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Apple



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Scousedog wrote:
Happy New Year everyone.  My two book related resolutions are firstly to read more and secondly to post more on here.  I've worked out I much prefer reading to the daily battle to keep my % up on my Sky+ box!
 Very Happy  I gave up with that one long ago!! Now I find I seem to sky+ things and a few months down the line when I get the little warning thingy come up that I'm about to run out of space, I go through and delete most of it without watching it.  But then the things I really do want to watch disapear - like Great Expectations at christmas I actually sat myself down to watch it and it had gone, nobody yet has owned up to doing it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year, big readers!

This year I hope to read lots of good stuff, but at the moment I have no idea what it will be, beyond the Christmas present bookies. I'll be happy when our library re-opens (you'll recall it burnt down in May) so I can indulge myself in free books whenever the spirit moves me. I think in 2012 I'll tackle another Dickens or two, and maybe a bit of Mark Twain, just to keep up with a vague sort of ambition I have to brush up on the 19th C.

Beyond that, I am open to suggestion.


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Marita



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Location: Flanders, Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year to everyone. Wishing you all health, wealth and plenty of time to read.

Marita


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Castorboy



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Location: Castor Bay Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE occasion5  occasion1

Chris in the opening post to this thread expressed my views perfectly when she said Thank you all for all the interesting discussions you have allowed me to eavesdrop on, and thank you for the very many suggestions and recommendations which have lead me to discover new authors who have brought me great enjoyment.

When I look back over the four years I realise I am not as well-read as I thought I was and that the quality of many of the novels recommended here have increased my pleasure in reading.


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Caro



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Location: Owaka, New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You seem pretty well-read to me, Castorboy.  I lack very much knowledge of writers of other languages (apart now from Scandinavian crime writers) - people win Nobel prizes for literature that I have never heard of.  However there are so many writers in English to keep up with and re-reads of well-known classic novels.


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Castorboy



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro wrote:
I lack very much knowledge of writers of other languages (apart now from Scandinavian crime writers) - people win Nobel prizes for literature that I have never heard of.

I am the same, Caro, plus but I haven't read many American, Canadian, Australian writers or the classic 19C writers. While I may have read 50 books a year for years I am now finding that writers who were talked of in my youth - and which I still haven't read - are just as rewarding despite the date they were published. If I was asked to rate my reading habits I will have to say that I have read regularly but very few novels remain in the memory whereas James, Proust, Powell, Orwell, Dickens, Scott and Doyle do.


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Apple



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems there are two "happy new year" and I picked the wrong one, I suppose its my own fault for wishing everyone a happy new year before christmas was even gone, anyway if anyone is interested my greeting is here!

http://bigreaders.myfastforum.org/ftopic187-0-asc-20.php

Am off to work again now so got to go best wishes to all



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chris-l



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year to everyone from me too. I shall be away from home for a few days and may or may not have Internet access, but you will all be included in my New Year toast (the alcoholic kind, nothing to do with marmalade!) and I hope to be back with you next week. Best wishes to everyone for 2013.


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Evie
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Joined: 24 Oct 2008
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Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year to everyone frmo me too - have a lovely time away, Chris!  And Apple - have fun - I know you have to work especially hard at this time of year!

I don't do anything at New Year itself, but I love the idea of a fresh start.  And I have managed to find enough money to stay in my flat for another 3 or 4 months, which gives me a bit more breathing space either to find more work or find somewhere else to live, so that's fab!  and I have a new bookish venture to work at...more of that anon.

Hope you all have a great start to the year, anyway!


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Joe McWilliams



Joined: 10 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year also to all. I notice above I posted a year ago I had an ambition to read Dickens and Twain in 2012. Dickens I managed (Nicholas Nickleby and Our Mutual Friend), but Twain I did not. Perhaps I'll attain some Twain in 2013.



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