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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:44:30 PM »
Now reading Here be dragons, David MacPherson, also known as @OnlyOneHighlander in certain circles ;)

I'm enjoying it so much ;D
(that comment about men keeping everything just in case made me laugh as my dad was telling me exactly that yesterday, showing me around the garage :D)

I hadn't realised that you lived there too, Justan. Keep breathing :)

I'm so hopeless, every time I come visit my parents I just eat SO MUCH :-[
*rests after lunch of one of my favourite recipes and ice cream*

Writers' Corner / Re: What triggers your ideas?
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:59:21 AM »
Thank you. It is good to be back here. Althought I lurked and stalked forums quite often since june.
Whenever I try just lurking it never lasts, as I can't stay silent for long ;)

I'll have to vote for Pratchett.
I love the way he writes, the vast lens on society, the variety of themes and focus, he makes me think and laugh.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:29:24 AM »
Oh no, I find Austen and the Brontes *very* different in writing style to the books we're talking about!

And it's time for the FINAL! :D

With 11 votes each on the semis, we end up with our favourite 'oldies', proving that they are classics for a reason.

Who will win?

#16 - JRR Tolkien


#15 - Terry Pratchett

One thing I've been meaning to ask: @m3mnoch, how are you? Are the fires near your area?
Every time I read some news about it I think about you, living in the middle of a forest/trees area :-\

Memes and hugs are the soul food of my life, hahah. Thank you guys! It's great to see that I have so many amazing friends here. I'm so glad to have stumbled on to this forum and meet you all.  :D
We love you too :D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:28:58 AM »
Had the same issue with JS&MN myself the first time. I reread it some years later and had a much better experience.
I enjoyed the series, so it's not a question of subject - I think for me the main problem with these books is really the writing style: far too much "true vitorian", like the classics that I also can't read.

Interestingly enough, it's the same style as some contemporary books from portuguese authors that I had to study at school, and also really struggled to read (and hated analysing them!)

Oh, sending you big comforting hugs, Inky

It does put things into perspective... :-\

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:01:37 AM »
Ok, so we have a Brexit deal proposal, and I'm super disappointed and angry at all politicians, who automatically say they disagree without even reading it, just because they don't like May.

Yes, my favourite option would be no Brexit, or a second referendum where people understand much better all that is involved, but if that's not possible, shouldn't people give the deal a chance?
It's a negotiation for goodness sake, nobody is going to get exactly what and everything that they want! To automatically dismiss it because they disagree with item 5.2 and 28.9, or the wording on page 362, or whatever, or just because it's a deal that came from May, seems totally petty and childish.

And this is happening in every single party.

I want to hide and ignore everything, but it's important.
I read the parts of the deal that refer to being able to continue living here and they seem ok - I haven't had time to browse through other items, but I'm giving it a chance.

Edit: just read this bit about the situation and many people resigning:
"it is easier to be on the team that accuses the prime minister of failing to deliver majestic herds of unicorns than it is to be stuck with a portfolio that requires expertise in unicorn-breeding" ;D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:53:31 AM »
I've started Under the pendulum sun, Jeannette Ng
Still very much in the beginning, but I see the potential: steampunk/fake victorian of young woman visiting the land of the Fae to find her brother, who's a missionary there.

I'm being a bit put off by the religion part of it, I wonder if it will continue...

Ok, this is one of those books where I really should have read the author description first, then I wouldn't have been so surprised with the focus on theology.
I'm about 2 thirds in, and as I said I could/can see the potential, but it's being a bit of a drag, and I read just a chapter or two (they're short) at a time. I started skipping the (quite long) "chapter introductions" (how do you call them, those extras that appear at the start of each chapter), and I'm normally a person who quites enjoy them.

@Peat, you told me it didn't click with you, I'm definitely agreeing.

Today I noticed on LT that a recommendation for people who like this one is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and I can definitely see the connection. Funnily enough, that was also a book I churned through, with difficulty...

(now why does this happen with books I've actually bought instead of those I got from the library, eh? ::) )

 ;D ;D
I'm a gal of simple pleasures, so even if all that chocolate was just broken bits I'd still love it and eat it - while I definitely can't even begin to nibble the woman :-[ maybe the arrows ;)

I'm going to visit my parents and friends on Saturday, for a week, so at the very least I'll be able to sleep more and eat 'bad' things ;)

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:01:21 PM »
We're all a very friendly bunch and enjoy newbies :)
Feel free to post anywhere, and you might also enjoy giving our monthly writing contest a try.

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