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Miss Mabel

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  1. Yes, i noticed the another title of her's. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts and want to try to get that book. It sounds really appealing. Sometimes when I can't get into a book, knowing that my mood may be the problem, I wait a while (sometimes longer) and give it another try. If I still can't get into the book, It's to the charity shop it goes.
  2. Why do you love reading the classics?

    I enjoy reading (and above all, listening) to classics. Especially the short stories.(I've recently discovered classic books in podcasts). I love going back in time. Sometimes to a simpler time. I love reading about the morals of those eras but can also get frustrated with the women at the same time. Wanting them to stand up for themselves and not be bullied. I'm a sucker for the old fashioned 'gothic' romance. Which I also consider a classic these days. I enjoy Dickens, Jane Austen, the Brontes (who doesn't right?). I don't like reading New versions of these books. I'll hunt our singular used book store until I find a much loved, worn version of a classic. It seems more authentic somehow. Children's classics is where I am at the moment. 'What Katy did'. 'The Road to Avonlea'. 'Little Women'. etc. And I adore (really adore) classic SF. 'The Day of the Triffids' anything from H.G. Wells and Ray Bradbury. And last, but not least 'classic horror'. Oh so good without today's gore. Love it.
  3. I would to say "Hello!"

    Hello and welcome to this forum. Have fun.
  4. Hello I'm new here!

    Hello! My name is Miss MabeI. I was surfing the web and hooked up with this forum...about books!! I love books, I adore books, I read lots and lots of books. So, it seems I am at the right place. Hopefully I shall be able to join in a discussion or two, three.
  5. Hello I'm new here!

    As you can see, I figured out how to upload an avatar! Thanks for the tip.
  6. Hi Im new :)

    I also recently joined after stumbling upon this site whilst surfing the internet. Welcome fellow newbie.
  7. She might be out of date but I like Danille Steel. The first book I ever read of hers was The Promise and it hooked me to her. Another favorite of mine is Catherine Cookson.
  8. The Five People You Meet in Heaven is that type of book for me.
  9. What's up in April?

    No April fool's around here. Just some sunshine, which I enjoyed outside (bundled up), out of the wind, reading a book. It was warm and glorious.
  10. Nervous New Girl

    Welcome, I'm recently new here too.
  11. What's for Dinner?

    Tonight we had Chicken Fajitas with a tomato/mango salsa. They were delicious. Tomorrow I plan on making a Mexican chicken dinner. I found the recipe whilst looking in my many cook books and am in the mood to try new things.
  12. Hello I'm new here!

    Thank you all for the fine replies. It's a daring adventure trying to find everything and learn the ins-and-outs of this forum. Can I ask..how does one go about placing an avatar? Do I have to go through Photobucket to do so?
  13. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

    Bump!! Bump!! This was posted years ago....but I just had to say...this is a Terrific book. One well worth reading.
  14. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

    I was checking out the forum and found this thread. I've recently finished this book (audio version) and I loved it. The story held you in it's grasp and built in suspense till the very end. I liked the setting and never once was bothered by the lack of a date line. I felt it was assumed...the beginning of the 1900's or so. I loved the twist at the ending. I, too, was surprised as I was spectulating and didn't get it right. The audio version was well narrated with the right tone at the right time. I am sure that I shall re-read this book again.