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    Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sun May 20, 2007 10:05 pm

    So what do people like to read? study


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:12 pm

    Recently re-read Made of Steel by Terrance Dicks - a Doctor Who mini-novel. It's been marketed as a children's book in many shops but it really isn't. Not as good as it had the potential to be. Hmm... disappointing at best.


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by lipsy on Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:45 pm

    Instead of writing my favourite books, here's a list of some of my favourite authors:

    Terry Pratchett
    Anne Rice
    Katharine Kerr
    Anne McCaffrey
    Kelley Armstrong
    Laurell K Hamilton
    Trudi Canavan
    James Patterson
    Jonathan Kellerman
    Sydney Sheltdon
    Dean Koonz

    Also for a bit of romance I like to read Johanna Lindsey!

    I'm mainly into Fantasy/Sci fi and Horror/Thriller

    I have too many favourites to list them all...I like to pick books up and re read my favourite bits every now and then.

    Oooh just remembered, I'm reading about three books at the moment, but the one I'm enjoying the most is the fourth in a set by Anne McCaffrey called the Tower and the Hive series.


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:47 pm

    well last week i was reading a few some lemmony sniket books, not as bad as that awful movie but you still feel anoyedas each book is prity much the same.
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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:57 pm

    I'm a fan of Terry Pratchett (obviously), Muriel Spark, Douglas Adams and Scott Adams. I've also got a couple of good Joyce Grenfell books.


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    Favourite literary characters

    Post by Cyber on Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:13 pm

    So who are your favourite literary characters?


    • Granny Weatherwax, Commander Vimes, Susan - Terry Pratchett
    • Dr. Susan Calvin - Isaac Asimov
    • Miss Jean Brodie, Dame Lettie Colston, Jean Taylor - Muriel Spark
    • The Nursery School Teacher - Joyce Grenfell (before anyone comments, I have the scripts of many of her monologues - see? Literature!)
    • Chingis, the apprentice witch - Susan Price (see here for the opening of a fantastic book, The Ghost Drum)


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by cinder144uk on Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:52 am

    i got so many, one of my favorite heros is Druss, from the Book legend by david gemmel.

    also the whole all of the watch men for gaurds, Guards

    and the Liberian, <dont call him monkey> ook ook

    more coming soon its just a little late for me to be typing Smile
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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:55 pm

    I wouldn't dream of calling the Librarian a monkey. I like having limbs. Smile


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by manda2011 on Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:44 am

    I'm reading "The Long Hard Road Out of Hell" by Marilyn Manson for the 7th or 8th time..
    Very good read if you like graphic details of violations afflicted on people Embarassed


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:23 pm

    I'm about a quarter of the way through Making Money by Terry Pratchett at the moment. I'm not getting a lot of time to read right now so I'm only catching up at weekends. I also read a lot of Muriel Spark (and have done for about 10 years or so) - I love her take on life and the way people's minds work. I tend to re-read a lot of my favourite books.

    I do seem to have a large number of books which have been bought on impulse as well as books that make me feel guilty that I haven't picked them up in a while. Odd. jocolor


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by manda2011 on Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:44 pm

    I like Anne Rice books!
    I'm reading "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" right now...It's by JT Leroy


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by RenHoek on Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:43 pm

    I like Laurie Lee, I'm going to read all his books in chronological order.
    I'm also very fond of Shelagh Delaney who wrote A Taste of Honey, I know thats a play, but its a book I've just ordered. I mean to search out some Brian Friel as I've only read Making History. Reading is very difficult because of my eyes, but under strong light with my reading glasses and lots of Cocodamol I can just manage.

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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:13 am

    I received a trilogy of books about a teacher called Miss Read (geddit?) for Christmas. Going to start on those ASAP. I've just finished reading The TV Cream A-Z of Toys, which was pretty good. It took me back to all those years ago, to the age of Screwball Scramble, Hungry Hippos and Crossfire. *Sigh*


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by RenHoek on Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:35 pm

    If you mean the Miss Read who wrote Village School , I did that in the last year at Junior School, and yet in November I saw it on a book site as a adult read. No Cinder, I dont mean 18+.

    It shows how times have changed.

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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by lipsy on Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:50 am

    I finished book 13 of the Anita Blake vampire hunter series last night...I only bought it two days ago!
    Another very good read.

    And cyber bought me and Caboose books for Christmas, so I'll be reading some mine at some point soon!

    We got 211 Things a Bright Girl can do, and 211 Things a Bright Boy can do. Very funny by the looks of it Very Happy


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:29 am

    lipsy wrote:We got 211 Things a Bright Girl can do, and 211 Things a Bright Boy can do. Very funny by the looks of it Very Happy

    I particularly recommend the section aout how to give a cat a tablet. I laughed at that one so much, I actually cried. Laughing


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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:21 pm

    giving a dog a tablet is so much easier

    just throw it in the air and say catch Cool
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    Re: Books and Bookish Things!

    Post by Cyber on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:34 pm

    cinder144uk wrote:giving a dog a tablet is so much easier

    just throw it in the air and say catch Cool

    Then you never met my dog. Hysterical

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    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:39 pm

    might not work on my freinds dog, it was brought up vegitarian, but tofu would probaly still work.

    anyone know what was said in the how to get by in welsh section, i am curious on what it says Hysterical
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    Post by Cyber on Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:50 pm

    That must be in the 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do. I don't have that one.

    I have got The Xenophobe's Guide to The Welsh, though, written by John Winterson Richards, a Cardiff-born author. Its section on language is pretty rambling and doesn't really give any useful phrases. It does, however, say this about Welsh language vs. Welshness:

    Welshness is an attitude of mind - sometimes psychopathic, often generous, usually friendly and always passionate.


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    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:11 pm

    just bought the chronicals of narnia, i only ever read the Lion, witch and the wardrom, and that was for school, so i am looking forward to reading the whole series.

    and my uncle lent me Greg Iles's blood memory, not much of a crime fan but been told this is just as good as the Hannibal series.
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    Post by Cyber on Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:01 pm

    I'm re-reading The Darwin Awards at the moment. Laughing


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    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:33 pm

    i remember that, didnt read it but they did a short list of the best in the Daily star a few years back, i found the laxitive and the elephant story disturbing affraid.

    and wasnt there a guy who cut his own head off while drunk Applause
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    Post by Cyber on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:45 pm

    It was a glue salesman who was trying to demonstrate the power of his product to foreign buyers. He accidentally became glued to the buttocks of a rhino who had been given a lot of laxatives. Laughing


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    Post by cinder144uk on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:55 pm

    lol, almost as nasty as the youtube clip of the guy who got his head stuck Shocked Shocked

    i think i will visit dawins site Laughing

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