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Posted on 22 May 2013 09:45:22 BDT
Ethereal says:
Scarlet O'Hara? Started vain and spoilt and finished plucky and determined.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 09:46:06 BDT
I. Byrne says:
Yup Stella, I realised after my last post that I should have replied to Marcus and ignored the person for whom, a while back, I was actually feeling sympathy. I already decided that would be my last post on the issue.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 09:47:47 BDT
I Readalot says:
Part of the same conversation thread though, be interested to see the outcome Stella, it is definitely a challenge.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 09:54:04 BDT
I Readalot says:
That's the way to do it I. Byrne, now where have I heard that phrase before?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 09:54:55 BDT
Okay. I'll give it my best shot. :-)

I actually have this idea that's getting stronger and stronger in my head. This would be a perfect character.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 09:58:53 BDT
Ethereal says:
I see your writing muscles are flexing again!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 10:00:41 BDT
They are. Still scared, but I think I'm ready.

Back later, need to do some scribbling.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 10:02:47 BDT
I Readalot says:
Keep us posted Stella.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 10:06:41 BDT
Will do. But be patient, you know a novel takes me up to a year. :-)

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I Readalot says:
Sure it will be worth it.

I Byrne, just click on 'ignore this customer', it works for me.

Posted on 22 May 2013 10:31:52 BDT
Slow day at work, Tricia?

Can't say I'm surprised, but.

Posted on 22 May 2013 10:51:44 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 10:51:55 BDT
I. Byrne says:
Just trying to find beut in the dictionary - sorry couldn't resist.

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In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 17:52:08 BDT
If this all weren't that sad it would be hilarious. She seems to still push buttons as people still respond to her.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 19:23:04 BDT
I Readalot says:
So true, best to ignore and then carry on a discussion with the other posters. Incidentally, Tom Sharpe's older books 'Wilt', 'Porterhouse Blue', for example, had me laughing out loud. More recently I was reading 'Fobbit' on the bus to work and that had me giggling a few times, a 'Catch-22' type book which is funny and serious at the same time.

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Posted on 22 May 2013 19:44:36 BDT
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Posted on 22 May 2013 19:45:35 BDT
Are you this boring in real life?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 19:54:00 BDT
I haven't read much recently. Think I got annoyed with words in general, but I'm wondering how many people were publicly embarrassed by 50 Shades. I mean, I didn't read it, but I could imagine some readers getting red ears or cheeks.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2013 20:00:22 BDT
TomC says:
I remember that wonderful scene in Porterhouse Blue, in which Zipser, the shy, introverted student who is lusting after his "bedder", goes to his tutor for confidential pastoral guidance. His tutor, very old and very deaf, sits in an armchair on one side of the room with an ear-trumpet, while the student sits opposite. It's a very hot day, so the window onto the quad is wide open.

The ensuing conversation, in which the deeply embarassed Zipser has to shout into the ear trumpet, with the tutor bellowing out reminiscences of his own youth, while the students and tutors in the quad stand and listen, is a great piece of comic writing.
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