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Old 11-08-2008, 07:48 PM   #76
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Heh... I move that we pick/vote/whatever on the second book so I can start that one!

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I thought the category schedule called for a baen book for December. Or did we already pick Animal Farm. Or... are you saying that this thread is an Animal Farm?

BTW: I read that book quite a while ago.

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Actually, I am. Its the type of book you really have to pay attention to

I just thank God for Kindles built in dictionary.

Do yo know what a 'Maidan" or "Purlieus" is? I do!!
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Actually, I am. Its the type of book you really have to pay attention to

I just thank God for Kindles built in dictionary.

Do yo know what a 'Maidan" or "Purlieus" is? I do!!
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Actually, I am. Its the type of book you really have to pay attention to

I just thank God for Kindles built in dictionary.

Do yo know what a 'Maidan" or "Purlieus" is? I do!!
Agreed. I have learn sahib and a few others I can't recall now. Maybe that means I didn't learn them.

Actually the only book I have used my dictionary with. I was actually surprised it had the words. Many were British slang/terms too.

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I thought the category schedule called for a baen book for December. Or did we already pick Animal Farm. Or... are you saying that this thread is an Animal Farm?

BTW: I read that book quite a while ago.

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Oh yeah, i read it years ago. But I just love it.

And I didn't even bother to look at what we were supposed to choose.
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Oh yeah, i read it years ago. But I just love it.

And I didn't even bother to look at what we were supposed to choose.
What... you just think you can pick up and read any book you want?
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Agreed. I have learn sahib and a few others I can't recall now. Maybe that means I didn't learn them.

Actually the only book I have used my dictionary with. I was actually surprised it had the words. Many were British slang/terms too.

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What... you just think you can pick up and read any book you want?
I do and I will!!! So there!!!
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Yes - I did before I read the book, too

However, as I realise that sounds unbearably smug and more than a bit like showing off, the only reason I know them is purely down to the books that were in the house I grew up in - I lived an aunt and my nanna until I was about 11, and then visited regularly for several years after, and they were both book-a-holics and had no objections to me reading anything I could get my hands on, and explaining what I didn't know.

Somehow I never got hold of books like the Jackie Collins ones my aunt had... but that was at least partly to how she had arranged her books!
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It had it's moments, but as I mentioned elsewhere it had far more moments where I wanted to give either various characters (and I don't think any of the major characters escaped that) or the author a slap and tell them to snap out of it.

I'll wait til discussion week to say why, though
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It had it's moments, but as I mentioned elsewhere it had far more moments where I wanted to give either various characters (and I don't think any of the major characters escaped that) or the author a slap and tell them to snap out of it.

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Yes, but don't you have to remember the time frame and the way things were then? English were expected to act like that, and the same goes for women.
I love getting lost in another time period, and seeing things thru their eyes.

OH. Sorry. Early thread hijack!
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Yes - I did before I read the book, too

However, as I realise that sounds unbearably smug and more than a bit like showing off, the only reason I know them is purely down to the books that were in the house I grew up in - I lived an aunt and my nanna until I was about 11, and then visited regularly for several years after, and they were both book-a-holics and had no objections to me reading anything I could get my hands on, and explaining what I didn't know.

Somehow I never got hold of books like the Jackie Collins ones my aunt had... but that was at least partly to how she had arranged her books!

Well, all I had were movie magazines laying around and some novels that I really didn't understand at the time.....
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I love getting lost in another time period, and seeing things thru their eyes.

OH. Sorry. Early thread hijack!
It's not the period, it's the (over)exaggeration. I realise he was trying to make a point but I felt he overdid a lot of the time. There's one part, though, that was done to perfection - but I'm not sure if you're there yet...

I hate it when film and TV dramas "based on" period works decide to change some of the characters to make it more appealing to modern eyes.
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Well, all I had were movie magazines laying around and some novels that I really didn't understand at the time.....
I had an odd upbringing Had I lived with my mum during those years, I wonder if I would have turned out to be such a voracious reader? She doesn't really "get" reading for pleasure...

Just remembered - I didn't even know there were such things as film and music magazines until I was in my teens!!
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