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Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2009, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By kumquat
Re: Espresso Book Machine

How on earth would they sort out rights issues?
Forum: General Chat 18th Aug 2008, 20:37
Replies: 436
Views: 36,701
Posted By kumquat
Re: Most Hated Words

It's like saying 'bestest' or 'more better'.
Forum: General Chat 13th Aug 2008, 14:42
Replies: 1,309
Views: 82,934
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Re: Recent Purchases 2008

I recently finished Doctorow's 'Welcome to Hard Times' and found it excellent. Hope Ragtime is as satisfying.
Forum: General Chat 13th Aug 2008, 2:03
Replies: 938
Views: 70,599
Posted By kumquat
Re: Travel

i particularly liked; I climbed up this tor and felt a great sense of achievement until I saw an unsupervised three-year-old higher up...
Forum: General Chat 12th Aug 2008, 1:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By kumquat
Re: Favorite Bedtime Stories

The best bedtime stories I got were in response to me asking; 'Tell me what Dave used to do when he was little...' Dave is my big brother and there are a catalogue of family tales about him tipping...
Forum: General Chat 12th Aug 2008, 1:13
Replies: 1,309
Views: 82,934
Posted By kumquat
Re: Recent Purchases 2008

Recent purchases amount to rather a lot! Since my house burnt down in February and I lost all my books I've been in a right pickle about which ones to rebuy. Thought I'd want them all back again but...
Forum: General Chat 12th Aug 2008, 1:10
Replies: 938
Views: 70,599
Posted By kumquat
Re: Travel

I quit before the holiday. I have never felt so relieved. I'm not Steerforth, Mr Self, but I was intrigued by the comments on his blog and strangely comforted by other post W peeps airing their...
Forum: General Chat 4th Aug 2008, 22:36
Replies: 938
Views: 70,599
Posted By kumquat
Re: Travel

I have just returned from Svalbard, 78 degrees north. About 700 miles from the north pole. Midnight sun, glaciers, pack ice, husky dog sledging, kayaking fjords, big lumps of ice and the threat of...
Forum: General Chat 23rd Jan 2008, 23:55
Replies: 37
Views: 3,884
Posted By kumquat
Re: R&J Book Club Picks

Is there a review for A Thousand Splendid Suns anywhere? Can't see it on a search. I have to say that I really enjoyed it a great deal. . . have i had my brain waves muffled by staring at shelves of...
Forum: Film Reviews 23rd Jan 2008, 23:36
Replies: 28
Views: 34,692
Posted By kumquat
Re: 2008 Filmlists

Just getting my spot on the page ready for when i get to watch something!
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd Jan 2008, 23:33
Replies: 49
Views: 38,898
Posted By kumquat
Re: Palimplists 2008

Sorrows of an American. Siri Hustvedt (current)
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Aug 2007, 19:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By kumquat
Re: Waterstone's children's fiction longlist (and name)

hmm well the other two that i've read have been 'From where I stand' by Tabitha Suzuma and 'Between Two Seas' by somebody with a hypenated first name Jensen. I liked them both but particularly the...
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Aug 2007, 2:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By kumquat
Waterstone's children's fiction longlist (and name)

I have just finished my third read from the longlist;

'Blue Sky Freedom' by Gaby Halberstam.

Don't be fooled by the gentle title or blunt edged blurb, this book is little violent devil of a...
Forum: General Chat 26th Aug 2007, 23:47
Replies: 60
Views: 6,438
Posted By kumquat
Re: extreme letter : syllable ratios

hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa
Forum: Top Tens 23rd Aug 2007, 16:05
Replies: 69
Views: 5,959
Posted By kumquat
Re: book infatuations

oh dear. it's confirmed then that i am a freak of nature.....

...oh dear is that the time. my lunch is over and i must away to work!!
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd Aug 2007, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 4,030
Posted By kumquat
Re: Meg Rosoff: How I Live Now; Just In Case

Ah yes, well I thought it was so very much better than Just in Case. She has a very distinctive style and subject matter than I like a lot and WIW gives me the hits I need from a quick read teen...
Forum: General Chat 23rd Aug 2007, 15:43
Replies: 938
Views: 70,599
Posted By kumquat
Re: Travel

Well I just bought myself a new snapper and have lent it to a friend who is now in Jordan. I thought I'd rather have pictures of Petra etc than my recent trip to Dorset.
Forum: Top Tens 23rd Aug 2007, 15:40
Replies: 69
Views: 5,959
Posted By kumquat
book infatuations

It's perfectly normal for a grown adult to fall in love with a fictional character, right?

He's handsome, dapper, educated, intelligent, impeccably turned out ...

Tell me I'm not alone.
...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 23rd Jan 2007, 23:40
Replies: 30
Views: 4,532
Posted By kumquat
Re: Last lines

oooh oooh ooh!!! number 5 is the sea, the sea by iris murdoch :D
Forum: General Chat 22nd Jan 2007, 20:56
Replies: 938
Views: 70,599
Posted By kumquat
Re: Travel

Wow, have a great time in Paris without small people around!

Me and mini-me are booked for another week's skiing in the alps in March and I cannot wait!!!
Forum: Book Reviews 22nd Jan 2007, 20:49
Replies: 32
Views: 4,641
Posted By kumquat
Re: Costa Book Awards 2006

Agree with Col re: the description. It strikes me as excessively masculine. A term I think will cause me to be shot down in flames and not one I can easily qualify. But I still mean it!
Forum: General Chat 19th Jan 2007, 2:43
Replies: 33
Views: 3,336
Posted By kumquat
Re: Irritating writing styles.

Drat, i was beaten by gil in telling you all that ellipses have to come in threes.

I loathe text speak although i will sometimes use '2' or '4' in a text as it uses less space and therefore less...
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Jan 2007, 2:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,250
Posted By kumquat
Re: David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

Great. Glad I only invested £2.99 in a copy about a week ago!
Forum: General Chat 19th Jan 2007, 2:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,382
Posted By kumquat
Re: Psychological Conundra

a sense of something beyond ourselves.

"we are not here for ourselves alone." picasso.
Forum: Top Tens 19th Jan 2007, 2:26
Replies: 83
Views: 9,866
Posted By kumquat
Re: Favourite Threes

books - - - - anna karenina, wind up bird chronicles, our mutual friend
authors - - - iris murdoch, douglas coupland, graham greene
music ppl - - egads, i don't know. handel, garbage & placebo...
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