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Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What have you achieved today?
« Last post by Lust for Life on Mar 27, 2017, 03:08:41 AM »
Cleaned and sorted out the bathroom, literally every nook and cranny. Yesterday it was a tip that was covered in dust in many areas (including the side of the bath at the non-shower end); today it is gleaming and feels twice as big. And I found my wife's best watch, which has been missing for months :D

I think the last time I was this thorough was more than 4 years ago. I even chucked some stuff out! :o 8)

Now just the rest of the house....
Thank you all :-*

Earlier this evening I emailed the rest of the group explaining why I won't be reading the book. I left out any reference to bad writing as I objected to this writer's style last time we read one of hers. It does wind me up, but I had agreed to read the book even though I knew that. The only reason I will not be reading it is the horrible and violent event described in detail and the effect this would be likely to have on me.

Shortly after that my phone battery went flat so I have no idea how this was received. I haven't asked for a new book instead, I just said I wouldn't be coming. I do wonder, however, if the rest of the group were already aware of this scene and whether or not it will put anyone else off. I'll let you know.

In the end I went with my gut feel, but having your support helped me to act on that. I really appreciate it.
^But doesn't that invite arguments in favour of the value of literary investigations into the psychology of passive women who come to a bad end as a consequence of being drawn to violent men? I'd not want to have that discussion, for quite similar reasons to why I'd not want to read the book.

A compromise might be to direct attention to the reviews on the UK site for Amazon because the reasons for the objections are common to many reviewers. They do strongly dislike the violence and many say that they wish they'd not read it because it has stayed with them, but they also criticise the quality of the writing, saying that the characterisation is shallow, the plotting absurd and unbelievable, that the plot does not hang together and reads as a series of vignettes or in the words of one person, as nightmares. All these are good reasons for not reading this novel.
Fun & Games! / Re: This or that
« Last post by Tired & Confused on Mar 27, 2017, 02:04:25 AM »
Perfectly wrapped parcels, with matron's corners.

Recorded good music or bad live music?
Fun & Games! / Re: This or that
« Last post by Grey on Mar 27, 2017, 01:06:30 AM »
enjoy a shop for luscious ingredients carefully chosen lay abed late and then lunch in

parcels perfectly wrapped and addressed
last second sticking it all together waiting in line at the post office

Whatever You Fancy! / Re: What are you thinking right now ?
« Last post by Grey on Mar 27, 2017, 12:58:04 AM »
self fulfilling observations-sticking a nose in and exclaiming "no one's here!" and then  leaving again
and of course sometimes there's just enough audience for some uptheirownass to start another useless ruck

games and the dungeon are basically keeping the lights on
LfL Personally I would not only not read it but object loudly and if everyone in the club wasn't aware of all of that it might be a good thing they were!
Purr Love Lounge / Re: 'I saw you' thread!
« Last post by SomeMoreTea on Mar 27, 2017, 12:08:48 AM »
BFI Flare 'Lovesong' Sunday night.

Last seat on the far right hand side - reserved for the GWN but you got a ticket from a friend.

Lovely shiny eyes and long light brown hair, not British by accent.

You seemed really nice - what's your phone number...??
I'm looking for company for running - not fast, not competitive just trying to keep moving - SE London semi-regularly. Thinking of taking part in one of the park runs, Saturday 9am a timed 5K.


Also, and somewhat separately, myself and a friend went for a Sunday morning run with a group of women at the Women of the World festival and thought that was a lovely way to start a Sunday, and thought we would like to do it again, maybe a different route in Central London once a month or so (the run we did was 5K). Would anybody interested in joining? Could do it through a Facebook closed event.

I'm not holding my breath but hey, it's spring and worth a try!

Alternatively, I'm open and up to suggestions for new sporty outdoory things to do if anyone needs company and encouragement  8)  :D
Chilled, Mature and Deep / Re: Stop Smoking Support
« Last post by SomeMoreTea on Mar 26, 2017, 11:35:22 PM »
Superb pure evil, superb!

I'm just one month ahead of you, at 4 months at the 28th (only checked my diary today hence I know).

I've been putting money aside as saved for not smoking... now stalking motorbikes on eBay!

Yes I did smoke a lot  ;D ;D ;D
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