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by luvdepp
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 77773

Re: Share Your Book Recommendations

LOL I'm reading the same book fansmom and had to laugh when I read that line! :lol: My daughter reading it also and started laughing when she read it too!
by luvdepp
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: What's Up Next at ONBC??
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

A little Sweeney for the holidays? I like it! That will be fun to revisit, and I loved reading The Rum Diary. Another great book to discuss! Hope to be around for both those books ~ thanks DITHOT and Liz! :capnjack:
by luvdepp
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: Sweeney Todd - The Broadway Play - WOW!
Replies: 16
Views: 5493

I was lucky enough to be able to share a day in San Francisco and see Sweeney Todd with Liz. What a treat to spend the day with Liz AND get to see Sweeney Todd! I agree with everything she's said about the production. It really was fantastic. Very gothic feeling and minimilistic. It had a very Tim B...
by luvdepp
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Hunter S. Thompson
Topic: Anita Thompson Book Signing in San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 8750

Wonderful report Liz and ThirdArm! I'm so glad you were able to meet with Anita. What a wonderful experience! Your tour pictures make me long for another trip to SF soon Liz. :cool: I was on a food tour of North Beach a couple of years ago and happened to see Ferlinghetti standing outside of Caffe T...
by luvdepp
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: Monday Night Thread - Reminiscing about the last 3 years
Replies: 45
Views: 8850

Happy Birthday to the Zone! Hard to belive it's been three years! I've got to agree that Shantaram was my favorite discussion. Such an awesome book and the tidbits and discussions added so much appreciation and understanding to the book. (I especially liked the list of character's that ?someone? DIT...
by luvdepp
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 77773

I just finished a good book. "Burning Bright" by Tracy Chevalier (she also wrote "Girl With a Pearl Earring") It's set in 1792 and has Poet, artist and printer William Blake as one of the characters. Chevalier really captures the era with lots of details and a "sense of pla...
by luvdepp
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Question #1 - Insides
Replies: 36
Views: 4011

I agree with all of the answers so far—that she had multiple intensions with that remark. My particular thoughts were that she not only wanted him to see her for what was inside her (not her appearance) but also wanted him to look inside himself, because he seemed to be ignoring what was inside Gil...
by luvdepp
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 77773

:thanks!: for the recommendation, Amaranth. That book sounds really familiar. So many books, so little memory. :banghead: :lol: Endora, my hometown book club loved My Sister's Keeper . That is the only book of hers that I have read. I wouldn't consider it a juvenile book at all. And knowing my book...
by luvdepp
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 77773

I haven't read Nineteen Minutes yet, so I can't comment on that, but her usual style is to take some controversial current issue and fictionalize it in a very realistic way. She has a way of forcing the reader to see not just "both" side of an issue, but many sides. The first book I read ...
by luvdepp
Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Share Your Book Recommendations
Replies: 305
Views: 77773

For those of you who liked Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell , Susanna Clarke has a book of short stories entitled The Ladies of Grace Adieu which I would recommend. I'm going to a reading by Jodi Picoult tomorrow afternoon. Anticipation is one of the few things that's keeping me going this long, lo...
by luvdepp
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #12 - Out to Lunch with Liz - at Burger Barn
Replies: 43
Views: 4322

Thanks for the great tidbit Liz. It made me hungry for a hamburger! I can't believe you only had one bite of that burger ~ it looks delish! I'll have to stop in to Burger Barn next time I'm in San Jose visiting my mom. I had no idea Burger Barns actually existed! :cool:
by luvdepp
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #7 - Where's Gilbert?
Replies: 53
Views: 7023

Thanks for a great tour of May-ner! That was fun! Why does it not surprise me that askmewhy was climbing that water tower? LOL :capnjack:
by luvdepp
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #3 - Interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Thanks Liz. I read A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton a few months ago and didn't realize that it had been made into a movie and that Peter Hedges wrote the screenplay! Has anyone seen the film? The book was good, but harrowing to read because of the subject matter. I wondered how that translated i...
by luvdepp
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Topic: WEGG Tidbit #1 - Meet Peter Hedges
Replies: 42
Views: 3836

Thanks for the great start to WEGG tidbits Liz.

I saw Pieces of April quite awhile ago and really enjoyed it. GG is right. It is a little odd, but an interesting film.
by luvdepp
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: The People's Act of Love
Topic: TPAOL #5 ~ Mutz
Replies: 48
Views: 6660

Great answer KYwoman. I think it fits perfectly with the personalities involved. I'm with you Lady Jill ~ my mind has a hard time wrapping itself around some of these in-deppth theories, but it's certainly fun and thought provoking to try. I think Mutz was the solid, dependable, and yes maybe a litt...

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