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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: It's International Book Week - post a sentence Reply with quote

It's International Book Week. Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, and post the fifth sentence. Don't mention the title of the book!

    "‘Ah,’ says he, ‘you can go ashore, if you like, and stay,’ he says; ‘but as for the ship, she’ll beat up for more, by thunder!’"
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Shroob



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Had the Battle of France continued for even a few more weeks instead of ending so abruptly in disaster, the RAF's inability ot support the British Army effectively might have been even more embarrassingly exposed.'
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" In another drawing, he sliced through the brain in deft horizontal sections - a human CT scanner, centuries before its time - to demonstrate the relationship between the cisterns and the ventricles."
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ioganson, a pupil of Konstantin Korovin (1861 - 1939), delights in the evocation of character, in the creation of narrative drama, in the decorative possibilities of peasant dress and in a broad painterly execution that is typical of nineteenth-century Russian realism.

Nomad Soul, what a great idea!
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! It's International Book Week! The rules: grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence.


"In other words, that the fate of a person or a country could be foreseen in various ways."

(Grammatically, it's not really a sentence, but it's written as one.) Very Happy

Regards,
John
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Kofola



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Moreover, dyes were not yet colour-fast, or even close to it, adding a further powerful incentive to stay dry.'
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"They were marvellous caterpillars."
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shroob wrote:
'Had the Battle of France continued for even a few more weeks instead of ending so abruptly in disaster, the RAF's inability ot support the British Army effectively might have been even more embarrassingly exposed.'


I'm guessing the new Antony Beeovr book about WWII or maybe Max Hastings. Cool
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Hey! It's International Book Week! The rules: grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence.


"In other words, that the fate of a person or a country could be foreseen in various ways."

(Grammatically, it's not really a sentence, but it's written as one.) Very Happy

Regards,
John


I'm guessing something modernish (1950s-1990s, no earlier or later, hmmmm....or maybe English 1930s or 1920s hmmm..... Confused )
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dedicated wrote:
" In another drawing, he sliced through the brain in deft horizontal sections - a human CT scanner, centuries before its time - to demonstrate the relationship between the cisterns and the ventricles."


The Emperor of All Maladies. Wink I Googled. Cool
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Cool Teacher,

I'll 'fess up: Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, 1994.

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John
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnslat wrote:
Dear Cool Teacher,

I'll 'fess up: Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, 1994.

Regards,
John


Oooh! I read that once. Or started reading it but neve finished it. Was it good? Cool

My sister had it and I was the family philospher so natuarally everyone in the family wanted to know my verdict. I read the bit abot Sartre but wasn't sure if the writer really gave a good explanation. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Cool Teacher,

It's a "survey course" in Western philosophy cleverly disguised as fiction. Oh, admittedly, it's somewhat didactic, but I like to reread it every ten years or so as a kind of refresher course.

I like it - but it may not be to everyones taste.

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John
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such fun! Here's my contribution:

At last we reached the open glass door of a small bar, its dark-red walls hung with photographs of the company, and we were in the presence of a little gnome-like man, wearing a bow tie and a double-breasted suit, and that cheerily smiling but really quite expressionless apple-cheeked sort of face you see on some ventriloquist's dolls.
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Dedicated



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isla Guapa,

This is from "Forever Rumpole : The Best of the Rumpole Stories".

I agree this is great fun !
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