Only one week left before going back to work and into the "long, dark night" that is the school year.  I am going to try my best to limit work to 55 hours a week, but it will be tough.  What usually happens at this time of year (the last week) is that I read everything I can for fun to cram it in just in case I have no time for myself during the school year.  So here is what just joined the shelf:

*Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra-paranormal romance
*The Armchair Economist by Steven Landsburg-need I say what it's about?
*Return to Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux-fiction about three best friends returning to Maine as grown women
*Best Hikes with Children:  Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine-hoping to hike with YB and LB if it ever stops raining-this will be a return to hiking for me, as I used to do a lot of it but had to stop after lyme disease took over
*And last, I want to finish the trilogy by Paullina Simons:  The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, and The Summer Garden-historic fiction that begins in 1940s Russia and ends up decades later in the U.S.  (beautiful work by a Russian immigrant, for anyone that is looking for a truly gifted novel writer-the kind of books you put on a high shelf and don't lend out because they are keepers)

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    G & Me

    G loves to read history of the American West and loves to watch movies that are western, action, intrigue, comedy.  He doesn't have favorites.  He does not like anything that is musical (though he loves music), romantic, or related to aviation.  His favorite time period is from the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century.

    I am eclectic in my reading but do not like science fiction or police stories.  In movies I like drama best, but also like some of the same things that G does, and I like both romantic movies and those that relate to aviation.  My favorite time periods are probably the 1830s and 1840s, the post-Reconstruction era to the eve of WWI, WWII, and the late 1950s-forward.  My favorite books are Gone With the Wind, My Antonia, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Lantern in Her Hand, and Nigger by Dick Gregory.  My favorite movies are The Memphis Belle, Return to Me, Since You Went Away, Steel Magnolias, Nicholas &  Alexandra, Sometimes in April, and  The Winds of War (there are just so many that this is incomplete) .


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