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  • Andrea Camilleri: The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)

    Andrea Camilleri: The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries)
    The wonderful, irascible Inspector Montalbano of Vigata, Sicily is at it again. Did I mention he's wonderful? And there are 10 earlier ones in the series.

  • Ariana Franklin: The Serpent's Tale

    Ariana Franklin: The Serpent's Tale
    The very wonderful Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar (prepare to die!) continues her work. Who knew that the wretched pit that is present day Salerno once housed an amazing and Europe-reknowned medical school? Where even women were allowed to become doctors...

  • Ariana Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death

    Ariana Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death
    Wonderful. And amazing as a first novel. There are some inevitably cringe-worthy scenes (if you're going to be true to the middle ages) but Franklin's ability to bring those times to life is spot-on. And she is amazing with the first of the Plantagenets. Makes me want to jump his unsavory little bones.

  • Nicholas Blake: The Worm of Death

    Nicholas Blake: The Worm of Death
    Vintage 1960 British murder mystery. Good if you'd like to learn quayside shipping vocabulary for the docks at Greenwich...

  • Kent Haruf: Where You Once Belonged

    Kent Haruf: Where You Once Belonged
    Well written but depressing. Very depressing. His others are better.

  • Kent Haruf: Eventide

    Kent Haruf: Eventide
    the sequel, sort of, to the wonderful Plainsong. I know that he's the father someone related to a knitblogger I read regularly. She mentioned him one time and the prior book Plainsong. Who? dunno. I'm not sure I would have appreciated Haruf as much had I not moved to a small, rural town. Go find him. He's quietly wonderful.

  • Ray Kurzweil Ph.D.: Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

    Ray Kurzweil Ph.D.: Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
    Another state-of-the-research book from Kurzweil and the longevity physician, Terry Grossman. I liked Fantastic Voyage better, but for sheer quality of information relevant to our health today, it's hard to beat. You can get a free (but for the shipping cost) copy at Ray and Terry's, their website that sells the supplements key to the program. As they say, they don't care if you get the supplements from them or not, just get them, take them and make the lifestyle changes. Then we'll be around to benefit from the next geometric progression of the health research paradigm.

  • Mehmet Oz M.D.: Healing from the Heart: A Leading Heart Surgeon Explores the Power of Complementary Medicine

    Mehmet Oz M.D.: Healing from the Heart: A Leading Heart Surgeon Explores the Power of Complementary Medicine
    so far so good. the ego required to succeed in the star-system world of cardio-thoracic surgery is only minimally present at the half way point in this book. In his world this is no doubt radical, radical stuff. Interesting to see the highest towers of traditional western medicine allow alternative therapies in.

  • Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper's Wife

    Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper's Wife
    Love Diane Ackerman. Just started this, I'll get back to you...

  • Dana Stabenow: Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Novels)

    Dana Stabenow: Whisper to the Blood: A Kate Shugak Novel (Kate Shugak Novels)
    Another keeper. All is not well in The Park. The Aunties have taken matters into their own hands. Be afraid. another bit of wonderfulness from Dana Stabenow. Once again I'll be tapping my fingers for another year till the next Kate Shugak mystery shows up. Sigh.

  • Byron Katie: A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are

    Byron Katie: A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are
    Loving What Is continued on...tough Work but is there really a choice about it? heh.

  • Greg Mortenson: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

    Greg Mortenson: Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time
    Alrighty, I'm late to this game but if you haven't read this, go forth and read it NOW. It's a wonderful tale and it's not over yet. As we ramp up the war in Afghanistan why not join the Dept. of Defense and do your required reading? As Rep. Mary Bono (yes, that one) says, you'll learn more about the region from this book than you will from months of Pentagon briefings. Go Dr. Greg!

  • Andrea Camilleri: August Heat

    Andrea Camilleri: August Heat
    Camilleri's latest Inspector Montalbano mystery set in Sicilia. Just wonderful. Now I have to wait a year for the next one. Crap.

  • Janwillem van de Wetering: The  Japanese Corpse (Soho crime)

    Janwillem van de Wetering: The Japanese Corpse (Soho crime)
    Two Dutch cops sent to Kyoto to solve a murder in Amsterdam involving the Yakusa. Van de Wetering is a 'voice' like no other. He spent several years in a Zen monastery in Kyoto himself. The entire series has been re-issued by Soho Crime and is totally wonderful. And the cover design by Cheryl Cipriani is awesome. Yes, I'm a cover art ho.

  • Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)

    Anthony Bourdain: Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)

  • Alice Hoffman: Practical Magic

    Alice Hoffman: Practical Magic
    The hardback has an illustration taken from Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpine. Much nicer. Hoffman's a great storyteller. And I always want her characters to go forward to the next book. But they never do. Go read this one anyway. You're welcome.

  • Tony Hillerman: The Mysterious West

    Tony Hillerman: The Mysterious West
    This is a REALLY wonderful short story collection edited by Hillerman. Lord, I'm going to miss that man. All of the stories are set in the west or midwest, small towns and large. They're quirky and somewhat unexpected, especially relative to the usual work of the authors like J.A. Jance, Dana Stabenow (a bit darker), Lia Matera (chilling), etc. The true find for me is Wendy Hornsby. One of the best written stories, independent of genre, I've ever read. I've never read a more skillfully built exposition of the backstory built into the actual story. wow. I'm off to see what else of hers I can find.

  • Charles de Lint: The Wild Wood

    Charles de Lint: The Wild Wood
    Re-reading this bit of loveliness from de Lint. Among other things, it's about an artist who's lost her mojo. It's apropos given that I've re-started The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

  • Elizabeth A. Lynn: Chronicles of Tornor 3: The Northern Girl (Chronicles of Tornor)

    Elizabeth A. Lynn: Chronicles of Tornor 3: The Northern Girl (Chronicles of Tornor)
    Found this as I was repacking ancient boxes of books. It was written in the late 70s and is flat out wonderful. It's the third book of a trilogy (the 2nd one is Dancers of Arun) I highly recommend all of them. It's Fantasy with an incredibly drawn world worth of an Ursula LeGuin, deep and quirky characters, and stay-up-all-night story telling. go. find them.

  • Julia Cameron: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition]

    Julia Cameron: The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity [10th Anniversary Edition]
    A birthday gift from the Gomez. Starting this once again after years of hiatus. Wonderful.

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May 30, 2005

Comments

Cara

Oh my god! I'm so sorry! Thankfully you're OKAY! As bad as it was - no one got hurt.

Hope they catch the F&%#ER(S)!!!!!

Siow Chin

What an awful thing to happen, I'm sorry.

cari

See email for more, but here's another hug. And in terms of affordable, reliable little computers, I'd go with an iBook. Also, it might be worth getting a .Mac account and backing your files up on their servers, depending on what you need to archive and how much there is. I periodically burn the important stuff onto CDs and have Billy take the disks to work so that the backup and the computer aren't in the same place in case of worst case scenario...

Becca

Holy hell, it's always something. I'm so sorry. I hope you have insurance that will help you replace the hardware. I was thinking about you earlier this weekend.

Heidi

Oh no! That has happened to me before too, and I lost a great camera with one roll full of what I hoped would have been really good pictures... But that's nothing compared to an entire hard drive's worth, and everything else.

I've gotten in the habit of moving my image files onto CD every six months, in part because the hard drive on my c. 2000 computer just can't handle them all. You might look into buying an external hard drive--that's what I'm thinking of now too--I've seen an 80gb one for only $65 recently.

Anyway, I know how hard it is, and how scary it can be getting over that feeling of intrusion. Please take care! Your knitblog pals are thinking lots of good thoughts for you now.

Mary

So sorry to hear that - how horrible for you. It's the sense of intrusion as much as anything else. I'm afraid I can't offer any helpful computer advice, but I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

Kerstin

Oh Caroline, that's awful! I bought a mac to replace the Dell that blew up. The cool thing? It automatically backs everything up over at apple's site once a week (or however often you want to back it up). I know they are more expensive, but I would never go back to a p.c. Difference is like night and day -- very fast and stable.

Sending hugs!

Iris

Damn. Glad you're okay (physically, anyway). A virtual hug is all I can offer at this point, but hope it helps. Take care.

juno

Oh dear. It never rains but....
I have a sony vaio and adore it. It is the teeniest of notebooks but still has a very usable keyboard.

Must re-asses my back up procedures.

Thinking of you - take care, okay?

Liz

Nooooo! That bites.

I'm so sorry about this, and I have to add my vote for a Mac. I got an ibook when my PC bit the dust, and I won't go back. So easy to back up onto CD or thumb drive.

Sending lots of hugs.

Margene

Darn it all grrl! It's tough on top of tough. Apple's are worth every penny...so much less trouble.
Sending you big hugs and positive thoughts.

lynette

I'm so sorry! Thieves are horrible, horrible people. I'm hugging my PC and thinking good thoughts for you (and horrible thoughts for the evil thief!)

Moni

Oh man! How awful! I'm so glad you are okay. I'm sending happy, positive thoughts your way.

Andrea

::hugs:: My condolences & support added to the rest. At least you're safe & intact, if emotionally fractured.

greta

oh, sweetie.
So, so sorry.
email me your snail mail addy....
a little somethin' will be on the way...
xoxoxox

lori

i'm sorry about your loss. Its a lesson for us all! As many others have mentioned the mac + .mac combination will avoid your backups being stolen! Good luck.

Emma.

How awful for you.Take care of yourself.Hope you find a great computer.

Emma. xxx

Neena

Oh, you poor, poor girl! When it rains it pours, I swear. But it does always get better. Maybe you need to move on over to Utah, so we can take care of you here. Mwah.

I'm with Greta, e-mail your snail mail. I have a couple treats. Nothing to change things, though (as much I as I wish I could for you), that'll just take time.

Sending love.....

mari

Yikes... so so sorry this happened. If you want, I'll let you borrow (I'll fly him down) Snyder, my 85-pound lover of a bull dog. Unconditional love and protection... girl's best friend.

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