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Siobhan Posted - 06/11/2006 : 18:23:41
Read any good books lately?
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Starling Posted - 07/11/2007 : 18:11:09
The sequel is doing rather well, he was 8 today. He is rather a hefty tome nowadays (not weight-wise, but size-wise), about a head bigger than all the other books in his library.

I'd been ogling that type of literature for a while, but never seriously thought about reading it, and then I just saw a volume I had to have, you know! Just the right mixture of humour, intelligence, and insaneness. Not to mention long chapters dedicated to Harry Potter.
Myf Posted - 07/10/2007 : 20:10:10
Has that been a type of literature you'd been hoping to delve into for a while, Martje, or was there a particular book that looked just too good to pass up?

Yay, though - you're sounding much happier now than a few years ago. How's the sequel going? He must have a fair few pages now!

Hmph. I don't think I've got thin delicate leaves, but it does sound nice. :)
Starling Posted - 07/09/2007 : 18:02:29
Ooooh, INK! I seeeeeee.

Well, my library-going habits have changed significantly over the past few years, I now no longer read the sturdier kind of books, I'm more into the soft, curvaceous types. You know, with soft, calf leather spines and thin, delicate leaves that fall open gracefully.
Myf Posted - 07/09/2007 : 17:45:24
Ink, Martje. Sticky stuff. He's all blocked up.

So, any changes to people's library-going habits?
Starling Posted - 07/09/2007 : 17:08:06
Why are Percy's pages stuck together?
Siobhan Posted - 07/09/2007 : 11:18:02
His spine to too rigidly glued.
His pages are all stuck together.
His writing style is too stiff.
Jokelly Posted - 07/09/2007 : 10:47:01
Originally posted by Myf

Ahahahaha. *wipes tear* I just re-read the whole thread. It's so good! Why'd we stop using it!?

Because we stopped reading...diary writing.

We have been discussing the merits of reading with the Weasley boys on the kissing thread. The twins and Charlie are at the top of the list. Poor Percy isn't even a though, but I keep saying that he has hidden depths. Come on, he used to sneak around the castle snogging Penelope in empty classrooms. He can't be all primness and starched colars.

Myf Posted - 07/09/2007 : 08:04:42
Ahahahaha. *wipes tear* I just re-read the whole thread. It's so good! Why'd we stop using it!?

I was also interested to see that somehow I'd missed all of pages 8 and 9, where the topic of discussion was the habit of keeping a diary. And Tsuki was posting loads - where on earth is she? Wherever she is, she'll be flipping out at this stage, I'm sure.

Ah, reading. I was on holiday with my book last week and we got plenty done. Exhausting when you're trying to relax and unwind, but it actually does help you sleep.
Myf Posted - 07/09/2007 : 07:33:21

I insist that it be resurrected. Get to it, HPGers!
JKRisSuperior Posted - 12/09/2006 : 16:49:12
Happenstance, I guess. I'll let you know what happened tonight tomorrow since the party will get out late, and , I have to work in the morning.
AMC Posted - 12/09/2006 : 01:30:18
Cool! Did you ask him or is this happenstance?
JKRisSuperior Posted - 12/08/2006 : 21:03:03
Slight change of plans. I will be carpooling tomorrow with a friend of mine, and the book will probably be traveling with us.
Unicorn8 Posted - 12/05/2006 : 12:20:17
I have found out that we have some very interesting books in our purchasing department.
Emmmma Posted - 12/02/2006 : 22:27:28
Oh, sorry... A romantic sigh... [:I]
I certainly do hope all will go well for Dec. 9th... Did you already decide what to do? Did you get your book?
JKRisSuperior Posted - 12/02/2006 : 19:27:55
What's the matter, Emma?
Emmmma Posted - 12/02/2006 : 17:55:05
MrBen Posted - 11/30/2006 : 16:31:43
Don't ask him too late though. Someone else may snap him up.
Myf Posted - 11/29/2006 : 03:12:35
I say ask him! And do it 2 days before the party. I don't know why, but it seems like a good time frame. Not so soon that you seem eager, and not so late that it feels like an afterthought.
JKRisSuperior Posted - 11/28/2006 : 22:24:23
As long as the person isn't going around bragging they were stamped, it's ok.

The holiday party for my work is December 9th. I would love to ask the workbook if he would like to go with me. I was thinking of just waiting until this Saturday to ask him, but I don't know if it would be better to call him. Either way, I sure hope we can get together then. How romantic would that be?
Starling Posted - 11/28/2006 : 17:15:52
In my eyes, it depends. When they're on an over-suntanned, bleach blond woman with a wrinkly, leathery neck who should not be wearing that low-necked top and is obviously showing off that she's still got it (ha! beer goggles, more like), then EWWWWW.

But otherwise, why not. Although I did have to hide one not too long ago. Ahem.
Myf Posted - 11/28/2006 : 16:10:51
I don't think it's obscene, but I prefer it when people look at me they don't immediately have their attention drawn to the reading aspect of my life. Plus, I think they're completely gross anyway.
diricawl Posted - 11/22/2006 : 09:40:46
I believe the word for those on this thread is "date stamps." This was arrived at after much confusion over misapplication of the word "ink".
she-dog Posted - 11/22/2006 : 04:30:12
Do you think that it's rude to walk around with visilbe hickies (can't think of another word for it)? My mother said that it's obscene, that it's like walking around with ink all over you saying "Look, I've been reading".
I know it's a little adolescent, but I never saw it as obscene. What do you think?
Emmmma Posted - 11/07/2006 : 22:41:45
3. You can finish early without feelings of guilt or shame

That's some flyer...

Does everyone feel like reading more on rainy days? Why? Just wondering.

(I was going to go with the 'woot' smiley and I just realized the 'woot' looks a bit more perverted now than it used to, jumping around and everything )
Cour_Delafleur Posted - 11/07/2006 : 14:23:28
I came across this flyer in the hall of my residence and thought of this thread.

7 Reasons why Studying is Better than reading

1. You can usually find someone to do it with
2. If you get tired you can stop, save your place, and pick up where you left off
3. You can finish early without feelings of guilt or shame
4. When you open a book you don't have to worry about who got there first
5. If you don't finish a chapter you won't get a reputation as a "bookteaser"
6. You don't get embarrassed if your parents catch you
7. If you're not sure what you're doing, you can always ask your roommate for help
Myf Posted - 11/02/2006 : 05:44:59
Yeah, keep laughing Shedog. *evil look* One day it'll happen to you.

she-dog Posted - 11/02/2006 : 04:49:47

I have another piece of advice - if you have a headache or something the evening when you're planning to have a read, don't take pain killers - you won't feel much of the reading either. Chances are that if the book is good it'll cure the headache anyway.
I'm talking of course about real headaches, not the ones we invent to avoid reading.
Myf Posted - 11/01/2006 : 06:37:14
For future reference: if you're planning some reading later in the evening, tell your book to be cautious when chopping fresh chilis. Maybe wear gloves.

Because, you know, OW.
Jokelly Posted - 10/23/2006 : 23:36:51
Lol, I bet there is lots of reading in that park, any way you look at it.
Emmmma Posted - 10/23/2006 : 22:44:07

I told a friend about this thread and this is the link she sent me:

Massive corruption in NYC.

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