Hello dear poppyshake! Goodness me, Jänet's the last person to have commented your thread and that was back in September! I did read your latest reviews earlier and added some titles to my wishlist (namely these: Old Wives' Tale and The House at the End of Hope Street. I was also going to add Wake Up, Sir! but found that I'd already done so, based on Goodreads' recommendation), but I somehow never actually commented on the reviews and earlier posts! Will do so now. Ever so sorry for resurrecting this thread if you'd already celebrated the fact that it's been so long since the last time, that you don't need to feel obliged to continue with the reviews
Culling your emoticons, because I can't cull mine, hehe! (Actually, had to cull a few of mine, too!)
Bother .. I've gone off the boil already. My computer is still limping on one leg with a blindfold and limited speech
For the life of me I can't remember if I've already asked: how's the computer these days?
Thank God my oven doesn't behave in this way .. refusing to cook a pie because of a full memory, binning things at will and trying to trick me into revealing my bank details
The amount of hours you spend by that oven and your bakings inside the oven, you would've already gone mental! Yes, just as well that your oven doesn't lure you into revealing your bank details
Well ... I definitely won't hold that against you as I do the same. Not sure you're wise to have faith in my choices.. that's led you down the garden path before but I'm very touched that you do Here's hoping that one day you'll read The Bees and enjoy it.
I don't think I can remember one single instance where you've led me to unpleasant places, by choice We've disagreed on a few books, but I think those are ones that we each read without knowing the other one was reading them, too... Anyhow, I had too many library books on the go back in July and so I never got around to reading The Bees. I'm somewhat hesitant about the book nowadays. It intimidates me
Did I really advocate that?
You tend to advocate a lot of odd activities, missy! (And as I'm replying to you so late, you won't even have any idea what it was that you were advocating If you want to know, you'll have to scroll back )
Ooh .. just looked them up .. they look far more enticing than a Werther's. Having said that .. I do enjoy a Werther's every now and then. Dad has a tin full and it's a red letter day when I get offered one Just think, I might amount to my own tin one day!
It's important to have goals in life!
Well, no. I can't agree with that. But probably best to read it in its original language. Really tough job though to translate I would have thought ... such convoluted sentences .. and such personal feelings expressed by the author. Really, it must have given the translator a migraine! It gave me one .. and I was just trying to read it
That is very true... I don't know how they do what they do. Especially when it's poetry and prose. Non-fiction is a day at the park in comparison!
Do you know, I have no idea why I didn't give it full marks now. There wasn't anything that annoyed .. it might just have been my mood on the day of reviewing Yes, it really does come down to that. Some days I am benevolence itself and some days I would knock a point off of Pride and Prejudice .. for not including the scene whereby Darcy jumps in the lake .. and gets all wet and whatnot .. and comes out squelching and tousled (good word ) .. and bumps into Lizzy! ('and your parents are in good health .. and all your sisters?' ) Very remiss of Jane that!
That's a good scene right there... It's been too long since I've watched P&P! On New Year's Eve I saw a friend and I told her a still had her copy of Girl with a Pearl Earring (the movie). She couldn't remember which movie that was, and I said, it's the one with Darcy and paintings. She had no idea what I was talking about! I then said that actually, that's Colin Firth. She still had no idea
Not so sure you'll like this It's one of those ones that I like that are deeply gloomy among the laughs .. in fact there aren't many laughs She's an interesting character though .. unique and damaged etc. Quite feisty .. yes actually .. I think you might like her after all
Gotta love your meandering 180s!