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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2007|02:22 pm]
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5. What, in your opinion, is the key message that Conrad is trying to put across to the reader?
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2007|02:22 pm]
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4.How do you feel at the end of the story? Is it a satisfactory ending or would you change the outcome?.

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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2007|02:22 pm]
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3. Given Verloc’s secret occupation, how do you think he feels when told to bomb the observatory? Does he see his as just another job, or as something morally wrong?

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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2007|02:21 pm]
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2. Do you think Winnie was justified in her actions? Can she be classed as a ‘bad woman’?

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Secret Agent [Jan. 17th, 2007|02:18 pm]
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1.  What is your opinion of Mr Verloc and his actions throughout this novel?
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Trial by Fire - SG1 [Jan. 8th, 2007|03:25 pm]
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ropeadope_ie
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I hated this book. As much as I love all the other SG1 books that I've read, I'm REALLY glad that I didn't read them in published order or else i wouldn't have read any of the other ones.

Why did I hate it so much? Because it bored me. Yes there was team action and adventure, we had Daniel realising what went on in Abyss but honest to god turning each page and continuing on was a chore.

Jack was sort of out of character, mainly due to the crap 'initiation' thing that went on, and he wouldn't really have acted the way he did. He would have put up a bit more of a fight rather than wimp out and go with the flow.

Sam wasn't developed at all. She had minimal focus and was really only written in to come up with the plan to save the day. It was crap. She is a team member and should have had the same focus as the rest of the Team.

Daniel flapped around in a way that he hasn't done since season 2!

Teal'c wasn't really there to be honest. Yes he was the 'Lord Spirit' but that seemed to be his only role in the story.

it sucked. it sucked a lot. I've read it once and will never read it again. I hated it.

The next one should be a lot better!

Onto Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony now :0
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New year, New Community!!! [Jan. 2nd, 2007|12:04 pm]
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ropeadope_ie
Happy New Year bookworms, lol.

As this is a new year, I’ve decided to make some changes to the community in the hope that it will become a lot busier.

Firstly, the way in which books are discussed will go from being a face to face thing to a solely online discussion. This is because we’d start talking about the book and then go off on a tangent about something else and the book is forgotten. Its only natural, lol.

Secondly, I would like the community to have more of a flurry of conversation, discussion and if necessary debate about it. I know the questions posted are answered, but it would be nice if there were more than 3 comments to them, lol. A heated debate or something, agreeing/disagreeing with what other people have said etc.

Thirdly, all book reviews are welcome – be it knitting books to sci- fi books to short stories. Everything and anything!!!

Fourthly, the books in the following list are the books suggested when the community was created. If I remember, I’ll post a request for new books for 2008 in September or so if the community is still alive.

Finally, here’s the new routine for the community. The title of the first book will be posted at some stage during the first week of the month. Questions for discussion will then be posted at the start of week 3 as will the title of the next month’s book. This gives you two weeks to read and two weeks to discuss the chosen book. A reminder of the next month’s book will be posted at the start of the next month. Everyone happy with that??

So, here we go then:

THE LIST!!!

January The Secret Agent - Conrad
February Angels and Demons - Brown
March Da Vinci Code - Brown
April Fellowship of the Ring - Tolkien
May The Wonderful story of Henry Sugar and Six more - Dahl
June Little Women - Alcott
July The Picture of Dorian Grey
August Memoirs of a Geisha
September The Two Towers - Tolkien
October 39 Steps
November History of Love
December Return of the King – Tolkien

I’ve tried to have the list interspersed with short books as well as long ones, for a bit of variety and so you can do other reading once you get the short ones done and post reviews etc.
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(no subject) [Dec. 26th, 2006|08:57 pm]
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missgigglepuff
well i was in paris i read i book called 'My now or never diary by kelly ann' and i enjoyed it so much. it was about a girl of 16/17 and her diary of her boyfriend and having sex and just teenage problems, i am not making it sound good but it was, i felt that i could relate to the charcter and i knew were she was coming from and wat she was going throuh, i thought that it was well written and i loved it.

i alos finished angels and demons which was amazing and much better than the da vinci im not sure y, i think it was maybe easier to follow and more thrilling, although i love the da vinic, i do prefer angels and demons and i hope they make a film of it.

at the moment i am reading 'A spot of bother'by mark haddon the guy who wrote the curious incident of the dog in the nightime, it is very good, its about a family and wat each is going through and it brings them together, i havet finished it yet but i am enjoying it so much its hard to put down, mark haddon is def one of my fave authors, the way he can get into each charcters head is amazing and the emotion and thoughts are realistic. 

i will let u know my overall view wen i have it finished
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2006|04:19 pm]
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missgigglepuff
hey could someone please lend me bridges of madision county cos i havent read it. and i havent flicked down any further in this joural cos i saw questions were put up and i dont want to spoil it for myself. 

i have finished curious incident of the dog in the nightime and i really loved it again. 
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Empress Orchid and Lucky [Dec. 1st, 2006|06:05 pm]
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ingerbil
Well my goodness I finished Empress Orchid, which is a really good book, abit gorey but it's fascinating how things work in a different time and different society.

Then I read lucky in 2 and a half weeks - what is going on, how can my reading speed have increased so much!

Have now started on Chart Throb by Ben Elton, a sort of spoof on the x factor!
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