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About my libraryThe library is growing by the day and reflects a long term interest in fantasy and classic fiction.
I'm working on '1001 books' and other reading lists, any gaps (when I've got them all in) are because of some omnibus editions.
Some of the books, tagged Faith and Sam, originally belonged to one of my daughters but have been here so long now that they probably count as mine.
And then there's all that Handel!!

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Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Philip Glass, Georg Friedrich Händel, Robin Jenkins, Katherine Kurtz, Gabriel García Márquez, Terry Pratchett, Muriel Spark (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingLiving with Honour: A Pagan Ethics by Emma Restall-Orr
A Pagan Testament: The Literary Heritage of the World's Oldest New Religion by Brendan Myers

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Dear Wendy,

Just a note to let you know that your signed copy of The Black Stiletto by Raymond Benson is shipping today. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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I just checked. It was Alex who had the lettuce and steamed veg in order to "leave room" for the filet mignon (now that's definitely a mother's advice!). Martine had the foie gras. I didn't write what she had for the main course - or rather I did, but then deleted it for pace.

BTW are you a writer too? Your name is very familiar. Did you ever take a writing course from the London School of Journalism?
It wasn't only lettuce and steamed vegetables though. There was also foie gras and filet mignon! Then there was the Vietnamese restaurant. BTW what did you think of the Jewish food in the later chapter (p.269)?
Hi Wendy,
Thanks for the review. Although you didn't sing my praises as I was hoping, it was honest and that is all I could ask.

Regarding the food, I will definitely consult you in the future. I actually trawled (trolled?) the web for menus of local restaurants in San Francisco and those items from their menus - though probably not in the best combinations.
Best regards,
Hail, dear reader and reviewer of literature, you honor my effort with an honest-to-god analysis, and I am very grateful to you for taking the time to read and comment on “A Newer Testament.” I regret that my style was not your dish of tea, but am gratified that you did take a look at it, and in light of your obvious qualifications, I do indeed value your expressed opinions. Especially enlightening was your brief essay on haggis (there is a reference to this Scottish delicacy in my book, a wordplay on “Haggis McBagpipe,” who was an ancient US funnypaper stereotype). I was relieved to learn that McDonald’s has arrived to standardize, palatabilize, and – the American Dream – internationalize! access to this mysterious but undoubtedly appetizing platter which heretofore has been exclusively Highlander cuisine. McDonald’s will put Scotland on the map! I’ll advise you when it hits the menu here in L.A. In the meantime, keep the faith and, as always, cheers, Reneau
Ahoy Wendy -

Put your book in mail Wednesday. Using USPS rather than UPS as my wife has curbed my allowance. Not sure how long it takes to get across the Atlantic by row boat. But if it doesn't arrive by this time next year, let me know!


You're welcome! I hope you'll enjoy your new books. Since you're into Pratchett, I thought you were likely to enjoy Rumo as well (or any other Zamonia novel).
Happy holidays :)
Hi Wendy,

Interesting you right back!

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. Saw you liked Butcher Boy, and I thought you might like my novel since it's also about a disturbed adolescent and a bit dark. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

May the light of your soul guide you.
by John O'Donohue

May the light of your soul guide you.
May the light of your soul bless the work
You do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those
Who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden you.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams,
Possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

Well 250 is still very impressive. I suppose you had already read 80% of them before you even saw the list. I am of two minds because to make serious progress on this list means hardly reading anything else. And there are also sins of omission (Shakespeare, Homer) as well as a lot of authors that really shouldn't be there, with a bias towards England and US. But it's also already gotten me to read some great books that I wouldn't have otherwise (Aesop, Ovid) and I own at least 40 books that I still want to read that are on the list. So it's a good way to inspire me to read some quality. Anyhow, I wish you well. Keep up the happy reading.
Hi Wendy,
A question - have you read all these books or are they just in your library?
I'm trying to read the 1,001 books myself and am around 150+ at the moment so was quite impressed by your 980 books tagged with that list.

I will once I've got my house sorted.
Thanks for becoming a friend.
I'm working through 1001 too. I review what I read at Arukiyomi and put links on here. Love to have a visit from you.
Thanks for joining the Open University group.
Hi Wendy.
I was browsing your Handel collections and checked out Soloman and then noticed that you have a work named 'Susanna'. For obviously reasons I am intrigued. I must admit to being very rusty about all the classical composers, although as a teenager I knew quite a bit about them, and loved so much of their music. So is 'Susanna' an oratorio? I have just been bought an MP3 player for my birthday, and am looking forward to many hours of blissful listening to audio books and lots of my favourite music too.
Hi Wendy, so many books and a family too.

Hello Wendy

Just wondered if you were involved in the co-op movement at all?

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