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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 08:45 PM | Post: #31

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You don't have to discuss any more than "I liked it" or "what a pile of unmentionables" Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
23 Feb 2012, 08:52 PM | Post: #32

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I won't ever publicly humiliate someone over their book, but I know what you mean Chitma. I remember thinking that Juliet in Romeo & Juliet was a complete hypocrite and a total sap after all her balcony declarations about not being a Capulet, When he tried to marry her off to Paris she should have run away then, none of this melodrama. I said this to my elder daughter who said that nowadays that would result in a failure since exams seem to be about not thinking but regurgitating specific facts. Maverick thoughts are not permitted.
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23 Feb 2012, 08:53 PM | Post: #33

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(23 Feb 2012 08:45 PM)joo Wrote:  You don't have to discuss any more than "I liked it" or "what a pile of unmentionables" Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin

ooooo - see there's where i was going wrong, at school it was drummed into us that we had to qualify everything back it up with quotes from the text and the like...

although having said all that - i dont seem to struggle writing reviews, although they do take me forever... it's the same thing really innit more/less...?
gosh i can be a little dense sometimes...
Offline Stu Ayris Reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
23 Feb 2012, 08:57 PM | Post: #34

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When it comes to discussing Tollesbury Time Forever, MAVERICK THOUGHTS are the only ones permitted!! Pint
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 08:57 PM | Post: #35

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I kind of think of it as a review with spoilers. I can comment on plot reveals whereas I wouldn't in a review.
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23 Feb 2012, 08:57 PM | Post: #36

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(23 Feb 2012 08:52 PM)LindaGruchy Wrote:  I won't ever publicly humiliate someone over their book, but I know what you mean Chitma. I remember thinking that Juliet in Romeo & Juliet was a complete hypocrite and a total sap after all her balcony declarations about not being a Capulet, When he tried to marry her off to Paris she should have run away then, none of this melodrama. I said this to my elder daughter who said that nowadays that would result in a failure since exams seem to be about not thinking but regurgitating specific facts. Maverick thoughts are not permitted.

Oooo you rebel !
My crime was that I hated Falstaff - one of Shakespeare's most popular characters! Which horrified my teacher but obviously as I got an A, was OK by the examiner... but that was back in '86.
Offline LindaGruchy Reading The Chandelier Ballroom by Elizabeth Lord
23 Feb 2012, 09:04 PM | Post: #37

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Ah yes, Chitma, when people were allowed to have opinions of their own provided they could show they'd thought about it.
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23 Feb 2012, 09:36 PM | Post: #38

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(23 Feb 2012 09:04 PM)LindaGruchy Wrote:  Ah yes, Chitma, when people were allowed to have opinions of their own provided they could show they'd thought about it.

so i take it that things have changed somewhat since then - shame that Sad

well... all in all, i am glad i "opened up" here cos i think from what has been talked about tonight i feel better about participating in the book club - so thanks to all for that Smile
i will have to go vote now - i have a few of the books on my Kindle and some i have already read...
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
23 Feb 2012, 09:39 PM | Post: #39

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Go on, go say something on the Tollesbury discussion Big GrinBig Grin Be brave.
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23 Feb 2012, 10:00 PM | Post: #40

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(23 Feb 2012 09:39 PM)joo Wrote:  Go on, go say something on the Tollesbury discussion Big GrinBig Grin Be brave.

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