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she-dog
Addled

213 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2006 :  04:49:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL

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.

Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2006 :  05:44:59  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Yeah, keep laughing Shedog. *evil look* One day it'll happen to you.


If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  14:23:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

"I think she's magic," said Nor.
________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Edited by - Cour_Delafleur on 11/07/2006 14:24:23
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  22:41:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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 )

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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she-dog
Addled

213 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2006 :  04:30:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

Would you like me to do it now? Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?

Edited by - she-dog on 11/22/2006 04:30:36
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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2006 :  09:40:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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".

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As to the avatar, well, if you girls can all have Alan Rickman...

"They don't want the Easter Bunny's power; The children in our generation want Harry's power, and they're getting it." - Laura Mallory

Edited by - diricawl on 11/22/2006 09:42:10
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2006 :  16:10:51  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
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.

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2006 :  17:15:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 11/28/2006 :  22:24:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2006 :  03:12:35  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
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.

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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MrBen
Barmy

Australia
284 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2006 :  16:31:43  Show Profile  Visit MrBen's Homepage  Send MrBen an AOL message  Click to see MrBen's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Don't ask him too late though. Someone else may snap him up.
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2006 :  17:55:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sigh

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2006 :  19:27:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's the matter, Emma?
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Emmmma
Barmy

293 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2006 :  22:27:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

Formerly Garside! ;-)
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Unicorn8
Barmy

Germany
319 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2006 :  12:20:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have found out that we have some very interesting books in our purchasing department.

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Proud Member of S.I.N.E.

"Always"

WWLLD
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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2006 :  21:03:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slight change of plans. I will be carpooling tomorrow with a friend of mine, and the book will probably be traveling with us.

Edited by - JKRisSuperior on 12/08/2006 21:04:27
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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  01:30:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool! Did you ask him or is this happenstance?


And I love you, I love you, I love you.
Like never before, like never before.

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JKRisSuperior
Mediwizard

USA
694 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2006 :  16:49:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  07:33:21  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
THIS THREAD HAS BEEN DEAD TOO LONG.

I insist that it be resurrected. Get to it, HPGers!

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  08:04:42  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
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.

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  10:47:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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.


Current location: Laying low at Lupin's
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Siobhan
Chief Healer

USA
2157 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  11:18:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Percy:
His spine to too rigidly glued.
His pages are all stuck together.
His writing style is too stiff.

Deliberatley causing mayhem in Snape's Potions class.
Member of the HPEW & HPCS Appreciation Society
s.i.n.e. qua non
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  17:08:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why are Percy's pages stuck together?

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  17:45:24  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Ink, Martje. Sticky stuff. He's all blocked up.

So, any changes to people's library-going habits?

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2007 :  18:02:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."
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Myf
Confunded

571 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2007 :  20:10:10  Show Profile  Visit Myf's Homepage  Click to see Myf's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
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. :)

If you're looking for trouble you found it.
Professor Stephen Hawking
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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2007 :  18:11:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

I wuv multicoloured werewolf puppies.
"When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend."

Edited by - Starling on 07/11/2007 18:11:37
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