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Joe McWilliams



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I certainly won't be wasting my time on 50 Shades of Grey. I'd trust a Big Readers review over popular opinion any day. Besides, I've got a stack of Dickens waiting to be read. And it cost me peanuts. How delightful!


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Apple



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I definately take that as a compliment!  Very Happy

But good move! Also the stack of Dickens sounds a much better idea!


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Ann



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just spoken to my daughter who got it on recommendation and she agreed with you in every way Apple. She is equally mystified why it has the reputation it does!


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Apple



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I do hope that what I have read in an an online article doesn't happen, apparently there is a rumour that the author is going to re-write the trillogy but from the perspective of Christian Grey, so now if thats not milking it for all its worth nothing is! Just maybe she might use a wider selection of words if she does!!  Wink

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/69663818.html

Also there is talk of making it into a film (oh for gods sake!!) Rolling Eyes




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had been puzzled about these titles which suddenly seemed to appear in the bestseller charts, but now I feel that I can safely ignore them completely. That is what I do with 99% of what appears on these lists, in any case: they tend to act as awful warnings rather than recommendations as far as I am concerned! Thanks, Apple, your review told me all I think I will ever need to know about this series.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chris-l wrote:
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Thanks, Apple, your review told me all I think I will ever need to know about this series.
Then my work here is done!  Wink


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Joe McWilliams



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice in today's paper, the three '50 Shades' books occupy the top three spots on the Edmonton (Canada) best-seller list. They are not in the top ten on the national list.

I can't criticize something I haven't read, but I still plan on staying away from these books. However, I might reconsider if the author herself comes to my door and offers me money.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each time this thread appears on the New Posts page, this song immediately comes into my head and stays for hours and hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=507mzQGC0nk. I like it, but enough is enough now. Secretly hoping the thread dies out...


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Joe McWilliams



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know when to take a hint...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll hear no more from me



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