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What, you put your sparkly hat on?  big_laugh  Seriously though, we are so glad to have you back on line. big_hug  Did you ever get the Aloe Vera gel to help stop the scarring?

I'll try that again!

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Of course, TA, that is the mode of dress! big_laugh (plus sparkly shoes to go with it!)

Daughter had some aloe vera gel for me, but we'll have to wait and see!

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"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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I hope it works, it usually does for me.

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........ and hope TA that you're feeling better today, too.

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Thank you, yes I am - I got some ointment from the Doc which is helping a lot.

I'll try that again!

Wed 20-Oct-10
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WOW, well thanks for all the recommendations. My wish list is now even longer! Some of my most enjoyable reads have included (forget all about any of the associated films):

 

Gaston Leroux-The Phantom of the Opera

Alexandre Dumas - The Count on Monte Cristo

Patrick Suskind - Perfume

Joanne Harris - Chocolat

Raymond Feist & Janny Wurts - Empire trilogy

 

Plus of course Tolkien & Pratchett who got me through high school. Michelle, if you've finished the Discworld stories then try Good Omens which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman.

 

 

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Suz said:  

 Michelle, if you've finished the Discworld stories then try Good Omens which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman.


 Already did Suz. I love Gaiman too, but I hate short stories (just in general) the writer doesn't get enough time to fully explore the whole story. That, and I just want them to go on! And he has all of those short story anthologies! I did read Anasazi Boys (pretty sure I spelled that wrong), that was GREAT! Has anyone read American Gods yet?

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I read American Gods but it didn't gel with me. Have you read Neverwhere (although in fairness it might help to know London well for that one)?

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Thu 21-Oct-10
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I recommend Charles DeLint for "urban fantasy" type books. The books are a series so far as character developement and interaction, but can also be read out of sequence and still be enjoyed. If you like Mercedes Lackey, you will like his books. They are a bit darker than Mercedes though.

 

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Suz said:

I read American Gods but it didn't gel with me. Have you read Neverwhere (although in fairness it might help to know London well for that one)?


 

Yes, loved it!

 

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I recommend Charles DeLint for "urban fantasy" type books. The books are a series so far as character developement and interaction, but can also be read out of sequence and still be enjoyed. If you like Mercedes Lackey, you will like his books. They are a bit darker than Mercedes though.

 


 

Hmm, sounds interesting! Like her "Razors Edge"stuff?

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Well, kind of, but with the idea that something dark is in the background waiting for you to slip up....... monster

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(Delicious shiver!)

Hmm, maybe just in time for Halloween!

Another author I was going to throw out there is Julie Kenner. She writes the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series, starting with Carpe Demon. Fun stuff, well written with some suspense and a touch of gore (ick!) 

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Im currently having a bit of a retro phase with my reading , Edgar Allen Poe is a great favourite , Jules Verne , HG wells  and ive been a Kipling devotee since i was given a book of his poems as a child . The first classic i read at about 8 years old  was Lorna Doone its still on my shelf now ,the trouble is i read by the pile it can be a book a day , i even read in traffic jams theres little else to do . our loo is like a bookshop , huge pile of Scootering magazines belonging to OH , my varied pile, daughters chic lits and miserable childhood books , sons everything vampire . All visitors read our books i like to throw odd ones in to see who mentions it , ive currently dropped the book of Mormon in there and im getting funny looks

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kayerunrig said:

our loo is like a bookshop , huge pile of Scootering magazines belonging to OH , my varied pile, daughters chic lits and miserable childhood books , sons everything vampire . All visitors read our books i like to throw odd ones in to see who mentions it , ive currently dropped the book of Mormon in there and im getting funny looks


 Kaye, I like your sense of humor!big_laugh

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There was a discussion somewhere about using your oven as a food dryer, so I thought I'd mention this book¦

Making and Using Dried Foods by Phyllis Hobson

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Using-Fruits-Phylli.....=1-1-spell

Ms. Hobson is VERY THUROGH in her descriptions of how to dry foods. For each entry she tells you how to prepare your food of choice to be dried, and then tells you how to dry the food in each of the three methods; Dehydrator, Sun, or Oven. She offers temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius, and approximate dry times. And to top it off, recipes to use the food you dried. I found it on Amazon for very reasonable and I think its worth the investment.

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