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  1. Litany

    Patrick Ness:Monsters of Men:Chaos Walking

    I did a search on Patrick Ness, but nothing came up, which surprises me. I've just finished Monsters of Men and I'm feeling sad and there's no thread on it this just adds to the general upset. He may have ruined all other books for me, plus I keep thinking about puppies and getting teary...
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    Shamelessy stolen book group idea

    I'm a member of a book group elsewhere, and the basic idea is you list the genres you usually read and you're then paired up with someone who has to recommend a book that you wouldn't ordinarily read. Frinstance, Person A reads horror and modern crime novels, Person B likes romance and the...
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    Wesley Stace: Misfortune

    It's taken me at least two months to drag myself through this book and I cannot let the event go unmarked. It has a jolly cover, and lots of praise from all and sundry scribbled all over it. The blurb tells you about a baby called Rose, raised as the heir to Love Hall. Only Rose is a boy...
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    Choose your mammal!

    We are clearly all doomed to remain slaves of the system for the rest of our miserable lives. But who is the secret power behind our overlords? Is it the donkeys, the squirrels or the lemmings? Donkeys seem to have a never ending supply of straw hats. Is that where our taxes are going...
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    The Love In

    F is for Freya, the one that I love R is for the second letter in Freya, the one that I love E is for e by gum Y is for why do I love her so? A is the last letter in Freya, the one that I love
  6. Litany

    When a song really sums up your mood...

    So long sad times Go long bad times We are rid of you at last Howdy gay times Cloudy gray times You are now a thing of the past Happy days are here again The skies above are clear again So let's sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again Altogether shout it now There's...
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    Stitch 'n Bitch - Debbie Stoller

    The Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook and Stitch 'n Bitch Nation are quite possibly the two most funnest knitting books there are. Because, believe it or not, knitting actually is fun. It's a craft that has moved on from the days of evil grannies knitting itchy, sweaty, ill-fitting jumpers for their long...
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    Simon Schama: A History Of Britain

    Anyone who knows anything about history will tell you that British history is the best history there is. It's undisputable. We had tons of wars and burnings and built all the best castles and oppressed minorities for centuries before those blasted human rights activists started complaining...
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    Scott Lynch: The Lies Of Locke Lamora

    This was a pressie from RaVeN if anyone remembers him at all. Maybe not, but his scent still lingers on the air. I recommend a powerful disinfectant. Well, what a good book it was. Locke is an orphan who grows up to be a 'gentleman' thief conning nobles out of their ill-gotten gains. But...
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    The problem with your average fantasy novel...

    Olan Kedandieal crept stealthily across the plain. The graaar'g was still ignorant of his presence, mindlessly digging at the purple phenafleg roots. He raised his tnekel bow to his shoulder, drew back the string and took aim. With a mighty twang of power he released his shaft (wey hey) into the...
  11. Litany

    Gideon Defoe: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

    The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists by Gideon Defoe. Pirates! Cross dressing! Ham! Yes, this book has it all. Some people have asked the question 'Can a book written with the express purpose of pulling a bird really be regarded as a classic?' This Man-Panzee says 'YES!' The...
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    Travels with McChimpworthy

    I am not one to blow my own trumpet, indeed it’s been many years since I last even played upon my old recorder, but so many people have asked me in these past few months ‘Litany, fair pirate wench, where in heckity hast thou beeneth for so longethneth?’ One gets so very tired of repeating the...
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    Where is she?

    I know she came this way. There's no point in covering for her. Cheers.
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    Current fantasy reads

    What are you reading in the world of fantasy? What have you just finished reading? Was it good? Was it pants? Did it fill your heart with joy or woe? ANSWER ME! :mad: I'm nearing the end of Revelation by Carol Berg, it's the second in the Rai-Kirah trilogy, yes, the ubiquitous trilogy...
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    Amnesty Raffle Tickets

    First off, if this counts as spam, then soz, but as it's for charity rather than personal gain I thought I should risk it. If it's naughty then delete it. I doubt I'll sell any anyway, but it costs me nowt to try. :) Tickets are £1 each and the money goes to Amnesty International. Here...
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    Less than one month...

    ...until my birthday. I want one of these. I propose a forum whip-round. Between you all you can easily afford it, and it'd keep me quiet for a bit and you'd all enjoy that. If I don't get my butterfly I'll be even more unbearable than I currently am. You have been warned.
  17. Litany

    Ode to a retired beer tester

    Just because it doesn't rhyme It doesn't mean it's art So put some bloody effort in You snotty little fart
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    Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club

    Just finished The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl. It's set in Boston just after the American Civil War. Bunch of poets led by Longfellow are translating Dante's Inferno when up pops a nutjob and starts bumping off the locals in the style of Dante's punishments. Started off a bit dodgy, the poets...
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    If you could be a fly on the wall...

    This is a thread along the same lines as the 'get to know' thread, except in this case, which two forum members would you most like to lock in a room together? Who do you think would have the chemistry or the wrath to make things interesting? Would you like to see the sparks fly, or the...
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    Kinder Egg Swap

    First off, I apologise for making you all fat, and for being a little monothematic today. It's just that while arranging the great fudge swap with El Beardo Diablo today, I was suddenly inspired. You know how Kinder Surprises are sold in pretty much every country on the planet except in the...
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