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Recent content by ions

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    Diamonds?

    But at least coffee and clothing do something, I'll ignore the tobacco ;), diamonds are nearly useless. Occlith, while it's not the best kept secret it's perhaps a secret based on ignorance. How many women out there are walking around with the opinion the mineral on their ring finger is...
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    Diamonds?

    I found Diamond: The history of the cold-blooded love affair. by Matthew Hart used. Looks like it has the info I am looking for. 014029001x
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    Virginia Woolf

    Excuse me? Me too? You certainly wouldn't be disparaging my reading comprehension levels would you? Because I know my reading comprehension is at least a little better than yours as, after all, I know what the phrase "There is no 'conflict' between Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey." means. I think you...
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    Virginia Woolf

    Ya did say that novella. There was conflict. It was silly, superficial, pedestrian and boring but there was indeed conflict. Far too much effort into a book that doesn't deserve a fraction of it.
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    Share ebooks with me

    Piracy eh?
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    Any good Joke Books out there?

    I enjoyed When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops by George Carlin.
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    Disagree with ending?

    Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. Schmaltzy crap tacked onto the end that was very anti-climatic.
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    Awards (Fiction)

    Ouch! Zing? Really what does that mean? Is it a shot at The Simpson's? Pynchon? Are you insinuating I stole it from somebody? Well whatever it means I've certainly been put in my place...I guess.
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    Awards (Fiction)

    What's with people demanding shit around here instead of posting shit? Post the top ten! Post the prize winners! Post what you think of this book! Post what you think of that book! How about someone here posts an original fucking thought! This isn't the beer I ordered! You never do...
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    HOF Vote-In

    Wait wait wait. Hold the metaphorical phone! The First Official Hoffer!
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    HOF Vote-In

    I nominated them because of manuel_castro's long history of bringing erudite literary discussion to BAR. After all, if someone with all of seven posts who hasn't searched to see if a topic as this as been approached before has decided these ten authors are the base with which to begin our HOF...
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    January Reads

    January 7. Timbuktu, Paul Auster, 181 pages, 4/5 Started January 29th finished January 30th. 6. Snow, Orhan Pamuk, 426 pages, 1/5. Started January 23rd finished January 29th. 5. Saturday, Ian McEwan, 279 pages, 4.25/5. Started January 17th finished January 22nd. 4. Quantum: A Guide for the...
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    HOF Vote-In

    I voted for all of them. Didn't want to to be mean.
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    HOF Vote-In

    Yeah this will work much better now in a new thread.
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