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  • View Poll Results: What book do you want TSR to read?
    1984
    11
    24.44%
    The Book Thief
    8
    17.78%
    A Case of Exploding Mangoes
    2
    4.44%
    The Handmaid's Tale
    1
    2.22%
    Heart of Darkness
    15
    33.33%
    To The Lighthouse
    2
    4.44%
    Villette
    1
    2.22%
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    4
    8.89%
    The Killing Jar
    0
    0%
    The Pillowman
    1
    2.22%

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      (Original post by BookWormShanti)
      Ok. Just for you...


      That do you?
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      oh god, that hurt me just to write!


      Let's see yours now :sexface:
      URGH! That's digusting... :yucky:
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      (Original post by im so academic)
      URGH! That's digusting... :yucky:
      Sorry! He is a H/H shipper after all, and I didn't want to put my actual fics on here, because they would take too long to find and I'm shy! :cool:
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      (Original post by im so academic)
      URGH! That's digusting... :yucky:
      Took the words right out of my mouth.

      (Original post by bookwormshanti)
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      Nope, it's the one with Hugh Dancy in it. Havn't seen either and I'm going to have to wait until i finish the book Watching the movie first almost always takes something away from the books for me.
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      (Original post by BookWormShanti)
      Sorry! He is a H/H shipper after all, and I didn't want to put my actual fics on here, because they would take too long to find and I'm shy! :cool:
      I thought it was fine, no need to be shy
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      (Original post by LovesJellyTots)
      I thought it was fine, no need to be shy
      Really? :eek: I didn't really intend it to be - unnecessary clauses, ridiculous ways to say said, H/H and cheesy lines... I'm actually worried now.

      Thanks anyway
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      (Original post by BookWormShanti)
      Really? :eek: I didn't really intend it to be - unnecessary clauses, ridiculous ways to say said, H/H and cheesy lines... I'm actually worried now.

      Thanks anyway
      Haha that's okay, you said you were shy so I didn't wanna shoot you down
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      (Original post by LovesJellyTots)
      Haha that's okay, you said you were shy so I didn't wanna shoot you down
      Well, if I ever post anything actually serious I will come calling on you to make me feel better


      Maybe we should turn this thread back to actual literary talk? It looks like we are going to be reading Heart of Darkness.. looking forward to it?
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      Yeah it's something I've thought about reading for a while but never got around to buying.
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      (Original post by BookWormShanti)
      Ok. Just for you...


      That do you?
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      oh god, that hurt me just to write!


      Let's see yours now :sexface:
      no pain no gain :sexface:


      twas lovely. i think the ambiguity interposed with the various imagery accentuates the sexual innuendo in regards to harry's wand. not only does it portray the character as perhaps a little foolish and reckless, but also amplifies the setting. the juxtaposition of reality and fantasy is clearly expressed here through the character's actions which are hyperboles for the theme of sexual burgeoning. indeed, the reader can quite clearly see the burdens of puberty that both characters harbour. the vagueness in terms of "moaning" could either be a moan of frustration, or pleasure. the reader can never be quite clear. the two characters symbolise teenage oppression, manifesting as violence, "he threw", and they act as thematic vehicles in terms of idealised archetypes of teenage experience.

      all in all, 10/10

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      here's mine. :sexface: it's pretty big so don't be too surprised by it.

      knock yourself out
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      I despise having taking English Literature last year. I enjoy talking crap, but the level of crap AS required was just too much. I got a C in the exam, resitting in January for the crack.
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      (Original post by spacepirate-James)

      where are you applying/hoping to go? :3

      I don't know really. :erm:

      I'll be applying next year during my gap year, so it would depend on my UKCAT score and personal statement, tbh.

      I'll be happy to go anywhere.
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      Any Brontë's fans here?
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      I'm not really a fan, no Sorry
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      (Original post by paddy__power)
      Not very - depends on the edition you have. It's not difficult to read.
      (Original post by spacepirate-James)
      112 pages, apparently
      That's good. I've got a lot on my plate. Is the edition important in this case? Should we all aim to get the same one?
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      (Original post by sandys1000)
      That's good. I've got a lot on my plate. Is the edition important in this case? Should we all aim to get the same one?
      No. It will be essentially the same text it's just that with different text/page sizes etc the number of pages could differe. Depending on the edition you will get varying quality of introduction and explanations etc. Ultimately it doesn't matter - just get the cheapest or which ever you find in local charity shops.
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      (Original post by sandys1000)
      That's good. I've got a lot on my plate. Is the edition important in this case? Should we all aim to get the same one?
      Get this one.
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      (Original post by sandys1000)
      That's good. I've got a lot on my plate. Is the edition important in this case? Should we all aim to get the same one?
      nah. doesn't matter, except you know you want a shiny cover

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      (Original post by spacepirate-James)
      nah. doesn't matter, except you know you want a shiny cover

      Oooh that's really rather perty.

      However, I'll be using the second hand one that my mum owns for reasons of cheapness.

      What's the prettiest book cover you can think of?
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      (Original post by Potiron)
      Oooh that's really rather perty.

      However, I'll be using the second hand one that my mum owns for reasons of cheapness.

      What's the prettiest book cover you can think of?
      most Vintage books are real pretty. i have this fetish for collections.





      need to think about this. if the cover ain't pretty, i ain't reading it.
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      Vintage are the only ones I buy at the moment, they have the prettiest covers and that ones only 1.95 brand new :awesome: I've just ordered it
     
     
     
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