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Friends and strangers, please check in!

1foggidawn
Out 31, 2011, 6:27 pm

Hello, everyone! I've been noticing recently that a few familiar faces/usernames are missing . . . I don't know if I'm just not noticing your posts, or if people are lurking rather than posting, or if people are too busy to stop by. If you're here, but have been quiet lately, please take a second to say hello and let us know how you are doing! And if you're new to LT or the Hogwarts Express group, or have been lurking but haven't posted before, this is the perfect time and place to introduce yourself!

2ErisofDiscord
Out 31, 2011, 6:40 pm

I've been hanging around for about a month, but I think an official introduction would be nice.

Hello! I am Eris, a teenaged Gothic music freak who likes writing and reading, is obsessed with all things C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter, and I also like chocolate.

It's been real nice talking with everyone here!

3Theamwriter
Editado: Out 31, 2011, 6:55 pm

Hey Guys!

I'm still here, although I changed my username from Alishamb08 to Theamwriter (for a more writer feel). I have been trying to check in at least once a day but lately my professors are piling on the work, so I'm here but haven't really been posting anything. I'm more or less just reading and commenting when I can.

The end of the semester is first week of December, so I'll be back in full when December gets here.

4Renald128
Out 31, 2011, 11:49 pm

Hello! I've been lurking and reading posts mostly, I have been swamped with work and college stuff. I'll try to post more often during the weekends.

5littlegeek
Nov 1, 2011, 12:00 am

Hi. I've been pretty lurky lately, but I check in from time to time. If there's an active HEG thread, I've probably been in there, and I check in on the Pottermore developments. And I like to see what you all are reading and watching.

6biblioholic29
Nov 1, 2011, 9:18 am

Same for me. I'm on multiple times a day, I just don't necessarily have anything to say!

7readafew
Nov 1, 2011, 9:36 am

I've had very little time to check LibraryThing in general. Barely have time to keep the few changes to my catalog updated. I'm trying to get back to reading more posts and this one caught my eye.

8millhold
Nov 1, 2011, 11:21 am

What everybody else said. :-)

9katelisim
Nov 1, 2011, 11:38 am

I'm here, kinda. My schedule is very hectic, so I haven't been on the threads much. I check in daily for threads I've already posted in, to keep up, but I've only been checking group/new threads once every 2-3 weeks. I've been doing occasional updates on my 75 thread about reading and life stuffs.

10reading_fox
Nov 1, 2011, 11:49 am

Ditto. Reading (and reading posts) more than I post here. But still around.

11elbakerone
Nov 1, 2011, 1:05 pm

My main LT activity these days has been updating my reading. I'm very rarely checking out groups or discussions so I apologize for being out of touch. I'm trying to devote more of my online time to blogging but I'm also on Twitter (@HerBookSelf) quite a bit these days too - but of course it's lovely to stop in and say hello to all of you! I'll try to do so more often!

12rissa
Nov 1, 2011, 1:17 pm

I've been reading certain threads, but not posting much. with a 7 month old, a two year old, and we have my 12 year old sister-in-law living with us and I'm homeschooling her, I've been pretty busy, but haven't had much to report.

13Kasongo
Nov 1, 2011, 3:40 pm

I, too, have been here, and have chuckled and smiled at others fun posts. I can check HE when no one is in exercising at Curves, such as now, but at home I have been cleaning and tossing and going crazy trying to get the house ready to go on the market. I have just two rooms to finish up plus all the extra things to get up like new shower curtain, and other curtains, and pillows and on and on. I don't sleep well at night.

14justjukka
Nov 1, 2011, 3:52 pm

13: I've used Nuero Sleep to correct my sleep schedule. I don't get a hangover from it like I do with Tylenol PM.

15jaziwaite
Nov 1, 2011, 4:27 pm

Hey! I'm the REAL Jasmon, and I am obsessed. O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with Harry Potter. Anything and everything! I, much like ErisOfDiscord ( #2) am a music-obsessed freak! MCR, ETF, SKSK, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foster The People, Taking Back Sunday, etc.... yeah... there's ALOT more but still... Anyone that knows what I'm talking about, PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Comment! Or leave me a wall post! I love music and am also willing to listen to any new suggestions you have!!! Post, post, post away!!!

16Kerian
Nov 1, 2011, 6:40 pm

Sorry! I'm doing well. I got in the habit of only lurking when going on LT from my phone. I also haven't been reading as much lately, but probably because what I really want to read is something I don't own. My wallet's kind of sad right now. It's that birthday season in my family - four birthdays in four weeks. This week has two family birthdays as well as one of my closest friend's, so this week is a little busy. I'm also participating in NaNoWriMo and got in my average amount words needed per day, but the day's not over, so I hope to add to it before midnight.

17compskibook
Nov 1, 2011, 7:58 pm

After teaching elementary computers for 13 years, being switched to fourth grade has been quite an adjustment. I forgot how much work teaching a new grade can be! Luckily I have a great class, and it is really going well. I manage to get on HE most days and enjoy hearing from all of you!

18Tavaresden
Nov 1, 2011, 8:02 pm

Hiyo, I'm practicing my skills as a lurker recently. Also, evil midterm exams/class registration have been keeping me busy!

19grkmwk
Nov 3, 2011, 7:59 am

Hi! I've only been popping in once a week or so for the past month, but I've gotten some big work deadlines behind me, so I hope to be around a bit more.

20biblioholic29
Nov 3, 2011, 9:11 am

Just in case the title is making people skip it, the new gift exchange thread is here.

21MrAndrew
Nov 4, 2011, 8:50 am

i've been locked in a box by barty crouch, junior. oh wait i'm still there.

p.s. he took my eye...

22MrAndrew
Nov 4, 2011, 8:52 am

>#18: ah, evil midterms. That takes me back to my minion degree days. Good ol' Fiend-U.

23Tavaresden
Nov 4, 2011, 9:49 am

#22- Oh, I know a friend who went there. He almost got his masters demon degree but then he fell in love with a cute girl and dropped out, trying to eke out a living as a tourist attraction. Typical.

24jugglingpaynes
Nov 4, 2011, 11:28 am

#22-23: Semper malevolens!

I've been here. Unless I haven't. Then I'm not. My mind has been on a project I'm working on.

25compskibook
Nov 4, 2011, 5:44 pm

21: But he left you your leg?

26MrAndrew
Nov 4, 2011, 9:20 pm

yes. made me mad, i can tell you...

27lenette33
Nov 4, 2011, 10:41 pm

Like so many of you, I too am in college, and have been swamped with work. I'm just past midterm- the semester ends the first week of December, and I know it will only get busier the later in the semester it gets. I do read when I have time, and i post from time to time, it's just not as often as I'd like.

28Theamwriter
Nov 5, 2011, 1:57 pm

#27 - Do you live in Florida? I only ask because my semester whens around the first week of the semester as well.

29kirbyowns
Nov 6, 2011, 8:39 am

I've been lurking every once in a while. I've been so busy with this new Common Core curriculum and with National Board, that any extra time is taken up by sleep.

30PollyAnnaHP
Nov 8, 2011, 10:43 pm

Hi everyone! I've been a bit of a lurker in the past few months. With 3 kids all playing fall sports I've been extremely busy the past few months. Now that their seasons are over I've been busy knitting & crocheting Xmas gifts and trying to finish an ER book.

31LadyN
Nov 9, 2011, 11:26 am

HI!! I've been missing. I am a bad HE-er. That is why. But here I am again! xx

32catbastet
Nov 11, 2011, 12:02 am

Hi everybody! I've been buried in college work, and haven't had much time to come on LT. When I'm not answering questions about infinity and golden rectangles in math, doing homework on idealism vs realism in art history, studying operant conditioning in psychology, and analyzing poetry and writing essays in english, I'm freaking out about the level of work involved. :oP I've been trying to get some reading in here and there, and I've been crafting like crazy as stress relief. I'm going to try to be a little more present in the future, but I can't promise anything. At least you all know I haven't fallen down a well or been eaten by zombies! ;)

33jugglingpaynes
Nov 11, 2011, 12:24 am

So that's why you've been doing so much crafting!

She would never get eaten by zombies. Too bony. :o)

34MrAndrew
Nov 11, 2011, 7:42 am

mmm bones. Makes good soup. Or ground into bread.

Actually, that sound like a terrible bread recipe. What do you use for sandwich filling, wheat? Marrow? Cartlidge?

*note to self: don't post late on friday nights. Also stop eating people.*

35MrAndrew
Nov 11, 2011, 7:44 am

Don't you hate those endless questions about infinity? nyuk nyuk.

36biblioholic29
Nov 11, 2011, 9:06 am

33: But zombies eat brains. I bet she has a pretty big brain. Look at all that stuff in her post!

37compskibook
Nov 11, 2011, 10:08 pm

I just always remember a golden rectangle is about the proportions of a credit card! Coincidence?

38DesBelle
Nov 21, 2011, 3:50 pm

I just joined recently but I've done a little posting!

39jaziwaite
Nov 22, 2011, 4:49 pm

wow... i've missed alot since i've been gone ( "since you been gone, i can breath for the first time, duh duhduh duh duhhhh yeah yeah... " Since You Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson)
Oh my geez I'm such a spazzzzzzzzzzzz

40ErisofDiscord
Nov 22, 2011, 4:57 pm

Jazi! Where ya been? I've been so moving on, yeah yeah! Thanks to you I get what I waaaaaaaaant!!!!!! Since you've been gone! (Don't worry, I'm a spaz, too. Spaz's are cool!)

41Marensr
Nov 23, 2011, 8:17 pm

Hi foggi and all , I have been absent. I have been teaching a class at one university, working my administrative job at another and doing dramaturgy projects and it finally just squeezed my time to much to spend much time on line. They are all good things and I love doing them but it has been a bit of a crunch. I am not teaching next quarter so maybe that will ease things a bit.

Hello all you new folks. I haven't been around much but welcome and nice to see you here.

42foggidawn
Jul 30, 2012, 8:35 am

Time for everyone to check in again! It's been quiet this summer -- is everyone on vacation?

43pollysmith
Jul 30, 2012, 10:10 am

I'm here. I only wish I was on vacation!

44ErisofDiscord
Jul 30, 2012, 11:31 am

I'm here, annoying as ever. No vacation for my family (hehe, we don't know the meaning of vacation and haven't had one in ages) so nothing can stop me from coming on here!

45AresofAmbition
Editado: Jul 30, 2012, 5:39 pm

I recently joined, but have only begun to start posting.

I figured introductions are needed. I'm Ares, older brother to ErisofDiscord (a regular at Hogwarts Express as well as Hogwarts Castle). I'm a huge fan of Batman, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and just about any book or movie that has a good story, good characters, and a good writer/director.

46jugglingpaynes
Jul 30, 2012, 7:02 pm

Welcome, Ares! You should fit in well here. :o)

Feel free to jump in on any of the thread. I'm sure Eris will explain some of our craziness to you. :o)

47foggidawn
Jul 30, 2012, 7:23 pm

Welcome, Ares!

48AresofAmbition
Ago 1, 2012, 1:47 pm

Thank you!

49katelisim
Ago 1, 2012, 10:25 pm

Welcome!

I've been around. . . . except this last week, when a nasty computer virus showed up. But, that just let me take an extended mental vacation to Pern without the pesky distraction of the interwebz, lol.

50grkmwk
Ago 2, 2012, 10:26 am

Welcome, Ares! We're a fun bunch :)

51TinaV95
Ago 3, 2012, 11:28 pm

I am new to this group as of tonight. I've been on LT for a while but have just found y'all. Look forward to reading and discussing with everyone.

52Renald128
Ago 3, 2012, 11:33 pm

#51: Welcome Tina!

53littlegeek
Ago 4, 2012, 11:02 am

Hi Guys! I still lurk from time to time, but don't post much. I'm enjoying the Olympics. Go USA!

54pollysmith
Ago 4, 2012, 12:21 pm

Hello Tina! Hi Littlegeek!

55MrAndrew
Ago 4, 2012, 6:21 pm

Hi, still kicking but no time to even lurk just now... busy winter. But i'll be back eventually. Stay Hogwarty!

56compskibook
Ago 4, 2012, 6:45 pm

Hmmm, the title says "Friends and Strangers." Does MrA count as a friend or just stranger? :)

57pollysmith
Ago 4, 2012, 6:47 pm

a strange friend?

58katelisim
Ago 4, 2012, 6:54 pm

*starts humming People Are Strange*

59foggidawn
Editado: Ago 4, 2012, 7:14 pm

Most of my friends are stranger than average. And I mean that as a compliment!

*does her best Cheshire Cat impression*

"You might have noticed . . . that I'm not all there . . . myself. . . ."

60pollysmith
Ago 4, 2012, 7:54 pm

or he could be a friendly stranger?

61jugglingpaynes
Ago 4, 2012, 11:40 pm

He is strangely friendly.

62pollysmith
Ago 5, 2012, 3:55 pm

My mother warned me about strangers who are friendly!

63MrAndrew
Ago 8, 2012, 6:07 am

I like to think of myself as a frangly strienger.

Of course, i've always relied upon the kindness of striengers.

64PollyAnnaHP
Ago 19, 2012, 5:41 pm

HI everyone, I've been quite absent (no big suprise there). Work has had some aweful hours, so I usually only do the FB thing since I can use my phone and not have to sit in front of a computer. Exciting news I have a grand-daughter! She is just over a week old now. So now I am a very young grandma to two (a boy and a girl). Nothing else really exciting except I've been doing more knitting and crocheting and dabbling in creating my own patterns. Just wanted to stop in and say Hi!and I haven't forgotten about everyone.

65jugglingpaynes
Ago 20, 2012, 12:02 am

Congratulations on your new granddaughter, PA! *waves hello*

66foggidawn
Abr 9, 2013, 11:30 pm

Time for a thread resurrection! How is everyone nowadays?

67pollysmith
Abr 10, 2013, 7:54 am

fine just fine, spring is here finally!

68theretiredlibrarian
Abr 10, 2013, 2:59 pm

Fine here too; we THOUGHT spring was here, but today a cold front came in and it's cold and rainy. A difference of about 30 degrees between yesterday & today. Ahhh, springtime in Texas, where you experience at least 2 seasons in a week, and sometimes in a day. And of course, JUST LAST NIGHT, I packed up all my sweaters and winter clothes. :)

69grkmwk
Abr 10, 2013, 4:28 pm

Doing well! My semester is getting less hectic (I'm an academic librarian), as my guest lectures have slowed in frequency and a couple of big events I coordinate are either behind me or coming together well. I'm continuing to lose weight and feel physically well. And it's baseball season again, with our hometown minor league team home opener this Friday night, yay!

70jugglingpaynes
Abr 10, 2013, 8:34 pm

Good work on the weight loss grk! I've kept up my exercise, but weight loss eludes me.
Life is good here, just busy. My daughter is finishing her final semester at the community college and considering some colleges to transfer to. Some days I'm sure I've driven a hundred miles, but I never get farther than five miles from home. I've been in volunteering, in charge of children's books at our library's bookstore. The bookstore has been such a huge success that the library has been able to fund lots of interesting programs!

71Kerian
Abr 12, 2013, 2:40 am

#68 exiledlibrarian:
The weather is mystifying me as well. In California we keep switching from hot and sunny to stormy and obnoxiously windy. It feels strange dressing for multiple seasons in a single week.

I'm checking in after far too long. I honestly don't have much energy these days. If anyone sees me on FaceBook, I just like that I can check on more people at once. :)

I'm not doing well health-wise - in fact, I'm doing worse - but I try. :/ I resumed my martial arts lessons after stopping them for four months, just being careful about it. It feels so wonderful to do kicks, and dance around on my toes when lightly sparring again!

I recently got a beautiful new work desk and cabinets, donated from my four-year-old assistant's family. Next weekend, I hope to participate in my first martial arts tournament in the forms division.

I know this is all rather work related, but it's my home, six days per week.

I hope everyone's well as may be expected. I miss you guys.

72foggidawn
Abr 12, 2013, 7:35 am

It's great to hear from all of you!

#67 -- Yes, we seem to be getting those famed "April showers" now. It seems like the grass turned green overnight!

#68 -- Yes, when I lived in Oklahoma we always joked about the weather. I do remember days where the temperature would drop by 20 degrees or more as a front rolled through.

#69 -- Glad you are doing well, and that things are less hectic. And congrats on the weight loss!

#70 -- Wow, it's hard to believe Cat has been in college for so long! Glad your book store is having such success.

#71 -- So good to hear from you, K! Sorry you have not been feeling well -- I hope things improve. Good luck with your tournament!

73jugglingpaynes
Abr 12, 2013, 11:11 am

K!!!! Hugs to you. I'm sorry you've been having health issues. Really, keep us in the loop! We miss you! I'm glad you are enjoying your job and I hope the tournament goes well. I always enjoyed watching forms better than watching my son spar. It freaks out the momma bear in me. :o)

74Kerian
Abr 12, 2013, 1:20 pm

# 72 foggi:
Thanks! I'm crossing my fingers to find health insurance soon, so I can make real progress.

# 73 jp:
*Hugs* Thanks, and I'm sorry. I don't do too much, but it exhausts me. I hope so about the tournament, too, and completely agree about sparring. Some of those matches are very tough and harsh! I had my toughest match last week. It took getting pretty angry with my partner for taking so many hits at me and the wrong place (my head) before I did well. (It doesn't help me that I don't like to hurt people. :)

75rissa
Abr 12, 2013, 9:05 pm

been busy with kids. some days I swear I'm not going to survive them all growing up. Adara will be 4 in May, Isaac just turned two, and Lily is 4.5 months. they are delightful, but hard to keep up with :)

76jugglingpaynes
Abr 12, 2013, 11:33 pm

#75: It gets better as they get older, and yours are very close in age. An Olympic athlete wouldn't be able to keep up. I can't believe Adara is almost 4 already!

77rissa
Abr 13, 2013, 12:07 am

I know! she's started tracing letters and doing mazes, seems like she surprises me with a new skill or bit of knowledge almost every day. and my kids do not nap! Isaac isn't allowed to nap more than 45 minutes because if he does he stays up until midnight, and Lily has just dropped down to one nap a day...

78PollyAnnaHP
Maio 14, 2013, 12:38 am

HI all! thought I'd pop over and check in, I really need to get back into being active over here. My year started out pretty chaotic! Things have settled back to normal (as normal as possible anyway), so hopefully I can pop in more often now! I hope everyone is doing well!

79katelisim
Maio 14, 2013, 11:37 am

Hi everyone! I've been an excessively bad LT-er so far this year. In January I started 2 unpaid internships, in addition to keeping my paid job. Then took a vacation to Istanbul, and have felt like Ive been half drowning in my to-do list since. I'm hoping things will calm down a bit over the summer, or by autumn at the latest.

As for spring. . . . what spring? We went from snow to 80, back to snow, up to 70, down to freezing rain, and now we're to be 90 today. I wish Mother Nature would just decide already--this back and forth bugs my joints.

Other than being too busy, I'm doing fairly well. But I do miss hanging around the threads.

80MrAndrew
Maio 16, 2013, 1:41 am

Istanbul? Not Constantinople?

81katelisim
Maio 16, 2013, 9:23 am

Been a long time gone, Constantinople

82jugglingpaynes
Maio 16, 2013, 10:34 am

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam.

83foggidawn
Maio 16, 2013, 12:07 pm

Why they changed it, I can't say. Maybe they liked it better that way?

84katelisim
Maio 16, 2013, 5:42 pm

So, take me back to Constantinople

85MrAndrew
Maio 18, 2013, 4:34 am

No.

86maggie1944
Maio 18, 2013, 8:15 pm

Hi, I am Karen, also known as maggie1944, and some of you know me from The Green Dragon group or the 75 Books Challenge group. And some of you know I am actively trying to wrestle my life into place so that I can move into a retirement community when a studio apartment becomes available. I am doing MAJOR down sizing. Major, major, major: so, please do not hate me when I say I am off loading many books.

I have book 1: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone (2 copies); book 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; book 3: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban; book 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And book 5 is missing. Book 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; book 7: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. All hard back. All have been read at least once. Book 3 looks as if it has been used hard, probably in my classroom. It and one of the copies of book 1 have my last name printed on the top of the pages in permanent marker. Go here - http://www.librarything.com/work/5403381/book/17151390 - to see Book 1's cover and that is the series of covers that I have. All of the books have their dust covers.

Please note: these are not in excellent condition but they are definitely good for reading and enjoying.

I am very willing to give these away to some Library Thing friend who would like them. I would ask that you pay for postage or shipping, and packaging. Send me a PM if you are interested.

Thanks.

87foggidawn
Jul 16, 2013, 12:14 pm

It's been a while since I posted much, so I thought I'd try to liven things up a bit by reviving a few threads.

I'm having a busy summer, with a fair amount of traveling (a conference, a long weekend around the 4th of July, and an upcoming vacation). I feel like I've done a lot less reading this year than in previous years, and a lot less posting on LT. I'm hoping to do more of both this fall!

88Crown-of-daisies
Jul 20, 2013, 4:03 am

Thank you for bringing this thread back to life.
I'd been looking to give a proper introduction of myself, since I'm new, but couldn't find the opportunity.
I'm Crown-of-daisies, or, more simply Daisy.
You all seem wonderfully friendly !

89foggidawn
Jul 20, 2013, 7:57 am

Welcome, Daisy!

90biblioholic29
Jul 20, 2013, 9:57 am

Great to have you Daisy!

91Renald128
Jul 20, 2013, 10:58 am

Welcome to the Hogwarts Express, Daisy!

92Crown-of-daisies
Jul 22, 2013, 11:00 am

I'm glad to be aboard!

93lenette33
Ago 8, 2013, 6:42 pm

Wow, didn't realize how long it had been since I checked in here! I've been extremely busy with my "real world" life the last couple of years. Between college, a death in the family, the death of a favorite dog, and a while later getting a new puppy that had to be trained, and oh, by the way, more college...I have had much free time recently. As far as the question posted so long ago about where I live, no, I don't live in Florida, I live in Louisiana. I'm finally down to my last two semesters of college- I should graduate in May of next year. Then of course all the fun of looking for a job- so grateful my parents have been willing and able to support me through school without me needing to work...no, we're not wealthy, we just stretch the dollars as far as they will possibly go. ..who doesn't these days? I am hoping- fingers crossed- to find a job in retail, to gain some experience, because all of this college has been with the goal of me opening a business, ideally a bookstore/coffee shop. Oddly enough, my town is small enough that the nearest one is about 15 miles away, so I think it could work.

So, I'll be around as much as I can, but no promises on how regularly I'll post or that I won't disappear for a while.

94kirbyowns
Out 6, 2013, 12:41 am

*sheepishly sneaks in the thread*

Well, I've been a bad HEer lately. I've been reading a few threads here and there to see what you all are up to, but I haven't had much time to really check in with everyone. I've been very busy with RL and all.

I don't know if I told you all, but we found out that my brother had a brain tumor. They were able to get it out and mom was able to be there when he had the surgery. I came the following week to visit and help out. He's still recovering, and the Dr. says it may be as long as 2 years for a full recovery. Thoughts and prayers would be very much appreciated for him and his family.

I've been very busy at school with trainings and teaching. I just had my "surprise" Teacher of the Year party on Wednesday. It was very cute. They did a Dr. Seuss theme and "snuck" my mom in. However, I did know about the party. I'm the first one to find out in the past 10 years. An accidental email came across with planning details. Oops....I don't like surprises anyway.

I'm still working on my TESOL endorsement through the grant that my school district received. I'll finish those classes and take my certification test in May.

We're still looking for the right pup that will fit into our family. We've been looking since late March. We've had a couple of almosts at local shelters, but the dogs were already gone by the time we got there. It's been really hard for all of us since Kirby died, especially Finnegan. We're not cat people, but a little kitten showed up on our deck last week and really wanted in. He was soooo cute! We could tell that it had people at one time. He ended up sleeping on our front porch for 4 nights. We were actually thinking about inviting him into the family since we couldn't find his owners. However, he hasn't been back.

95jugglingpaynes
Out 6, 2013, 11:11 am

Good to hear from you, kirby. I'm sorry about your brother, sending prayers his way.
Congratulations on Teacher of the Year!
It's so hard finding a new pet after one that you loved passes on. I feel for you and hope your search ends soon. I would take in that kitten if it comes back (as long as it gets along with Finn). Just remember, you are not replacing Kirby, you are simply adding a new family member to love. Kirby will always have a place in your hearts. {{hugs}}

96grkmwk
Out 6, 2013, 6:07 pm

Hi, Kirby! Congrats on your award! What a fun party theme. I'll pray for your family as you all support your brother during his recovery, and as you seek the right furry family member.

97ejj1955
Out 14, 2013, 12:43 am

I'm glad this thread was revived--don't know if it's just me that feels I've not been on LT as much lately and have lost touch a bit, though so many HE'ers are also FB friends I have some idea what people are up to . . .

Have been busy working and happily so. Haven't done much the last few days except read and watch TV/HuluPlus/Netflix, which has been luxurious. Actually read my book club book in two days, which is exceedingly speedy for me these days. About to pick up the latest (and apparently last) Jean M. Auel book. I shall be highly disappointed if the amazing Ayla doesn't get around to inventing the wheel in this one!

98pollysmith
Out 14, 2013, 7:10 am

Im here, I've been looking for a job and now today is my first day at a new job so I'm happy!

99littlegeek
Out 15, 2013, 4:51 pm

Hi, everyone! I haven't been around much for quite a while, but I see many of you on facebook. I enjoy hearing about your exploits there.

I am fine, husband fine, knitting good, Giants out of the post season (poop).

Anyhoo, the reason I checked in is that I have been enjoying the new show Sleepy Hollow and I keep thinking about all of you because of the amazing HEG that is on it! (Hi suge!)

Love & hugs to you all.

100rissa
Out 15, 2013, 5:00 pm

I've been Lurking lots, but not posting much. I've mostly been keeping myself busy with kids. I did just start teaching ballet on Saturday mornings.

Adara is 4.5 now. She's started taking ballet classes, and we're starting to get a little more serious about homeschooling.

Isaac is 2.5. he's starting to talk a lot, loves being read to, is starting to sing , and is super into pretend play.

Lily is almost 11 month. She's walking a bit, and uses a few words.

101Kasongo
Out 15, 2013, 8:26 pm

I hang out, but every time I post something, I seem to kill the thread. Oh, great I just killed this one, too.

102rissa
Out 15, 2013, 9:12 pm

nope, not killed. see, not killed :)

103jugglingpaynes
Out 15, 2013, 9:37 pm

99: I watch Sleepy Hollow too. I just wish they would change the font they use when they have subtitles. It's not good for my comfortness. ;o)
Absolutely loved the one opening scene when he was talking to the person who unlocked his car door! And since the area they are talking about is local for me--although not filmed there--it just adds to the fun!

104biblioholic29
Out 16, 2013, 8:31 am

#104: See, I love the subtitle font! I was actually going to head over to the What are you watching thread to talk about this show some more...

105jugglingpaynes
Out 17, 2013, 10:57 am

Artistically, it's beautiful! I just can't see it well unless I'm close to the TV. Tired old eyes... :o)

106MrAndrew
Out 23, 2013, 12:14 pm

comfortness... lol.

107biblioholic29
Nov 4, 2013, 2:34 pm

There's a Gift Exchange Thread. I'm going to cross-post this in a couple places to make sure people see it.

108tramseyer
Nov 4, 2013, 4:32 pm

Umm, well, . I don't remember if I've ever really introduced myself.. and I saw the topic come up on the group page and thought I'd best say something :).

I'm Theresa. I haven't done very much on Library Thing. I need to copy my books over from Goodreads, and do a much better job of keeping up in both places. I was without a computer for a while, and then my sweet Yorkie girl Heidi broke her back, and I've been concentrating on taking care of her and other things. Hopefully the news will be good when we go back to the vet soon :).

I have read Sorcerer's Stone twice, I believe, and Chamber, but I don't recall starting Prisoner. I prefer to read the books before seeing the movies.

Looking at the Group Zeitgeist, I read Twilight #1, but never saw the movies or read the other books. However, I would really LOVE to find Alice's necklace, that was sold at Hot Topic and other stores. My Mother usually takes the Queen Esther star point in the Order of the Eastern Star, and she's always looking for jewelry for it. I showed her the necklace when it first came out, thinking I get it for birthday or Christmas for her, but she kept insisting she didn't want/need it.

A few months ago I found out differently when she (gasp, horror, the world fell apart) actually went in with me to Hot Topic and looked for it. Turns out she liked the necklace, she just didn't want me to spend that much money!

Typical Mom. :D.

She told me the other day that she and Dad had found a nice set of Harry Potter books and would get them for me if I wanted. Of course I said yes. They haven't been by that store lately though.

I am hoping this is a fairly active group, and that I will do better keeping up than I have been.

Nice to meet all of you,

Theresa

109grkmwk
Nov 5, 2013, 9:57 am

Welcome, Theresa! Do note that as you dig into our threads, we generally presume that folks posting have read all the HP series, so we don't give spoiler alerts (major exception being the threads when the final book came out), and also reference events from throughout the series. So, feel free to jump in on any thread conversation of interest, but just be forewarned. :)

110kirbyowns
Nov 28, 2013, 7:06 pm

WelcomeTheresa!

Checking in with everyone again. I'm still around, although I don't get to post much. I've been very, very busy with the RW. Hopefully things will start to slow down soon.

111Kerian
Editado: Dez 11, 2013, 3:44 pm

#108 --> A belated welcome! I hope your Yorkie is healing!

Hello, all. I miss you guys! I hope everyone's well and doing good. I'm finally doing much better, myself. My hemoglobin's up to a 10! This is from an 8 last March. Progress is slow, but I feel incredible even compared to six months ago.

I'm still working a lot, so it's why I'm not really around. I'm also working hard on my belts for karate. I should reach blue belt a week from today! It's exhausting but fun. It kind of makes me feel more alive after going through my health issues.

I sadly don't get in much reading time. This month, I finished my first book since perhaps June. "The Book Thief" needed a reread what with the recent movie release.

I have a few holiday work parties and so I'm not sure how free I'll be for the gift exchange this year. (I've taken the poll.) If I can't make it, I'll be there in spirit.

X X

112jugglingpaynes
Dez 11, 2013, 10:49 pm

I'm so glad to hear you are doing better, K. Congrats on moving up in the belt ranks! I think that was a good move for you to take it up, it really helps with your strength and confidence. I'm very proud of you!

113Kerian
Dez 11, 2013, 11:29 pm

Thanks, JP! It does. I'm grateful for it. It's done a lot for me.

114grkmwk
Dez 12, 2013, 10:01 pm

Hi, K! Good to hear from you again!! Very glad things are improving.

115MrAndrew
Dez 17, 2013, 6:44 am

wassup?

116foggidawn
Dez 17, 2013, 7:21 am

MrA! Good to see you!

117MrAndrew
Dez 17, 2013, 8:33 am

...you can see me?

Note to self: close blinds.

118biblioholic29
Dez 17, 2013, 8:36 am

*snicker*

We miss you, MrA!

119jugglingpaynes
Dez 17, 2013, 10:50 am

*waves to MrA*
*pauses*
*lifts blinds*
*waves again*

120rissa
Dez 17, 2013, 2:33 pm

*waves to MrA*

121kirbyowns
Dez 17, 2013, 10:27 pm

*waves to MrA*
Wait! Where did he go? He closed the blinds again!

122MrAndrew
Dez 18, 2013, 6:11 am

Honestly. Blinds are there for a reason, people.

123jugglingpaynes
Dez 18, 2013, 10:47 am

Not very nice, if you ask me. You don't come around for ages and then you blind everyone. :oP

124Kerian
Dez 19, 2013, 1:56 am

#114 --> Thanks, grkmwk!

*also waves to MrA*

#123 --> I completely agree. ;)

125grkmwk
Dez 20, 2013, 10:07 pm

MrA! Hi! *waves wildly with hand stuck through the blinds*

126MrAndrew
Abr 24, 2014, 9:38 am

*waves back belatedly*

that's harder to do than you might think. It's sort of like the queen's wave but even slower.

127Marensr
Abr 24, 2014, 2:53 pm

so much waving one would think we were at the beach

128Kerian
Maio 26, 2014, 5:04 pm

*waves*

Hi, guys!

The beach does sound nice. I have some threads to catch up on, but thought I'd check in here first. I have a horrible confession: I got rid of several books. Do you know, my shelves look just as full! I nearly never go book shopping, either. Forget cat armies taking over the world. *whispers* I think books are. *normal voice* I guess there's nothing to be complained about with that though, in this day with ebooks, and who among us doesn't love reading?

129Marensr
Jun 23, 2014, 12:57 pm

*waves* Hi Kerian! *whispers* it is okay to get rid of some books especially if passing them on so they can propagate elsewhere*

130ChelseaB-ley
Jul 16, 2014, 1:01 am

Hello everyone! I got back from visiting people in Las Vegas a couple days ago. Now I have to try to be productive the rest of my summer at home. Three months is too long if you ask me. I'm hoping to practice my driving though as I'm 19 and still have no license. I'll be starting my third year of college in late September; I wish it was sooner because I love it there. Sadly, I am still living in the on-campus apartments so I can only move in 3 days before classes start.

131Renald128
Jul 21, 2014, 11:20 am

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to drop by to let everyone know that my family, my friends and I are fine. The protests here have dwindled but the problems remain. The government is still acting like everything is normal and that there are no real problems.

I had a small car crash at the beginning of July and the car is still at the mechanic. Nothing happened to me or the guy I crashed into, thank God. I started my last semester last week and next semester I should be doing my internship.

I have been reading all of your posts but never posted anything, sorry. I hope everyone is doing well!

Ron

132jugglingpaynes
Jul 21, 2014, 12:21 pm

It's always good to hear from you Ron. I'm sorry the situation hasn't improved much.
I hope you get your car back soon, I know what a pain that is.

133grkmwk
Jul 21, 2014, 3:20 pm

>131 Renald128: Good to hear from you, Ron! Glad to hear things have settled, somewhat.

134rachel_7602
Set 30, 2014, 6:28 am

Hi guys... I'm new :)

135jugglingpaynes
Set 30, 2014, 7:58 am

Hello rachel, nice to meet you!

136rachel_7602
Set 30, 2014, 7:48 pm

Thanks!

137foggidawn
Maio 15, 2016, 7:42 pm

Hi! I'm resurrecting threads, there's a new Good News, Bad News thread, and there's a new Harry Potter book coming out this summer! Welcome back to 2007!

138Renald128
Maio 15, 2016, 8:49 pm

Woohoo! Does that mean that we are younger now?

139foggidawn
Maio 15, 2016, 9:04 pm

>138 Renald128: I think it should!

140jugglingpaynes
Maio 16, 2016, 10:01 pm

Well my font hasn't changed a bit from when I first wrote here. :o)

141MrAndrew
Maio 17, 2016, 7:19 am

You don't have the iFont for Android? This is 2007!

142foggidawn
Maio 17, 2016, 7:07 pm

I'm pleased to see how many of us are still lurking around the edges, even when the group has been quiet for a while!

143compskibook
Maio 17, 2016, 9:35 pm

2007? I wish I could check LT on my flip phone!

144jugglingpaynes
Maio 17, 2016, 9:47 pm

Why is MrA back in time? Usually he's living in the future.

Has he started living sideways in time?

145Renald128
Maio 17, 2016, 11:06 pm

And most importantly: Where are his onion goggles????!!

146grkmwk
Maio 23, 2016, 3:04 pm

Oh, I've missed our HE shenanigans...here's to 2007!

147justjukka
Maio 26, 2016, 2:30 am

Lots going on in my life, so I've been keeping my head down, so I'm just randomly checking in, now.

148foggidawn
Editado: Fev 20, 2017, 1:36 pm

How's everybody doing? Since the last time I posted on this thread, I've visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (the Diagon Alley part is great!), hosted a midnight release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, moved to a new house, and started a new job. (I did post about these things on other threads, but this one has been pretty quiet.) So, you know, business as usual. Any big changes or small but fun details you want to share?

149justjukka
Mar 13, 2017, 9:18 pm

I saw the movie based around Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, last night.  I loved it!  Hurray for nifflers!

150foggidawn
Editado: Set 1, 2017, 10:50 am

Today's the day -- Albus Severus is catching the train to Hogwarts! (I made a thread for the occasion.)

Once upon a time, I had thought about planning a trip to England on this date, but I ended up not. Instead, I'm off to visit Espy and his wife for the weekend. Hope all of you are well!

151pollysmith
Set 1, 2017, 1:42 pm

Hi everyone ! I've been awol but I'm back now, goodbye Albus, you'll do great at Hogwarts

152foggidawn
Nov 8, 2017, 4:31 pm

I'm ridiculously excited about Niantic making a Harry Potter AR game -- for me, this is on the same level of excitement as Pottermore and Cursed Child (Which were both pretty darn exciting when announced, no matter your opinion on the final products).

153compskibook
Nov 8, 2017, 8:37 pm

Nice! I have to admit I really like Pokemon Go. It gets me out walking much more than I would without it.

154biblioholic29
Nov 9, 2017, 7:53 am

I'm jazzed! And looking forward to finding out what else is in store from Portkey games.

155foggidawn
Out 28, 2018, 3:25 pm

Time to check in again! How is everybody?

156compskibook
Out 31, 2018, 7:55 pm

Great, but probably shouldn't have watched the latest Doctor Who episode on Halloween!

157jugglingpaynes
Nov 17, 2018, 7:35 pm

*covers ears* LALALALALA!!!! Some of us are behind in the latest season!

I'm fine, just working a weird schedule that has me confused on the days. Almost every Tuesday night, I think it's Wednesday night. Last Thursday I thought it was Monday. And Thanksgiving is too darned early this year.

158ejj1955
Nov 17, 2018, 7:43 pm

Hello, all! I'm planning to relocate several hundred miles south of where I am now--hoping to escape the land of the six-month winter horror. A little snow I can stand . . . an annual average of 56 inches, not so much. Am also hoping to be surrounded by more--life, people, libraries, book clubs, restaurants, movie theaters . . . more.

159biblioholic29
Nov 19, 2018, 8:11 am

Where are you headed ejj?

160ejj1955
Nov 20, 2018, 5:02 pm

I'm planning to go to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Mind you, I don't have a place to live lined up . . . I'm just going. Will try to find a furnished room and then look around for a longer-term rental . . .

161biblioholic29
Nov 21, 2018, 8:08 am

Wow! Good for you. I'm planning to head to CA early next year, but I do have a sister there. You've been wanting to get away from the cold for about as long as I've known you, so congratulations!

162Jim53
Nov 21, 2018, 11:41 am

>160 ejj1955: We lived in the triangle area for many years before moving to PA this year to be near family. There is a lot to love about it, and a lot of variety.

163suge
Dez 25, 2018, 4:13 pm

Hey, guys! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

I'm so super bummed that I haven't visited LT in a while. Its crazy to think of the years, wait, the decade that has gone by. There was a time when we spents HOURS on LT together each day.

I miss you guys!!!

I moved to the Dominican Republic in 2010. I've been keeping myself busy. Suprisingly, I haven't been reading as much. I can't think of the last book I enjoyed. You know that feeling? When a book snares you? I've been living a life where that feeling isnt felt. Will someone please reccomend a great series PLEASE?

I need to be in New York late next spring. How do you guys feel about a reunion? I havent been NY in in 9 years, doesnt Spring in NY sound fabbitty? And seeing each other?

164foggidawn
Dez 25, 2018, 10:01 pm

SUGE! We miss you! I’m not sure I can swing a get-together, but I’d be glad to try, so keep me in the loop.

As for books, I’ll have to think about it. Have you read Station Eleven? I think several of us enjoyed that one. I’ll wrack my brain for more ideas.

165biblioholic29
Editado: Dez 26, 2018, 8:35 am

Hi Suge! So psyched to see you here! I'm actually planning a move to the west coast at some point in 2019, but if I'm still around when you're in NYC I will absolutely come to a meet up!

Series wise, I'm a big fan of The Expanse which is also a tv show. Or try The Craft Sequence which is really fun too. Then there's The Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal who's Glamourist Histories you may have read. I'll try to think of more!

166ejj1955
Dez 29, 2018, 1:42 pm

Just to update, I'm now living in Raleigh and LOVING it. Well, it's in the mid-60s today here. And I've found a couple of libraries near me with book groups, so will be trying them out. First up, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Just got the book yesterday, so haven't read it yet. There are specialized mystery and sci fi/fantasy groups I have to check out, too. Yay!

167suge
Dez 29, 2018, 1:45 pm

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll give it a try!
I miss you guys too.
I hope that if we do organize a meetup you can make it!

168suge
Dez 29, 2018, 1:50 pm

BIB!! How are you????!!! West coast? Thats huge! I hope you can stick around until after this proposed meet up!

Thanks for the suggestions!! I look forwad to exploring them!

169suge
Dez 29, 2018, 1:52 pm

Ejj so glad to hear you are enjoying your new home! I left New York to get away from the cold!

Wish I could remember how to post a picture on here to show you guys the view from my window! I'm spending the new year in Terrenas, DR!

170ejj1955
Jan 7, 2019, 11:58 am

Thanks, Suge! Looking for the "like" button . . . where is that thing . . . ?

171corwain
Jan 11, 2019, 4:02 pm

I don't think there is one. Hi my name is Corwain and I'm in Arizona it is so nice here!!! And it is not cold too!!!!!!

172corwain
Jan 11, 2019, 4:04 pm

Oh man I am jealouse!!! it must be betuitiful there.

P.s. I can't really spell

173jugglingpaynes
Jan 14, 2019, 12:18 am

*waves to corwain* Welcome to our group!

Suge, I cannot believe you would want to leave New York for a tropical island. It's beautiful here in winter. *pulls blanket tighter and considers adding a third sweater* Cannot believe it's been nine years since you left! Let us know when you are around. Catbastet and I are pretty bogged down with work at the library, but maybe we could sneak out to see you. Or you could come visit our library. *sets out books to lure suge in*

174Colleen101351
Jan 15, 2019, 12:17 pm

Hi! I'm Colleen. I love the harry potter books. Luna Lovegood is my absolute favorite!

175corwain
Jan 16, 2019, 9:14 am

really!!! that is so nice!!!! I like that she is so caring for others.

176ejj1955
Jan 28, 2019, 1:22 pm

Welcome, Colleen! I'm a big fan of Luna's, too.

177Juli23
Out 2, 2020, 8:56 am

Hello! I am new, but I am not sure if any of you go on here anymore??? Is this like a dormant group bc no one except one person has posted ANYTHING for the last couple days... or is that just how it goes??? Y'all may be busy and that's fine... I was just wondering if people come on here anymore and if foggidawn one of the co-hosts still comes on?

178Therander
Out 2, 2020, 9:06 am

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179foggidawn
Out 2, 2020, 9:35 am

>177 Juli23: Hi, Juli! Welcome! I'm afraid we don't post a whole lot around here any more, but feel free to revive threads or start new ones to get the conversation going again.

180PED786
Out 3, 2020, 1:25 am

Este utilizador foi removido como sendo spam.

181Sehli_Jessem_Sehli
Out 3, 2020, 5:55 pm

Hey guys im new in this cite any body say welcom to me

182compskibook
Out 4, 2020, 10:31 am

Welcome!

183foggidawn
Out 5, 2020, 11:42 am

>181 Sehli_Jessem_Sehli: Hi and welcome!

184suge
Out 18, 2020, 9:00 pm

Hi! I can't believe how long its been.
I hope everyone is well.
I miss you guys, so I'm hoping to catch up with everyone soon via Zoom.

185compskibook
Out 18, 2020, 9:23 pm

Hi Suge! Hi everyone! I hope everyone is well!

186suge
Out 18, 2020, 9:59 pm

Hey, Compski!! Its been agessss!!

187MrAndrew
Out 19, 2020, 7:48 am

SUGE!

188foggidawn
Out 19, 2020, 1:31 pm

MR A!

189justjukka
Out 19, 2020, 5:02 pm

Hoi friends! I hope everyone's getting their reading in.

190suge
Out 22, 2020, 12:12 am

>187 MrAndrew: Mr A!!!!! God, I've missed you!

191MrAndrew
Out 22, 2020, 8:09 am

This is why i wear camo all the time. You always miss what you can't see.

Hey foggi, hey compski. Now we just need everyone else to pile in. *waits patiently*

192suge
Out 25, 2020, 6:42 pm

Lets do a zoom meet! Go on! I'D LOVE TO CATCH UP!!!!

193littlegeek
Out 27, 2020, 6:28 pm

OMG, HELLO HOG WART SEX PRESS! It's been a while.

194jugglingpaynes
Out 28, 2020, 8:09 pm

Holey moley, it's a MrA sighting!

195MrAndrew
Out 29, 2020, 1:31 am

LG! JP! OK!

196Renald128
Nov 20, 2020, 5:31 pm

Hi, you guys! *lurking*

197MrAndrew
Nov 21, 2020, 3:47 am

Hey dude! How are you holding up?

198Renald128
Nov 21, 2020, 4:14 pm

I'm doing fine, how about yourself?

199MrAndrew
Nov 22, 2020, 2:10 am

Yeah, how about me? That's right, i'm awesome.

200foggidawn
Ago 2, 2022, 4:47 pm

It's been a while! I miss you guys!

Let's see, what's new? . . . Well, I'm getting married next month!

201compskibook
Ago 2, 2022, 8:57 pm

Yay for Foggi and Mr. Dawn!

202MrAndrew
Ago 3, 2022, 10:54 am

Woohoo! Congratulations!

203Jim53
Ago 23, 2022, 8:58 pm

>200 foggidawn: Congratulations!

204AnimeLover7894
Editado: Nov 7, 2022, 12:36 pm

Hi everyone my name is Ash and i love harry potter, im from Maryland and im in a discord for harry potter as well as on here i hope i can get to know yall as friends and ill be on as much as i can! I know people havent been talking soi sorry if im bothering anyone

205lefty33
Nov 2, 2023, 8:51 am

Greetings! I used to be active on LibaryThing, and then had 4 children and fell off all internet communities. The youngest is now 3 and sometimes I have moments of free time again. It's good to be back and really good to see some familiar names I remember from 10+ years ago!

206foggidawn
Nov 2, 2023, 10:50 am

>205 lefty33: Lefty! Welcome back! It's gotten quiet around here, but some of us can still be found here and there.

207lefty33
Nov 3, 2023, 12:09 pm

>206 foggidawn: Thank you! I continue to read HP. I read them all to my two oldest children (now 13 and 10) and just finished reading book 3 to my 7-year-old. We'll take a short break before starting book 4. Reading them aloud together has made them a new kind of fun all over again. :)

208foggidawn
Nov 4, 2023, 9:28 am

209TADCfan
Dez 9, 2023, 1:15 am

Hi guys!I am a 9yo please don't tease me for that and I am a really big fan of Harry Potter!
Our school is hunted and pls don't tease me for that either I loooooovee art,and I like all sorts of animals!how my friends would describe in three words is weird,funny,helpful.
Thank all of u for reading this!tysm! :3

210TADCfan
Dez 9, 2023, 1:56 pm

> congratulations! i think ur partner is a good one!

211compskibook
Dez 9, 2023, 5:48 pm

Welcome TAD! What animal is your patronis?

212TADCfan
Dez 12, 2023, 6:59 pm

a fox

213TADCfan
Dez 12, 2023, 7:00 pm

and also just call me ari :3

214Renald128
Fev 2, 10:33 pm

*lurking*

215compskibook
Fev 3, 4:57 pm

Mini meetup alert: Foggi just came to visit and she learned to ski! We had a nice visit and talked about the good old days on Hogwarts Experess!

216Renald128
Fev 3, 7:59 pm

>215 compskibook: That sounds so fun, Compski!

217MrAndrew
Fev 5, 5:41 am

awww

218foggidawn
Fev 6, 9:50 am

It was great! I had so much fun!