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Me and my guerilla warfare at Waterstones yesterday: Cameron, Jen and Anna were on the shelf, not the table ;)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:42:03 PM »
I only trust reviews from Eclipse more than from strangers

Waves
:P
Waves back ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 18, 2019, 03:58:05 PM »
^ interesting though. I guess when you review a book, you focus only on certain elements, regardless of your experience.
That's why, in my opinion, you should only trust a review completely if you know the person and what they usually like.
That's why I trust reviews from forum people more than from strangers, and also why I only like to read 'external' reviews after I've the book (which completely defeats the purpose, hehe)

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Yay, belated happy birthday to your boys, isos, may they grow happy and healthy :D

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Will you still remember eating in Pizza Express on this particular day 20 years in the future though?
I think only if I'm allowed to check my calendar/diary ;D

Now, 20 years ago today, my mum's birthday 1999: nope, off the top of head I have no idea where I went :P

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Mini FF meet!!!
I'm sitting outside Pizza Express, waiting to have lunch with Eclipse ;D

Is this a reference to the Prince Andrew interview?
;D ;D
I hadn't even read about that when we decided on the place! And it's in the wrong city :P

It was great - we then moved to Waterstone's, where we confirmed that there aren't many books we agree on ;)

Very long and annoying trip home, what with roadworks, traffic and heavy rain >:( And Eclipse, I did a wrong turn and ended up going via the M6 again ::)
Very glad I've got tomorrow off work, hehe

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Mini FF meet!!!
I'm sitting outside Pizza Express, waiting to have lunch with Eclipse ;D

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Aeb Skull-Splitter 8)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The F-F book club
« on: November 16, 2019, 08:25:39 AM »
FYI the book club works better if people are posting at around the same time, but it's also nice to post there when you're reading a book that's been in a book club before.
I know I do that with the Malazan readalong, posting there while I'm reading them, finally, even though the main group read it a few years ago :)
So always check it out!

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 15, 2019, 05:39:07 PM »
Gosh, no, I stay away from those places!
I normally read the Guardian, sometimes BBC news, watch Channel 4 news, have Radio 4 in the car.
(I wonder if this says anything about me, hehe)

It's just the general reporting of what the main parties say, everyone is putting immigration at the centre, as if 'sorting it' it the magic wand to solve all problems in the UK...

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Sometimes ads are *really* good...

A lovely mini-movie in 2 minutes:

https://youtu.be/g0Gy2hpph_4

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Well done, Inky! ;D
I guess these places work because most people are too scared or ashamed or don't know how to fight back

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 14, 2019, 02:28:08 PM »
I can't wait to know how Edrin the rogue's story will continue out in the subsequent books!
There's only one more, it's not a trilogy, and book 2 is even better - great ending too!!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:28:10 AM »
Still reading Weeks' Burning white, I'm almost reaching the halfway point.
The niggles I had earlier (stated in the other thread) have somehow reduced - not in the sense that they disappeared, but rather that as I read more and more, it almost doesn't matter and I don't care about the padding (if that makes any sense).
A bit too much preaching at points, do you know if Weeks is 'overtly religious' like Sanderson?

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 14, 2019, 07:58:23 AM »
I am so sick of being unable to read the paper or watch the news without being demonised.
Everywhere I look it's "immigrants this" and "immigrants that" and "let's curb immigrants"...

I love being in England, but this really gets to me some days (today being one of them).

And for all of you people who then turn to me and say "but I don't mean you", I say "how would you like if everywhere you looked people were complaining about people over 40, for example, blaming them for anything and everything, and then they turn to you and say they don't mean you? would you care?"

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