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Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Even though I've seen both versions of the movie, I'm really liking True Grit. Mattie Ross is a wonderful character.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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'k, now back to the important stuff... reading!

1st. "The Tiger's Wife" -- becoming a great read. I was just laughing out loud over the story of the man that couldn't die, and the doctor that tried to kill him (much to his own amazement). I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

2nd. I have not (yet) re-named "Deb's Kindle" but I can definitely start to see the advantages, allowing for the fact that I still keep going "Home" and to the menu by holding it incorrectly or forgetting the previous page is not on the right. But, with time....

Sadly, with a job interview, a quiz, and two exams coming up.... Lord only knows when that time will permit!

Later,

LFM
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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I have been working my way through Modern Library's Top 100 novels of the past century (Yes, I know the list is entirely arbitrary, but it's a good project anyway). So I decided to tackle I, Claudius. It wound up being the literary equivalent of a time machine. Really put me in Augustan Rome.

Now I'm plowing through Claudius The God. Not quite as good as I, Claudius, but still worthwhile.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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'k, now back to the important stuff... reading!

1st. "The Tiger's Wife" -- becoming a great read. I was just laughing out loud over the story of the man that couldn't die, and the doctor that tried to kill him (much to his own amazement). I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next.

2nd. I have not (yet) re-named "Deb's Kindle" but I can definitely start to see the advantages, allowing for the fact that I still keep going "Home" and to the menu by holding it incorrectly or forgetting the previous page is not on the right. But, with time....

Sadly, with a job interview, a quiz, and two exams coming up.... Lord only knows when that time will permit!

Later,

LFM
YAY!!!

1. I couldn't get into The Tiger's Wife, so I never finished it. Granted, I didn't get too far into it, either. Maybe worth another shot?

2. Oh, you'll learn... and you'll totally get into it and wonder how you ever managed without it. And you'll find yourself finishing books much quicker. Not that that's a perk, really, but it's a fact.

Best of luck with your job interview (!!!), the quiz, and the exams. Go get 'em, tiger.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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the Cow Revolution is about to begin. We'll see how funny this is when the big day gets here!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hi all I was wondering if anybody has a copy of joyce meyer's everyday living bible sitting around ? I cannot find a copy anywhere in my area . Just wondering if any of you might have a copy . let me know through pms .. thanks ..
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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Just finished "The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes" by Dawn Schiller, the memoirs of her life with mega porn star of the 1970's, John Holmes.

Dawn was 15 when she met John Holmes, 16 years her senior. Eventually, she became his girlfriend and her life, always unstable and difficult, spiraled even further downward. Although she was never involved in any way with John's life as a porn star, drugs, alcohol and an obsessive love dependency were part and parcel of it throughout the 6-7 years they were together. John was alternately loving and passionate and then obsessively jealous and physically abusive. Oddly, John's wife, Sharon, with whom he had a platonic relationship, became a mother-figure to Dawn and the three of them co-habited in the Holmes apartment. John's involvement with a gruesome quadruple murder, known as "the Wonderland murders", led to his incarceration in the early 1980's. Eventually, he was found not guilty in a well publicized murder trial and released. (By this time Dawn had escaped from his control.) After the trial John attempted to revive his porn star career but within a few years he had contracted AIDS. He died in 1988 at age 43. Although Dawn does not go into great detail about her life after her years with John Holmes, it was several years before she found her footing in life. Today she is a spokesperson for a variety of organizations whose goal is to reach troubled teens and mentor them.

If you decide to read this book, stay with it until the final chapter. This is where Sharon and Dawn reunite for a brief meeting a few years after John's death. Each of them had a paranormal experience the night of John's death. Dawn heard John's voice pleading with her to forgive him. Sharon's experience can only be described as chilling.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Just finished "The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes" by Dawn Schiller, the memoirs of her life with mega porn star of the 1970's, John Holmes.

Dawn was 15 when she met John Holmes, 16 years her senior. ... If you decide to read this book, stay with it until the final chapter. This is where Sharon and Dawn reunite for a brief meeting a few years after John's death. Each of them had a paranormal experience the night of John's death. Dawn heard John's voice pleading with her to forgive him. Sharon's experience can only be described as chilling.
I think I am going to rely on your account for that one.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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I think I am going to rely on your account for that one.
If anyone is wondering--no, the book is not steamy with sex descriptions. Dawn was obsessively in love with John (and, it seems, he with her) and her weakness for him on an emotional level is what comes through. In fact, she glosses over any mention of their sexual encounters and one is left wondering whether there was much physical passion on her part or if it was mostly emotional, since she came from a dysfunctional upbringing.

It is, at times, disturbing reading because of the abuse she endured, but she writes well and it is a good read from a literary standpoint.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:52 AM
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The Dynamic Laws of Healing by Catherine Ponder...highly recommend
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