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  1. David, I'm sorry to hear about your mother . I hope things won't get too bad. Luna, I hope your father's surgery will go allright. chuntzy, that sounds like it was a difficult day.
  2. I've been reading a lot the past few days and have read: Susan Hill - Howards End is on the Landing Maeve Binchy - Star Sullivan Roald Dahl - Fantasic Mr. Fox Penny Vincenzi - Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights Banana Yoshimoto - Hardboiled & Hard Luck W.J. Burley - Wycliffe 13: Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin I'm currently reading Temple Grandin - Animals Make Us Human on the Kindle and haven't started a new paperbook yet.
  3. Good luck momac, I hope everything goes well! Congrats Luna, that's very nice! I went to a book fair today here in the Netherlands and bought a lot of books! It was a lot of fun. I'm tired now though so sorting them out will have to happen at a later time.
  4. Thanks for all your symphathies. nonsuch, I'm sorry for your loss.
  5. A fox killed about 15 of our chickens a while ago . It was brutal, mindless killing. Some of them we found back, others were eaten whole. It was terribly sad and I really don't like foxes for this reason.
  6. This book is on my shelf but I haven't read it yet. I'm glad to hear you like it ! It's book one in the Century Trilogy, does it have an ending / can be it read seperately or do I need to get the other books first (once out in paperback)? (I prefer to read series close together rather than waiting a year or longer for the next book to be out).
  7. Is it perhaps A Street Cat Named Bob (How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets) by James Bowen? It's on my wishlist.
  8. Oh, I always thought most of the people here were from the U.S.! Not sure why I thought that, though. Welcome here, Floyd .
  9. I'm currently reading Markus Zusak - The Book Thief. And on the Kindle, Temple Grandin - The Way I See It.
  10. I can't play as the evil person either, I always have to play as good. Playing as evil/bad just feels wrong. Lately I've been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS, I haven't played any PC or PS3 game lately (I have a Wii too but don't play on it much). Usually I find it just too tiring to play games, I'd rather read and be less tired. I'm enjoying playing on the 3DS though (without sound).
  11. I hope you get rid of the rabbits! It's really not nice that your plants are getting eaten. We have a few rabbits in our garden but they're not a big problem (I don't think they've eaten any of the plants that are important to us), in fact I find it cute to watch them when we see them (not that often).
  12. Thanks so much for all your congratulations ! I studied chemistry with some physics, to be specific Nanomaterials: Chemistry & Physics.
  13. Whoops, sorry! How silly of me.
  14. Now that I think about it, I'm fairly sure the old forum (with the old forum software) had a thread like this.
  15. I've written part of a children's book (when I was a child / teenager), about a boy who's not so good at schoolwork (primary school) and who is bullied because of it. I've had plans to write a novel for adults but I've never got around to writing a lot for it (though I did write some parts of it.). First it was going to be a fictional story (contemporary fiction) based on my life and disability, but adding things or removing things (so just based on it). Then it was going to be a non-fiction autobiography of a kind, mainly focussed about my disability and how life is for me. I don't know if I'll ever write a book or not.. I think it would be nice and I plan on doing more writing, but we'll have to see what happens. I do know I have a bit of a talent for writing, or so people have told me all my life. I don't know if I'd have the patience for writing a book, though. A big part of writing is rewriting, reading the same pages over and over again and adjusting little details. I used to have more patience when I was younger, compared with these days. But we'll have to see, I might try at least.
  16. I'm currently reading Stop What You're Doing and Read This! by various authors and Temple Grandin - The Way I See It. They're both non-fiction so I'm thinking of also starting a fiction book soon, since it's nice to read a story too rather than mainly information.
  17. I've never been without a book to read at home, but your tips are good! I watch YouTube videos about books too, I find it's a lot of fun. Reading the forum would be another thing to do, it's always nice to have some more recommendations. Where I live it normally takes about a week depending on which shop you order from, though if you order just one they'll send it via the normal mail instead of as a package and it may take longer.
  18. This book series is on my TBR list, nice to read your review ! I've heard good things about these books, sounds like I should get around to reading them sometime (though I plan to read the Farseer Trilogy first).
  19. Since two days I'm now officially no longer a student, but instead M.Sc. (Master of Science)! I have my diploma and am graduated. I'm so happy .
  20. Great idea for a topic! Personally I prefer money over a book token, because here you can only hand in a book token (boekenbon) in certain shops in the Netherlands. I buy most of my books online, at book fairs or at the charity shop, and for those places you cannot use a book token. People buying me a book would have to make sure I don't already have it. Generally I prefer to give them a title (and tell them it should be a paperback), so I know they'll get me something I don't have and that I'll like (in English, not Dutch, this is very important).
  21. I think it depends on how 'bad' the addiction is. If someone reads a lot to the point where the normal work (ie. a job, housework) doesn't get done anymore, or dinner can't be financed because of book buying, then it's gone too far. But having some unread books in your house (like here ) doesn't have to be a bad thing, in my opinion.
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