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Posted April 13, 2014
This is where you post bios. If you need a format to work off of, here's my bio:
Name: Swiftstar, formerly Swift
Age: 3 years/36 moons
Clan Position: Leader
Personality: She is loyal, strict, and wise. She is usually quick to losing her temper, but tries her best to keep her anger at bay. She has a HUGE weakness for kits! :)
Fur Colours: Ginger, white, brown, black
Fur Design: Dark ginger tabby cat with a white muzzle, underbelly, and tail tip. She has brown legs and black paws. Her ears are tipped in white. Her fur is relatively short, but fluffs up quite a bit during the winter.
Eye Colour: Her eyes are a greenish blue, with a yellow tinge around her pupil.
Crush: None, and if I HAD one, would I tell you? :)
Kits: None, and doesn't want any. She's afraid they'll get in the way of her leadership.
Strengths: She's a great, formidable fighter, having taken on three cats at once and won. She also has exceptional hearing, however her eyesight's not that great.
Weaknesses: Despite her love for kits, she's a terrible kit caretaker, and her short temper doesn't help anything. Hunting ground-dwelling creatures can also prove to be a difficulty, as her large paws hit the ground harder than most cats.
Backstory: Nothing special, she was born as and lived a loner, before deciding to start a Clan.
Other: Her favorite prey is trout! It's a shame there's only a small creek in their territory.
Posted January 11, 2013
I rather expected this book to give me a blow-by-blow acccounting of an Amtrak trip from Chicago to Oakland. While it does take me along that route, it really gives more insight into the workings of the crew and others associated with the rail. some stops and sights along the way are well=described; others are not mentioned at all.
It is entertaining and does keep me reading. The 1000+ pages flow along and don't seem that long and drawn out. I imagine the paperback version of the book has not so much text per page, since soemtimes one page on my NOOK will cover a couple of pages from the book.
I will be taking a ride soon on the Zephyr--eastbound though--and this is helping me to prepare for that trip and to know what to expect on board.
Posted June 25, 2012
I found this book to be extremely enthralling and it always captivated my attention. The miniscule details the author threw in really helped to make the book, and the personal relationships he was able to forge with the crew members was really great.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 18, 2012
I bought the original hard cover book when it first came out. You do not have to be a rail fan to enjoy this book! It's also a great human interest story! And by the way, I go to ride the Zephyr in 2004, and ride Amtrak every chance I get! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do. I wish Henry would also write about other Amtrak trains: The Empire Builder, The City of New Orleans, The Southwest Chief, etc.!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 5, 2012
This is the second book I have read which was written by Henry Kisor. Both books kept me interested and eager to turn the page to see what happens next. "Zephyr" brought me inside to see what happens behind the scenes on an Amtrak train.
It is my hope that the author will write about other trains and that we'll be able to read books title "Eagle", or "Chief", or "Builder", or..... So many trains, Henry, please give us more.
Posted July 22, 2012
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