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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1050 on: March 04, 2017, 06:01:38 PM »
Nope, I started Sanderson with Warbreaker.
Good to know, though, I might eventually read it because I know my library has it.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1051 on: March 06, 2017, 05:22:11 PM »
Look what I got :D :D :D

   

Thanks a lot @Mark Lawrence, it arrived safely!

I'm reading Jen Williams' latest at the moment (which is amazing ;D ), but it jumped the queue of all the unread books at home and will be right next 8)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1052 on: March 06, 2017, 07:23:39 PM »
Wow! That's really great! Now I want one too! ;)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1053 on: March 06, 2017, 10:30:03 PM »
xia: https://twitter.com/NatashaBardon/status/838762668836208640

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We've finished sending out our proofs of #RedSister. Want a copy of this brilliant book RT now! Have 3 spares! @Mark__Lawrence OUT 6/4/2017

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1054 on: March 08, 2017, 05:12:20 PM »
The most inspirational fictional heroines voted by women

    Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones’ Diary, as played by Renée Zellweger
    Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series, as played by Emma Watson
    Jane Eyre – Jane Eyre
    Matilda Wormwood – Matilda
    Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games series, as played by Jennifer Lawrence
    Scarlett O Hara – Gone With The Wind, as played by Vivien Leigh
    Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice
    Mary Poppins – Mary Poppins series, as played by Julie Andrews
    Jo March –  Little Women
    Celie – The Colour Purple, as played by Whoopi Goldberg

The most inspirational fictional heroines voted by men

    Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series, as played by Emma Watson
    Princess Leia – Star Wars series
    Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones’ Diary, as played by Renée Zellweger
    Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games series, as played by Jennifer Lawrence
    Scarlett O Hara – Gone With The Wind, as played by Vivien Leigh
    Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice
    Mary Poppins – Mary Poppins series, as played by Julie Andrews
    Beatrix Kiddo – Kill Bill, as played by Uma Thurman in
    Clarice Starling – The Silence of the Lambs, as played by Jodie Foster
    Matilda Wormwood – Matilda


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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1055 on: March 08, 2017, 05:46:59 PM »
I like Hermione being up there, but not really Bridget Jones ::)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1056 on: March 08, 2017, 05:52:33 PM »
It all seems to be characters in films, I think if we did  f-f list it would be a lot different

I think people have voted for the characters in the film instead of the characters in the book
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1057 on: March 08, 2017, 11:30:18 PM »
Speaking of movies:
Almost any character ever played by Katherine Hepburn.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1058 on: March 09, 2017, 12:09:41 AM »
Well I better say Jean Arthur , my typewriting friend in my avatar and an actress I admire

 Jean Arthur playing Miss Clark I go for then as that was the first time I saw Jean Arthur  and then I watched other films she starred in
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1059 on: March 09, 2017, 05:48:01 AM »
Hermione all the way. I am also voting for the strong and independent woman type like Elizabeth Bennet and Bridget Jones. Although personally I'm not such a huge fan of the Hunger Games or Katniss.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1060 on: March 09, 2017, 10:39:27 PM »
I find it interesting that the two lists are quite similar. Maybe men and women aren't that different after all.  :)

Katniss seems to be a polarizing character. I think a lot of people struggle with her actions in the third book. I had no problem with them, though, because I recognized that she was suffering from PTSD. And who could blame her after she had to go through The Hunger Games twice?

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1061 on: March 09, 2017, 11:12:40 PM »
I find it interesting that the two lists are quite similar. Maybe men and women aren't that different after all.  :)

Katniss seems to be a polarizing character.

I forget which film, but Katniss was in combat and doing stupid things that put people at risk and I mentioned it. My dad, who's never been anywhere more dangerous than an ATM at night was like "Aren't you hard-hearted!" It's impossible to explain how hard-hearted people need to be when facing an armed enemy, so I had to let it roll by. But yeah, polarizing.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1062 on: March 11, 2017, 06:31:08 PM »
Today I arrived in my library (returning books only!!!) to find out that it had changed a lot!
The wooden shelves in the middle of the hall were replaced by those mettalic ones, and the books have changed around, with the different subjects being in different places. I can't tell if the number of books has been reduced...

Why am I so upset with this change? Before, I knew where everything was, now I need to learn again :-\
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1063 on: March 28, 2017, 07:48:06 PM »
Look what I got :D :D :D

   

Thanks a lot @Mark Lawrence, it arrived safely!

I'm reading Jen Williams' latest at the moment (which is amazing ;D ), but it jumped the queue of all the unread books at home and will be right next 8)


Ooooh! Sweet!!  *struggles to hold onto envy* :D

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