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Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:33 pm
by Susie
:lol: !

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:29 am
by demi
iv read all the twilight books and thought they were grate! :lol:
vampires really do it for me though :rabbit:

my mum likes it too and we went to see one of them in the cinema, we were the oldest people in there ( well my mum was :lol: ) it was full of school kids :lol:

but the books do drag on a bit, and its annoying that its so obvious whats going on but bella is completely clueless right to the end, and i must admit i skipped a few pages at points when i was getting annoyed :lol:

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:18 am
by Susie
demi wrote:iv read all the twilight books and thought they were grate! :lol:
vampires really do it for me though :rabbit:


I'm going to keep a close eye on you, Demi, in case you start calling yourself Mrs Cullen in your signature or anything like that ;-).

I'm reading a vampire book at the moment which is quite good - it's called Anno Dracula - you might like it, although it's a different style from Twilight (more steampunk). And no-one's sparkly yet, unfortunately ;-).

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:38 am
by MKG
See, the pedant in me would prevent me from reading something which should be called "Annus Draculae".

:study: :scratch: :thumbright:

Mike

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm
by Susie
I think Anno is ok (dative, in the year) but there's no getting away from the Draculae issue ;-). But you know the two human things the undead lose first are their reflections in mirrors and the ability to form the genitive.

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:04 pm
by chickenchargrill
Oo, I'm confused, Dracula is his name, I know it's draculae for the giant vampire bats, but why for the title?

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:22 pm
by Susie
Just because it ought to say in the year (anno) of dracula, and draculae = of dracula (it's also the plural, but when it's singular it means of. For some words). Like anno domini, but dracula declines differently. I have explained that very badly. Don't be put off the book! ;-).

I didn't know the big vampire bats were called draculae, great name for them ;-).

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:37 pm
by MKG
Pay no attention to us at all, chickenchargrill :iconbiggrin:

It's just a cognoscenti game.

Mike

EDIT: @Susie - so how do you know it's IN the year as opposed to simply THE year?

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:22 pm
by Susie
I don't, really ;-). I'm just going by the fact that it's Anno Dracula so half right (by my translation ;-) ) already (although that's getting me into the murky waters of author intentionality...)

And I'm assuming a nod to Anno Domini as being ironically appropriate (although so I suppose on one level would be Annus Mirabilis as well. All very difficult!) :wink: .

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:06 pm
by gregorach
demi wrote:but the books do drag on a bit, and its annoying that its so obvious whats going on but bella is completely clueless right to the end, and i must admit i skipped a few pages at points when i was getting annoyed :lol:


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Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:06 pm
by MKG
Susie wrote:I don't, really ;-). I'm just going by the fact that it's Anno Dracula so half right (by my translation ;-) ) already (although that's getting me into the murky waters of author intentionality...)

And I'm assuming a nod to Anno Domini as being ironically appropriate (although so I suppose on one level would be Annus Mirabilis as well. All very difficult!) :wink: .


I should have asked the obvious question - is this book about an Irish vampire called Anne?

Mike

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:48 pm
by chickenchargrill
Ahh, got you. I thought it was a plural thing.

I've read the third one in the series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha, I enjoyed it, but never got around to read the others. Didn't realise it was the third one when I started it.

As for the Twilight series. I got through it all. It does have some ideas that I liked and must confess to enjoying the action once it stopped being about the so-called love story.

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:15 am
by alexllever
rag_grrl_nz wrote:
smile_sunshine wrote:Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine

Seemed to spend a lot of the book justifying their 2 houses and 3 cars (between a couple) - this in a book about non-consumerism :roll:


hahahaha
Even more ironic, she wants you to buy her book about not buying - what a joke!




hahahaha right!!
what a brave author!! i want to buy it!! :cheers:

Re: Books to avoid

Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:21 am
by chickenchargrill
I'm not sure whether it'd come under books to avoid, but this one we have at work just makes me wonder who would go through all the trouble of collecting enough of their cat's fur to make stuff, surely it'd have to be a certain breed or just take ages until you had enough... Now if it was dog fur, I have LOADS of that.

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