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About meI can't imagine life without a good book to read. I borrow 99% of the books I read from the library. I collect names of books or authors and check online at home to see if the library has what I'm looking for then I take my list to there but always end up getting 5 more that I didn't plan on getting! I can't stay out of the 2 week New Book section and end up with more than I can read in 2 weeks. When I'm there I always wander the aisles amazed at all the books that have been written and wonder how many times they've been read. I'm crazy for a good book.

When I'm not reading I'm working in the office for my husband's home improvement and remodel business. I've also worked in the insurance industry, television, as a elementary school library aide (bonus!) and a cafeteria aide. I like my current job the best!

When I'm not reading I'm either knitting or on my IPhone or computer. Sometimes I'm doing two of the three things at once - while watching television.

About my libraryVery diverse - fiction, non-fiction, historical of both, young adult fiction, sports, chick lit, classics. There are not enough bookshelves in my house for my books and it thrills me when my husband reads something I recommend and enjoys it!

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I appreciate the kind words. It was a great experience to be able to absorb West Point.

Hello again - I just posted my review of Secret Lives of Wives and then went to read yours. Funny - we both gave it four stars. Looks like we liked it more than most. Glad I posted before reading anyone else's review.

I did win more! I won the one about Slots but did not receive it and don't think I will.

I also won Straphanger in Feb bunch and am looking forward to that. Don't know why but I like reading about public transportation - don't have it much outside of Sacramento area but really loved it in Europe.

I've been doing fun fiction lately also, good mysteries as well as The Language of Flowers, which I really enjoyed. Also read Gene Sharp's From Dictatorship to Democracy, the "Bible" on nonviolent revolution used in Serbia and Egypt - got that one free online - VERY intriguing and interesting - it's being used by the Occupy movement.

By the way, I loved the Dalai Lama book Beyond Religion and recommend it highly. VERY readable and practical, now one of my top ten.
It came today. Too bad I'm not home for weeks! Is it good?
O man I left today for vacation ! Thanks for letting me know. I'll have one of my kids go by and watch for it and send it to me. Enjoy. Let me know when u post your review.
Oh man really?! Who knows if well ever see it. I participated in the secret Santa thing here on LT and haven't gotten those yet ether! Well, guess imat least have that to look forward to. Hope ou had a good holiday.

Yes I was lucky enough to win the Dalai Lama's Beyond Religion, and the previous month Aging as a Spiritual Practice, and have receives both. I'll watch for your review of yours. I haven't gotten to mine yet because too many of my wait listed books came in at the library at once, plus a friend gave me his old Kindle with some books still on it so I'm inundated. Aren't all of us on here?

Currently reading A First-Rate Madness which is pretty fun.
I had to see which ONE book you have on your wish list. Have you seen the new movie yet? Lousy ratings, but I'm going to have to see it. I'm a big fan of Michelle Williams. Did you see her interviewed on Charlie Rose? Interesting.
Yep. Who knows if we'll ever see it or not. I'm nt holding my breath! Disappointed tho.

Hey did you see Jeremys post that Secret Lves s being resent? Yahoo! Maybe well get it soon.
Nope. Nada. And I noticed Jeremy said he followed up on all August books but didn't mention ours so I mentioned it on the discussion board.

I just won Aging as a Spiritual Practice.
Still no book
Me too! I'm worse than a five year old waiting for Santa!
Nope not yet. Hard to wait isn't it?
I'm not sure how I did it... I think I went into Early Reviewers and clicked on it and the book details came up and then I added it to my library. Are you able to click on it in my library and then add it from there?
I didn't win Sweet Jiminy, got it from the library! I think you can email LT after 60 days.
Hi, I've just re-read Ken Grimwood's 'Replay'. I bought my first copy from a book stall in 1994 and loved the story, reading it several times. Alas it never returned from a visit overseas when a friend lost their removal consignment, so I recently picked up a reprint from Borders. Anyway.....

When Jeff first meets Pamela, I was sure he mentioned 'The Goonies' and 'that stinker 1941' as other Speilberg movies. All that was mentioned this time around was Close Encounters. Also shortly before his second 'death' he observes his daughter near the lake and marvels on the 'long coltish legs of young adolescence', a line not in this version. I think there are some other subtle differences - or maybe it's just failing memory??

Upon re-reading, the world that Jeff and Pamela create by informing the public has a disturbing familiarity, where the US, by attemtping to control world events, ultimately bring mis-fortune upon themselves and the rest of the world.

Regards, Greg
Hi Nancy, we share many books, so I just wanted to say hello. Thought this was such a cool site.
Susanne in San Diego.
Hi Nancy,

My husband Bill was the soccer coach at Annhurst in the last two years it was open! Do you remember him? If so, his email address is Right now we're traveling cross-country in an RV, enjoying North Dakota at the moment. I'm not getting a lot of reading done--too much to see and do! Rebecca
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