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Apple

Where is everyone?

Is there anybody there???!!

I have been away for a few weeks and I come back thinking I will have loads of unread posts to read .... but no there was hardly any to catch up with things have gone very quiet and deserted so where is everyone??

Have I missed something?
Chibiabos83

Just one of those quiet spells we get from time to time, I should think. They'll all come crawling back when it starts to rain every day  Very Happy

Hope you had a good break, Apple!
Caro

Yes, no big shake-up, just no one around much apparently.
TheRejectAmidHair

Off the top of my head, Mike Alx & I have been having detailed discussion on Great Expectations; Caro has been discussing what we like about poetry (and this very morning posted a bit of Houseman); Mike H has been talking about Homer's Odyssey, Zola, and Arabic poetry, and posted a lovely poem yesterday by Carew; I put up a long post on Twelfth Night; Castorboy has been posting regularly on Proust; etc. As I said, this is off the top of my head, so apologies if I missed out a few significant contributions.
Caro

There have been some good topics and discussions but just very few of them.  I am constantly being told there are no new posts for me to look at, which is always a bit disappointing, especially when I look in in the morning, after what is a whole daytime in Britain.

Never mind, these things come and go.  

Cheers, Caro.
Apple

I've seen all the ones which Himadri mentions and I think Chibiabos is right, with the fact its probably down to the glorious spell of unseasonably warm and sunny weather we have been having lately!  Very Happy

Caro - I take it from your comment that you are back in New Zealand then now? (time flies past so fast!) did you enjoy your stay in the UK and see everything you wanted to?
Ann

Hi Apple, how did you get on with the new Sookie Stackhouse? Will I enjoy it when I finally get to it?
Hector

Hello all

I'm still about but I have to admit I have been pretty rubbish with my postings the last few months. It's not that I haven't been reading the posts, I simply have read very little myself the last few months. Whilst I wouldn't go as far as to say that I am experiencing 'readers block', I can't be too far off! I do have urges to pick up a book and read but they seem to be when I am nowhere near my book and when I do, there is often something which interrupts or gets in the way. I crave for a day when I can set aside an afternoon to read! I must try harder really.

Regards

Hector
Evie

I am hardly reading anything either - must also try harder, as I really miss it.  I am reading, but not very often.
Caro

Hi Apple,

Yes, we have been back a bit over a month.  Lovely to see our wee grandson, who is as cute as anything, but who we won't see now again for at least a couple of years, I suppose.   We had a week in Malta, a week in Northumberland, a few days in London, Shropshire and Wales, and the rest of the time in Sheffield where my son live.  I specially liked the landscape of Malta, and its wonderful baroque basilica, the Roman ruins at Wroxeter, and a place called Maelmin up in Northumberland, which had reconstructions and information about its history from Neolithic times, and also was the site of an airforce training place during WWII.  Lot of other bits too, Durham and Sheffield Cathedrals, Bamborough Castle, a priory near Shrewsbury and Lindisfarne.  Also a lovely little museum in London, about the Foundling hospital and its founder, who spent 17 years just getting enough interest from powerful people to allow it to be built.  

Never time to do everything, though.

Cheers, Caro.
Apple

Ann Wrote:
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"Hi Apple, how did you get on with the new Sookie Stackhouse? Will I enjoy it when I finally get to it?"


It took me 2 days to read it, it took me a while to get to it as I wanted to finish the book I was already reading first but it was pretty quickly read once I picked it up and I'm sure you will love it - if you love the previous ones you will love this one its returned to form after the last one which didn't have a big story I am a little concerned about the vampire politics starting to take such a prominent role in the stories but it is balanced out with Sookies Fae ancestry and the story thats developing with that!!  Very Happy

I have finished reading it and I posted a review: http://bigreaders.myfastforum.org/ftopic785-0-asc-30.phpa

Caro - I'm glad you had a good time! We've been to Wroxeter and were very impressed by it, especially the way you could visualise how it was from the commentary. Shropshire is a very beautiful yet under rated county.
Green Jay

I've been away a couple of times, too, and also have not been reading with any great speed or fervour in the last few months. Will try and post a bit more.
Apple

I think everyone is in the same boat! As Chibiabos said everyone will be back when it starts raining and can't go out anywhere!!  Very Happy
Green Jay

I haven't even managed to sit out in the sun with a good book, Apple!  Sad  Too busy watering my pots - I've only got a tiny back yard and I try and grow veg and flowers in pots and veg bags. It's a bit grim to have to start watering to keep things alive by mid-April, and since I try to conserve water I don't use a hose. Roll on the rain.
Evie

No lack of time on my part - though like you, Green Jay, I have a square of concrete with lots of containers!  I love spending time out there.  But reading requires too much concentration and emotional energy - don't have any of either at the moment - taking me too long to get my work done, and then I'm too tired to read.  Things will get better, I'm sure!
Green Jay

I hope they do, Evie, or perhas they have - I haven't, as I intended, managed to get here for a while. Has your work changed so that it is more time-consuming or brain consuming?
iwishiwas

I'm finding it frustrating when I go to bed with the intention of reading for half an hour yet I'm lucky if I can keep my eyes open for one page (which I still have to re-read the next day)!!
Evie

Green Jay - I'm not sure quite what it is - partly that work routines have changed a bit, partly that working freelance and doing half a dozen jobs at once sometimes defeats me slightly, partly that I have just been feeling tired and emotional - all adds up to a lack of concentration!

Like you, iwishiwas, I always go to bed looking forward to reading for a bit - but it never happens.

A new week starts, anyway, so onward and upward - I have been managing light reads, so that's a start, and I need to build on that.  I am missing more substantial reading!
Green Jay

I find managing two jobs hard enough. Well done you!

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