Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Tay

  • Rank


  • Location
  • Interests
    Does anyone actually write reading in here? :-), cats, going to gigs, dreaming.
  • How did you hear about this site?
    through Google search

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
  1. I have been a member for years now and really like service. I pay £7.99 a month for one book but they don deals of the day and I find I'll usually buy at least a couple of those (£1.99 or 2.99) a month and those last me the full month. I've always got credits to use and I have plenty of books on their cloud waiting to be read. I listen using my phone and the app is easy to use and everything works fine.
  2. After reading Luna's (review/comments - can't remember which) on this book I tried to read but I found I really didn't care for it. I tried watching the series tho as I thought I liked the concept of the novel but still it didn't click with me. I just don't like the characters and the not seeing people thing doesn't work for me.
  3. His Bloody Project

    Can I just add my thanks to Mr HG and the amount of reviews he posts. I don't pay much attention to the run up to the Booker prize so I probably wouldn't have been aware of this novel without his review. I don't always respond to your reviews Mr HG but I do read them with interest.
  4. His Bloody Project

    I finished this a few days ago and have like others on this thread I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked all the different aspects from the personal account to the extracts from books to the trial. The author seemed to handle all these aspects with great skill and even though I knew it was a novel I still had moments when I thought it was based on a true story. As for the ambiguous nature of some of the testimony etc I think that made it more real. In an actual trial we only have the participants word for what actually happened and even eye witnesses have been shown to make mistakes so I liked that the author left us wondering.
  5. Amazon

    To be honest Hazel I don't normally bother with reviews for good or bad service on Amazon so I couldn't say for definite but as per iff's post it would seem you can put reviews on for items you have rec'd a refund.
  6. Amazon

    I haven't bought from there for a while but only because I'm trying not to buy more books at the moment. I always had some issues with some of the books I bought but always got a full refund through Amazon and usually got to keep the book as well so it never worried me. But sounds like it is getting worse. Do you put reviews of the seller on? Maybe that's the only way to change it, if they get enough bad reviews they'll either get better or you'll know not to buy from them because their percentage drops.
  7. But reading a book isn't about memorising everything in the book (I'm talking about fiction here). I doubt if most people with average memory can recall most of what they read. Reading novels for me is about immersing myself in the world created not about being able to sit an exam on how much I've remembered. So for me it doesn't matter if I'm reading a physical book or an audio book it is about the story and the quality of the writing not the medium with which I use to read.
  8. quoting from another post

    Thank you to all three for your responses. It has worked this time so can only assume a temporary (tho as per Meg's post not an unknown ) glitch.
  9. I've just tried to quote from a post made by Viccie. The post I wanted to quote was there in my response box but when I tried to type in my response it wouldn't let me click outside the quoted material and input my own thoughts. The only way I could type my post was as part of the quoted text. Sure it'll be something very simple that I'm not doing. This was in the thread about whether audio books counted as actually reading the book. Sorry If I've not explained that very well. I have searched on "quoting" but the only threads that came up were from many years ago and didn't seem to apply.
  10. The Color Purple

    Just finished re-reading this and I think I enjoyed it even more this second time around. Though as per my previous post on this book I didn't remember much about it so my enjoyment assessment may be taken with a liberal pinch of skewed remembrance. Suffice to say from page one I was entranced by this book. I loved the talking to God/letter writing mechanism to tell the story. It allowed the voice of Celie to assert itself whilst introducing all the other characters. A masterful literary performance in my (limited knowledge) opinion. I'd also like to say I read (experienced or however we wish to categorise listening to audio books) this on audio and the narrator was Alice Walker. Normally I avoid authors reading their own works because they don't usually have the ability to perform with all the different voices a book requires but on this occasion Alice Walker did a great job. Really captured the whole feel of the book.
  11. Individual memory ability allowing, if a person has read the physical version or the audio version they both have the same knowledge of the content of the book. So what does it matter how it is categorised?
  12. Just finished this and once again found myself loving the liquid quality of the writing. O'Brian seems to be able to capture the juxtaposition of the joy and hardships of sailing. As Ting has said we learn more about the main characters in this novel. I especially loved the time spent in India and the Doctor on his walkabouts around the city of Bombay.
  13. Book Lists 2018

    13 - The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami S/S (audio) 12 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (audio) 11 - Collected Short Stories Vol 1 by W. Somerset Maughan 10 - His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet (audio) 9 - A Fortunate Life by A B Facey 8 - The Colour Purple by Alice Walker (audio) re-read 7 - H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian 6 - The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carre re-read (audio) 5 - The Firemaker by Peter May (audio) 4 - The Snakebite Survivors' Club by Jeremy Seal 3 - Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (audio) 2 - Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami S/S (audio) 1 - The Danakil Diary by Wilfred Thesiger - unfinished Film List 1 - Back to Burgundy (French) - cinema 2 - Manchester by the Sea - DVD 3 - Darkest Hour - cinema 4 - Mollie's Game - cinema 5 - All The Money In The World - cinema 6 - Life In 12 Bars - cinema 7 - Human Flow - cinema 8 - Coco - cinema 9 - The Post 10 - La Isla - Film Festival 11 - Directions - F/F 12 - The Work - F/F 13 - Mountains May Depart - F/F 14 - Tawai - F/F 15 - Gook - F/F 16 - Third Murder - F/F 17 - Shape of Water - cinema 18 - Red Sparrow - cinema 19 - Ready Player One - cinema 20 - Peter Rabbit - cinema 21 - Isle of Dogs - cinema 22 - The Fellowship of the Ring - DVD 23 - A Quiet Place - cinema TV List 1 - Big Bang Theory - Season Six 2 - The Crown - Season Two 3 - Stranger Things - Season Two 4 - Big Bang Theory - Season Seven 5 - Hard Sun 6 - Big Bang Theory - Season Eight 7 - Voyager - Season Three 8 - Mum - Season One 9 - Big Bang Theory - Season Nine 10 - Strike - Career of Evil - Season Three 11 - Big Bang Theory - Season Ten 12 - Collateral - Season One 13 - Mum - Season Two 14 - Voyager - Season Four 15 - Voyager - Season Five Gig List 1 - Christian Moss & Pete Moran - Penrith - 20/01/18 2 - Clive Carroll - Penrith - 04/02/18 3 - The Misdemeanors - Penrith - 17/02/18 4 - Vonda Shephard - Pocklington - 18/02/18 5 - Jake Bugg - Carlisle - 21/02/18 6 - Hicks and Goulbourn - Penrith - 01/04/18