Snapdragon
You're not the only one .....
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:46pm
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... I simply wrapped up in an over-flowing plate of too much to do, so I've occasionally lurked. Past months have been caught up in my elderly mother's health decline. She is presently living in one of our bedroom's ... we outfitted it with her tv, radio, and books. I haven't had the smoothest relationship with her but, as an only child, she didn't have other options. However, it presently leaves me crazy tired and stressed. Maybe a bigger lean toward the crazy, lol!

You know, I had the same head-scratching, no-rabbit-hole lack of interest in the Harry Potter books. And for all the flag-waving popularity, I can't explain why. I did hugely enjoy the movies (CGI team had way too much fun), but then I didn't have a catalog of book events to mentally check off: did that, missed or scragged into something else!

I have been reading the occasional Kindle version downloaded from Amazon ... relative unknowns that are $1 or FREE! Some are pretty decent, some are basically equal to what I paid. Yeah, bad enough to delete from the Amazon shelf. BookBub is a site that sends daily updates of where Freebies or low cost books are lurking, FWIW.

I haven't read a book recently that I was dying to see on the screen ... too much of what's on screen hasn't been stellar & I won't even start on most of the series on tv or cable. Although my daughter is thwacking at me to watch the "Game of Thrones" ... unusual for her, she started reading the books after watching the first season. Per the series, I'm hopelessly in love with the costumer who is needleworking all the lush creatures that coil around shoulders and waistlines. Damn, I'd love her gig!

  • Enough with The Land already....The Gryphon, Tue Jul 14 3:22am
    Well, I made it through the re-read of the first 6 books (first Two Chronicles) of the Thomas Covenant books. I'll get to the Final Chronicles eventually.... Meanwhile, I'm off on a new adventure... more
    • Which raises the question ....KenS, Thu Jul 16 6:22pm
      .... of how many times a movie has been better than the book from which it was taken. One classic example was “Little Big Man”. I read the book, which is a jumbled, poorly paced mess and then saw the ... more
    • You're not the only one ..... — Snapdragon, Thu Jul 16 4:46pm
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