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    I second George Eliot. I'd also recommend...

    I second George Eliot.

    I'd also recommend E.M. Forster, Howards End. It's great!
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    Poll: I feel this must be a thread for the elderly like...

    I feel this must be a thread for the elderly like myself, who still know what a shoelace is.
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    Thank you so much, Paul :-)

    Thank you so much, Paul :-)
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    I'v some trouble understanding this phrase: ...

    I'v some trouble understanding this phrase:

    "(s.o.) ... can waste time burning their tires just to catch up on ... (s.th.)"

    I would be glad if someone could explain it for me.
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    Due to my working times starting at 6:00 am, I...

    Due to my working times starting at 6:00 am, I get up at 4:00 – 4:30. But I like to watch the sun rising and sometimes on weekends, I get up even earlier.
  6. Thread: Vanity

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    What song is it? – it's not available in my country.



    Neely, I don't believe, vanity pertains to the looks only. One can be vain about many things a mirror doesn't show.
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    I'm afraid I can't participate right now.

    I'm afraid I can't participate right now.
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    @qimissung, I'll try to join you. I am about to...

    @qimissung, I'll try to join you. I am about to finish a book, so perhaps next week? (I'm a very slow reader.)
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    I've read "The Sheltering Sky" a couple of years...

    I've read "The Sheltering Sky" a couple of years ago and loved it. Do you know the movie picture by Bernardo Bertolucci.

    Do you have any date yet, for reading the book?
  10. Thread: Coke or Pepsi?

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    neither – I gave up on bottled beverages completely. Pure tap water can do just fine.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I really wish you would change your avatar

    I really wish you would change your avatar
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    Hi, threads with new posts appear in bold font;...

    Hi, threads with new posts appear in bold font; next to the title you see the little blue symbol that resembles a downward arrow:
    ...
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    I knew :-) About 13 years ago, I learned English...

    I knew :-) About 13 years ago, I learned English in similar fashion. We had English lessons in school, but that was a long while ago and just the basics anyway. So I decided to freshen it up. Now I...
  15. I am german. There are quite some authors both...

    I am german. There are quite some authors both contemporary and past. Heinrich Böll, Bertold Brecht, Heinrich Kleist, Günther Grass, Thomas Mann, Heinrich Mann, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Hesse, to name...
  16. Thread: Glasses

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    Poll: I always wore glasses since I was three or so. I...

    I always wore glasses since I was three or so. I considered lenses a couple of years ago but it wouldn’t do. I got completely nauseated at the first try-on so I dismissed the notion.

    A colleague...
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    Poll: Thanks Neely!

    Thanks Neely!
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    Poll: After having dropped, soaked and thereby ruined...

    After having dropped, soaked and thereby ruined several books, I no longer indulge in this habit ...


    and besides: what's the difference between "Yay" and "Aye"???

    It's an earnest question
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    Hereabouts, we say "US-Americans", "Canadians",...

    Hereabouts, we say "US-Americans", "Canadians", "Brazilians", "Mexicans" and so on.
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    I remember having been at work. A colleague came...

    I remember having been at work. A colleague came and showed me a video on the Internet -- this particular colleague always made jokes and funny antics and such like -- and I thought it was some fake...
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    I think Gontscharov did a very good job on...

    I think Gontscharov did a very good job on "Anisia", the wife of Oblomows servant, Sachar. While she is not a main character, let alone a heroine or a beauty, she is completely convincing in her...
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I haven't read it yet, but it's on my pile. I've...

    I haven't read it yet, but it's on my pile. I've heard it is the most accessible of Pynchon's books.
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
  25. I made my background image on Wednesday in the...

    I made my background image on Wednesday in the garden:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=771&pictureid=8798
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