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from Ireland to Indy...

Discussion in 'Members' Introductions' started by Mike Feury, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. Mike Feury

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    Hi everyone, this looks like a great place for book lovers :) I found my way here via Darren's sig in SitePoint, where I'm a fellow "enthusiast".

    I'm from Ireland, so of course I was reared on books. Reading and playing various sports were my main interests right up thru college--yep, took English for my degree. I still read a lot, but certainly not as much as in the "good old days" :)

    I moved to the US in '99 to be with a great woman I met on the Internet--there must be a cyber romance tale there, right? We've run our online publishing business since early 2000, so now books are both business and pleasure--how bad is that?

    Favorite author? I guess John Updike--I find his unusual use of words mesmerising. I also love the works of John McGahern, mainly set in Ireland about 50 years ago, and I've always liked the Irish specialty, the short story--eg William Trevor, Somerset Maugham, Frank O'Connor. I also like thrillers by LeCarre and early Ludlum, and sci-fi by Heinlein.

    See you all around the bargain bin :)
     
  2. Kaz

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    Welcome to this forum! Hope you enjoying here.
     
  3. Darren

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    Welcome Mike. Glad my signature links are working :)

    Darren.
     
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    Welcome!

    Welcome Mike! What a cool story! :D
     
  5. Dawn

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    Welcome Mike!
     
  6. Mike Feury

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    Thanks folks :)
    How many times did I live that!
     
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    Welcome Mike!

    Books for business and pleasure, gotta love that! That is what I am hoping for some day now that I am back in school studying Library Science.

    I have enjoyed a few Heinlein books myself in the past.

    I look forward to talking books with ya!
     
  8. Mike Feury

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    Thanks Dee :) I think Heinlein is probably under-rated as a writer due to being in the sci-fi genre.

    Good luck with your LS ambitions :)
     
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    They underrate him to their own detriment. Great writer who happened to write SF. The nerve. Welcome aboard. (BTW, There's a few Heinlein discussions in the SF and Fantasy Forum.)
     
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    Hello Mike,

    If you enjoy Irish writers or books about Ireland, you might enjoy a novel I have just completed called "The Deposition of Father McGreevy". It's by a chap called Brain O'Doherty who, like yourself, is an Irish emigre now living in the US. A rather grim, sad tale, but original. It was on the shortlist for the Booker prize in 2000.
     
  11. Martin

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    Welcome to the Boards, Mike, You'll find us a friendly bunch of booklovers!

    Great story, by the way. Met your wife through the Internet, moved to another country, and turned your hobby into your job. I salute you...

    Cheers, Martin :D
     
  12. Mike Feury

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    Thanks for the comments guys, and the reminder to visit... :)

    It's been a heck of a year, so I've had to cut back a lot on my 'forumizing'. Good problems though, trying to cope with our publishing and bookselling expanding nicely for the past 9 months.

    Now that I've got a few of our internal processes streamlined a bit, maybe I'll be able to get out more in 2004 :)
     
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    Promise?

    Cheers, Martin :D
     
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    Hey Mike :) Welcome to the Forums!!

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