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  1. steffee

    Wanderers do actually sometimes return

    Even if only briefly. Anyway. Hello everyone. I'm not a newbie really, I've been a member for a while, but I came by today and noticed I hadn't logged in for almost 4.5 years. Woah, time flies. Changed a bit around here hasn't it? I'm steffee. I'm 33. Haven't written a book but I like to read...
  2. steffee

    In May We Read...

    In May, 31 members of this forum read 179 books: 168 unique titles by 145 different authors. Popular book choices were: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby The Time Traveler's...
  3. steffee

    In April We Read...

    In April, 24 bookandreader members read 138 books, 133 of them unique titles by 108 authors. Popular books were: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by J.K. Rowling The Plot Against America by Philip Roth A Short History of Nearly...
  4. steffee

    Forum Etiquette PMs

    In that other thread, abc made a suggestion about another forum she visits whereby upon joining you are sent a friendly PM welcoming you to the forum, and containing a few hints on settling in. As the majoriy of bookandreader misunderstandings seem to stem from people posting duplicate...
  5. steffee

    In March We Read...

    Sorry for the delay, I have been working on this for two weeks. :eek: In March, 23 members of the forum read 164 books; 155 unique titles, by 122 different authors. Popular reads in March were: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Never Let Me Go...
  6. steffee

    What are your next few book purchases going to be?

    At the moment? And why?
  7. steffee

    Does anyone remember those cheap Penguin Classics?

    Years ago, you used to be able to get a huge variety of Penguin and Wordsworth Classics for £1 or £2 maximum, but nowadays they're often even more than the £6.99 ordinary paperback price. The quality of course, was much poorer than ordinary paperbacks, though it was okay.... but I can't seem...
  8. steffee

    In February We Read...

    In February 32 members read 161 books, 152 separate titles by 130 authors. Popular books read by more than one TBF member in February: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova Small Island by Andrea Levy Vernon God...
  9. steffee

    Happy Birthday Abecedarian!!

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day and receive lots of books :D :D
  10. steffee


    Hustle is starting back again next week. Anyone watch it?
  11. steffee

    Eurovision 2006

    Anyone watching? 2003 was fantastic! :D
  12. steffee

    Where are you from?

    Tell me something about the place you live. I live in Coventry in the UK, but I am originally from Durham. Coventry smells. It's a city, but not as big as London or Birmingham, and it's quite cosmopolitan compared to Durham, which is beautiful (if I do say so myself ;) ). The nightlife...
  13. steffee

    How about a word game?

    Let's play a word game. 8-letter words, the last letter of the current word starts the next word, and so on? E.g. comprisE enchantS swampinG .... ? Or something else? :D
  14. steffee

    A Quick Quiz

    And strictly NO googling ;) :D 1. In the 1983 film `Christine`, who or what was Christine? 2. In 1976, which single was knocked from the number one spot by a single whose title was contained in the lyrics to the first single? 3. What is the name for a group of goldfish? 4. In the...
  15. steffee

    I think a Quiz / Games Sub-Forum...

    ... would be good on here, as we have a few games going at the moment, which are currently in General Chat and the Music sub-forum and all over the place really :) , and a Quiz / Games forum would clear them out of the way of real discussions, etc... and then we could start more games and...
  16. steffee

    Free Courses

    I've noticed quite a few people are struggling with character development or whatever, in the writers forums, and I just remembered a free course I was enrolled on, once, with Barnes & Noble University. They have courses under the categories Liberal Arts, such as "writing memoirs" or "writing...
  17. steffee

    You've just gotta see it...

    Any more?
  18. steffee

    Why do you read fiction?

    I got asked today, why I read fiction. I was in the middle giving a huge response, involving just how fantastic books, and reading is, when I was interrupted with... "but why fiction? why not stick to none-ficiton?" So why do we read fiction? :confused:
  19. steffee


    How about a palindrome thread... I reckon it'll be interesting and might aid creativity and all that :) "sex at noon taxes" "stiff, O dairyman, in a myriad of fits" "A man, a plan, a canal: Panama" All stolen from Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue. Any more?
  20. steffee

    Can we play an A-Z game?...

    A-Z of book titles... All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque etc...