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About Verna

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    Photography, Scrabble, Gardening, X-Country Skiing
  1. Your Book Activity - July 2013

    I'm currently immersed in a biography: Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie. The writing is wonderful, and the history is fascinating.
  2. I haven't read anything by Nicholas Sparks yet, but I have a copy of The Notebook that I purchased from a thrift shop several weeks ago. It has been sitting on my shelf for all that time, neglected and unread. Since reading all of your enthusiastic comments, though, it's going to the top of my TBR list. Thanks.
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  4. CONGRATULATIONS CHESILBEACH! I got 4 1/2. Aw, let's make it 5/10.
  5. Favorite Poet?

    I've read some of Shakespeare's poetry, but sometimes the language defeats me. One of my goals is to be able to understand and enjoy his plays and sonnets more. I've recently found a wonderful website that is very helpful. http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com from Sonnet XXXIII Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
  6. Favorite Poet?

    I like Hardy's poem, The Darkling Thrush. One of my favourite poets is Emily Dickinson. I especially like her nature poems. Other favourites: D. H. Lawrence (Snake), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hiawatha), E. Pauline Johnson (Thistle-down), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Love's Philosophy), Christina Georgina Rossetti (What is Pink?) - to name just a few.