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  1. Actual cost not sure but I go away at least once a year to Hay-on-Wye and indulge in a book-buying frenzy with my husband. Record so far for one weekend was approximately 162 books. We need to buy more shelves.
  2. I spilled tea over my keyboard at work once and the TechSupport guy just asked if I took sugar. Apparently if plain tea is spilled the keyboard will work again but sugar does something to the circuits. So working on the same principle, was the mobile in plain water or was there soap powder involved? Of course he could have been pulling my leg...this is the same guy who had me convinced that the components of a mouse were called Mickeys and Minnies. (sorry)
  3. Don't know if this helps, Kate but when I write (never published, sigh) if it's not going well, it still goes down on the page. Then, when I come back to it the next morning I go over it again and because the idea's already there, it's easier to make the words come out the way I want them to. Of course this does involve 5 a.m. starts...
  4. I've actually had some trouble getting hold of some of her books so haven't read the Nine Tailors. Would have to say that my favourite is probably Gaudy Night, probably because of the happy ending. Not the best bedtime reading, however as my french is rusty and my latin now almost non-existent so I end up heading for the dictionaries every chapter or so.
  5. Exactly! That's why our bookshelves currently have the Horse Lords series by Peter Morwood in two different sizes. Grrr! I have to say that whoever publishes David Gemmell at least sticks to the same kind of style for the covers.
  6. I hate the way you start collecting a series of books and halfway through they change the cover design on you.
  7. Hi all. I'm from the Wirral and found you via a C4 forum. Knew this was a place I wanted to be when I found a post from Keanea who also keeps more than one book at a time on the go. Finally! Someone who understands! I'm trying to fit in finishing my first novel around my day job and would love to write full time but have a feeling that option is way, way in the future (and that's being positive). Last few books read: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers, The Iliad, Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay and have just started Foucalt's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
  8. I would have to say that one of my favourite authors is David Gemmell, probably because no character is ever too precious to be bumped off. And I think I did LOTR the wrong way round. I tried to read it when I was eleven and didn't finish it and only returned to it after another twenty years having read many other fantasy authors in the meantime. Which, of course meant that most of the characters read like stereotypes. Unfair but true.
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