Virago Salon - December 2011 into Winter 2012
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How wonderfully warm and inviting Tui. I love it. And you are certainly right about the fire. We are frosted/froze white here tonight at only 9:30. Thank you.
Oh so cozy, Tui, and thank you! I'm in the mood for a Winter Tea Cocktail, but first, Simon (of SavidgeReads) is having an advent giveaway beginning with The Penguin Complete Novels of Nancy Mitford! Just post a comment on his blog. Sadly, only our UK friends are eligible for this particular giveaway due to postage. However, do check on his blog for the next few weeks - there may be a book that can be sent across the pond!
That picture is beautifully soporific, and I've not long got up...
Ummmm. So are we just listening to the fire crackle while we have wonderful conversation or is there some equally warm music in the air? I am there!
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Yes please Laura.
Snow is much more fun than the grey wet weather we have here.
Grey and wet just down the road from you too, Briar-the-dog. What a miserable day. I made myself feel better by baking some mince pies and whipping up some very potent brandy butter. I just had one and I can assure you it's the perfect cure for the winter blahs.
Chilly up in Libro Towers today (and I'm working on smoothing out a translation from the Polish - bet they're even colder over there!). Liking the fire!
I have an update on the Julia Probyn novel that was missing from the Bloomsbury Reader List. It's taken a while because, I suspect, the lovely people at Bloomsbury are as busy and as confused as me.
The question came up back here, and I am pleased to say that the missing book has now appeared on Bloomsbury's website and on Amazon UK.
It's available for download now and in print next summer.
So that's the series complete.
Jane, thank you (I think) for the reminder. I just ordered a copy of the 3 Julias in one volume since I've been #1 on the list at PBS for it for two years. I'm pretty sure that it's not something that my SS got for me, and I got a deal. While I was at it, I ordered a used set of *Dance to the Music of Time* on DVD, and that takes care of my Christmas shopping for myself from DH.
>15 LizzieD:: ooh, Dance on DVD! Good for you, Peggy. I will be interested to hear what you think of it.
I saw A Dance to the Music of Time when it was first shown on Channel 4 and absolutely loved it.
There was a very interesting article about the importance of book design, mentioning Virago and Persephone, in yesterday's Guardian.
You can find it here.
I was upset to read:
"Donna Coonan at Virago, meanwhile, explains that she is more than happy if customers buy her books simply because they look nice."
I hope she was simply expressing herself badly, but after hearing that Josephine Hart's early novels are being added to the list ...
Well, you can a bit. If a Conan the Barbarian type is standing beside an enormous tiger, his arm decorated with a pneumatic wench with her breasticles barely covered with ripped leather and possessing impossible thigh muscles, and the background has a volcano going off in florid oranges and reds, with the title JUNGLE LOVE emblazoned across the top, I do get the sense that this won't be my kind of book.
Same book -- 3 different covers and one very different title!
1944 original edition
1953 pulp fiction edition
1990 trade pb -- Plume American Women Writers
I'm not sure about Jungle love, but last time I looked at my local used bookshop there were some wonderful fifties paperbacks, including an amazingly lurid Turn of the Screw.
I actually collect some of those old paperbacks that make literature look like pulp fiction. They are a hoot. Usually not readable, because they were put together with bad glue and brittle paper, but the covers just tear me up.
Here's today's Hot Review from Fleur! Ten Days of Christmas by G. B. Stern.
I just ordered a copy from ABEBooks!!
I snatched a copy from Amazon for a penny plus shipping -- from the UK, no less.
Mary - I had a VERY sick cat last year and with the help of two earth goddesses - and no help from the local businessman who masquerades as a vet - we pulled her through. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you too.
Oh dear Mary, all the critters in this house (including me) send your little goat love, hugs and hope.....
I am so sorry Mary. Sending warm & strong thoughts your way and health & healing thoughts along with lil goat luvs her way. Also saying a little prayer for her.
Thanks everybody. Mia Sofia is still quite sick. I feel so sad. I don't think I can bear it if she dies. She is only a year and a half old.
Oh, Mary, I'm so sorry about Sofia. My niece raises goats---I know they can be sweet and endearing creatures. I hope she is not as sick as you fear.
More prayers and positive goat-healing thoughts coming across the Atlantic . . . I hope she pulls through.
Mia's case is not presenting in a way that remotely matches anything but a rare disease that has only shown up in Egypt. Our vet spoke with one of the nation's foremost experts on goat pathology. He is quite interested. Her blood samples have been sent to his lab for a complete work up.
Poor little thing! I feel sorry for her, and send warm hugs to you, dear Mary.
Mary, I hope your goat gets better! Pets are so precious and I hope you have more time together.
It looks as if Mia is on the mend. It appears (additional bloodwork will be drawn on the 22nd to confirm) that she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Goats can carry the ticks but practically never get the disease (unlike dogs and humans). She is still taking really strong antibiotics and will continue to receive them until the end of the year. So now I can clean my house, get ready for house guests and a Christmas party. So much for the winter garden I was planning. I will just start the early spring garden in Jan.
I'm very relieved to hear that Mia is on the mend! Both my DH and my mother had variants of RMSP, so I know how devastating it is. I'm delighted that your vet caught it in time. Much better to have your Mia than a winter garden!
That's wonderful news! Forget the garden. At least now you can relax a bit and enjoy Christmas with Mia! xxx
Yes, winter gardens are expendable (unless the economy crashes). I'd rather have Mia.
Great news Mary! It much be such a relief to have her on the mend and to have indentified the problem.
Oh thank the virago heavens! Little Mia has been on my mind and I'm so pleased to know she's on the mend. More healing hugs for her from us!!!
aw poor little goat, having had to cope with THAT. So glad she's on the mend, Mary.
Cheers for modern diagnostics and antibiotics. So glad Mia is on the mend, Mary.
Oh Mary, I am so sorry that you have been through such a trauma but relieved to read that Mia is on the mend.
So pleased to hear the good news. I have to say, Mr LB is a marvellous OH. "Matthew, I'm sad because someone I've never met's goat is unwell"; "Oh dear, I am sorry: hope the goat gets well soon". Bless!
Or maybe I'm just in the habit of uttering slightly unusual sentences to him ...
Hooray! So very, very happy for Mia and Mary and also smiling at Liz's exchange with her husband!
ditto here with the smiling at Liz's exchange with hubby.
And I am oh, so happy that you, Mary, will be happily celebrating the holidays and Christmas whilst enjoying your little Mia on the mend. Blessings dear girl. I am so thankful on your behalf & ours too as you are much more fun on here when 'youse' happy girl!~!
luvs n hugs to ya
Beloved and I consider Mia's recovery our Christmas present to each other this year. I can't imagine a more lovely gift to receive and share with all my dear ones - Beloved, Mia Sofia, Linnea, Katrina, Annika, Mr. Darcy, Gabrielle, Giselle, Hannah, Liesel, Nikki, the Welsh terrorists (Wilkie and Ceilidh), and Elderberry. One of my best Christmases ever :-))
We had our first good snow today in Chicago, there had only be a few flurries earlier. It was a delight to wake up to snow this morning. Mary I am glad Mia is recovering.
Joyful news for a joyful season Mary! We have woken to a glistening blinding white hard frost today.
Lovely to read about Mia recovery and imagining your Christmas surrounded by all those wonderful four-legged creatures (less Beloved, of course!)
So glad to read the good news about Mia. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!
Pertaining to my comments up-thread about going full-time with my business, I'm a week into it, it's going well so far, and I've started a blog in which to record my adventures - if anyone's interested, it's here: Libro full-time
Ms. Liz, congratulations on your first week!!! I'll read your blog with great interest!
Mary, it sounds like a Merry Christmas for sure, and May, Chibby, Elle, Tully, and Hilfy Bit join me in warm wishes for you and all your family!
I came to welcome our friend Bonnie (brenzi) to the group. She is going to be a wonderful Virago, and I'm pleased to pieces that she's here. Welcome, Bonnie! Welcome!
Hi Bonnie and so glad you've joined!
Ms. Bee, I'm bookmarking your blog.
Hello Bonnie. I am glad you have decided to join the bestest group on L.T. I think you will really enjoy it here. Welcome and Happy Christmas.
Well thank you everyone. Peggy assured me I would fit right in here and I think she's right. I'm happy to get to know all of you (that I don't already know) and have a few Viragos already lined up. I'll have to look around the site to see what I should be starring but I'll start with this thread:)
Welcome Bonnie! Yes, I'd say you are in the right place, without a doubt!
Adding my delight that you're here, Bonnie! Welcome, indeed!
Now off to investigate Liz's blog...
Welcome, Bonnie. (What took you so long?)
Great news about Mia, Belva. So how about some pictures of that four-legged crew one of these days?
Congratulations, Liz. I hope you get to take a deep breath over Christmas!
This is the best group anywhere on the whole wide world wide web!
A really warm welcome to the group Bonnie - you will soon be completely at home.
If any of you feel like making a trip to Northfield, Minnesota, at the beginning of May, the Carleton College Theater and Dance Department is staging a production of my new adaptation of Aeschylus's Oresteia, complete with original choreography and music by Mary Ellen Childs, on the weekend of May 11, 2011.
Party at my house for any Viragos who show up!
Congratulations, Rob! It's a bit far to come from Florida -- but what a treat. All 3 plays? Or have you combined them?
My adaptation combines all three plays into a single full-length play.
Welcome Bonnie. Congrats Rob. Who knows, if no goat is getting ready to drop kids, I may stop by.
Congratulations for sure, Rob! I am wowed, but I'll have to send my spirit too. I think maybe it can sit with Barbara's.
A brief history of Santa:
Happy Yule, all!
Happy Christmas from Liz (lyzzybee) and me. We met up this afternoon to exchange christmas gifts with each other and some other friends. Here we are giggling as our friend tried to take "a nice picture" of us
Oh, I love seeing what people look like! And what a great photo of the two of you!
WOW! You're both such pretty women! Thanks for letting us look at you.
Don't you two look cute (though it does seem to me that you're conspiring!!) :~)
Yes, I also love to put a face to a name and yes you both look fabulous!
Very natural pic with lovely smiles. I'm envious. I go all stiff as a board and smile as though I have gas. Thank you for sharing!
Hee hee! Thanks everyone! I don't know why we did that classic thing of leaning sideways but there's actually masses of room in the photo! I like this pic too. We were laughing our heads off instructing our friend Meg to make us look, what was it, 25 was one of them, I know ... We're in the cafe where we hold our BookCrossing meetups and have spent many happy hours, and in fact the one to which we took Elaine a few months ago!
Maybe we should do a Portraits Of Virago Group Members thread, for those who wish to post ...
"Maybe we should do a Portraits Of Virago Group Members thread, for those who wish to post ..."
yes, yes yes, like that idea : )
Just poppoing in quickly to let all freinds know about this http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018b63y/Womans_Hour_Drama_Possession_Episo...
BBC's dramatised reading of Possession written by A S Byatt. Dramatised by Timberlake Wertenbaker- one of my most favourites books! So far there are 3 out of 15episodes but all available.
I'd happily dig out something for a Portraits of Virago Group Members, and might well look 25... because it's only six weeks since I was!
If anyone wonders what it's like at Mary's house at Christmas, have a look at this:
# 114 I don't know whether to laugh or cry, honestly. SO adorable!!
#114 I love the goats! I must share that website with my niece. And Portraits of Virago group members....Oh YES. Good idea. Should we all dress appropriately and pose with a green-spined treasure?
I loved the video. Goats are so cute when they dance and when they scold one. My littlest goat Hannah scolds me every time I leave her fenced in when I am outside.
Tui - thanks for posting that delightful video! So cheerful and cute!! Hmmm, I wonder if it's too late to ask Santa for one, or two?
Miss Julie - thanks for the link to Byatt's Possession! One of my favourite books of all time as well!
Great idea for a picture thread, btw!!
Divide the sheep from the goats? I want to go with the goats for sure!!!
Goats are much better than sheep. Funnier, smarter, more mischievous. And there's nothing quite so nice as a goat whiffling in one's ear :-)
That goat/kid video was so very funny! The way they jump, all springy and awkward at the same time! I want some ...
My dog whiffles too, but not in my ear. It's the noise he makes when asleep and dreaming of running races or chasing rabbits, his long legs twitching.
Over the course of a summer, goats will keep brush and grass down, but they are picky eaters. They are browsers (i.e., they eat here and there from trees, grounds) rather than grazers (like sheep who will not only mow your lawn but take out all the grass). Most people think goats will eat anything. They will not. They also prefer particular plants at certain points in the year rather than at others. They eat roses leaves, flowers and all at anytime of the year. What goes in comes out. Compost it and your gardens will be happy forever. Compost from goat manure is much safer than cow manure and generally richer and more varied than horse manure. Additionally the goats' nannyberries (poo) come out in little piles of berries. Sweep them up into a dustpan. Scatter the fresh berries over the rose beds (the berries won't smell) and voila - instant time release fertilizer. I use it on indoor plants as well. Love, milk, goat dances, ear whiffles, delicate nose kisses, entertainment, and awesome producers of compost. What more could a happy woman ask for?
Mary, you make the case most convincingly. My niece would heartily agree with you. Her main reason for raising them is for the milk, because she can't tolerate cow's milk, but she says all the same things about how wonderful they are. Some of the little ones do make an awful racket, though, with the bleating.
I'm doing a daft thing! I'll be flying to the UK on January 16 and staying until January 29, five days in London and the rest of the time in Stratford. I'm keeping fingers crossed that Chicago does not get hit with a blizzard on the day I'm leaving and that Heathrow isn't iced in. And more fingers crossed that I can get back to Chicago in time for a Chicago Symphony concert with Ricardo Muti conducting Carmina Burana on January 31. This will be full orchestra and three choruses!
The reason I'm going is to attend the winter school at the Shakespeare Institute, an in-depth study of the three RSC plays running in the winter season: Measure for Measure, Taming of the Shrew, and an original play about the writing of the King James version of the Bible.
I don't think I'll have that much time to visit used book stores, but I certainly will go to the Persephone store and the Oxfam store near the British Museum. Can't buy too much (ha! I said that last August!) because my underwear is all new!
Elaine - that's my kind of daft! What a wonderful and exciting holiday! RSC - wow. That's a dream come true. I'll keep my fingers crossed for clear skies on both sides of the pond!
crackin' me up Elaine!~! Enjoy............again, I am pea-green with envy! Come back and tell us all about it.
Exciting! Wonder if we can manage to pop over to Stratford to say hi ...
I'd love to see you and Ali again! And there are the four charity shops, two devoted only to books!
Yay - you know I'd be up for that : ) wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! be fab to see you again Elaine we had such fun in August.
Elaine, I am positively envious, both for the trip and for the Carmina Burana (one of my favourite compositions) conduced by Riccardo Muti!!!!! Lucky girl you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahem - Elaine, Liz and Ali - you three know this means new pictures, don't you!!
Happy new year everyone in the lovely Virago group, joining this group has been a joy of 2011 for me. I have totted up my reads for 2011 - and *drum roll* I read 129 books. But only 14 were Virago and 5 Persephone - that seems like a good excuse to pledge to read more of these (my favourite) kind of books in 2012.
Happy virago reading in 2012 : )
Wishing a Very Happy New Year to everyone in this most special of Library Thing groups!
Happy New Year, fellow Viragoites! Hope the year brings many reading blessings your way(s).
I am very happy today. We just found out that my son Joseph (the youngest of my three children) got the leading part (Pseudolus) in his school production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
For those of you who do not know, he loves theatre and acting and, I must say, he is quite good. Two years ago he won the Helen Hayes Award (a theatre award for high school students) for the role of Bela Zangler in "Crazy for You". No, in his last year of high school, he is applying to acting schools.
I apologize for boasting, but I am very happy for him.
I don't blame you for being proud, Paola. It's great that he's doing well in an area he loves! Well done, Joseph!
Kudos to Joseph. And I am so happy and proud for you as well Paolina!~! I am sure you rubbed off on him.
Well, my dear girls, I am sure he got the artistic gene from my side of the family as, on his father's side, they all are as artistic as a turnip.
My own nephew is a bass baritone (Joseph sings well too).
Yes, dear Paola - boast and boast! How wonderful and exciting for Joseph and how proud you must be! Pictures, please!!
#149 SO proud of Joseph's accomplishments. Gee, I wish I had asked him for an autograph when I met him! Boast all you want, Mama.
Exactly what I thought, Linda! Paolina, tell him that he has a few autographs to hand out when he hits the big time!
Thanks again! By the way, Joe thanks you all for the support.
When I have the DVD of the performance, I shall try make a few copies to send out to who is interested in seeing it. I just promised a few friends already and, even if I am very forgetful, I will do it this time.
The play is in April, around the 20th, so you have a few months to wait.
Pseudolus! What a great, great role for polishing off his high school career! Break BOTH legs, Joseph!
Fabulous news, what an achievement. A funny thing happened . . . is one of my favourite shows, and Pseudolus is a great role.
Is anyone following the BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week readings this week? Essays by authors and publishers from the collection Stop What You're Doing and Read This, about books and reading, being read by their authors. Today's essay is by Carmen Callil. Available here on iPlayer for those who can access this.
Very cute and precious. I want one. Love the markings and look at that expression. Baby looks a little sad.
For those of you who have a passion for the period and the book Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks is being dramatised on BBC 1 on Sunday evening at 9pm. The Radio Times has a couple of articles and some background to the real story behind the book.
I loved Birdsong! I wonder if the dramatization will air in the US? Let us know what you think of it Julie!
>170 sibyx: How darling. It makes me think of Tasha Tudor who loved corgis and who is one of my heroines.
#173, 174 There's a book that I've been meaning to read for a long time. I have it here somewhere. *drifts off muttering*
I feel like I have read Birdsong because Himself kept reading bits out loud to me while we journeyed through Scotland. I actually haven't read the book...around here somewhere too...
Read this today...Must Read Books for Downton Abbey Fans
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Published to critical acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. It’s been recently adapted for BBC TV and is coming to PBS’ Masterpiece Theater April 22 and 29, 2012.
Wow. Excellent. Thanks, Cate. Must make entry in my TV viewing datebook!
Fantastic news. Birdsong is a great book and I can't wait to see the dramatization. Interesting list of "must read" books too!
I forgot to watch it! I was still planning on viewing it on iPlayer except I overheard two men talking about it yesterday, saying how disappointed they'd been in it.
A wonderful video post on the two upcoming Virago Book Club book; Damage and Sin, and the author who sounds really special. If you've not had an opportunity to view this, please do.
I watched that when it turned up in my e-mail Belva. They'll be in your library under the original publisher so you can read her for free. And then we'll talk... :)
I mentioned this on the Fabulous Finds thread, but it bears repeating:
Betterworld Books is having a Bargain Bin Blowout today, 30% off 4 or more used books.
I am copying this from a post Chrisharpe just posted at the BBC radio 4 group.
I happened to catch this on BBC R4 a couple of days ago. It's still available at the URL below. I didn't particularly enjoy Testament of Youth, but I can't help but admire the author.
Great Lives: Vera Brittain http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019rpw0
The pacifist Vera Brittain - whose Testament of Youth conveys the toll of the First World War on her generation - is discussed by her daughter Baroness Shirley Williams and Dr Clare Gerada.
Matthew Parris chairs a fascinating and insightful exploration of what it was like to be brought up by Vera Brittain, a mother who was effectively worldwide public property, and so in many ways was simply unavailable to the young Shirley. Vera, who as a teenage feminist was desperate for an education, turned her back on her studies at Oxford in 1914, because she felt compelled to serve as a nurse, wanting to join her brother and his friends in the Trenches as far as she could.
The rest of Vera Brittain's life was shaped by the grief that followed the loss of her fiance, her own brother and two good friends. Candidly conveying all this in her best selling book, 'Testament of Youth', won her a lifelong audience.
Shirley Williams explains that as a result of these experiences her mother became a passionately committed pacifist and feminist, who in 1944 denounced Bomber Command's blanket bombing of Germany at a time when it was deeply unpopular to do so. Brittain was vindicated in the eyes of the press when it was revealed that she and her husband George Catlin were the only married couple to feature in the Gestapo's notorious Black Book, listing those who would have been executed, had the German invasion of the UK been successful.
Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, nominates a fascinating life in a programme that reflects on two influential women - mother and daughter - who have played key public roles across the entire twentieth century.
Producer: Mark Smalley.
Tue 24 Jan 2012
BBC Radio 4
Fri 27 Jan 2012
BBC Radio 4
Oh thank you Dee! I just downloaded the podcast to my iPhone so I can listen on my way home from work this evening. You're the best!
Elaine / Liz1654 asked me to post a hello to the group: We had a lovely book shopping expedition and lunch in Stratford-Upon-Avon today.
#190 Green is not just the color of Virago spines, but of this Virago reader as well...
Our bridesmaids wore green when we got married. It is a most excellent colour.
Green is my favourite colour too!
#195 I wanted green bridesmaids dresses for our wedding but I left it a bit late (not my fault, one of my bridesmaids wasn't in the country) and apparently green wasn't fashionable that year.
Oh, I'm so glad I stopped in! I am going to rush off to read your review now, Tui.
Another vote for green as favourite colour here! The only time I've ever been a bridesmaid I was lucky enough to wear a lovely green dress. Actually, it was Virago green, now I come to think of it!
Here's what I bought in Stratford ...
Hope that link works, had forgotten how to insert a photo... checked on the wiki, did what it said, still didn't work.
Anyway, some Greens, some other Viragos, some other others!
#201 Liz - wow! that is a good haul. Wish I could have gone with you and not had to go to silly old work : /
I know ... but there might be a little something from that day on its way to you ...
Excellent finds, Liz! Read Easter Island years ago and loved it. Intriguing and atmospheric story with quite an ending. A definite keeper and reread for me.
Oh I have taken my book blog over to wordpress - should anyone be interested.
maybe some of you can visit me over there.
>201 LyzzyBee:: I used to love the Drina books, at least the first few. It got a bit ridiculous towards the end of the series where no matter where she went Drina always found a dance company who needed her to cover for an injured dancer. But I liked all the ballet details and how the author showed all the hard work behind the glamour.
If anyone's interested in giving away books on World Book Night (Shakespeare's birthday), the deadline to sign up is Monday, February 6: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/
Trafalgar Square Publishing (part of Independent Publishers Group) will be the US distributor for the three Winifred Holtby titles re-released last year as VMCs: Anderby Wold, The Land of Green Ginger, and Poor Caroline (covers shown below):
A representative from Trafalgar Square Publishing contacted me with an opportunity to read and review these books on my blog. If you are based in the US, have a book blog, and would like to review one of these books, please leave me a PM and I'll give you details. The books will be released in the US in May, and the publisher would prefer reviews be published in early May (not before).
I have those 3 books in that edition - they are beautiful aren't they. Still not read The Land of Green Ginger but thoroughly enjoyed the other two.
#214 A timely reminder that I bought those lovely editions last year after enjoying South Riding so much and I still haven't read any of them (*ashamed*)
What a great opportunity Laura, and what perfect timing with our VMCReaders page! More to post and share! Amazon has the release dates as April and May. Holtby's 114th birthday is in June!
First grandbaby born yesterday morning -- Caden Derek Cruff, 7 pounds, 2 ounces and lots of black hair! Pictures forthcoming soon....
So wonderful and exciting, Jane, congratulations! You must be over the moon!! Yes - Pictures please!
What will you be, Jane: Grandma, Nana, Gran, Granny? Congratulations!
Thanks for all the congrats! I think I'll be Grandma, but whatever Caden wants to call me is OK by me.
Awww.....so precious, so tiny. Enjoy, Grandma. He's just perfect.
Precious, precious, precious!~! Congratulations Jane. You are in for a special world of wonderment!
More congratulations here! I wish you much joy as you get to know him.
He is a darling - and so big and bright for a newborn!!
I actually came by to say that there seems to be a green copy of The Loved and the Envied at PBS right now. I neglected to take it off my wish & reminder lists when I got a copy, and it was there two minutes ago - a very pretty cover; I'm not sure what the inside is like!
>242 LizzieD:: I also neglected to take it off my wish list! I received a "wish granted" message and then realized I already had it :)
Thank-you for your oohs and aahs -- it's what I've been doing all day.
Don't forget to check in with the VMC Readers Page on facebook! There are reviews, links and a bunch of pics to browse through!
This message may cause Paola to faint ... but I am happy to say that some Virago Modern Classics are now in Baron von Kindle's library.
I have but cannot remember the plot at all. I do remember liking it though.
i read it, too, and then gave away my copy. The only thing I really remember is something about the ending either bothered or puzzled me.
I recently became aware of a new LT feature: lists!
Check out Favourite Virago Modern Classics -- you can add works to the list, create your own list, and even "thumb down" books you consider less worthy.
I added a link to this list to our group wiki.
Thanks Laura. One question - in the top right hand corner we are told we may drag and drop to change our preferred order. I am unable to do that - is there a problem?
Is there a page somewhere explaining how to use these lists?????? I need everything spelled out v-e-r-y s-i-m-p-l-y......
>254 juliette07:: Julie, you can reorder your personal list but not the "all members' list". To reorder, drag and drop within that little green box. Or click on "your list" and you'll be able to move them around. Does that make sense? Sometimes it's hard to describe what I see on screen.
>255 sibyx:: Lucy, this is a beta feature so it's less documented. Members have created tons of lists and I'm sure this was discussed or publicized somewhere, but I can't find it.
Thanks Laura - I realized I could not re-order the ''all members' list'' but could not make the little green box 'do what it said on the can'!! Rushes off to try again :)
mmmmm ..... still can't drag and drop from the green box or from ''your list''.... They won't budge at all.
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