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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 19:24:32 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
Hi L M Wilson,

Just working my way through his novels, so sad he passed so young, such talent and as you too, I am pleased his wife finished his work, I feel a little ashamed at that! Hope things are going well for you, I am nearing the end of gift shopping, just hoping I have not forgotten anyone. Have you read the Curbuzo series by China Mieville, if you have what are your thoughts? Be well, x

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 18:58:55 GMT
carocaro says:
Leila, hope you feel better today and forgive my corruption of your minds but hope the laughter is good medicine. Dear me your son will be wondering who you consort with on the Internet :D

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 18:53:39 GMT
carocaro says:
M.Parry, most giggle at a little smut now and again...glad it raised a smile and it certainly is a different view of Christmas Carol.

However, I wanted most urgently to communicate this to you. Two things do not go in the deep end stay well within your depth just in case of any cramping and also what stroke you do make sure your gentle moving your legs and don't over flex or extend...would hate you to damage cement work. As time progresses you will do more but go easy first time.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 18:11:39 GMT
M. Parry says:
Leila I downloaded a sample of Daughters of the Forest but I don't think it's for me. I'm not quite sure why fantasy doesn't appeal to me any more. I think I'm too leather hided for it these days. I like things based in this world so it seems. I would never say never though! Always open to try new things.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:38:38 GMT
M. Parry says:
Hi Leila, so sorry to hear you're not so good today. Glad you're enjoying Red Leaves. I thought it was very engrossing and the writing good. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
Had a look at of Moths and Butterflies but it said the Kindle edition was not available to me. Looks good too.
I'm glad I can forget about hips for a bit now. Discarded my one crutch today and marched up and down the road. The clinic visit has given me a bit of confidence to really get going. I was waiting to know what the verdict was. It's so amazing to see this contraption that is now part of me. It's great that all that terrible continuous nagging arthritic pain has gone. Once the soreness goes away completely I won't know myself. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:16:24 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Thanks M.Dowden and Karen for the Red Bush Tea tip. As another sufferer from the dreaded IBS I do like and drink various herbal teas anyway as they suit my insides better than coffee as much as I enjoy a nice frothy cappuccino. This is a proper tea though isn't it? I'll see if Tescos has it somewhere on their shelves if they can find room for teas given the amount of Christmas stuff everywhere you look!!!

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 17:11:07 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Caro I ordered the "Dirty Dickens" you recommended as I enjoyed the sample. Just waiting for it to come now. I've passed on your recommendation to my son also who works abroad so uses a Kindle mainly now due to the weight of carrying books to and fro on aeroplanes. He's an avid reader!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:07:22 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
No more book cash to spare until next week now CARTER but oh! this one sounds good. It's on my "to buy when I can afford list" Thanks for the recommendation.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:05:06 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Hi lonegunwoman, hope all is well with you!

I love David Gemmell books and have lots of them on my book shelf but only the first of the trilogy you recommend...."Troy: Lord Of The Silver Bow" So sad that he died so young. As I have the first of the Troy series I will just get the other two separately. Thank goodness his wife was able to finish the last of the three. The first of his I ever read was "The Legend" Take care now x

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 16:49:24 GMT
M. Parry says:
Caro I downloaded a sample of Dirty Dickens out of curiosity and I have to say it had me chuckling. Not my usual fodder but then I'm not quite sure what is. I find I am interested in almost everything to some extent lesser or greater. The Cutting Room has me hooked. She's a good writer and it's a fascinating though very dark story. I'm afraid I do like dark and twisted tales. You are a bit naughty Caro driving so soon after your op! I don't think I could have so goodness knows how you managed it. My car is automatic and my left hip is the new one so easy peasy! Swim tomorrow. Can't believe it. So happy about that. After my visit to the grumpy physio. She's got form for getting cross with people.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 16:37:18 GMT
L. M. Wilson says:
Sounds good for you today Mags. I bet it feels good to have had such a delighted reaction from the registrar. Perhaps best you have to wait with it being so near Christmas and lovely for you to have your daughter and grandchildren visit. Not so well yesterday so spent most of it resting and reading Red Leaves. I have about 50 pages left to go. Well worth it though as it's very well written book which delves deeply into the psyche of human hearts and minds in that life is a learning curve for us all and often others know us better than we ourselves do. I'm looking forward to the other one but want to read Shadowland first I think Caro recommended to me.

Had to smile Caro that Ammie won't sell the book you have reviewed. Good for you! LOL.

This book was advertised as free just for today......Of Moths and Butterflies [Kindle Edition] Have no idea if it is as good as the reviews say but I always go by the fact that if it's free I can always delete and at no cost. I can't do the iTunes download and upgrade for my iPhone as apparently I have 1.83 GB too much already on it with books and music so guess I'll have to eliminate rather a lot and put them on again bit by bit. Feel ashamed at my lack of ability to resist that deadly one click button.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 16:27:53 GMT
lonegunwoman says:
Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy) Gemmell, David ( Author ) Oct-31-2006 Paperback .

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 16:14:37 GMT
carocaro says:
Okay, Garry but its there online if needed, mainly an amazon discussion group but more laid back, nice folk that talk of all and every subject as well as sometimes books, hehe bit like in this group. Books and sundry :)

Yes, Mags my OH was horrified by those dolls too.
Congrats re drive and swim. I must admit my consultant said no driving until I could safely change gears and do an emergency stop before I left hospital. I drove later that week in a quiet road and did an emergency stop. At 6 week check he said I can drive again, told him had been after a week. Oops he'd meant post six weeks :/
Wrote an honest review for a very naughty book that Ammie won't sell as has fantasy rape scene in and have had over twenty people like and add to their reading list in an hour. I said it as a warning to others but it was the woman's fantasy which would be very different from the awfulness of reality! What can I say!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 15:07:58 GMT
M. Parry says:
Caro I couldn't watch the miniseries of IT. The posters and trailers were enough for me with that vampiric hideous clown! Ugh. It makes me shudder to think about it. I'm a bit freaked by certain dolls too. Have you seen Barbarella with a young and very gorgeous Jane Fonda? The scene where she's attacked by an army if snapping dolls is very freaky. Old film I know but I thought it was great when I first saw it as a girl and in age/time appropriate context.
By the way I was back at the hospital for my first clinic appointment since my op and the registrar I saw was delighted with the result though I couldn't convince him there was a discrepancy in leg length. It's a very interesting x-ray. Looks like textbook stuff. I really don't understand the two very differing opinions but anyway I'm going to try to get rid of my remaining crutch and also tale out the lift in my shoe and see how that feels. I can relax for a bit anyway as it's unlikely the other one will be done as soon as I'd thought. I've also been given the nod to go swimming and driving so I'm feeling very pleased with myself. Seeing physio tomorrow so can work out a plan of action. Back in three months. My daughter and two children will be here on Monday so it's all systems go! :-)

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 13:03:51 GMT
CARTER says:
Poe by J Lincoln Fenn it is EXCELLENT!!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 12:48:33 GMT
G. D. Buxton says:
Thanks Caro, I do go to a dads baby group on Ssturdays when I can which is nice. Hardest part about looking after 2 on your own is the evenings, You get back from work and the kids are tired I am tired and have to get them fed ready for bed then get them to bed at different times. I then come down stairs and iron and by the time I finish the ironing the youngest will have woken. I am up around 5 or 6 times a night then up at 6 am. I think my average night sleep is around 5 hours and as been this for a few months now.
I will be glad when the youngest sleeps through, very tiring.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 11:34:41 GMT
carocaro says:
Hi Garry...sorry is it one r or two? et al, some of you may be interested in this link below.
It is for those of us who spend time here and chat. Garry I mentioned you as if you read back there's a man in similar situation to you. I have no idea if you want to chat with someone in similar situation but thought I'd let you know. Hope your son has improved. Strange how they get worse during the evening and night and seem relatively okay in the day

Karen, you really should mention that bloating to your GP.

Mags, I am another who was terrified of It, first the book and then the mini series. I also read the Shawshank Redemption, before I saw the film. I had the characters as different in my minds eye but I loved the film as it toned them down with Morgan and co.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 09:42:13 GMT
I Readalot says:
Never got round to reading Under the Dome but when it was published I do remember the plot sounding a bit like The Simpson's Movie, which I had only recently watched on DVD! I have watched 'Haven' from the start (based on SK's short 'Colorado Kid' with episodes inspired by his other novels), one of the episodes involved them being trapped under a dome.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2013 22:36:27 GMT
M. Parry says:
M Dowden, I really enjoyed Under The Dome in book form. It was a pacy read and had a really claustrophobic feel. 'It' was so very scary for me as I have had a mortal fear of clowns since I was a little girl and the clown in It is so nasty. I like SK's short stories. He's written so many great ones that have been made into films. Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption to name but two.

Posted on 20 Nov 2013 22:30:00 GMT
M. Dowden says:
M. Parry, all I can really remember was a town being covered in a mysterious dome. I got myself 'It' as well to re-read. I read that as well when it first came out in paperback but all I can really remember about it was that there was a clown.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2013 18:59:57 GMT
M. Parry says:
I read under the dome when it first came out also M Dowden. As far as I can see it's better than the tv series.

Posted on 20 Nov 2013 17:32:48 GMT
M. Dowden says:
Karen, I think I read The Cutting Room, but it was ages ago, so I can't remember if I enjoyed it or not. With Under the Dome, if I remember rightly I did enjoy it quite a bit. The red bush tea I first read about after reading the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. Apparently it was considered a general panacea by some African tribes. Although loads of stuff they thought it cured are wrong, there apparently is a lot of anecdotal evidence that IBS it can be useful for.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2013 15:17:04 GMT
M. Dowden - I know what you mean about the bloating, by the end of the day I can look about 9 months pregnant! And as a woman, who does not yet have children, I am always worried in case anyone asks when I am due! I have bought a box of redbush and have had a cup after feeling rubbish this morning and it seems to have helped, so you may be on to something here - thank you!

And it was me who was asking about Under The Dome. I am still tempted to read it, if I get a job soon I'll treat myself to the Kindle version.

As for Louise Welsh - the whole feeling of the book is dark, as well as the subject matter. I went to the library this morning on my way to the job centre, but both books that the catalogue said were there are missing, presumed stolen so no luck there. I shall report back on her chat next Thursday!

Posted on 20 Nov 2013 14:29:41 GMT
M. Dowden says:
Sorry, I forget who mentioned 'Under the Dome'. I was enjoying it on the tv although I am disappointed that it wasn't something with a conclusion, and that they want to drag it out. I must admit that I was all starry-eyed, because Natalie Martinez was in it. : ) I read the book when it first came out in paperback but I can only remember bits of it, so I bought myself the kindle edition, so I can re-read it again.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2013 14:24:05 GMT
M. Dowden says:
Karen I find that red bush tea really helps if my stomach is bloated, so when it pops out I take it then. Apart from the runs and other things the most annoying thing for me is the bloating. I can start off with a flat stomach at the beginning of the day, and then suddenly out it pops, it can be quite painful, especially if I have one of those tight sports tops on.
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