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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
3/2/09 7:00 P

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pups went today and I confess to being relieved. Now I can get on with things without the constant vigilence!

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2/26/09 7:25 P

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That sounds great having the young pups around. I get my new black lab puppy, Marino, next Thursday. He will be 7 weeks old. Can't wait. Love puppy breath.

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/26/09 6:06 P

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sounds great. I'm 5' so could probably sleep, rather than sit, on it... no time to read today as we have visiting labs - two of the pups, 5 months and 14 months have come back to visit their parents while their owners are on hols. Chaos but a wonderful site as they rosh around the field chasing each other. Mum is still the fastest of the lot.

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/26/09 3:51 P

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I do have a giant size Lazyboy chair. Because I am 5'11" I needed a longer one for my legs to be comfortable and not hang off. BUT reading isn't what I do best in it, napping is!!

JD

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/26/09 2:09 P

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Have you a comfy armchair? I'm coming over to have a read!

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/24/09 8:29 P

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On my bookshelf not far from the computer is John Steinbeck's THE ACTS OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS NOBLE KNIGHTS, T.H. White's THE SWORD IN THE STONE, and Howard Pyle's, THE STORY OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
Howard Pyle is a local(deceased)author and illustrator of books. I also read a series that Stephen Lawhead wrote.
Now,that is just a few. I must tell you I am also a big fan of Robin Hood books and anything written by Alexander Dumas.(Count of Monte Cristo and Three Musketeers,etc.)
Great minds think alike, they say.
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2/24/09 12:06 P

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I haven't read Once and Future King and have added it to my list at Amazon. Thanks for the suggestion!

Labs, King Arthur - Strength, ethics, loyalty - I think that says GREAT things about us, JD!

Theresa

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/24/09 7:14 A

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I have a bunch of King Arthur books. What does that say about us? King Arthur and labs?JD

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/24/09 7:02 A

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Have you read The Once and Future King by T.H White? It was the book that got me interested in King Arthur.

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2/23/09 2:56 P

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Normally, I am reading at least 2 books; 1 fiction and 1 non-fiction at a time. I like to read mysteries and fantasy for relaxation. Right now I'm reading Madelyn Alt's paranormal mysteries; they're light, fun and relaxing. In the non-fiction arena, I am currently reading Born Fighting, which is about the Scots-Irish in America.

I enjoy and collect all forms of Arthurian legend, from Le Mort D'Arthur to The Mists of Avalon.

The authors I collect are Marion Zimmer Bradley and Morgan Llywelyn.



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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/8/09 9:34 P

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I have not read anything by John Saul or John Sanford, but will keep them in mind. I would not be able to handle the Anne Rice series. I started reading them and they are pretty intense. The Twilight series was geared towards teens so not so gory. So why didn't you like book 7 of the HP series. I haven't read any of them but my niece and nephew in Maine seem to want me to watch the movies whenever I have just driven 10 hours to see them. (which equals a big yawn and eyelids shutting)

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2/8/09 7:48 P

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Currently I'm reading The Art of Raising a Puppy. However, if you're looking for entertainment reading, I enjoy the Harry Potter series (except for Book 7).

Also, anything by John Saul or John Sandford (Prey series) is good. If you enjoy the Twilight series, you may enjoy other vampire series such as those written by Anne Rice. There's a woman (Charlene something, I think) who wrote a series of books that resulted in the HBO series True Blood. I'm sorry I can't remember her name.

Lisa :)

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/8/09 7:46 P

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Antheams,
I have a fenced in backyard, that's my secret. Actually, today got to 62 in Delaware so the dogs were outside quite a bit. I am better at portion control with them, then with me. Oaklynn is now 8 months and is a tiny lab. She swims in her Seeing Eye vest. When they had the "vesting" test at 6 months the SE rep looked at her and the vest and said, "I hope this works". Hank is just a great dog. I love him to pieces. He is the kind of dog that follows me anywhere and would rather be with me then anyplace he could imagine. I just love him. When they told me he was washed from the program due to eye problems I eagerly took him back because of his personality. He just weighs 65 lbs. When in Maine he runs the fields at my brother's house.

I have started reading a book called, "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle". It is an Oprah book,not that I always like her choices, but this was recommended by several friends. Will tell you all how I like it.
JD

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/8/09 7:35 P

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Oaklynn I have just been looking at your pics and they are a great pair of labs. Now how do you keep them looking so fit if you are not walking them? I bet you do but of course one can always find excuses for NOT getting cold and wet. I am often tempted to let our two out into the field rather than actually take them for a proper walk. At least in the field they can rosh around whereas on the road they need to be on leads and young Poppy - the smaller - is not really that well trained and pulls. We sponsor a Guide dog for the Blind. The current one is called Nevis who is a yellow and his predecessor was a beautiful black called Flick. She has finished her training and is now working with a young man who was waiting for quite a while for a Guide Dog. I admire you enormously for looking after these dogs. It is such a worthwhile thing to do.

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/8/09 7:13 P

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I've never tried historical fantasy. Thanks for the heads up.
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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/8/09 6:56 P

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Hi, do any of you like fantasy - historical fantasy in particular? If so you will just love Guy Gavriel Kay. His web site is www.brightweavings.com and there is load of information on that.

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2/8/09 11:26 A

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I have been reading books by Stuart Woods! He has a couple of different series but they all tie into each other in some way. They are what I calll whodunit books.

Nicole

What if "the hokey pokey" is REALLY what it's all about?
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Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends. ~Author Unknown


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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/7/09 7:52 P

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I love the pictures on both of your profiles and antheam, I am a BIG fan of black labs. I, unfortunately, don't get to keep my labs, but one didn't make as a guide dog so they offer him back to the puppy raiser. I snatched him up. Hank is my favorite companion and a major couch potato.
JD

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2/7/09 7:17 P

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ANTHEAMS's Photo ANTHEAMS Posts: 581
2/7/09 5:42 P

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Good idea. It is always interesting to know what people are reading. Right now I have a book on Digital Photography which my sister gave me for Christmas by the bed, and also really moving and beautifully written novel called Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. She wrote it in 1941 as she wanted to set down the magnitude of what she was living through in France at the time. She never saw it published as she died in Auschwitz in 1942 but the two sections of her novel were found and published 65 years later. My nephew gave it to me for Christmas and I am so grateful to him.

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2/6/09 9:44 P

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I usually just read light romance books, ones that you can read now, put down, pick up days later, and don't have to do a lot of thinking while reading it. lol

Trust God, believe in yourself, and keep looking forward. You can't change the past. You are always special.

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JDOUGLASS17's Photo JDOUGLASS17 Posts: 1,018
2/6/09 9:05 P

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I saw this topic posted on another one of my team's boards. I thought it would be interesting to share what you read. I am always looking for good books but I don't always have the time to read with two jobs and dog functions to go to. Right now I am reading the Twilight series because my young niece and a high schooler I have in my Sunday school class recommended them. I am actually liking them more than I thought I would. I am also reading a book called "How Starbucks Saved My Life". This was recommended by a friend and I find it an easy read and a good story.

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