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  1. here you go! this might help! I'm afraid I can't remember any of that stuff, I dropped maths and forgot everything as soon as I could!!! good luck! http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/
  2. I'm in the same boat as you seraphina, having only picked it up once and provided a reading for a group of hardcore Jane Austen fans....I must say, I never imagined Frank Churchill and Mr Knightley as a couple! that chapter was more innuendo than anything else though, no real gory explicit stuff (thank goodness! I don't think I would have got through it if it had been!), but I don't know how that compares to the rest of the book. I'd recommend getting it though, always worth having around if a party starts to die down? also I believe it did actually get some quite good feedback!
  3. Definately Goblet Of Fire for me. it was as good as number three, and it would have been a draw between the two if GOF hadn't been longer!!!!! That's what swung it
  4. Wow, I think this Thread may turn out to be a saviour! or at least, a big help! I'm taking Advanced English this year, and have to write a 4000 word Dissertation on 3 books (the theme being Fantasy/Fairy tales). so far I'm using A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye", Hans Christian Anderson's Collection of Fairy Tales (Penguin edition I believe) and Robert Holdstock's "Mythago Wood", so! to put it bluntly, if anyone has some helpful advice on how to approach them/study the style of the author/their literary value or any other points/views, please share them! they may prove invaluable to me, and I promise I won't rip you off and quote you directly or anything like that, I just need a mental kick start....cos at the moment I'm at a loss! I'm terrible at Critical Studies Give me a discussion group any day! Ok, enough of that
  5. hmmmm.....my resolution is to have a new years resolution I'd better give some thought to that!
  6. I had never heard of Opus Dei before this book, but I did think he seemed to be having a go at the catholic church. I'm not really a religious person, but I think quite a few people could get quite riled by basic accusations that their whole religion is a network of lies and deception to obtain power....well, that's how it came across to me anyway, but I may be wrong I didn't even know there was a "Truth behind" book....but I am definately going to try and get it now out of pure interest
  7. actually, I rather liked this book (I just finished it). I bought it as some light reading in an airport, and though I have to agree, the characters were a bit stereotypical and quite flat, the plot itself was quite fun! I enjoyed trying to work out the puzzles, and there was a lot of interestiing random knowledge spattered throughout it, and it's actually sparked an interest in symbolism for me (I don't know how much of it was true in the book, but still, it made the subject sound fascinating). I must admit, I only found out that this book was geting a bad rap AFTER I bought it, but I'm glad I did buy it, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for something random and light...but I don't think I'll buy any more of his books hehe
  8. yes! she went a bit over the top, not to criticise her, as she is a fantastic author. but, I don't know about anyone else, but that scene with dumbledore in book 5....ok, I understood where harry was coming from but come on! everyone makes mistakes! I felt really bad for dumbledore especially when harry started smashing things, all I could think was "wow, what a spoilt brat!" I definately rated number 4 as the best, cos it was as dark as the 3rd but bigger! the pace really kept up throughout the book and there were twists in every chapter! there were good elements in number 5, the characters (Like Dolores Umbridge) were just as well thought out as in the previous books etc, and there wasn't anything WRONG as such with it, I just found myself disliking Harry more and more as the book went on.....anyway! enough of that rant!
  9. There were no harry potter threads.....so I had to start one!! this is just generally to get some views on the books, likes/dislikes, criticisms, hero worship (tho lets try and keep it to a minimum....we all know the books rule....tho feel free to challenge that!) and any other general points you wish to make! yay! have fun guys, and adults....FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN! Harry Potter is for all ages (e.g. I'm 16 and still love em! as does my dad!). hope to get some stuff soon!
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