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Forum: General Chat 17th Dec 2004, 12:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,585
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Ok I've got to ask - "Don't try this at home". ...

Ok I've got to ask - "Don't try this at home".
I don't have a live third rail or overhead lines in my lounge. And the third rail counting from which side. :?
Forum: Film Reviews 12th Nov 2004, 13:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,409
Posted By joy
Brilliant graphics - but a trifle disappointing....

Brilliant graphics - but a trifle disappointing. Having no children I will admit I buy cartoon films for myself, and often rerun them when I am doing something else about the house but this one has...
Forum: Other Reviews 12th Nov 2004, 12:59
Replies: 305
Views: 29,433
Posted By joy
Memories of a XZ Spectrum! I still have one...

Memories of a XZ Spectrum! I still have one upstairs in the spare room in a box. I only remember playing Scrabble and Blockbuster on it.
Forum: Other Reviews 12th Nov 2004, 12:56
Replies: 305
Views: 29,433
Posted By joy
I must say that you all started off by saying you...

I must say that you all started off by saying you never play computer games - but you all seem to know an awful lot about them!! :roll:
Apart from Doom and Quake (shoot everything in sight) the...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Nov 2004, 14:22
Replies: 50
Views: 8,334
Posted By joy
Science fiction for people who don't like science...

Science fiction for people who don't like science fiction is an excellent description! You only have to suspend belief on a few things, not a whole world. Also you don't have pages (chapters!) of...
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Nov 2004, 13:00
Replies: 97
Views: 11,619
Posted By joy
Bleak House is the only Dickens I have ever...

Bleak House is the only Dickens I have ever finished, I read it many years ago, and just could not stop reading until I had discovered all the secrets and twists. The characters are charming and...
Forum: General Chat 26th Oct 2004, 15:30
Replies: 43
Views: 5,662
Posted By joy
Hardback are expensive and impossible to hold in...

Hardback are expensive and impossible to hold in one hand with a glass of wine in the other but they do prop up nicely when you are eating your dinner.
Paperbacks fit in bags and can be held easily....
Forum: General Chat 26th Oct 2004, 15:12
Replies: 30
Views: 4,249
Posted By joy
I still think Tony Hancock was excellent, so dry,...

I still think Tony Hancock was excellent, so dry, so grumpy. His line "At least her gravy used to move about a bit" is the catchline of our family, as Gil has his dinnerladies one.
I'm a big fan of...
Forum: General Chat 26th Oct 2004, 14:17
Replies: 74
Views: 7,274
Posted By joy
The two I have used as screen savers, though not...

The two I have used as screen savers, though not literary, are short.

:o Goldfish Don't Bounce!
and
:wink: Don't mess with dragons for you are crunchy.
Forum: Other Reviews 21st Oct 2004, 17:33
Replies: 314
Views: 34,111
Posted By joy
If the celebrities on these reality shows were...

If the celebrities on these reality shows were really celebrities it would be mildly interesting but I tune in only to find I don't know who the hell any of them are. :?
Forum: General Chat 23rd Nov 2003, 19:44
Replies: 47
Views: 4,719
Posted By joy
I decided to choose a couple of books from the...

I decided to choose a couple of books from the big read list that I had never heard of. Firstly His Dark Materials. I must have had my head in the sand not to have heard of it, but it is a children's...
Forum: General Chat 7th Nov 2003, 19:55
Replies: 33
Views: 3,633
Posted By joy
:D Never having heard of it until the list...

:D
Never having heard of it until the list came out, I have now heard so many recommendations for it that I went out and bought His Dark Materials. Have read the first two and thoroughly enjoyed...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 7th Nov 2003, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By joy
This book is the answer to a previous question -...

This book is the answer to a previous question - if you don't like a book after 50 pages should you give up on it? (No). I disliked the first section, the characters just seemed sleazy and...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 26th Oct 2003, 2:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By joy
After getting stuck in part one for a while I...

After getting stuck in part one for a while I have just finished the rest of Dorian in one day. Can't wait to see what other people thought of it.
As I have discovered a collection of Oscar Wilde in...
Forum: General Chat 25th Oct 2003, 23:17
Replies: 33
Views: 3,633
Posted By joy
Crime and Punishment is an amazing book and could...

Crime and Punishment is an amazing book and could be classed as best written book, but could it ever be anyones favourite or most loved? Its so depressing I don't think I will be reading it twice.
Forum: General Chat 21st Oct 2003, 13:20
Replies: 33
Views: 3,633
Posted By joy
I have seen Gone With The Wind - pretty good. And...

I have seen Gone With The Wind - pretty good. And then I read it - it is the worst book imaginable, you want everyone to get blown away.
Forum: General Chat 20th Oct 2003, 3:06
Replies: 33
Views: 3,633
Posted By joy
From the top 21 the ones that gave me most...

From the top 21 the ones that gave me most pleasure where probably - Wind in the Willows and Winnie the Pooh, which says it all really.
I quite happy that half a dozen others are there but don't...
Forum: General Chat 20th Oct 2003, 2:57
Replies: 26
Views: 4,027
Posted By joy
It sounds a much more interesting list than the...

It sounds a much more interesting list than the big read, although I have read or heard of considerably less of them. I would rather start reading through this list.
Although I read a lot in my...
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 1:20
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By joy
The only Dickens I ever finished was Bleak House...

The only Dickens I ever finished was Bleak House which is superb, I've never tried an abridged version but do admit to speed reading through a lot of the description.
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 1:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By joy
I've read the Oscar Wilde, is this a new take on...

I've read the Oscar Wilde, is this a new take on the original or his idea of a sequel?
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 1:12
Replies: 28
Views: 2,974
Posted By joy
I've read Tess, Madding Crowd and Mayor, but for...

I've read Tess, Madding Crowd and Mayor, but for me its Jude that's sitting on the floor half read - and its been there so long if I want to finish it I will have to start from page 1 again....
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 0:57
Replies: 19
Views: 2,379
Posted By joy
So I wasn't the only one who didn't know what it...

So I wasn't the only one who didn't know what it meant! Though it did occur to me when I found the site through the Big Read that no one was going to find the site by accident, by a search engine for...
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 0:47
Replies: 43
Views: 3,396
Posted By joy
If they are just being trained to fill out forms...

If they are just being trained to fill out forms - why can't the university applicants I deal with manage to do it properly! Grumble.

The bit I hated in school was reading round the class. Not...
Forum: General Chat 11th Oct 2003, 0:32
Replies: 57
Views: 4,814
Posted By joy
If they had called it "That eternal split second"...

If they had called it "That eternal split second" it might have been ok - how could they have chosen "That split eternal second"?
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 5th Oct 2003, 10:29
Replies: 19
Views: 11,786
Posted By joy
I finished this several weeks ago so I have...

I finished this several weeks ago so I have already forgotten most of the detail. It did draw me to read on to the end but there were a lot of irritations along the way in the convoluted jumping...
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