gill -50 books - never gonna happen

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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby ElaineB » 30 Mar 2010, 01:26

gill wrote:you have the eyes of an eagle...

lol


I see someone has pointed out your inability to count. (Next year I'm going to count back from 50.)

Jove, reading is as important as writing!
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby Jove » 30 Mar 2010, 02:02

ElaineB wrote:
Jove, reading is as important as writing!


As a general rule? Yes. When you have a deadline? Not so much.
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby ElaineB » 30 Mar 2010, 02:22

Ah, well, yes, of course there's that.
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby grewgirl » 30 Mar 2010, 07:11

gill wrote:Oh dearie me - did I miscount, it must be all this moving to a lovely new forum... :thinking:

rofl rofl rofl
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby gill » 30 Mar 2010, 08:17

(Next year I'm going to count back from 50.)


bragger. :snigger:
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby ElaineB » 30 Mar 2010, 09:16

Well, if it ends at 26, won't that be embarrassing!
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby gill » 26 Apr 2010, 01:43

The Harrowing by Robert Dinsdale (Faber&Faber)

Set during WW1 in the trenches of Flanders. It’s a grim story told in beautiful descriptive prose.
It starts in Leeds, England, (an area I know well) and has great atmospheric descriptions of the town and the surrounding moors.
Two brothers fight, one ends up in hospital in a coma, meanwhile the upset family decide to send his younger brother to the front in his place. On awaking the older bro will have none of this and joins up to go find his brother and basically forgive him. A sort of biblical tale, but that’s as far as the whimsy goes.
It’s a beautiful and brutal story. The detail is amazing and coming from a culture where old boys often talked about the trenches and war in general, I would not be surprised if the heart of this was a true family story. The research into the Flanders front, the living and fighting conditions for the locals and not just the soldiers, and the methods for hunting down and dealing with deserters, all have that dull ring of hopeless truth.
But I’m done with the book now. Any one wants it I’ll post it on.
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby gill » 26 Apr 2010, 01:55

6 or 7 or 8 - Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole (Pocket Books)

Oh God. What was I thinking?

This woman makes millions with this series (Immortals After Dark). It’s dysentery wrapped in a tree, and one day I too will learn to do this (properly) and make millions!

I’m not keeping this one either – gimmie the address of someone you hate and I will send it to them anonymously. :whistle:
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby deej » 26 Apr 2010, 02:26

rofl rofl rofl No Gill, tell us how you really feel about the book. ImageAhhh if I give you an address in New Zealand can you promise to mail it anonymously? I'll pay the postage. lol
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Re: gill -50 books - never gonna happen

Postby gill » 26 Apr 2010, 02:28

I'm getting my air mail stickers out as we speak!!
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