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  1. I got my mom hooked on Inspector Gamache. I would recommend listening to them in order. The first one is Still Life. She also likes the Memory Man series by David Baldacci. Margie
  2. I'm using a 4S on Ting. It's been working very well for me. Margie
  3. Martin Jarvis - I don't think we've listened to anything else he has narrated but he's wonderful! Margie
  4. We are listening to Good Omens now. The audio version is great. Margie
  5. We know a teen that is going through something similar. It is complicated. Love and acceptance are key. We don't always get it right but we're trying and they know that. I recently found this article - http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html?hpid=z1 Margie
  6. My DH gave me a subscription to satellite radio for my last birthday. I loved it! Margie
  7. Some schools will allow you to schedule a "shadow day" for your child so that they can attend for a day and see how it feels. We looked at 3 different schools for my daughter. All were public charter schools and had higher standardized test scores and good reputation. We talked to parents and students and asked them what they liked and what they didn't like about the school. My daughter was interested in choir and theater so we attended performances and talked to students who were involved in these activities. Margie
  8. I often wonder what the librarians must think when I'm in every week picking up a huge stack of books. I agree about keeping the circulation numbers up. It's a job I take very seriously. :laugh: Margie
  9. Thank you - I'm happy to be here! I picked up Cinnamon and Gunpowder after reading about it here. I liked the whole premise of the book - lady pirate and the chef. Some parts dragged a bit but overall, I enjoyed it. I could imagine it being a movie. A Tale for the Time Being bounces back and forth between a 16 year old Japanese girl and a writer living in Canada. I liked reading Nao's story more than Ruth's, even though it was heartbreaking most of the time. My girls are into Japanese pop-culture and I found the descriptions of Nao's life so interesting. I didn't care for some of
  10. I really liked Hyperbole and a Half. Both of my girls read it also and I could hear them giggling the whole time. (They are 13 and 16). Some of the stories from the book can be found on her blog. Margie
  11. Thank you! I love Sheldon!! In January I finished - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Chickens in the Road by Suzanne McMinn Where the Moon Isn't by Nathan Filer Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Dollar Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown I'm currently reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. I have a tower of books from the library that I will never be able to finish before they are due. Anytime I read that someone loved a book, I have to request it from my librar
  12. Yes. :001_smile: I love reading everyone's suggestions have discovered many great books from this board. I also have a huge TBR list. Margie
  13. We replaced our 12 yo mini-van with a Prius in Feb. I love it! We even went on a 2000 mile road trip this summer with all 4 of us (me, DH, 2 girls) and it was great. We bought a new one (original model) because the used cars were not much less. Margie
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