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Official Welcome to the Dragon Thread V

This is a continuation of the topic Official Welcome to the Dragon Thread IIII.

The Green Dragon

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1clamairy
Edited: Apr 2, 2014, 10:16am Top

It's time for a new thread, methinks.

Welcome Koenix, CalvinBoesch, Dankel, Jon.Sellers, tyrone.minnifield, KansasKid, celadontea, loewen, KevinMcKernan, Joyalariwo and Stephen_Burrows!!! Make yourselves at home. :o)

2clamairy
Edited: Mar 14, 2014, 8:38pm Top

Accidental duplicate.
I will leave the photo. :o)

3Esta1923
Mar 14, 2014, 7:24pm Top

Loved the "echo" welcome...and endorse it.
Hoping all new folks will be as interesting as the ones we've come to know already!

4SylviaC
Mar 14, 2014, 8:01pm Top

Welcome to all of you! Just settle right in and enjoy yourselves.

5clamairy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:36pm Top

Ooops. LOL

6MerryMary
Mar 14, 2014, 9:37pm Top

Things are quiet at the moment, but there are a few things to be aware of.
*Safety from sentient roombas is usually found on top of the bar.
*Pillows and marshmallows (aka weapons of war) are found behind the bar.
*Pool boys are available (and gorgeous).
*Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters (hereinafter referred to as PGGBs) are a specialty of the house. Hazmat suits available upon request.
*Patrons have been know to break into spontaneous bouts of "Princess Bride" quotations. Participate at your own risk.

7Sakerfalcon
Mar 17, 2014, 5:40am Top

We need the extra cheese with all these new members around! I'm sure that's what you were thinking when you double posted, Clam!

Welcome, everyone!

8clamairy
Mar 28, 2014, 8:20am Top

Welcome walterqchocobo, Velmeran, StevenOrlowski, tomfejw, cmmatteo71, macarmona, AcisAce, smokemare, CZenos, sturlington, aquaplanet, johanna414 and remusly!!!

9Peace2
Mar 28, 2014, 1:22pm Top

Welcome all!

10maggie1944
Apr 2, 2014, 7:31am Top

A new class of newcomers! Super! Great! Someone open the bar, and turn on the pool lights. PBBGs all around, please, bar keep!

11hfglen
Apr 2, 2014, 8:53am Top

And bring out the cheese platters!

12sturlington
Apr 2, 2014, 9:24am Top

Thanks for the welcome! Looks like a fun group.

13maggie1944
Edited: Apr 3, 2014, 7:49am Top

well....... yesss...... unless you mess with the roombas

14GeorgiaDawn
Apr 4, 2014, 8:45pm Top

Welcome everyone!

Great advice, Maggs! Stay away from the roombas, especially if they have "Morphy's" tattooed anywhere on their little, evil, metal bodies.

15clamairy
Apr 22, 2014, 4:25pm Top

Welcome WordSpinner, bertyboy, HGillis, Azrael910, jordsly, GwenDandridge, SSJLuffy, sandstone78, jenspirko, polymnia, DCavin, rolandperkins, John_Vaughan, MelindaBrasher, solozero and jimgysin!!!

Wait... sandstone78??? Did you leave and come back? LOL

16sandstone78
Apr 23, 2014, 2:50pm Top

>15 clamairy: Actually, I have an explanation for that one :) I'd been just starring threads that caught my eye so the high posting volume didn't overwhelm my quieter groups in my "recent posts" listing, but I realized recently that I was pretty much starring every thread anyways, so... why not be a real member instead of a loiterer?

17suitable1
Apr 23, 2014, 2:55pm Top

The Green Dragon has loiterers?

18hfglen
Apr 23, 2014, 3:03pm Top

>16 sandstone78: So make yourself comfortable and grab a PGGB. There may even still be some cheese somewhere if the regular locusts haven't eaten the lot.

19kgriffith
Apr 23, 2014, 3:14pm Top

>17 suitable1: ....yes. :)

20John_Vaughan
Apr 23, 2014, 3:40pm Top

>17 suitable1: Dear me, yes!

21MrsLee
Apr 23, 2014, 4:13pm Top

Membership benefits include use of the extensive library. If you can find it amongst the boobies, smurfs, roombas and barflies. ;)

22SylviaC
Apr 23, 2014, 4:52pm Top

>18 hfglen:

*Urp*

(Excuse me.)

23clamairy
Edited: May 16, 2014, 9:47pm Top

Welcome avxcxcs, DougGoodman, erbisoeul, FranBat, Tirgearr, mount_kronos and Frl.Famos!

(Oops, avxcxcs has already been suspended. heh heh)

24maggie1944
May 16, 2014, 9:49pm Top

well, well, well

We never have taken to the party poopers. Have we? Where is that pitcher of PGGBs, any way? I think we need to set up a round of drinks, on the house. I mean on the pub. Wheeeeeeeee

Oh, I think I know where the Roombas have been hiding.....

25clamairy
May 16, 2014, 9:55pm Top

26maggie1944
May 17, 2014, 7:54am Top

Excellent!

27MrsLee
May 18, 2014, 2:51am Top

>25 clamairy: Oooooooooo

28clamairy
Jun 5, 2014, 2:40pm Top

Welcome IulianIonescu, jykghj, Tuirgin, kirinsaysno, gazamatazabbott and georginajames!!!

Welcome back beatles1964. Is this your third or fourth time? ;o)

29clamairy
Jun 25, 2014, 10:04am Top

Welcome bibliophile_pgh, kpn, Austin_Dragon, Jalmars, Lee_and_JJ, Felurian, BrainFireBob, capiam1234 and ripred!!!

30clamairy
Aug 31, 2014, 9:42pm Top

Welcome joshua.moore, artrodriguez88, nrmay, Pantalaimon01, maggie.d., Eddie.Rosenfeld, DickensMan, Jonathan.Fouts, PrashantPinge, LunaraDawn, DStockton, gaslampfantasy, AnnaGN, matluvsbooks, Slumber_Doll, randomlemony, Mademoiselle_FiFi, renbedell and Maddz!!!

31maggie1944
Sep 1, 2014, 9:00am Top

Wow! A wonderful crop of newbie from this summer. Welcome, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your books.

32MrsLee
Sep 1, 2014, 11:09am Top

We are getting really close to 3,500 members, but the count thread is lost. :(

33nrmay
Sep 1, 2014, 11:53am Top

Thanks for the welcome!
Happy to have found this entertaining group.
What's a roomba?
I'm very fond of gjetost myself . . .

34MrsLee
Sep 1, 2014, 12:35pm Top

*Gives >33 nrmay: secret Green Dragon handshake*

Roombas originated as robotic floor cleaning devices, but one of our members, Morphidea (also known as Morphy, or Mighty Morphy), has taken them to a whole new level with her evil plans to conquer the world. Avoid them. Trust me.

35Peace2
Sep 1, 2014, 1:10pm Top

Welcome all!

37SylviaC
Sep 1, 2014, 8:16pm Top

>33 nrmay:, >34 MrsLee: But don't avoid Morphy. She is mostly harmless, aside from that little quirk.

38MerryMary
Sep 3, 2014, 10:54pm Top

Refuge: On top of the bar
Pillows: Behind the bar
Marshmallow guns: Ask maggie1944
Roombas: Sentient. Avoid at all costs.
Pool Boys: Gorgeous
PGGBs: (Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters) Haz-Mat suits recommended

39SylviaC
Sep 3, 2014, 11:17pm Top

>38 MerryMary: And don't forget:

Cheese: Eaten

*urp*... ('Scuse me)

40maggie1944
Sep 4, 2014, 7:19am Top

ah.... Marshmallow guns?? Who me? I couldn't say, really, where they might have been hidden, I mean... placed carefully and safely "away". Yes, that is it - they are away.

But do let me know if you need one as I might, just might, be able to remember where that "putting" place can be found.

41clamairy
Oct 10, 2014, 11:50am Top

Welcome WatsonBrothers, ConalO, ayjaycee, ShyPageSniffer, aketzle, gamorgan1, timgriffiths, lunacat, davisfamily, pralfred, fraochruadh, Laura_W_Lib, Sarahdaltrybooks, BluesyBlue, Vickilynb74, W.A.Rusho, dtollen, InTooBooks, strongasanoak, Niobeisme, MattMol, corporate_clone, angelrocco, btburt and coraelle, jeni68!

42clamairy
Dec 3, 2014, 9:31pm Top

Welcome AmyJSmylie, Erin.Arnold, ronherron, innocenceagain, E.L._Ervin, CaptainGunsche, Jaywlker, crisp, Taku_Shannon, kaonevar, shariftiens, Anvity, zarafa7, georgelightgood, LorLe, Suzanna_J_Linton, Yiska67, BINDINGSTHATLAST, cresida, tsturgill, SandDune and walkermwatson!

43SylviaC
Dec 3, 2014, 10:07pm Top

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to all!

44clamairy
Feb 5, 2015, 7:39am Top

Welcome Uffda, MoonxDragon, chiliihead, gvazquez, Lenya, rainbowwitchwoman, natdellis, shellypic, ronvitale, jade3396, IsaboeOfLumatere, reverr, bjappleg8, robertleebeers, harleyqgrayson02, JamesGrantGoldin, DennisErnens, pykatrix, Claire5555, JuliusC, Huge_Horror_Fan, IsabellaWalker, JCoyStevens, Mikebrnstn, peezaroni, Graffotti, hawkwinds, ZenDiPietro, starbreakerauthor and SirNoodle!

My sincere apologies to anyone and everyone I missed in the last couple of months. :o/

45maggie1944
Feb 5, 2015, 7:47am Top

We are always glad when you can do what you can do to keep the Green Dragon a warm, and friendly place. Welcome each and every one of the new folks.

Let's spread out some cheeses and crackers and drinks all around.

46MrsLee
Feb 5, 2015, 11:20am Top

Welcome all! I hope you will feel free to dive in and comment, the waters are friendly here. I wonder, is there an LT member named something like, "saucealot?" Because they should be friends with SirNoodle. I'm just saying. :)

One of my favorite things in this thread is reading all the creative names of new members. :D

47Peace2
Feb 5, 2015, 11:57am Top

Welcome all!

48GeorgiaDawn
Feb 5, 2015, 6:31pm Top

I missed all those PBBGs that were being passed around. Can someone whip up another batch?

Welcome to The Green Dragon!

49jillmwo
Feb 5, 2015, 6:58pm Top

Welcome to a friendly crowd, always ready to talk about what you're reading, what you're eating, and what makes you feel "stabbity". There are a few bug-eyed monsters in the pub, but like the water buffaloes, if you just shove them on over, you can make room to sit down.

Be careful on the personal reading threads. There are book bullets flying!

50Lace-Structures
Feb 20, 2015, 12:05am Top

#34 Really, gjetost lovers are rare. When bringing it into a crowd, it gets better reception if you put it on a platter with caramels, mints, flavored yogurt, and hard candies, where uninitiated can be snookered into liking it before being told its a cheese. I also like stilton.

51nrmay
Feb 20, 2015, 11:38am Top

>50 Lace-Structures:

Gjetost also great served with pear and apple slices.
Thumbs up for stilton and any kind of blue cheese!

52maggie1944
Feb 22, 2015, 8:15am Top

Blue cheeses of all sorts pair remarkably with PGGBs! A Green Dragon favorite.

53nrmay
Feb 23, 2015, 10:40am Top

54hfglen
Feb 23, 2015, 11:00am Top

Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters. The recipe here in the GD is not quite identical to that in theHitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but the effects are often just as devastating.

55nrmay
Feb 23, 2015, 11:08am Top

>54 hfglen:

thanks, I very much needed to know that. Will seek out recipe . . .

56GeorgiaDawn
Feb 24, 2015, 6:34pm Top

The hazmat suits are around here somewhere. Whoever is stirring up the PGGBs might need to wear one.

57maggie1944
Feb 28, 2015, 6:03pm Top

As well as those drinking some, and those standing next to them. Where's Morphy's Roombas?

58clamairy
Mar 1, 2015, 7:44pm Top

Welcome jutatie, FourOfFiveWits, ESeries5, DonnaDeck, Lace-Structures, thecobbleroad, rsurvis, Dennis_Bond, Dalene.K.Rodman, Lost54321, bluebutterfly99 and Nqvgz!
:o)

59GeorgiaDawn
Mar 9, 2015, 6:24pm Top

Maggs - I hope Morphy's Roombas are locked away somewhere. You know, to keep them safe.

60GeorgiaDawn
Mar 9, 2015, 6:24pm Top

Welcome all!

61jillmwo
Mar 9, 2015, 7:10pm Top

We're a relaxed crowd. Welcome and come on in!

62clamairy
May 8, 2015, 10:41pm Top

Welcome spongevee, Madelynn_Albert, mizmooz2, spartan, Ailinel, Clifford.Terry, TomeBoy, reneputt, Carol_W, York_Lee, wrevans, devonro, fldiaz, D.ThoursonPalmer, AndyAnthony, Cricket2014, TheAlex, Fernando_Torres, PeterWM, HeatherMOConnor, MrZing147, Richard_Middleton, horselover81, amellus, Chinmay_P, EvieTMcduff, souloftherose and BSMurthy!

63GeorgiaDawn
May 9, 2015, 11:11pm Top

Welcome, everyone!

64maggie1944
May 10, 2015, 7:24am Top

We need to find those Roombas. This place has gotten a little dusty. And is there a pitcher of PBBJs in the frig?

65Peace2
May 10, 2015, 1:25pm Top

Welcome to all!

66mrgrooism
May 11, 2015, 5:10am Top

Reminder: the canoe paddle is for stirring the vat of PGGB's, NOT for swatting the pink elephant currently disguised as a grey elephant. Doing so will mean having to sanitize the elephant.
Again.
Also, the SPIITING COBRAS are generally friendly, well, for SPITTING COBRAS, anyway.
The blue-footed boobies can naturally be found in the pool, except when they are doing things unnatural, which is really most of the time so don't bother looking for them in the pool, unless you need an excuse to harass the pool boys.
The Roombas generally behave if you place a beer on top of one and send it in search of a patron. Other than that, all bets are off.
Ohhh, and never throw a handful of mashed potatoes at anyone, LIKE THIS!!! *Lobs a fistful of spuds at maggie*

67maggie1944
May 12, 2015, 6:54am Top

Oh! Look what I found: the marshmallow guns are hidden under the bar.

*jumps on the bar and blasts a round of marshmallows at mrgroo*

Whoo hoo! Parteeeeeee time.

68GeorgiaDawn
Edited: Jul 6, 2015, 8:02pm Top

Here they go again!

**grabs a PGGB, a pillow, and hides behind the bar*

69maggie1944
May 18, 2015, 3:12pm Top

A PGGB, PBGG, ? I've totally lost my mind. But you knew that....

70jillmwo
Jun 20, 2015, 3:59pm Top

I thought I'd better rattle the cage so the newcomers know that they should plow right in and have some fun with the roombas, the water buffalos and the BEM (bug-eyed monster).

Don't be shy! Comment on the reading threads, note what plans you have on the weekend in that particular thread (because we love hearing what you're doing), and make friends.

*opens door a bit wider and pushes the BEM back a bit*

71SylviaC
Jun 20, 2015, 4:21pm Top

The BEM? I didn't know we had a BEM!!! How did I not notice the BEM?

72jillmwo
Edited: Jun 20, 2015, 4:57pm Top

He's somewhat reluctant to push himself forward at least initially, but he can become rambunctious.

73mrgrooism
Jun 26, 2015, 10:23am Top

The Pool Boys help keep the BEM in line. Sometimes, the BEM has to keep the Pool Boys in line...

74MrsLee
Jun 26, 2015, 9:50pm Top

I love when the Pool Boys get out of line.

75maggie1944
Jun 27, 2015, 1:50pm Top

Me, too

Let's have some Adult Ice Tea.... what are the names of those things? Electric Ice?

76GeorgiaDawn
Jul 6, 2015, 8:03pm Top

Maggs, I corrected my earlier thread. PGGB!

77maggie1944
Jul 7, 2015, 8:00am Top

oh! PGGB! That sounds much more attractive than Iced Tea! Let's get on it.

78clamairy
Jul 23, 2015, 11:24am Top

Welcome justanotherjohn, Charlotte_Miles, Nick_Kaminsky, telanus, Clemency_Fane, jackson1066, Cycloptic, Lynn.A.Rainey, taylorcreek, Dandeggan, SandyBorrmann, Angelica93, GwendolynBeynon, M.I.V., NatalieSW, LaraAckermannTemplin, jeannecarol, AuthorApril, HamiltonB, SengaUltimate, Shalashaska, KellyJonesPfister, Syriina, Alissa-, ingsme, Emzy1706, FantasyProne, Kathryn_della_Bitta, Catherine2402 and LouieAndTheLizard!

My apologies to those who fell through the cracks in the last couple of months.

79mrgrooism
Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am Top

>78 clamairy: FTH Clam!!!

80clamairy
Jul 23, 2015, 12:45pm Top

>79 mrgrooism: FTH, Groo hunny. :o)

81MrsLee
Jul 23, 2015, 9:18pm Top

>78 clamairy: And welcome to you, too! I looked up FTH on Urban Dictionary, and it was full of "interesting" meanings, but not one I would say to you. :)

82mrgrooism
Jul 23, 2015, 10:59pm Top

FTH = Flying Tackle Hug!

83MrsLee
Jul 24, 2015, 9:58am Top

>LOL That is a LOT better than what Urban Dictionary suggested! :D

84mrgrooism
Jul 24, 2015, 12:48pm Top

I'll bet your version would have landed me a black eye and 2 broken ribs!

85clamairy
Nov 12, 2015, 7:49pm Top

Welcome thehawkseye, thesurvivor, freebooksplease, GarenFleener, diana.n, Osama.A.Bahudila, kandaced, ArcticMoon, timboman.frazier, kabrahamson, harrietbrown, Emmi_Kay, nervouspig, greymith, SpikeSix, alvaret, casvelyn, bookdoctor, gjohn4317, Abbas_Daya, MsMaryAnn, LexieS17, Olga_Werby, Cymro-Gaz, sabean, KennyaIkedo, barmarlene, Taphophile13, Henderson-Fantasy and Jamesnyder.

My apologies to everyone I missed in the last four months.

86MrsLee
Nov 12, 2015, 9:10pm Top

>85 clamairy: And welcome clamairy! Sorry, I forgot to keep this thread up. Glad you found it to restore.

Welcome all!

87SylviaC
Nov 12, 2015, 10:20pm Top

Welcome everyone! And so nice to see you back, clamairy!

88Sakerfalcon
Nov 13, 2015, 4:18am Top

This calls for some CHEESE ...

89clamairy
Nov 13, 2015, 11:12am Top

MMMM!
I'll try to be around more often. Do I get points for keeping my library up to date through all of the turmoil?

90SylviaC
Nov 13, 2015, 12:28pm Top

>89 clamairy: Yes, you do! One million points to you!!!

91maggie1944
Nov 13, 2015, 6:02pm Top

And lets put some gold stars behind your name on the chart! Welcome to all new comers, please do not be put off by the playful nature of goings on in the Green Dragon pub. It is meant in good fun!

92MrsLee
Jan 6, 2016, 9:11am Top

I'm not sure how clamairy finds the new names, I feel sure there have been some new members joined since November 12, but the "recent members" is confusing. So, if you have joined in the last month or so, and would like to be personally welcomed, chime in here and we will do so! We love new members to initiate to the old tried and true traditions. :D

93WholeHouseLibrary
Jan 6, 2016, 10:20am Top

**waves to clamairy**

Hey there! MIssed ya!

94MrsLee
Jan 6, 2016, 9:57pm Top

I think I figured it out! If I have missed anyone, know that it was not intended, and feel free to chime in and introduce yourself. Or just steal some cheese if you would prefer. We are easy that way. Welcome all!

lavaturtle, Texsain, Guanhumara, mooingzelda, WhirlUpSea, kerryn.griffis, FeiMiami, Clearmadness, Morteana, TL_Classical, Book-Dragon1952, emmorystump, Arwa1406, NickR.B3, sandra.verga, jonmay11, seek.kolinahr, Uasal, Tor-Ole, websterhamster, JordanBakerAuthor, sat78, WholeHouseLibrary, Aurora_Springer

I cannot tell a lie. I have a definite picture in my head of how some of you look based on your names. I'm looking at you, mooingzelda, lavaturtle and websterhamster. :D

95mrgrooism
Jan 8, 2016, 12:04pm Top

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!

*starts serving PGGB's* to all who are foolish brave enough to try one!*

Google it, baby!

96clamairy
Jan 27, 2016, 7:07pm Top

Welcome Naomiq, polestar, RobertBarrett, AndrewHiggins, EllsbethB, earthwindwalker, anna982, Trent1492, kale.dyer, Suspected.Spam and YuukiYuukoWar.

97jillmwo
Jan 28, 2016, 5:07pm Top

Step on in, folks! It's a friendly crowd that bustles in and out of this place. Speak up and let us get to know you!

98mrgrooism
Jan 31, 2016, 7:35am Top

Yes, welcome all *pours PGGB's for all takers*

And welcome back, Clam! *FTH!!!*

WE'VE MISSED YOU, FEARLESS LEADER!

99hfglen
Feb 26, 2016, 3:09am Top

May I extend a special welcome to Hardy_Wilson, who has just joined the pub. Like me he lives in Durban, so I am no longer the most isolated member here :). I think that "honour" now passes to Seanie, since Choreocrat vanished. Hardy, there's cheese and chat where you find them, but beware of the Roombas and Groo's PGGBs (Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters).

100clamairy
Edited: Feb 26, 2016, 12:07pm Top

Welcome Hardy_Wilson, pearlsandtopaz, KenMagee, draeke, sdatwood, vjaf.smith, Library.Tech.Chick, derekprior, mirikayla, badddancer, Sasscat, kruset, D.K.Roman, Rose2332, C33Cunningham, ice_conda and naturalnumber!

Congrats, >99 hfglen:, you must be thrilled. :o)

>98 mrgrooism: A belated thanks, my friend.

101greendragon9
Mar 29, 2016, 8:43am Top

I'm new! I had to join. For obvious reasons. I've been using this name as my email/website since the mid-1990s... and not because of Tolkein, oddly enough. McCaffrey's Pern had much more to do with it :)

102MrsLee
Mar 29, 2016, 9:33am Top

>101 greendragon9: Welcome! Dig around in the pub a bit and I'm sure you will find some bits and pieces to enjoy. Just be aware of the SPITTING COBRAS and mutant Roombas and don't go reaching into dark corners. Some of the Smurfs bite.

103greendragon9
Mar 29, 2016, 11:18am Top

The cobras wouldn't bother me, being fellow reptilians... but the Roombas? Yikes!

104clamairy
Mar 29, 2016, 4:50pm Top

Welcome, greendragon9! I believe you're going to fit right in. :o)

Welcome Janne97, angiehill777, lawrencegerschel, Allama, midnightalice, NicoleJuedes and boredandblue2 as well!

105jillmwo
Mar 29, 2016, 5:06pm Top

Where did the marshmallow pop-guns get put? I can't find them.

*Welcome All*

106greendragon9
Mar 30, 2016, 10:21am Top

Thanks, clamairy!~

The Roomba ate the marshmallows.

107clamairy
May 26, 2016, 10:00am Top

Welcome JasonRiedy, kip_kitto, sannahines, greenlotus, beckrobertson, Fluffball, Bookmomsgl, olivia.burdon, ivonava, varaham, bhabeck and AngelaBWP!

108jillmwo
May 26, 2016, 8:26pm Top

*waves* Come on in and get to know everyone! The reading threads are good sources of recommendations and the cooking threads can sometimes be quite fattening!

109dustydigger
Edited: Jun 12, 2016, 5:23am Top

Hi I'm Dusty, an avid fan of SF in the 60s,but lived for a decade in Africa,with no bookshops or libraries nearby. On return to UK I was disconcerted to see all the old classic authors of the 50s and 60s were no longer on the library shelves,instead all these HUGE fantasy volumes,including the depressing Stephen Donaldson and the ubiquitous Piers Anthony and Terry Brooks,and what little SF was there was cyberpunk etc.So I drifted away from the genre,(apart from Lois McMaster Bujold,Anne McCaffrey and C J Cherry of course)and it wasnt till 2012 I rediscovered the genre. I am steadily working my way through the Hugos (read49/64) and Nebulas (30/52) and love colonization and first contact novels,but still have a soft spot for the 40s and 50s stuff.
Also like UF(but not paranormalromance unless outstanding) and dip a toe occasionally in weird fiction
I am a shelfari refugee,and its been a traumatic year,since we all moved to Leafmarks only for it to be closing down too. Most of the time has been spent moving data setting up groups etc,and sadly my reading of spec fic is a bit down,less than 30 books read this year,rather low for me. Now the cataloguing and editing seem to be finally drawing to an end,so I look forward to reading more and also chatting to you all,you seem a great lot,and I forsee the TBR,already arranged as a tasteful double archway,likely to become a triple layer. Cant wait!

110jillmwo
Jun 12, 2016, 8:46am Top

Welcome, dustydigger! Check out all of the personal reading threads; this is a fairly eclectic crowd in terms of reading materials and I'm sure you'll find one or two kindred souls whose selections are to your taste. Don't be shy about starting a personal reading thread of your own. It's always interesting to hear new voices.

I just discovered Lois McMaster Bujold myself, but have been a fan of C.J. Cherryh for awhile.

111clamairy
Jun 12, 2016, 8:47am Top

>109 dustydigger: Welcome! I love the tasteful double archway. :o)

You'll find many like minds here. Sorry you've been forced to move your virtual library around so much. I'm hopeful that LT will be here for the long haul. I share your opinion of Donaldson, BTW.

Make yourself at home. :o)

112MrsLee
Jun 12, 2016, 11:04am Top

>109 dustydigger: So glad you found us! I left Shelfari a long time ago, but remember it as a lively and fun place. :) After you spend a bit of time poking around here, I'm sure you will find it to be terrific also. Oh, be careful if you poke far into the corners of the closets in the pub, there reside things like modified Roombas, snickering Smurfs and occasionally a SPITTING COBRA! ;)

113dustydigger
Jun 12, 2016, 1:50pm Top

Hey! as long as you leave a bottle of my fave tipple,whisky, on the counter, I will def avoid the depths of the cupboards.I have had personal experience of being 5 feet away from a black mamba,quite small but very deadly,so I will leave the cobras to rule the roost.

114clamairy
Jun 16, 2016, 9:03am Top

Welcome ScoLgo, threadnsong, asfaloth12, TheDenizen, Darth-Heather, leBleuCheese and the aforementioned dustydigger!

I'm glad you've joined the group, and we all hope you stick around.

115MrsLee
Jun 16, 2016, 9:46am Top

leBleuCheese had better watch their back around here. Not sure all the cheese fanciers in this pub can resist a nibble!

116Peace2
Jun 16, 2016, 3:16pm Top

Welcome all!

117greendragon9
Jul 13, 2016, 10:15am Top

I think we need a drink to go with the cheese...

118clamairy
Jul 13, 2016, 4:17pm Top

>117 greendragon9: The virtual bar is always open.

119jillmwo
Edited: Jul 13, 2016, 5:17pm Top

Has anyone ever experimented with virtual mojitos? Did they work out? Just wondering out loud in an idle moment (And solely in the interests of the betterment of science in the long run, of course).

Hi, everyone! Welcome. Pull up a chair and join the conversation.

120clamairy
Jul 13, 2016, 6:01pm Top

Welcome jenniferghummer, catgurl7, ramox, firepiggymonkfish, GraemeSH, jkdavies and AdaraQuick.
:o)

121clamairy
Aug 26, 2016, 5:56pm Top

Welcome Rena37, Alberttttt, Sam99, bishnoideepak, Kristelh, GrossorMD, joriestory, ChicagoMuslima, Charles678, Charles456, astralproject and davidpauly1105!

Hmmm, Charles did you forget your account name, or do you intentionally have more than one?

122Guanhumara
Sep 18, 2016, 2:41pm Top

Wow. The group sent me a greeting in January, and I find it in September - is that some sort of record?

A belated "Hi!" to everyone

123hfglen
Sep 18, 2016, 3:42pm Top

>122 Guanhumara: Man, that PGGB must have been potent! ;)

124clamairy
Sep 23, 2016, 3:55pm Top

>122 Guanhumara: I'm just glad you actually found it! :o)

Welcome storeyonastory, jacobreed1982, Fludd, fortunlately, mbriggster, c.c.naughton and thelemonadebandit!

125clamairy
Edited: Oct 3, 2016, 10:13pm Top

Welcome EllAreBee, BookstoogeLT, JennysBookBag.com, lynnoconnacht, MissMcQueen, Manticore-lullaby, heylu, and Alexis_D.!

Wait... lynnoconnacht??? I thought you'd been part of this group for a while now! :o)

126clamairy
Nov 5, 2016, 8:55am Top

Welcome YouKneeK, ordin, Bradywan, thessaly, kristi.test.1, Joseph.Carper, Peter_Szabo and Nighat-Kouser!!!

Don't be afraid to jump right into the melee. :o)

127YouKneeK
Nov 5, 2016, 11:16am Top

>126 clamairy: Thank you. :)

128SylviaC
Nov 5, 2016, 9:06pm Top

Welcome everyone! Hope you have as much fun here as I do!

129clamairy
Dec 12, 2016, 7:19pm Top

Welcome BookstoogeLT, snowbelle, iamrazorwing, Tasha-Pasha, quicksilvermessenger, struttersix, AmberGraceKoch and Trudy.Boan!!!

Drag a stool over by the fire. :o)

130SylviaC
Dec 12, 2016, 8:10pm Top

Welcome! Welcome!

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Confetti and streamers
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

131suitable1
Dec 12, 2016, 10:08pm Top

There's still plenty of PGGBs from yesterday; help yourself.

132jillmwo
Dec 13, 2016, 7:41am Top

Everyone's pretty friendly (including the water buffalo). Visit the various threads you find here and speak up. It's a nice place to hang out.

133SylviaC
Dec 13, 2016, 9:26am Top

>131 suitable1: How did you store them? I thought they were too corrosive to keep in containers made of any material known to humanity.

134suitable1
Dec 13, 2016, 11:06am Top

>133 SylviaC:

I think they are kept in an alternate universe.

135clamairy
Edited: Jan 16, 2017, 9:26pm Top

Welcome night_sky, Roger_Kitchen, jfphelps, irishbob06, CassieFrank, deltadawn758, fishcasa, Ceilia, mattries37315 and SilverThistle!!!

Pull up a stool and chat a bit.
:o)

136clamairy
Feb 4, 2017, 10:19pm Top

Welcome Rosamie.Bautista, lcd, TamBerg, JamesShamblin, Novak, Anghara72 and LeonardoAngue. I hope at least some of you are going to participate. :o)

137clamairy
Mar 24, 2017, 5:30pm Top

Wecome Spurts, achmad, hillaryrose7, MeritoCD, JLPatton, AlexandraMay, AdrianGHilder, cindydavid4 and Rabbitknitter. :o)

138Spurts
Edited: Mar 24, 2017, 7:25pm Top

Thanks for the welcome. Shall I add some cheese?:


World Cheese Book

139SylviaC
Mar 24, 2017, 9:27pm Top

Mmmm, CHEESE! You definitely belong here, Spurts!

Welcome to all!

140clamairy
Mar 24, 2017, 10:14pm Top

>138 Spurts: Oh yes! You're going to fit right in here.

141clamairy
Apr 12, 2017, 1:19pm Top

Welcome Chapbook, CalebWachter, kurtstallings, Martijn447, aegbeyrd, librariansteffen2, Kaikoura84 and Familiar_Diversions!
:o)

142maggie1944
Apr 12, 2017, 2:30pm Top

I dropped by to see what's shaken'? It has been well and good too long since I've stopped by The Green Dragon. How is everyone???

143clamairy
Apr 12, 2017, 5:43pm Top

>142 maggie1944: We're mostly good, I believe. I'm so sorry about your sweet dog. *big hugs*

144maggie1944
Apr 12, 2017, 9:28pm Top

Thanks, Clam. I do miss the pup! And I'm not doing much reading. I think I'm going to back up a little bit from the 75 books group, as I'm not doing much reading. I'm reading dog rescue sites. Went and visited a rescue agency and saw three possible dogs. One of which I like a little bit. She needs a health check and is not yet quite available.

Anyway, I hope to see you all around here a bit, too.

145clamairy
Apr 12, 2017, 9:30pm Top

>144 maggie1944: Good luck with the dog search. I do hope you not only start reading again, but that you drop by The Dragon more often.

146Sakerfalcon
Apr 13, 2017, 4:19am Top

>144 maggie1944: I was just thinking about you this morning and realised you hadn't been around in a while. I hope you find the perfect dog to share your life with.

147clamairy
May 17, 2017, 3:01pm Top

Welcome keithanthonybaird, Halilah, shivangee6 and macbeck! :o)

148clamairy
Jun 6, 2017, 11:38am Top

Welcome Vraxoin, Morrowless, Sarahangel, koolfrogs and dbshee!

149clamairy
Jun 29, 2017, 9:10pm Top

Welcome UncommonTart, Serenova_Phoenix, Mandee84, Joseph_Scifres and Melissa_E_Beckwith!
:o)

150clamairy
Jul 14, 2017, 5:03pm Top

Welcome abcds, catwithwifi, Linidri, tim_lynch, JeffMcDonald, ZippyKatt and Black_Dragon92!

Don't be afraid to jump right it.
:o)

151gilroy
Jul 17, 2017, 2:37pm Top

*goes to find the stash of PGGBs from last welcome party*

152SylviaC
Jul 17, 2017, 2:42pm Top

>151 gilroy: The roombas got into them. Didn't you see the fireworks?

153suitable1
Jul 17, 2017, 2:43pm Top

>151 gilroy:

Um, I think it was all consumed. Time for a new batch? Although I did see a stash of Kickapoo Joy Juice underneath the pillows in the closet.

154gilroy
Jul 17, 2017, 2:48pm Top

>152 SylviaC: You mean that wasn't just the July 4th celebration down the street?

>153 suitable1: I don't brave the closets around here...

155clamairy
Edited: Jul 31, 2017, 9:12pm Top

Welcome Zathera, superchunk, flavia_ia and MinuteMarginalia!

I see one of you has already found us on Facebook. :o)

156clamairy
Aug 23, 2017, 3:06pm Top

A big Green Dragon welcome to RandomDSdevel, arachnid_flame, orbifx, brodiew2 and FolarinAgbaje!

157Jim53
Aug 23, 2017, 3:35pm Top

Welcome, all!

158clamairy
Nov 25, 2017, 1:10pm Top

Welcome Bhekintshingila, Mayrehn, Mairef, bbgds, mjuge, sadsagittal, earlbot88, jez23._-9, michcurr, nz24, mcfrost, LeftyRickBass, Spark23, marian84, pandancer, mce3aces, Chappie-san, AnthonyI, SteveRushGarrett, thekaijucaper, JLSlipak, Laktoes and Jostaberry!!!

159clamairy
Jan 24, 8:44am Top

Welcome Liam_Mullen, June, doxiedoc12, Birlinn, tostrick, averyp.B3, Arifel, HChilcat, kingaaronz, tanysha, CynMarko, aqeeliz, croberts0802, muumi, jaelquinn, ErinPaperbackstash, withawhy99, sfaith113, walkermwatson, quondame, Cindy.Tomamichel, Taliasbrain, pantsu, anoplph0ra, KelGraham and passion4reading!

Please don't be shy. Just join in the conversation.

160passion4reading
Jan 27, 6:54am Top

>159 clamairy: Thanks for the warm welcome. Happy to be here!

161clamairy
Feb 25, 9:45pm Top

Welcome mtdewrock, GothicRomance, cweller, FrostyReading, jgallay, wjoyner, iftyzaidi, emartell, robert.kuropkat, SusanGourleyKelley and starmoth! :o)

162clamairy
Mar 14, 9:08pm Top

Welcome TheTreeReader, rikdegraaff, flyingbluemonkey, poppj, andrewrampton, Andreas_Pires, joakimhansen, Melanie_Quinlan, MihirShah, ReneeHorn and Franklyn_Azubuike!

163clamairy
Apr 22, 1:35pm Top

Welcome Anna_Kathryn, JazzFeathers, IngridHarrietLouis, debstr518, Omnigeek, DennisRHeatherly, PernilleStroem, bobine18, jfalkens, Eurekas, taraWritesSci, SamZooena and m.sami!

164Jim53
May 26, 8:36pm Top

Let's not leave all the greeting just to Clam. Welcome, all ye new members!

165clamairy
Jun 14, 11:22am Top

Welcome Silversi, cindydavid4, Em42, lynkali, Skord, CR45HnBURN, SFQ77, Rhondavu, MortimerK, StevenKvetch, Horseplay741, skullduggery, CarlisleMLH, PandamoonPublishing, DavidShugars, AgatheDaniella, Cobalt-Jade and Matthew1956!

166suitable1
Jun 14, 11:48am Top

Please watch your step. The water buffalo have been hanging around the front lately.

167clamairy
Jun 14, 7:21pm Top

>166 suitable1: Are we sure it isn't just a wildebeest ham someone left lying around?

168clamairy
Jul 14, 3:28pm Top

Welcome Cinq-Mars, CAStories, jodiesohl, Aythn, secret007, AmeliaNB and UproarBooks!

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