What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
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The reason I prefer YA books is that the ones without the “Y” seem to want to be too far along the “A” spectrum. Even when there is no need for it, the language is too “blue” for my taste and they don’t have love scenes, they have very descriptive sex scenes. My imgineation is quite good enough to figure out what’s going on without a move-by-move graphic description. ;)
February is a bad month. Even though the year has changed and the days are getting longer, there seems to be more of them that are grey and gloomy than clear. February is usually the worst month for my seasonal depression. It is a good month for the gloomier types of introspection. It is when a lot of people begin to doubt they can continue their “healthy” New Years Resolutions. It often seems to be the coldest month, as well. ;)
Sad to hear of Richard Briers death. “Good Neighbors” as it was called here in the U.S. is
one of my all time favorite television shows.
I am back from my morning in my stockpile of a bedroom. We unwrapped all the china dog figurines. I am going to go through them, probably 50 dogs, and choose the ones that are signed pieces. Most of them were the much higher quality dime store variations of the time. I did see some pieces that were numbered and signed and at least one from Occupied Japan. I will keep those pieces out and leave the rest for the estate sale.
We had two boxes of handmade lace and linen table runners decorated with lace. There were a lot of linen pieces with embroidery. We found a quilt that has been pieced but not quilted. We found a sack of yo-yo pieces for a yo-yo quilt.
The two suitcases were full of photos, mostly family, but I did find a few photos autographed by silent screen actors, Ramon Navarro and Paul Lukas, the one by Ramon Navarro personalized to my great grandmother. There was an actress as well but I don’t remember her name.
There were a lot of nice Christmas things, including a box full of ornaments for a table top tree we used to have in the front window in the living room. My sentimentality does not extend to those ornaments. My mother chose to keep some white Holly Christmas dessert plates and glasses and suggested I take the Christmas dinner sets.
My mother kept an antique lace runner for the top of her buffet.
ASTI, I’ve been elsewhere and HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE!!!! So, so pleased!!!!
I too have found myself consuming far more ‘YA’ titles than at any other time in my life. I have just reread the entire “Skullduggery Pleasant” series for the 3d time. I hope they go thru with plans to film the stories… I read that they have secured Johnny Depp for the title role!
Asti, I am so very, very pleased & happy to hear of your good news. That just makes my day! :+D
Woo Hoo Asti and congrats. I hope all goes well.
I love Olive Garden’s All-you-can-eat-soup-sandwich & breadsticks.
I had my hospital meeting tonight. It was miserable going and coming as the rain was pelting down in sheets and blowing in sideways. It was much worse on the way home. If I had known it was going to be that awful I might not have gone. As it was we sat there damp and cold. I could never warm up once I got wet.
Asti Excellent news!!!!
I am currently re-reading The Hunger Games after watching my DVD, for the second time, last week. Nobody simply watching the film could possibly guess at the amount of conflict going on in Katniss’s head.
I have to say that one of the hardest things to bear as one lives beyond retirement age is the loss of memory. I was watching a game show yesterday and there was a section which included questions about the 2012 Olympic Games UK gold medallists and I felt confident that I would find this reasonably easy because I had watched the programmes avidly. Sadly I found that although I could recall faces quite clearly, and even the sound of their voices, their names eluded me.
GRAYMAYNE, I don’t know what I will do when I start losing the memory I have. I have never remembered names in the first place. I have searched through my favorites on my computer and I can’t find the link to The Hunger Games website that was the audio reenactment of the books. I anticipate they will have CATCHING FIRE sometime before the movie comes out but I can’t find what I did with the website.
I have found a home for some of what we are finding in the attic. I have a second cousin I met on Facebook, never having met her in real life, but with whom I share the same first name with our mutual great grandmother. I remember when she was born but her parents divorced soon after and she was whisked off to Europe and other parts unknown by her mother, never to visit her father’s family again. Since I met her on Facebook we have kept up a steady stream of emails, Facebook messages and phone calls. In much the same way we knew we liked each other here before we ever met I am confident I like my cousin. I have kept her abrest of my findings and I have offered her a selection of old lace and photographs. The lacework I found yesterday was not only in more traditional neutral colors, it was also in a wide variety of bright colors. Happily, my cousin likes the colors I do not favor, yellow, pink and hot lavendar. So, that leaves me free to keep the reds, blues, and greens. After I send a selection of lace and photographs to her she will send a portion to her older sister. I have met the older sister when we were very small but we intensely disliked each other. She and her sister intensely dislike each other too so we are on the same page. Her older sister has the same “label” my daughter carries but she has the most socially unpleasant version, aggressively blunt, rude and demanding. At least my cousin is willing to make contact with her sister to pass the items on, leaving me guilt free.
I am off to dig through more boxes in my bedroom.
Asti Great news!!! ;)
I am so tired that I feel like dropping off to sleep. :)
Work lurk! ;)
Lady Hawke I found this in my unsorted bookmarks section. It looks as though it will come alive again in June:
It was a brilliant series.
GRAYMAYNE, thank you. I have saved the link in my favorites this time.
We have managed to process most of the things that came down from the attic on Saturday. We are ready for the next wave.
We went through the handwork piece by piece and chose what we would save for ourselves, the pieces I would pass on to my cousin and her sister, and the pieces I would disseminate out to other friends and family. I have purchased a stack of mailing envelopes. I would rather give these family pieces away than sell them or donate them.
I’ve just spent a long time on the phone to my Mother. The chat was fab, but I had to do something I HATED……. ask for a loan. We might not even need it, but the ex company are dragging their feet over the lump sum we are due, I get paid just a bit too late to be safe, my DS has yet to be paid for the freelancing, or the DVD’s he sold, and deadlines are looming.
I hated to have to ask, but pride is not worth a missed mortgage payment.
Asking was a bit easier, knowing he has another job, and we will be able to pay them back. Though they will not want to be paid back. They have been desperate to help. Mum sounded almost relieved when I asked. Aren’t parents wonderful!
Thankyou for all the lovely messages.
The electrician made it here this morning. What I thought was wrong turned out not to be so. My electric box and the …….. turn out to be ok. I guess the DS did change the circuit breakers when needed. The trouble is one of the wires that come from the main electric box outside is not working right. So a crew will be here tomorrow to replace the wire from the outside to the fuse box inside. They think that the sewer crew that came thru (the ones who tore up my back fense) probably nicked the wire when they were digging. No way it can be proven but it is probably the culprit.
Asti You should not feel bad about asking your parents for a loan. Especially when you know you will eventually pay them back. My kids have always asked for a loan to tie them over when they need it. Sometimes they pay it back and sometimes they don’t. Our policy has always been if you have to have it back, do not loan it out. With the attitude that it will never be paid back saves you from getting aggraviated. My brother once told me that he owed me some money. He said he would pay it to me when I asked for it. Since I couldn’t remember what I had loaned him, he never paid it back. Lol
CoolG I’m relieved to hear that your electricity problems will soon be fixed. Winter is not the time to be without heating during a cold snap.
Asti A bit of pride-swallowing is worth it to keep an unsullied mortgage payment record, especially as this will simply reinforce the family bonds.
Mr. Deanie Hi there! Glad the family reunion went well. You can now have a brief rest on your laurels.
ASTI, parents are such a blessing, people who actually want to make life better for you.
MR. DEANIE, being the designated driver on long trips definitely requires a vacation from the vacation.
COOLG, that reminds me of when our cable went out. It turned out our girl dog had “nicked” the cable line with her teeth.
Ok, so who feels brave out there? I need some objective taste testers to sample my home made diet soda. It consists of pure, filtered, artesian water. NO artificial colors or flavorings. Sweetened with either sucralose or aspartame, your choice. I have named the flavor “Honeysuckle”… My own invented flavor. I think it is pretty darned good, but I need unbiased, objective tasters who will critique it honestly. Everybody in my family loves it, & I have cranked out so many 2 liter bottles of the stuff for them I had to refill my 10lb CO2 cylinder yesterday. Step right up! I will send you 2 one liter bottles at my expense. Let me know! Thanks :+)
Won. – Diet Soda is my only drink of choice. (Or no choice since I’m diabetic) I would give you an honest opinion. I have tasted every variety out there. Favorite for me is diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Coke. Diet Sprite is pretty good too.
Asti – woo Hoo!!!
As a mother I can honestly sympathize with your mum. I am sure she worried about you and was dying to help. When my daughter moved out at the tender age of 23. I worried about her. One time I visited her and I peeked in her refrigerator to find it empty. Nothing. Yet she never asked me for money. The next day I thanked God I had a key and I went back while she was at work and stocked up her refrigerator and pantry. She was upset at first but thanked me. :)
Now tell me you wouldn’t do that for princess pink?
WON, we don’t drink soft drinks here but I wish I could just taste some honeysuckle flavored soda. Don’t send me the litre size bottles. It would be a waste but if you were to find some little one serving, sample size bottle, I wouldn’t object.
This is my regular shopping day with my mother. I will probably go early just to be sure we’ve cleared everything in the room before we add more this weekend. I also need to take her to the used book store to sell her cookbooks.
I guess I need to shut my computer down. The electrician should be here anytime now. Too bad it is a cold day. I have put on long johns in anticipation of it getting cold in the house while they are doing the repairs. They said it would take between 4 or 5 hours to get it done. My phone and Kindel are fully charged in anticipation of no electricity for several hours. I have drinken several cups of coffee so I am ready there. The dogs are put in the storage room on the other side. This one has a door to the front so I can let them out if needed. I will have to make sure no workmen are in the front yard.
Snow storm here in Kansas. Our University is closing at 4:30pm today. Unfortunately, my graduate seminar class isn’t until 4:30, so I have to cancel it. Snow days are not nearly as much fun when you’re faculty. Since we have a 100% change of snow tonight and tomorrow morning, I’d be surprised if we have class tomorrow. We would just lose a lab meeting, not a lecture – good for me, sucks for my TA.
After a long chat with Mum yesterday, I’ve just had a long chat with my sister. I like being happier, it makes me much more sociable, lol. I do tend to hibernate a bit when things aren’t great.
CoolG, I do hope your electrical problems will be fixed for good VERY soon.
MM, that is a lovely story about your daughter, thankyou. xx And thanks, everyone else too. I guess however old your daughter gets, she is always her Mum’s little girl.