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Old 15th Sep 2011, 16:54   #21
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Yes! ditto to what amner said

Example - not in the last couple of weeks (I am doing mind-boggling research into April-July 1483) but I have and will put up reviews of Young Adult books (which don't necessarily figure on many people's radar here - Paddyjoe possibly?) and also some farily old books (eg. Beverley Nichols - 1920's+ niche author).
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 17:10   #22
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I particularly love your reviews of the Nichols books, Col, each time I read one I feel determined to scour the next 2nd-hand bookshop I come across for a copy.

EDITED TO ADD: But I also feel that I've never written a 'proper' book review in my life; and that folk like Col, kjml, Mookse, Beth, (to name but a few) when they write reviews, do a book justice. My thoughts, written down, always seem like disjointed jottings, which is fine if no-one minds and people are interested anyway, so I'm happy to continue in that vein!
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 18:03   #23
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Actually I never feel I write reviews "as they should be wrote" either, ono, so I imagine everyone else feels the same. I think there was a thread on this kind on thing once - I put too much in about the plot (compared to, say, a newspaper review) and whether I liked the characters - which isn't necessarily an indicator of whether it's a good book
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I look forward to more, more, more, in every case - whether that be more books, more authors, more areas of interest, and/or (perhaps this is just me) more classics from any age, genre or tradition. The greatest virtues of the Palimp in my mind are the wide range of interests and experience among its members and their generous desire to share what interests them. I can honestly report that I have been motivated to follow leads from other members, and have likewise been pleased to read reviews even about books that I will probably never pursue for their own sake.

Ono, if it weren't for 'books that aren't current', I'd have a lot more time for . . .well, books that are, I guess! I do, at times, share your concern that my tastes and outlook may not resonate with many, but after the generous reception I've been given these past months I stow the anxiety and fire away. Voila! It works.

While i sometimes wish people would write more about a book or writer, I find that sometimes a too comprehensive account can also be limiting. It almost precludes any responses - which can be infinitely valuable to the reviewer - unless there is a controversy, or an obvious defect. I like the fact that when a question arises for me I can simply ask it. (When I taught classes I used to hammer away this point: If you don't get it, mark my words, most others don't either! Asking usually does everyone a favor!) The inter-active and social aspects of our site has great benefits.
(I don't talk to myself when I'm writing and responding! . . .err, OK I do but not as much)

Lucoid: until you said it, I had assumed the P'List was a method of identifying one's interests and range. I may revisit that function to add the critical icons that I neglected.
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 17:23   #25
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Lucoid: until you said it, I had assumed the P'List was a method of identifying one's interests and range.
Well, it kind of is - a list of the books you've read each year, which must surely represent what interests you.
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I have switched off the ability to register new users.
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Old 4th May 2012, 16:33   #27
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Is this switched on again now that we are up and running?
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No. Isn't it peaceful?
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FOR THE RECORD, WE'RE BACK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.

And I just zapped half a dozen spammy little bots as they joined up. If you see any odd posts, please point them out to us.

But, we're back. If you know anyone who might want to join up, we're back in business.

Cheers, m'dears!
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Huzzah! I wish I knew people whose interests extended beyond Ben 10, Xena: the Warrior Princess and Monster High....
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