The Lake--Wow! So much time has passed since you wrote such nice things about me. I have not been to this wonderful site in days since I am frantically busy, getting ready to move. Thanks so much for the great compliment. My book club meets next week, and I am anxious to see how the students have responded to SWTWC. To all my friends here--I am moving next week. I have bought a new house with a huge yard and a front porch in a quiet, kind of old-fashioned neighborhood. I think it is very Bradburyesque!! I am looking forward to spending the winter making landscaping plans, as it is virtually a blank slate. I said the house was new, but only to me. It was actually built in 1921 and has lots of cool old features--oak floors, a large window seat, a horseshoe pit, etc. I am so excited!! Right now my life is consumed with packing, packing, packing, so I have not had the chance to come here very often. I miss you all, and will check in as often as possible.This message has been edited. Last edited by: lmskipper,
Shylil, Go with the trilogy. “Catcher in the Rye” caused the demise of the fedora, as we knew it.
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Braling II, Actually it’s not unusual for me to be up past midnight reading a little of “Washington’s Spies” and a little Ellery Queen from 1935. Interesting Wallace and Grommet emergency snack you describe.
Posts: 861 | Location: Manchester CT | Registered: 13 August 2005
Well, I finished "The Stars My Destination". Very imaginative and quick-paced, but I'm not too impressed with Bester's style and/or syntax. (Bradbury's so good with words, it's easy to get spoiled!) Some very exciting, scary, and funny bits, though. Definitely worth the read.
Posts: 3166 | Location: Box in Braling I's cellar | Registered: 02 July 2004
Originally posted by Braling II: Hey, Braling II, Braling I here. I'm just about to start "Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee". I'll let me know how it is, shall I? (heh, heh)
I'm interested in hearing about that one as well. I always loved "To Kill a Mockingbird" (both movie and book) and my interest in Harper Lee grew when I saw the movie Capote. I've been thinking about reading it.
"We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes That's our official motto."
I picked up a really nice hardback of 'Again, Dangerous Visions.' That's the anthology edited by Harlan Ellison in the 70's.
This same bookstore in the country, out in the middle of nowhere...had a signed copy of '2010' in a dusty old glass display case, so I bought it. Price was very reasonable. Will read that one next. Saw the movie. Have never read the book.
Posts: 349 | Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA | Registered: 20 July 2005
Well, y'all, I just finished "Mockingbird - A Portrait of Harper Lee" by Charles Shields. Very good. I had no idea she was so instrumental in assisting Capote in researching and writing "In Cold Blood", though he never gave her the credit she deserves. Here's one of many reviews. Though not necessarily the best one, it is by Garrison Keillor. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/books/review/11keillo...rtner=rssnyt&emc=rss
In betwixt Farewell Summer I read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Excellent book. At my wife's suggestion I had bought the DVD (television Hallmark presentation which was excellent with Jon Voight).
Posts: 1525 | Location: Sunrise, FL, USA | Registered: 28 June 2004