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Everything posted by dtrpath27

  1. Try A Matter of Time by Glen Cook. I've just started it, but it seems to be going well, and it's along the vein that you mentioned.
  2. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    It looks fantastic. Is this place relatively new? I don't remember it.
  3. Hayley's 2016 Reading

    Have you read other Gaiman books? I rather liked The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
  4. What's the weather like?

    36C/96F. I have my curtains drawn and a.c. on.
  5. Is it fiction, non-fiction, children's?
  6. Lydia Davis

    I've never heard of Lydia Davis, but the idea of sentence-long short stories is very interesting to me. Hemingway once won a bet that he could tell an entire store in just one sentence: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
  7. Bobblybear's Book List - 2016

    It really seems to be a play-by-play of the book, doesn't it? I scanned through the comments, though, and they all seemed to be about politics?
  8. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    Truly! The number of samples on my Kindle and thwarted books on my shelves is starting to become daunting. It's not the books -- I've even tried old favorites.
  9. Vodkafan's 2016 Reading Adventure

    I'm glad you are finding them to be interesting. I do know what you mean about not being able to finish anything. That's where I've been lately.
  10. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    It sounds really wonderful. I've never read it for the reasons you said. I've always feared it would be too dense.
  11. Read-a-thon - 2016

    I'm in, I think. As long as I can settle on a book, that is. I need a good weekend of reading to take my mind off things.
  12. pontalba's 2016 reading list

    I've never read anything by that author, but it sounds like an interesting read. I'm in an awkward reading phase as well. Nothing seems to stick these days.
  13. Books you can't finish

    Ha! Spoken like a true Louisiana girl. I always thought it was just me, but apparently I'm in good company around here.
  14. Books you can't finish

    Okay, I'm so glad to hear someone else say that. I have tried five of six times, and literally fall asleep every time I try. I'd say it's about 40 pages in, as well.
  15. Kindle and ebooks deals

    It's definitely one that I recommend the most. Press on, press on. It will all come together, and when it does, it'll be too late. You'll be ffully indoctrinated into the cult.
  16. What's Up in June 2016?

    I thought it might be! I don't make macaroons the way they described either. I use condensed milk. Still tasty!
  17. What's Up in June 2016?

    I'm not sure about elsewhere, but in the States, the French macaron (with one o) are the pretty, layered ones of different flavors, while a macaroon (with two os) are coconut drop cookies. Did you make more like the two o version? Either way, it's delicious! I'm not sure I'm explaining it well, but I found a picture that does: http://savorv.com/blogs/queenofallthingsdomestic/16827512-macaroon-vs-macaron
  18. Anna's Reading in 2016

    Wow...even the synopsis is disturbing. It sounds like one of those things that you can't look away from.
  19. Pets - 2016

    Such a cute dog!
  20. Athena's Reading List 2016

    So many books! It looks like you had a great time.
  21. What's Up in June 2016?

    That's so nice. The craftsmanship really is wonderful. What a kind thing to have done!
  22. Top 5 (or 10) Wednesday

    Thursday Next - from the eponymous series Hermione & Hagrid of Harry Potter fame Lemony Snicket Ebenezer Scrooge Huckleberry Finn
  23. What are you eating just now?

    Nutella on wheat crackers.
  24. What's the weather like?

    Wet, wet, wet. A tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico was dumping buckets across the deep South. (U.S.) I was literally wading through the parking lot today on the way to work.