Poor HurlT, 60 miles just to get a book. We have a book store in every mall and it takes me only about 10 minutes to the closest one. I would have been happy to buy you the book and mail it to you (I would have the book sent to you air express not pony express). Don't rush on our account. Get the book when you can and let us know.
Have you seen O'Brother Where Art Thou? Great flick.
Had to laugh when I saw your comment about being out in the sticks. Reminded me of the quote from that movie when George Clooney tries to order stuff from a store. No matter what it is, the clerk always says, "We don't carry it, but we can get it in two weeks"
Clooney responds, "Well isn't this place a geographic oddity. Two weeks from everywhere"
Post by hurltomato on Apr 14, 2004 17:05:59 GMT -5
Meri- I have seen Oh Brother Where Art Thou... I am the gal of constant "consumer" sorrow.... I just want you to know that if George Clooney was my cousin you'd be bitin' your nails for an introduction. Actually maybe my cousin Owen or Luke would be happy to hitch you up....HAHA!
I have always enjoyed your posts, but this shows your wonderful humor and sense of fun. Stay the same- There is great joy in making these personal connections for me. The Wilson guys may have brought us here to this place, but what we make of it is up to us...I will be posting on this "darn" book thread soon (come "heck" or high water)and I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for making me smile- Poor HurlT....
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Post by hurltomato on Apr 15, 2004 17:15:53 GMT -5
I want you all to know that I have returned from my 120 mile round trip excursion with Peter Biskin's book in hand. I can also lay claim to a few other purchases- Like Michael Buble's latest CD and two DVDs. I confess that I miss Luke enough to have bought "Masked and Anonymous" and another real treat is an old favorite, "The Big Easy" with one very hot Dennis Quaid. He lit my torch in college and I would have volunteered to be Ellen Barkin's stand-in in a NY minute. That famous entreaty...Come on cher, dance with me cher...still can recharge these fried nerve endings into sexual lather. Meg Ryan must have strange issues...
After shopping- I was not in the mood for lunch and drove down to a botanical park that abuts the grand Mississippi across from the university I attended. The day is a spendid 70 degrees and a perfect spot, in dappled sunshine, is enough to restore my soul. I laid back on a blanket and just let the heat invigorate every pore that winter had traumatized up here in the northland. I read Biskin for two hours and I commend Lib on a great choice- the book is compelling and geared toward our interests. Hope your day at work was... successful??
Okay guys, are you sure so many of you want to be screenwriters? I only read the first few pages of "Down and Dirty Pictures" and I'm feeling kinda glad I have no talent in that direction. Those people are not nice to each other.
Post by itsanowenthing on Feb 3, 2005 11:32:49 GMT -5
Digging into an old thread - I recently finished two books by Harlan Coben: Gone for Good & Tell No One. Both are great. If you like a thriller that keeps you guessing till the very end, give them a try.
I also bought Hello To All That at Borders yesterday. Took me forever to find it. It was in the General Psychology section of the store. lol I've read the first four chapters & I have to say it's very good. I can understand Owen's interest in it. The beginning is a lot like BEL, but without the plane crash & all the running. You guys should give it a try.
Post by WilsonFreak on Feb 4, 2005 11:55:21 GMT -5
Any Star Wars fans here? I'm reading The Unifying Force, one of the last books (so far) in the series, which all continue on from after Return of the Jedi. There are something like 45 books, and I've been reading them for years. If you go to a bookstore and look on the back flap, there'll be a list of all the books, from A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back - then, the series starts with Splinter of the Mind's Eye - then Return of the Jedi, - then Shadows of the Empire starts the series full throttle. I think the next one is The Courtship of Princess Leia, but they are listed near the back of the latest books, and they are all sooo good!
I like reading books about Miracles too. One I can remember is 'He Still Moves Stones' about people who are documenting having Miracles happen to them. Then there is one, I'm so sorry, I can't remembe the authors, called 'The Calm Before the Storm'. I was reading these alot because I desperately needed it in my life while my Mom was dying. But, believe me, even though I didn't get the miracle I wanted, (Mom living) I got so many others!
I also liked 'Seven Habits of Successful People' by Steven Covey. Very uplifting!! It's years since I read it, hope I got the title right............can't exactly remember how many habits there were!!