hawk & Fisher series / Nightside series
Martin Scott - Thraxas series

#Vampires/Demons/Spirits/Ghosts and the Walking Dead etc. - Crime*

Charlie Huston - Joe Pitt series
Natsuhiko Kyogoku - Loups-Garous
Christopher Moore - Practical Demonkeeping
Liz Williams - Detective Inspector Chen series

*There are many series with supernatural elements, this list copncentrates on series featuring characters who are undead, deceased, demons or otherwise otherworldly or where the world they exist in based on alternate reality (past present, or future)
Thanks for the suggestion (I think there may be more in the series?), if you think of any more please drop me a line!

What I have so far is:

#Alternate Realities and Outer/Inner Space

#Dystopean/Alternate Realities

Toby Ball - The Vaults
Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Poilceman’s Union
Charlie Huston - Sleepless

#SFCrime

Isaac Asimov - Caves of Steel
George Alec Effinger - Marid Audran series
Jon Courtenay Grimwood - Arabesk Trilogy / 9Tail Fox
Peter F. Hamilton - Greg Mandel series
Maxim Jakubowski (Ed) - The Mammoth Book of Future Cops
Paul Johnston - Quintilian Dalrymple series
Natsuhiko Kyogoku - Loups-Garous
Jonathan Lethem - Gun, with Occasional Music
China Mieville - The City and the City
Rafael Reig - Futuristic Madrid series
Vernor Vinge - Marooned in Realtime

#FACrime

Jim Butcher - Dresden Case Files series
Simon R. Green - Hawk & Fisher series / Nightside series
Martin Scott - Thraxas series

#Vampires/Demons/Spirits/Ghosts and the Walking Dead etc. - Crime*

Charlie Huston - Joe Pitt series
Natsuhiko Kyogoku - Loups-Garous
Christopher Moore - Practical Demonkeeping
Liz Williams - Detective Inspector Chen series

*There are many series with supernatural elements, this list copncentrates on series featuring characters who are undead, deceased, demons or otherwise otherworldly or where the world they exist in based on alternate reality (past present, or future)
Still planning on being there. Can't wait!!
As of right now YES!
Thanks
OK - I'm rushing about getting ready for a trip and I'm obviously making no sense. Were we going to read "The sun always rises" as part of the "Read with a friend" August TIOLI? (I didn't want you to think I was ignoring you when I'm away.) And I should have said 'wiki' rather than 'website' - brain gradually leaking out of ears...
Morphy - I'm going away for a couple of days. Do you want to update the website and I'll try to get started on the Hemingway while I'm away.
I think our "guide word" is informal so that sounds fine. We'll just do whatever and I am sure everyone will be fine. I hope to not have to read Hedgehog. I should be finished before Saturday.... (holding thumbs)
Found it: We are reading [Rendezvous with Rama] by Arthur C. Clarke for August, Ringworld by Larry Niven for Sept., Their's is Not to Reason Why by Jean Johnson for Oct., and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells for November.

Okay, I'm going to just leap here: start with The Grand Sophy. Sophy is one of her best characters ever and the secondary characters are really funny, I think. Her books are mostly set either in country houses, in Bath, or in London; this is one of the London ones.

Let me know what you think!

Elizabeth
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