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by Siobhan Burke
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Letters from Skye
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Book Review: Letters from Skye

Book: Letters from Skye Author: Jessica Brockmole 290 pages I've never found wartime novels particularly appealing. With the possible exception of The Book Thief, I've always found that it's basically the same story that is being told but just from different perspectives. This book was set during t...
by Siobhan Burke
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Abridged books?
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Abridged books?

Earlier in the year I started reading Villette by Charlotte Brontë. After many interruptions and other difficulties (without posting any spoilers here, let's just say Miss Lucy Snowe is a difficult character to become acquainted with) I was a bit disheartened by my slow progress. A colleague offered...
by Siobhan Burke
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What is the last book you bought...
Replies: 0
Views: 183

What is the last book you bought...

... and have you read it yet? I really buy a lot of books and I read only about 70% of them. When we're driving long distance and stop for fuel (or to stretch the legs) I'll return to the car with one snack and three or four books. A lot of the time there are buy one get one half price offers. While...
by Siobhan Burke
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Quidditch Shenanigans
Topic: Sign up HERE for Quidditch Shenanigans
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

Re: Sign up HERE for Quidditch Shenanigans

I'd love to join, even if it's a bit late.

Edit: Added.
by Siobhan Burke
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Abandoned Books
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Abandoned Books

Would you abandon a book you just can't get into or do you push through, hoping that the ending will surprise you? My own rule of thumb is that if I am through a third of the book and haven't found any elements to keep my attention, I'm allowed to move onto something else. Characters and plots are t...
by Siobhan Burke
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Belongings with sentimental value
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Belongings with sentimental value

Do you have any toys or other things that have sentimental value? Something that you can't see yourself ever throwing away, because the memory that you've attached to it still lingers? During the first week or so of the new year I always clean house. I obviously dust, wash and vacuum a lot more ofte...

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