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by Charlene
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery
Topic: Mortdecai Tidbit #4: How Oxford Became A University
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Mortdecai Tidbit #4: How Oxford Became A University

Ditto Liz. As what some may refer to as a "Conservative Christian" based on my bible study classes (my SIL teaches and I support her)...and not necessarily a student of the bible, or a frequent church attender...but a true believer...I think I feel like I have been living in a cotton wrapp...
by Charlene
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Just Kids
Topic: Just Kids Question #10 - Very Joan Baez Hair
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Just Kids Question #10 - Very Joan Baez Hair

Patti currently takes some pains to look natural and rather unkempt. Indeed she does makeup-wise and sometimes her white roots are showing, but more than not, she's colored her hair, so her vanity still lives...and purity it is not. I think I would respect her age and wisdom more if she did embrace...
by Charlene
Wed May 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House of Earth Question #31 - Final Question
Replies: 25
Views: 2353

Re: House of Earth Question #31 - Final Question

I don't think there is a book written that we don't learn something from. This book came at a good time because PBS had just aired the Dust Bowl, so it was another look from the author's eyes. I think the only thing that really stayed with me, was the insistent "wallpapering" to keep out ...
by Charlene
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House of Earth Question #12 - A Prophesy?
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: House of Earth Question #12 - A Prophesy?

Anything can become prophesy with hindsight. History/politics seem to be twisted or tweaked all the time......we just haven't succumbed to rewriting history (or have we) like Orwell's 1984. I don't think he had a prophesy, I think he was just writing what he saw He was living it. He had no grand pla...
by Charlene
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House of Earth Question #6: Love in the Cowshed (!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1707

Re: House of Earth Question #6: Love in the Cowshed (!)

I agree with what has been said. It went on too long...so my mind began to wander....and then began to think about Johnny and Brinkley reading this..and wondering what they were thinking while reading this...did they read sections of it to each other and laugh or compare notes....men are so differen...
by Charlene
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House of Earth Question #11 - Favorite Character
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: House of Earth Question #11 - Favorite Character

Ella May...you have to admire a woman who could put up with Tike. Of course, the other side of me feels sorry for her, or wants to ask her "what were you thinking?"
by Charlene
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House Of Earth Tidbit #1
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: House Of Earth Tidbit #1

There was an article in the Washingon Post this past weekend on the Cynthia Ann Parker story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-searchers-the-making-of-an-american-legend-by-glenn-frankel/2013/02/15/6adeed6a-619b-11e2-b05a-605528f6b712_story.html and the book drops today on Amazon http://ww...
by Charlene
Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Dillinger: The Untold Story
Topic: ONBC Poll Closes Thursday @ 6 am PST - Vote Here Now
Replies: 39
Views: 5288

Re: ONBC Poll - You Choose Our Next Book

Accckkkk....I knew I should have acted earlier....Amazon is temporarily out of stock......I have to think that the rush to order has something to do with ONBC and Johnny ;)
by Charlene
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Dillinger: The Untold Story
Topic: ONBC Poll Closes Thursday @ 6 am PST - Vote Here Now
Replies: 39
Views: 5288

Re: ONBC Poll - You Choose Our Next Book

I vote for Alice....sad to say, other than the cartoon version, I never entered into her wonderland in my childhood. Never too late.
by Charlene
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #6 ~ Spandau and Dye
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Loser's Town Question #6 ~ Spandau and Dye

Sorry, but I never "felt" the relationship...it always felt contrived to me...yes, it was there in print, but I guess I just didn't see the why he would bother...maybe I couldn't see past the snot nosed kid...so it didn't ring true to me. I guess I just didn't "read" into Spandau...
by Charlene
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Parallel Worlds
Topic: PW Question #1 ~ Your Exposure to the Study of the Universe
Replies: 29
Views: 3276

Re: PW Question #1 ~ Your Exposure to the Study of the Universe

Well, I was starting to feel bad that I had asked him the question...and then I picked up the book and thought "well, it's not too bad"...but then I got sidetracked and put the book down and picked up Steadman's...and picked up Daniel Depps... I think my DH said it best when we happened up...
by Charlene
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Gordon Dahlquist
Topic: Gordon Dahlquist Q&A #5
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Re: Gordon Dahlquist Q&A #5

That was indeed a surprise! Maybe because he saw her as more spoiled and bratty than we did he felt she was less pleasant. Maybe as a man he just has a different picture in his mind than how women perceive her? He's a man....that about says it. I found her completely irritating...but marveled at he...
by Charlene
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #22 ~ Multiple Personalities
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: AMF Question #22 ~ Multiple Personalities

Perhaps he was a poser....a chameleon...he compartmentalized his life and became a character in his own story so he acted the way a character would act depending on his mood or situation...he didn't put any reins on the character/himself...(didn't change the tone or ending to suit the publisher)...f...
by Charlene
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Kerouac and The Beats
Topic: The Beat Generation, Before It Was Cool
Replies: 4
Views: 1865

The Beat Generation, Before It Was Cool

A new book out this month by William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is reviewed in the Washington Post. For those of you who have read On The Road, this review delves into a couple of incidents mentioned in OTR. Written 60 years ago, it was tucked away in a file cabinet. http://www.washingtonpost.com...
by Charlene
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: A Moveable Feast
Topic: AMF Question #21 ~ Limiters of Happiness
Replies: 10
Views: 1967

Re: AMF Question #21 ~ Limiters of Happiness

His contacts with people often led to frustration: imposing upon him with idle chatter while he was trying to write; giving him false information; spending money he didn't have, short trips turning into long frustrating ones. I think we can all agree that there are many days you have your day planne...

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