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  1. Super hot here today too - 28 degrees inside, 24 degrees inside.
  2. I love this film. I've seen it numerous times, although admittedly not for a while, but it always makes me laugh.
  3. Started a re-watch of Lost the other day - I love this show, particularly the early seasons and the pilot episodes are amazing. I'd actually forgotten just how good this show was.
  4. I completely agree with this statement. I see a lot of people on social media and the like complaining that they are behind schedule with their reading target and it makes me want to scream. I understand people setting goals for themselves but it's not the end of the world if you don't achieve those goals and reading short books just to play catch up sort of seems to defeat the whole point of reading for enjoyment. But that's just my opinion. Although the majority of the books I read are probably in the 350-450 page range, which I feel is about the size of an average paperback, I prefer books which are double the length of this. I like being able to get my teeth into a nice big chunky book as it seems so much more satisfying for me. I hate books that are too short - novella's for me are a big no-no because the ones I have tried have always felt unfinished and seem like a bit of a waste of time.
  5. Wow! This thread brings back so many memories. I used to love these books and although I didn't own all of them I had a fair few in my collection. I think I borrowed the rest either from the library or from friends. Reading this thread makes me wish I'd kept hold of them now.
  6. Moana which, I'm not going to lie, I absolutely loved. It's the first proper Disney film (i.e. animation) that I've seen in years and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  7. It rained here on and off all day yesterday which was the first time we'd had rain for about a fortnight. Back to being nice and sunny this morning though, if a little breezy.
  8. Thanks @Michelle - love the fact you can tag people - I will have a play around with the settings and see what happens.
  9. Maybe it's just me, as I can't see anyone else having mentioned it previously in this thread about there being a problem, but does this work in the same way as on the old forum? Unread content on the old forum used to show me a list of all the threads that had been posted in since my last visit, whilst on the new one it shows me in post form which isn't a problem in itself but I'm not convinced it shows me all unread content. I logged on to the board yesterday for the first time in quite a wee while and there didn't seem to be all that much 'new' content - a lot less than what I had been expecting anyway and it just didn't seem right, if you know what I mean. I'm just worried that I might miss something. Anyone else noticed anything unusual about it, or is it just me? Overall though I love the new look of the board (I did get a bit of a shock when I first logged on to it though). I find it more easy on the eye, cleaner and just fresher in general. I found the old one a bit 'busy' looking.
  10. I've only just been introduced to this author but I have to say that after only reading one book I am hooked. Last week I read Die For Me and right from the outset I was completely absorbed in the story. It is quite a chunky book at just under 700 pages and it did take me about 6 days to read it but it was a fantastic read from start to finish. There were days last week I was tempted to phone in sick just so I could stay home and read all day. I did a little research online and found out that although her books can be read as standalone's they do feature recurring characters and certain events from previous books are mentioned in later books and as Karen Rose herself recommends reading them in order, that is what I am going to do. I've ordered her entire back catalogue in paperback and cannot wait to get stuck in.
  11. It's annoying when reading paperbacks, but even more annoying when reading a book on your Kindle.
  12. If I'm honest I hate bonus content and don't really see the point in it. It's usually all things that you can find online anyway and I really, really hate thinking I have more of my book to read only to find I've only got a couple of pages left because the last 20-30 pages are in fact an extract from the authors next book.
  13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - didn't see it at the cinema so pre-ordered it on Blu-ray. Brilliant film, loved it from start to finish. Oh, and on a side note, how cute are nifflers?!
  14. Thanks Athena. Work's been crazy lately - although saying that it usually is, there is always sick people to have to deal with - but on the plus side I'm keeping up a steady pace with my reading which after the rubbish year I had last year is definitely a good thing. I'm just hoping I can keep it up, the only downside is that I am having to avoid the internet in the evenings because otherwise I get sidetracked way too easily. I need to try and find the right balance so that I can do both without neglecting one or the other.
  15. I've started watching Rizzoli & Isles. I've never seen it before but love the book series so thought it was about time I watched it. Only seen the first episode but I'm liking what I've seen so far.