Best Books 2002
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sun Jan 5 23:30:20 EST 2003
On Sun, 5 Jan 2003 17:05:53 +0000, hallieod at indigo.ie wrote:
>>And you really shouldn't read in the bath. :)
>[Loud pantomime chorus] Ohhhh yes you should!! Reading in the bath
>is one of life's great pleasures. (I never do it with other people's
>books, in case anyone is starting to worry.)
I only do it with paperbacks I don't care about. Hardbound is just too
heavy. I wish I had a bigger bath. :)
>I *just* saw a bath tray that included a good-sized reading stand.
>(Probably one of those cursed companies that don't ship from the UK
>to Ireland.) Course the only problem is that you'd have to turn the
>pages far too often, unless it was a very slow read, in which case,
And Jacob just read something to me about a new kind of "paper" that's made
from plastic. Of course I immediately wanted to know about all the little
pellets that would give their lives to be turned into reading material....
>> >And finally, (well, finally that I can think of for now) _Northanger
>>>Abbey_ gets the Most Improved by Studying It award for this year
>>>(loved it already, though it was never my favourite Austen, love it
>>>much more now)
>>I loved it because part of me is still Catherine, to my embarrassment. I
>>don't know anyone else who likes it, though.
>I only know Ven who *doesn't* like it. ;-)
Ven is biased. :) (Poke poke, where are you Ven?)
>>That would be nice. Maybe I'll actually finish reading _Middlemarch_ so
>>I'll know what you're talking about. :)
>Ha! I managed to participate - wait - I *started* the Tess & Hexwood
>discussion, based on Philip's idea - without either of our having
>read Tess. It should be no bother for you to know what I'm talking
>about. Assuming I can collect my wits enough to write it up (and
>know myself what I'm talking about!).
I can probably fake my way through the discussion. It's amazing how
intelligent you can sound knowing only a few key plot points and maybe a
critical opinion or two. Of course, this is bad if you come up against
someone who actually *knows* the text in question, but then you just shut up
and listen. That makes you seem like a genius.
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