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    Has anyone read any Oscar Wilde, particularly 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', or anything else they can recommend?
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    (Original post by Un Libertine)
    Has anyone read any Oscar Wilde, particularly 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', or anything else they can recommend?
    It's on my to-read list, if you fancy coordinating
    But no, sadly, I haven't yet.
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    (Original post by >Anna<)
    It's on my to-read list, if you fancy coordinating
    But no, sadly, I haven't yet.
    I've just finished Dorian Gray a few days ago, unfortunately, but I highly recommend it. Great book. You could read that first, or maybe we could co-ordinate on 'The Importance of Being Earnest' also by Wilde. Most of his work is out of license, so you can get it for free online I think.
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    (Original post by JessicaW)
    To the people doing tv, what are you 'checking'? Only shows you've newly discovered in 2012, previously unseen episodes of existing shows or just everything, even if you've seen it before?
    I'm going to be checking shows that I newly discovered in 2012 and unseen episodes of existing shows. Its the best way for me to see what shows I have picked up during 2012.
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    (Original post by Un Libertine)
    I've just finished Dorian Gray a few days ago, unfortunately, but I highly recommend it. Great book. You could read that first, or maybe we could co-ordinate on 'The Importance of Being Earnest' also by Wilde. Most of his work is out of license, so you can get it for free online I think.
    I've downloaded 'The Importance of Being Earnet' so will definitely give them both a read; think 'Gulliver's Travels' is going to be next though
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    (Original post by >Anna<)
    I've downloaded 'The Importance of Being Earnet' so will definitely give them both a read; think 'Gulliver's Travels' is going to be next though
    Let me know when you start reading it!
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    :hi:
    Just finished with Through the Looking Glass...is Gulliver's Travels a goer?


    (Original post by Un Libertine)
    Let me know when you start reading it!
    Will do!
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    I love this idea :grin:!

    Music: http://www.last.fm/user/Emmie3303
    Books: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7361543-emma
    TV: http://followmy.tv/u/Emmie3303
    Film: http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/emmie3303/

    I'm particularly liking the wasted time feature on the TV site; mine's a bit shameful at the moment :p:. I've only ticked/marked what I've seen/read/listened to in 2012 .

    Currently wading through episodes of ER and reading Carry On, Jeeves.
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    (Original post by >Anna<)
    I know, me too! I saw your post, thought I'd check and managed to get the books at sale price; checked back at about 00:30 and the prices had shot back up. So, really: thank you!

    Ooh, we didn't get any the same..I think I missed looking at the sections you bought during my frenzied buying spree :p:
    Yours all sound really interesting :yep:

    I got:

    Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

    The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison

    The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil by Rodney Bolt

    Unique by Alison Allen-Gray

    Off with their heads!: All the Cool Bits in British History by Martin Oliver

    The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötszch



    Oh, and I bought this the other day:

    The Etymologican by Mark Forsyth
    That's great!!! No problem
    It was great today to go back and see that some of the books I had bought had gone up from 99p to £8!

    I was going to buy Nothing to Envy and The Very Thought of You, but I only had a £20 Kindle giftcard and two of the books I got weren't in the sale and were £5!!
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    (Original post by >Anna<)
    Just finished with Through the Looking Glass...is Gulliver's Travels a goer?
    Haha, loved the wave... very cute.

    Yeah, Gulliver's Travels is a go as of tomorrow. They said the book will be available for me then so yeah
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    (Original post by Charlesworth)
    Band of brothers is amazing. I heard the Pacific has more personal storylines? Band of brother's doesn't and each episode focuses normally either on a specific event from WWII or follows a specific person. If you do get to watch it I hope you enjoy it
    Yer, the Pacific is about how the war affects each character more than anything. I'll be sure to watch it
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    Right signed up for all but the video games one as I know that one would be pathetic. Movies will be poor as well but more likely to actually get one. For all the lists I shall be doing it as those I have read/watched/listened to for the first time in 2012.

    http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/sirmasterkey/
    http://www.last.fm/user/SirMasterKey
    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7362425-kieran
    http://followmy.tv/u/SirMasterKey
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    Lovely idea!

    I'll give it a try, mainly for films and books, at least.. last.fm seems to require subscription and I don't play video games at all Signed up for the TV shows as well, I barely watch TV but who knows

    Books: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7362744-linus
    TV: http://followmy.tv/u/LinusCosinus
    Film: http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/linuscosinus/

    Only added the ones I read/watched since the start of 2012
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    (Original post by Natalie21)
    That's great!!! No problem
    It was great today to go back and see that some of the books I had bought had gone up from 99p to £8!

    I was going to buy Nothing to Envy and The Very Thought of You, but I only had a £20 Kindle giftcard and two of the books I got weren't in the sale and were £5!!
    Haha, I know..that feeling of smug satisfaction

    I'll let you know if they're any good! It's just a shame you can't lend your kindle books to your friends really!


    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    Haha, loved the wave... very cute.

    Yeah, Gulliver's Travels is a go as of tomorrow. They said the book will be available for me then so yeah
    Haha, glad you liked it :p:

    Fantastic Heading out for the evening, so that suits me perfectly.
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    I like the sound of this...shame I've only just found it though

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7362856
    http://www.last.fm/user/Tabers1992
    http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/tabers/
    http://darkadia.com/member/Tabers/library (This one won't be good as I don't really play games)
    http://followmy.tv/u/Tabers

    Now lets get started.
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    (Original post by Tabers)
    I like the sound of this...shame I've only just found it though

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7362856
    http://www.last.fm/user/Tabers1992
    http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/tabers/
    http://darkadia.com/member/Tabers/library (This one won't be good as I don't really play games)
    http://followmy.tv/u/Tabers

    Now lets get started.
    I've only started as well today :five:
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    (Original post by BoxesAndBangles)
    Snobbery. Why is theatre better than a movie or TV?
    It's a joke right?
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    (Original post by >Anna<)
    Haha, I know..that feeling of smug satisfaction

    I'll let you know if they're any good! It's just a shame you can't lend your kindle books to your friends really!
    It's so good :P

    Yes do!

    Do you have a goodreads account?

    Well you can if you put the files onto your computer and e-mail them :P
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    Have joined for books:

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7363104-najabri

    You can watch my snail-like progress through War And Peace .
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    (Original post by najabri)
    Have joined for books:

    http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7363104-najabri

    You can watch my snail-like progress through War And Peace .
    Omg! I have War and Peace and it just looks far too intimidating to even start. I hear that you never actually appreciate it until your 3rd read through.

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