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Re: 'Underwear as Outerwear'

I think LbW readers will be interested and amused by this BBC Radio 4 piece broadcast this morning:-0

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7689554.stm

 

 

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Re: What's next?

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I see that B&N have listed The Gathering in Announcements for November reads Melissa. What date are we starting? 
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Re: What's next?

We'll start Monday, November 3.


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I see that B&N have listed The Gathering in Announcements for November reads Melissa. What date are we starting? 

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Re: What's next?

I picked up my copy of The Mysteries of Udolpho at B&N last night.   This edition wasn't due according to the announcement until November, and I only ordered a week or two ago.  The print seems reasonable in size for my eyes.  I see from the reviews that supposedly the tale starts slowly but builds in interest.

 

(Also enjoyed the complimentary cappuccino offered this month at my usual store!  Thx!)

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It's always a pleasant surprise when your book comes in early (mine came in last week - same edition).  I think Oxford has started to realize that perhaps tiny print isn't such a good thing for long-term readership; the new editions seems to have better and larger printing than the 90s editions.

 

I have Castle of Otranto on order as well.  I figured it was a good time to read the main work by the instigator of the Gothic trend for contrast.


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I picked up my copy of The Mysteries of Udolpho at B&N last night.   This edition wasn't due according to the announcement until November, and I only ordered a week or two ago.  The print seems reasonable in size for my eyes.  I see from the reviews that supposedly the tale starts slowly but builds in interest.

 

(Also enjoyed the complimentary cappuccino offered this month at my usual store!  Thx!)


 

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pedsphleb wrote:

It's always a pleasant surprise when your book comes in early (mine came in last week - same edition).  I think Oxford has started to realize that perhaps tiny print isn't such a good thing for long-term readership; the new editions seems to have better and larger printing than the 90s editions.

 

I have Castle of Otranto on order as well.  I figured it was a good time to read the main work by the instigator of the Gothic trend for contrast.


Peppermill wrote:

I picked up my copy of The Mysteries of Udolpho at B&N last night.   This edition wasn't due according to the announcement until November, and I only ordered a week or two ago.  The print seems reasonable in size for my eyes.  I see from the reviews that supposedly the tale starts slowly but builds in interest.

 

(Also enjoyed the complimentary cappuccino offered this month at my usual store!  Thx!)


 


 

I got my Oxford edition a few weeks ago.  I haven't looked too closely at it yet, but the print didn't look too bad.  It's definitely larger than the complete works of Shakespeare (Illustrated Stratford) that I've been reading for the Shakespeare group!
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I have Castle of Otranto on order as well. I figured it was a good time to read the main work by the instigator of the Gothic trend for contrast.

 

Castle of Otranto is a riot, and a very quick read (unlike Udolpho!)

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I think the era of Brits not showing their wealth is over. LOL.
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When I see the royals and other aristos displaying their expensive kn****** I'll agree FC.  :smileyvery-happy:.

 


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Choisya wrote:

When I see the royals and other aristos displaying their expensive kn****** I'll agree FC.  :smileyvery-happy:.

 


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I think the era of Brits not showing their wealth is over. LOL.

 


You mean knickers? Is that self-bowdlerized or done by the site?  Why is it a I always associate you with the Queen?

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Choisya wrote:

When I see the royals and other aristos displaying their expensive kn****** I'll agree FC.  :smileyvery-happy:.

 


foxycat wrote:
I think the era of Brits not showing their wealth is over. LOL.

 


You mean knickers? Is that self-bowdlerized or done by the site?  Why is it a I always associate you with the Queen?


 

I had assumed "knickers" as well, foxycat, but who knows, since she decided to censor herself?

 

knockers?

knives?

knockwursts?

:smileywink::smileyvery-happy:

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ROFL.   I censored myself as it is quite a rude word of exclamation in the UK:smileyvery-happy:.  The Queen FC!!! What an insult!:smileysurprised::smileyhappy:

 


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foxycat wrote:

Choisya wrote:

When I see the royals and other aristos displaying their expensive kn****** I'll agree FC.  :smileyvery-happy:.

 


foxycat wrote:
I think the era of Brits not showing their wealth is over. LOL.

 


You mean knickers? Is that self-bowdlerized or done by the site?  Why is it a I always associate you with the Queen?


 

I had assumed "knickers" as well, foxycat, but who knows, since she decided to censor herself?

 

knockers?

knives?

knockwursts?

:smileywink::smileyvery-happy:


 

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Rochelle -- did you make the selection about creating your B&N profile?  When I click on my screen name, I get a selection that says: See My B&N profile.  When I click on that, I get my profile with a translucent overlay that says Set Up Your B&N profile.  If I click on "Go to My B&N", I can see my avatar and a selection below it permits me to change it.

 

Hope this helps.  Good luck.  (I have had such fun with this new system.  :smileysurprised:  :smileysad:  )

 


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I was already registered at the store years ago, had no profile, just email and PW. I'll look for it. I don't think the new system is fun. I belong to several other boards and email lists, and they're just wasting a lot of my time. I might just leave it blank.
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I have been wondering if there are any female Native American authors whom we could consider for our next selection? 

 

 

 

 

(I think the new avatars are pathetic! Surely B&N can do better than this or allow a facility which lets us load our own.)

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Helen Hunt Jackson is not native American, but she wrote beautifully and tragically about them in Ramona. Or maybe they were all Hispanics; I'm not sure.

 


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I personally love Barbara Kingsolver

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I've read her Poisonwood Bible but nothing else.  I don't think she is a Native American though?

 


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I personally love Barbara Kingsolver

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I have been wondering if there are any female Native American authors whom we could consider for our next selection? 

 

 

 

 

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I believe Louise Erdrich is part Ojibwa and grew up in North Dakota where many of her novels are set.

 

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