Baker claws her way through some books

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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Nurse Jo » 08 Dec 2010, 07:51

I had forgotten I'd lent it to you Baker lol . Actually, I spent some time looking for this book the other week. I eventually assumed I'd lent it out and that eventually someone would send it back to me as all the people I lend to are trustworthy :-) .

I was proved correct. :)

I found this a powerful book, I had a feeling you would also.
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Baker » 09 Dec 2010, 07:21

In case you'd forgotten, we've also got your Watching the English. I tried to start reading it a while ago, but the author's self-congratulatory tone in the introduction put me right off.
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby FranW » 09 Dec 2010, 08:02

Sadly, I couldn't read "Watching Your English" because the type is too small! Yes, I'm getting old.....
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Nurse Jo » 09 Dec 2010, 10:06

Oh, I know you have Watching the English as it's my all time favourite book (I have 2 copies). You think the intro was self-congratulatory? I thought it was self- deprecatory and funny. Just goes to show how a readers interpretation can change, although I think you got the USA version with the thing about the peas and saving a trans Alantic relationship? That isn't in the original UK intro. Do persevere with it if possible though. It is a funny and highly accurate book.
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby jisun » 10 Dec 2010, 17:37

Nurse Jo wrote:I had forgotten I'd lent it to you Baker lol . Actually, I spent some time looking for this book the other week.


:lol: Is this the same book that you lent me (which my over-long possession moved me to return with interest)? That book of yours is a bit like my own Labyrinths of Reason. So well loved it's rarely enjoyed except vicariously through the people you've lent it to. :)
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Lt Sue » 15 Dec 2010, 04:19

jisun wrote: That book of yours is a bit like my own Labyrinths of Reason. So well loved it's rarely enjoyed except vicariously through the people you've lent it to. :)


Now that is a seriously good book!

Where's my copy gone? Chris? Bex?
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Crisco » 15 Dec 2010, 06:59

Bex, I think. I don't remember unpacking that one.
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby jisun » 15 Dec 2010, 13:05

No worries, Sue. I can send you a new one, if you can't locate it. I'll chalk it up as a charitable contribution to the British economy. What's another $20 on top of $232 billion? Image

If you start throwing lice at me again, though, the deal's off. Image
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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Lt Sue » 16 Dec 2010, 09:12

jisun wrote:No worries, Sue. I can send you a new one, if you can't locate it. I'll chalk it up as a charitable contribution to the British economy. What's another $20 on top of $232 billion? Image

If you start throwing lice at me again, though, the deal's off. Image


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Re: Baker claws her way through some books

Postby Baker » 16 Dec 2010, 11:57

Now wouldn't that be a spanking vessel to drink fish bile out of?
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