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    03-20-2017, 09:22 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    I love seeing the movie and then reading the book. sometimes actually its seeing the movie that makes me want to go out and read the book. watership...
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    03-19-2017, 08:44 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    ah the choice say between facebook, or here...oh that's a toughie. wouldn't it be nice if facebook had a literature forum? I love litnet but im...
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    03-19-2017, 08:13 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    if I were involved in activities that used wetsuits, I wouldn't have any problems with getting a used one, so aye. watching the movie before...
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    03-18-2017, 05:38 AM
    My opinion, for what it's worth, is that we hit peak-flowery-language in the 18th century, with the likes of Swift, Steele, Addison etc.
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    03-18-2017, 05:30 AM
    A friend of mine gave up on Moby Dick the other day, for the reasons specified above. I don't agree, though I must admit that the chapters on whaling...
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    03-17-2017, 08:24 PM
    passions---what made moby dick all the more heinously boring (a little hyperbole there? laughs) is that the story could have sooooo good. I went in...
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    03-16-2017, 09:24 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Flowery language in General Literature
    holy cow---tom jones by henry fielding! the majority of the sentences are multiple lines long, full of complexity and elaborate thought. its a chore...
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    03-16-2017, 09:22 PM
    I think I am on record in a half dozen places saying close to what im about to say just now and it might surprise folks who've not heard me say it...
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    03-16-2017, 12:37 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    ive only read the three musketeers and the counte of monte cristo, so I cant speak to dumas, but the leatherstocking series, the only constant...
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    03-16-2017, 10:53 AM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    aye to pets for sure. what a more dismal life without them, and animals need love. im thinking of a difference between Agatha Christie's that...
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    03-15-2017, 07:58 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    lendo ive got a folder on my pc full of cover versions, plenty of great ones...and maybe some so-so ones. as a general rule I enjoy them. major...
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    03-15-2017, 07:34 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    I have to confess I am not all that familiar with the beastie boys but generally speaking, I don't like hip-hop, and I do like some of what I know...
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    03-14-2017, 05:48 PM
    ack, double post. my dial-up internet connection and this website do not get along with each other.
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    03-14-2017, 05:34 PM
    I went ahead and grabbed my dickens' bio anyways...smiles... unfortunately, its an "advance proof" and it doesn't have an index but I did find...
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    03-14-2017, 04:23 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    papayahed, I still love their bean burritos---yes with lots of hot sauce. I bought an "international gift pack" of hot sauce on sale after...
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    03-14-2017, 04:02 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    oh that's a good one. I mean, he's so loathsome for the most part throughout the story, but then you find out he's actually on the good guys side,...
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    03-12-2017, 08:47 PM
    everyone---not too long ago I read a Charles dickens biography, by jane smiley. I don't recall offhand if she addressed much of his faith life, but...
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    03-12-2017, 08:11 PM
    bounty replied to a thread How many ...? in Forum Games
    I wouldn't call it a houseplant per se but I rescued a late blooming pepper plant from my garden, I think, two summers ago and im working to keep the...
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    03-11-2017, 07:04 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Aye or Nay? in Forum Games
    I loved the three musketeers and remember enjoying the count of monte cristo. thus exhaustath my dumas supply, but based on those two, I will say...
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    03-11-2017, 07:00 PM
    bounty replied to a thread Game: This or That in Forum Games
    papayahed! you know, I have a few true crime books and ive not read them, but I love most of the biographies ive read. so a no brainer choice on...
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    03-07-2017, 07:39 AM
    Although it is sadly now no longer awarded, I used to enjoy the Omnivore's Hatchet Job of the Year Award - awarded to the most scathing published...
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    03-06-2017, 05:36 AM
    There's a lot to like in this one, Aunty. It's a real avalanche of powerful images and ideas, and you handle it with great deftness and skill. Well...
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    02-27-2017, 01:39 PM
    Lokasenna replied to a thread Late Love in Personal Poetry
    'Skewbald' is a beautiful word, and used beautifully here too. I'm also very taken with 'cracked and dappled'. It's a delightful poem, Delta.
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    02-25-2017, 06:20 PM
    Lokasenna replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    I called a Labour majority in 2015, Andy Burnham for Labour leader in 2015, 'no' to Brexit and 'yes' to Clinton, so my political antenna have been...
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    02-25-2017, 06:17 PM
    Lokasenna replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    I agree with you to the extent that I think Trump's message resonated in broad terms with middle America, though I'm not sure that's quite the same...
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    02-25-2017, 07:57 AM
    I've been fairly sure we're not alone for a long time. The maths alone is a convincing argument for life elsewhere in the Universe. I once went to a...
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    02-25-2017, 07:54 AM
    Lokasenna replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    Trump is a symptom, I think, rather than a cause - as is Brexit and the Italian 'No' vote. They are borne out of the frustration of the silent...
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