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Member: xantheselkie

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TagsMystery (66), Rome (14), Falco (13), Cats (13), Egypt (12), The Cat Who (12), Amelia Peabody (12), Disc World (9), Elizabethan Mystery (9), Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (8) — see all tags

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GroupsNew Zealand Thingamabrarians

Favorite authorsJane Austen (Shared favorites)

Real nameMeredith

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/xantheselkie (profile)
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Member sinceMar 30, 2008

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Wow! Those are some awesome cross-stitch pieces! Did you do those?
Sent message to a Meredith Hart on Facebook. Not sure if I found the right one.
Hi, Meredith.

Thanks for accepting me. I love meeting people from other countries. I'm a Southerner----I love meeting people. :)

You're correct. It's very hot here. It has been in the low 90s most of June. July and August are our hottest months, so we'll probably see temperatures in the 100s.

Do you Facebook? I have a folder of pictures I put on there for a friend in South Africa so she could see a little of what things look like around here and where we are in relation to the entire United States. I'm Paula Pullen Harmon if you do. I'd be happy to accept a friend request.

I noticed we shared a lot of books. Mysteries would be my favorite genre, but I adore books period. Anytime I go to someone's house, I look at the books on the shelf. LOL

Have you read The Yard? It's a Victoria mystery. I also just finished Mrs. Queen Takes the Train. Very fun read for me.

I have a best friend in California, and we started a book club between the two of us last year. She picks a book and then I do. I've read some books that way that normally I wouldn't have read. Kind of expanding my horizons. Some I have really liked and one I hated. But it's pretty cool to me to get out of my rut of mysteries.

Would love to hear from you again and hear more about New Zealand. Oh, I just remembered there's a book I read called Aunt Dimity Goes Down Under. It's set partially in New Zealand, and a character from there goes back to England and has been in all the following Aunt Dimity books.

Have a great day.

Hi Meredith
Yes, I have that Churchill book but I've not read it. I have a bad habit of reading several books at once, especially if they're history books. It depends on what I'm in the mood for.
I just bought a couple of Stephanie Plum books on ebay that I've already read but did not own. They were at a good price, and I know I'll want to read them again at some point.
Thanks for the websites about New Zealand. I need to add NZ to my "places I want to visit" on my "43 things" website. Gosh I spend alot of time on the computer these days, but most of it is worthwile. Do you use "43 things"?
Here is my list.
Yes, we're all about food here in the south! I had to work yesterday, even though it was our Memorial Day holiday. We decided to have an indoor picnic to cheer us up. We had pork barbeque, baked beans, several different kinds of salads, 3 cakes!
You might enjoy a website called It is a magazine, but you don't have to sign up to see their articles. They have great recipes, and sometimes pictures of houses with long porches and porch swings. I think the magazine depicts the south fairly accurately.
Do you know of any nice websites about New Zealand? You have inspired me to learn more about your country.
I've always wanted to visit New Zealand! You will think this is weird, but I work in a hospital ICU, and we have a ventilator humidifier that plays the New Zealand National Anthem! It goes through two choruses of it before it shuts off. I don't know the words, but I can definately hum the tune! I think it is made by Fischer-Paykel in Auckland.
And I just noticed that you also like the Janet Evanovitch "Stephanie Plum" books. Her books are so funny!
Thats okay. We have alot of common interests in books. I love Jane Austen, and also "The Cat Who...." series. I've not listed all my books yet so LibraryThing is only showing 6 books that we have in common. Oh, also the Charlotte and Pitt mysteries, and Douglas Adams, although its been awhile since I've read those.
You live in New Zealand?
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