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  1. I hope so too
  2. I've started reading The Passenger by Lisa Lutz.
  3. 12. Chart Throb by Ben Elton Amazon: Chart Throb.The ultimate pop quest. Ninety five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that's Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted 'search' for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The 'real' is about to be put back into 'reality' television and Calvin and his fellow judges (the nation's favourite mum and the other bloke) are about to become ex-factors themselves. Thoughts: This is the third pop culture related novel I've read by Ben Elton, and I'm sad to say it's my least favorite of the three. I liked the twist that changed the season for Calvin Simms, the creator of the show, and I really liked reading about the one character that was the game changer. That person was hilarious! It was also interesting to read the behind-the-scenes stuff relating to making a reality TV show, but I have to say, going through the whole season and especially the finals, got a bit repetitive for me. I disliked the major twist in the end, but I did like one certain aspect about it. I could not read the book without seeing Simon Cowell as Calvin Simms, and Randy Jackson as Rodney Root 2/5
  4. The copper Leuchtturm1917 arrived today in the mail! It's sooooo pretty! I also got my copy of V's book I think it will be a quick read because there's a lot of dialog, so I think I might get to it soon.
  5. I like your consistency, Alexander My jogging's not going at all, I stopped last summer because I got stressed over having to possibly move. I never picked up jogging after that
  6. I finally finished Chart Throb by Ben Elton. It was a semi let-down.
  7. Oh right, I get what you mean now, about them apparently having noticed it as they'd added the semicolon. Hmm. Quite odd!
  8. Maybe they hadn't noticed it themselves
  9. @Kylie great! ☺ Ah, okay ☺
  10. So far no negative reviews, then (If you'd like, you can have Netflix for free for one month, as a try out, and if you don't like it, you can just cancel the 'order' and be done with it after a month. Meaning you could watch the show or other Netflix shows you're interested in )
  11. This was big during my early uni years.
  12. No worries, bookmonkey, as long as I know that it can be fixed by simply closing the window and opening the new one That's all I need!
  13. Cool! I've imdb'd the movie, and the younger detective I think you're talking about is Mikael Persbrandt. The lead is played by Tobias Zilliacus who's actually a Finnish actor (or Finnish Swedish, I should say) - kind of like the lead character in the book is Finnish based. Crap! Where's my right to watch BBC4!!
  14. Another thing I've discovered but have forgotten to include in the list is that we're again able to add pictures in private messages! I'm pretty jazzed about that!
  15. I've noticed a while ago another great thing about the new system, something that the older version, some years back, used to also have, but the most recent system didn't: When I quote someone else's post, and I want to go over their post point by point (as I tend to do ), it's easy to go in their post and just press enter (might have to do it a few times, I've yet to see if there's a consistency in how you do it) and you've then managed to separate the lines you want to quote from the rest, and you're in your own posting area and ready to add our comment. Sorry, found it very hard to explain what I meant What I mean is that with just pressing enter in the quote box you can separate things bit by bit and comment on individual things very easily, just like back in the older days. I love it!! Edit: You have to first press enter, which just add a few lines in between the quote, but doesn't break the quote box in two, and then put the cursor back to the end of the sentence you wish to quote, and press enter again. Voilà!