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Tagsmystery (136), kindle (123), Quaker (107), 2010 (103), 2013 (101), 2012 (96), 2011 (86), 2014 (76), 2005 (72), 2003 (71) — see all tags

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About me***** I really liked this book. If it is fiction, it grabbed me and kept me. If it is non-fiction, I found it to be helpful in its field, thought provoking, and probably a good resource.

**** I enjoyed it a lot, but there was something missing. If non-fiction, perhaps it is not indexed, or lacked good citations.

*** It has some redeeming quality, and I might even recommend it in some cases, but I probably felt it was not well written.

** This book really wasn't worth my time. I cannot recommend it.

* Ugh! Yuck. And etc.

GroupsAlmack's, Non-Fiction Readers, One LibraryThing, One Book, Quakerly readers, ROOT - 2013 Read Our Own Tomes

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Thanks. I will give them a try. I appreciate the recommendation.
Thanks. I will give them a try. I appreciate the recommendation.
Thanks for checking in.
My mom lives up in Towson, so it's about an hour from Olney. I have sister that lives about 10 minutes from her but she was away on vacation that puts Tim and I next in closeness. She's 88+ years old and stubborn as a rock. If she hadn't been talking to my sister who is an EMT in Virginia we never would have known she was having issues.
We picked her up from the hospital Friday night LATE, took her home, then checked on her 3-4 times on Saturday and then went up again on Sunday and took her out to dinner.
She's doing okay, now that she's doing what the doctor told her to do 2 years ago. She didn't like the braces for her hands (it was too hard to turn magazine pages - Can you believe it?) Medication for her legs made her put on weight and she didn't want to buy new clothes. Sometimes I just want to smack her. But my husband gave her a good talking to and she usually listens to him.

She'll behave now that the baseball season is starting - she'll sit and watch the game on TV everyday. Have a great spring!
Apple wouldn't do me any good, the research I found about Windows 8 was that they were trying to lure the Apple users so hey made it more like Apple!

Tell your sister she's has my sympathies, I absolutely hate W8.

Not sure about what's going to be happening - my mom went to the hospital ER - possibly a stroke?

just waiting for news!
forgot about the ticker thing - to remove a ticker from your profile, just edit your profile and delete the HTML.

To delete from a thread just edit the message that the ticker appears in, and delete the HTML.

Spent 2½ hrs on the phone with Dell this morning trying to get the restoring discs for my software. They still think I live in Minnesota!
You don't have to quit the 13 group, just change your categories to be what you want to read.
Would love to do lunch again, but can we wait for warmer weather?

Happy Easter!

Hi, Susan

NetGalley moves fast, don't they?
What I usually do with the reviews is post it in LT and copy and paste it in NetGalley.
Hope you enjoy the books - see you soon.

Hi Susan,
From what I can recall, the narrator read the footnotes where they were starred in the text. I think he'd state that it was a footnote and then read it. I quite enjoyed it! :)
Thanks for the kind words, and glad my quirky style of review actually works for someone else! When I actually have to write a review for the paper, and include a plot teaser summary, it's difficult for me as I want to say how the book made me feel, or where it took me in my mind's eye.

The profile picture was taken at a book sale for the Friends of the Library, for which I volunteer, here in Charleston. We were building a tower of books, and the book pile was too good an opportunity to miss.

I'm afraid I use library thing and good reads mostly to catalog the books I've read and don't spend as much time as I should exploring and reading other reviews. But maybe I will now. Your note inspired me to start checking out shelves.

PS I was born and raised in Maryland.

Susan, I am appreciative of your noting my page. I have posted all the books I ahve read in my life, being presently 4790.

I practiced law for 28 years and served as a district court judge for 23 years. Since 2006 I have been totally retired.

I am presently using a diary I kept in some years of the past to post as reviews what I said about some of the books when I read them. As you can note, I have done "reviews" (really just what I thought of the book, most times) for over 80% of the books I have read.

Where in Maryland do you live, and what do you do?

Hi, Susan. I just checked my profile page for the first time in a couple of years, and there was your note of 2007. In answer to your question about Perth Quakers: We have three small local meetings. One of them usually has attendance of about 5, another about 15, and ours about 20. Several years ago, Australia Yearly Meeting changed Quarterly Meeting to Regional Meeting, probably because the distances here are so vast that there weren't any quarterly meetings. The Regional Meetings mostly follow the boundaries of the individual states. Our Perth meetings (Mount Lawley, Fremantle, Hills) are among the seven meetings that constitute the West Australia Regional Meeting, which covers all of the state of Western Australia (one-third of the entire area of the continent of Australia). There are 200 members in Western Australia and about the same number of attenders. The Regional Meeting House is in Mount Lawley and is located only a block from where I live, and that's where the Mount Lawley Meeting meets. It is also the home of our wonderful little library, where I do my volunteer work for the meeting. (I also tend the Hospitality Room, where visiting Quakers can stay when in Perth.)

There are a lot of old roots in our Meeting. One of our members is a great grandson (or great, great?) of Elizabeth Fry, and others are descended from the British Hodgkin Quakers, whose family tree is full of many other early Quakers. Though I am only an attender, I have learned that I have Quaker roots in Virginia, North Carolina, and Indiana dating back to the 1700s. Don't know if any of them were Quakers before hitting American shores.

Like most meetings these days, most of the membership in Western Australia came to Quakerism as mature adults. Though Australian Quakers are all of the unprogrammed variety, a few years ago Australia welcomed Burundians from refugee camps in Tanzania. Many of them are birthright Quakers from churches founded by Ohio Conservative Quaker missionaries. They were quite adamant about wanting their own church with all-day singing and lots of preaching and bible reading, so one of our members who owns a private school gives them use of one of their buildings, a small church that they bought from the Presbyterians some years back. They also give them use of the school's mini-buses for bringing people to church.

There was one Burundian family and two other Burundian men who attended Mt Lawley meeting regularly before they got their own church. Our members occasionally visit the Burundian services to show continued support. In Queensland, I understand the Burundian Quakers have joined the unprogrammed meeting. Here in Perth the decision was that several different Burundian churches (mostly Quakers and Pentecostals) would combine to create their own in order to emphasize peaceful coexistence between the tribes that are enemies in Africa. In some of the eastern states, African tribes from various countries establish themselves in certain suburbs and continue to wage war.

I lived most of my life in Texas and am enjoying these later years in this beautiful and exotic locale, where people drive on the other side of the road, water swirls in the opposite direction down the toilet, and light switches on/off positions are the reverse of what I am accustomed to.

In friendship,

Thank you for your note! Our monthly meeting covers all of Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, as well as most of Susquehanna County and a bit of Monroe--in other words, most of the northeastern corner of the state. (There's an interesting bit of history explaining the scarcity of Quakers in this part of Pennsylvania, which I'm happy to share if you're curious or to avoid if you're not.) We are indeed part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and of Upper Susquehanna Quarterly Meeting.

I met Arthur Larrabee last summer when he came to visit us to offer guidance in our efforts to secure a meeting house for ourselves. I liked him, and was glad to hear he was helpful for you as well. I can easily see where he'd make the herding-cats task of clerking a meeting seem simple!

One of our current members came to us from a meeting somewhere near Baltimore. It sounds like you have a pretty good group of people out there!

Thank you again for your note. Stay in touch!

In Friendship,
Hey, just thought I'd let you know that I'm in total agreement with your pick of The Reluctant Widow as a favorite Georgette Heyer. Most people divide her stuff into romances and mysteries (ie the 1920's stuff)--but I love her romances that have adventure or mystery thrown in. Have you read The Talisman Ring? It's (in my opinion) just as good as The Reluctant Widow. These Old Shades does too, and...I forget the name of it...The Toll Gate? Ah well.
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