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blueone 07-27-2007 05:43 AM

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Do you like the "adult" covers that I presume only Brits get, Q? I think they're pretty S*** L******.

Starlite 07-27-2007 05:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by blueone (Post 289060)
We had this one:

That's what we have here too.

blueone 07-27-2007 05:46 AM

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Which one? The one with the dragon?

Quincy 07-27-2007 05:46 AM

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I'm reading a children's books, I'm not going to pretend with an "adult" cover

blueone 07-27-2007 05:48 AM

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That's the attitude! :rock

hildegoat 07-27-2007 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Quincy (Post 289072)
I'm reading a children's books, I'm not going to pretend with an "adult" cover

My girlfriend likes to pretend it's an adult's book. :lol We have the adult covers here.

When she first got the "adult" versions of the book, I thought there would be more sex and violence, but alas, that was not the case.

FrigidRoses 07-27-2007 11:37 AM

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The US covers do suck. Haven't they changed they changed some of the language as well to make sure us Americans understand everything?

I'm on book Five now though!!! Gotta finish reading this series before i hear any spoilers.

blueone 07-27-2007 12:05 PM

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I know for a fact that they changed the title of the first book from Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone to Harry Potter & the Sorceror's Stone. And you might have had typical british words (like trousers and jumpers) changed to your American equivalent (pants and sweaters, respectively). :)

raisemyglass 07-27-2007 12:44 PM

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http://www.temp.sfbok.se/kat/img/42849.jpg

FrigidRoses 07-27-2007 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by blueone (Post 289247)
I know for a fact that they changed the title of the first book from Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone to Harry Potter & the Sorceror's Stone. And you might have had typical british words (like trousers and jumpers) changed to your American equivalent (pants and sweaters, respectively). :)

Crazy Americans.

Sydneyfan 07-27-2007 08:22 PM

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http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../glamorama.jpg

ferris wheel junkie 07-27-2007 08:51 PM

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i think the "adult" covers of hp are silly. it's a kids book. get over it.

i was surprised at how many terry pratchett readers there are here!
whoever said that death was an awesome character... too true... i love death. i haven't read many of them, but i did find those books highly entertaining. they do attract nerds though if you read them in public.

FrigidRoses 07-27-2007 10:03 PM

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Glamorama was so hard to follow the first time I read it. Enough with the fucking dots on the ceiling already!

ishellmay 07-27-2007 11:53 PM

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A month or two ago I finished Steinbeck's East of Eden. Amazing novel, now in my top five. I'm now following that up with Journal of a Novel, the letters Steinbeck wrote to his editor while writing East of Eden. It's a pretty good alternative to exhuming his corpse and asking him about the process he went through.

Next on my list:
Lipstick Traces - Greil Marcus
Rock and Roll: My Life Inside and Out - Bill Graham (and friends and relatives)
Hip Hop America - Nelson George

Sydneyfan 07-28-2007 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by FrigidRoses (Post 289368)
Glamorama was so hard to follow the first time I read it. Enough with the fucking dots on the ceiling already!

The lists of celebrities and designer products gets a bit tiresome, but I suppose that is exactly the point. I'm about half way through and still trying to get my head around the "everything is now just part of a film script" scenario. I'm confused, but in an enjoyable way.

SkortBrun 07-28-2007 01:01 AM

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Just finished Breakfast Of Champions (loved it!) so now I'm onto the new/final Harry Potter.

raisemyglass 07-28-2007 04:29 PM

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http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/...V61154847_.jpg

FrigidRoses 07-28-2007 06:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SkortBrun (Post 289384)
Just finished Breakfast Of Champions (loved it!) so now I'm onto the new/final Harry Potter.

RIP VONNEGUT.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/2...ed87b1.jpg?v=0

Finally forked over some cash to get Dawkin's new one. I'm surprised it's not against the law to buy this book in South Carolina. :)

blueone 07-28-2007 06:48 PM

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Are audio books sanctioned in here?

FrigidRoses 07-28-2007 06:50 PM

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Go for it.

blueone 07-28-2007 06:55 PM

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HARRY POTTER audio books, ZOMG! Stephen Fry as narrator! http://www.rutopia.info/forum/images...bananahump.gif








Quote:

Originally Posted by FrigidRoses (Post 289468)
Go for it.

I went for it. :)

FrigidRoses 07-28-2007 06:56 PM

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:lol

How are they? Worth the money?

blueone 07-28-2007 06:58 PM

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They're great and err... what money? http://www.rutopia.info/forum/images/smiles/shy.gif

Faded Rose 07-29-2007 01:18 PM

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Listening to Stephen Fry read Harry Potter is better than reading it for yourself. He is fantastic. I would recommend them to anyone - and yes if you pay for them they are worth the money.

blueone 07-29-2007 01:20 PM

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He has great voices for all the characters, doesn't he?


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