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Mar 30, 2015 08:35PM

8565 Dee wrote: "I got distracted and didn't finish round 1 (mostly because I had zero books that fit other challenges) - but i'm back for round 2"

yay, Dee... this round should be easily fitted in anywhere :)
Mar 30, 2015 08:33PM

8565 Dee wrote: "can we start now? I missed start date being posted somewhere..."

yes, you can. You can basically start rounds 2-4 as soon as they're posted :)
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Mar 30, 2015 03:34AM

8565 Blarneygod wrote: "Fallen was okay and almost great, but the pacing was a bit slow for me. The story dragged me in enough for me to make it to the end and to be curious about what happens next, but not..."

yea, that's me too, Blarneygod... just didn't care enough to keep going and I've probably forgotten what's happened already in book 1, oh wells.
Mar 30, 2015 03:32AM

8565 ooh, I have another -I craved this when I was pregnant last year. Avocado shake: avocado, condensed milk, ice -blend. Add some cow's milk if too thick.

Who's gonna try this one?
Mar 30, 2015 03:27AM

8565 Lahni wrote: I lived in Jakarta. And speaking of strange foods and onions, I actually really liked eating durian while I was there."

Jakarta is my city :)
I LOVE durian!
My hubby does NOT -he's Chinese Vietnamese (um, hello?!?!)
btw, did you have any martabak whilst you are there? If so, did you have a cheese/condensed milk combo? my fave! They're now coming up with all these funky new flavours: red velvet cream cheese oreo, green tea etc


Mar 30, 2015 03:24AM

8565 Sherri wrote: "There are a couple of strange combinations I have eaten since I was a child. One is cheesy bread with syrup. I put a slice of american cheese on a slice of white bread and microwave it just enough ..."

Hhhm... cheese bread with syrup is... interesting... A bit like pancakes with bacon & syrup, I guess. I'll have to get some white bread to try this out.

I can definitely see the buttered toast & hot chocolate though. It's just like tearing our baguettes / croissants to dunk into your hot chocolate (very French) :)
Mar 30, 2015 03:21AM

8565 LynnB wrote: "I love that our TBR lists and Moving Mountains can be incorporated into this round so much easier! Maybe I'll get them finished this year, for once."

Mar 30, 2015 03:20AM

8565 Leo wrote: "so if I am required to read a book with a certain number in the total number of pages, I can not read a book which has been published only in ebook format?"

yep, sorry, Leo -it's just to make it easier to check
Mar 30, 2015 03:06AM

8565 I'm currently listening to Fathers and Sons for our Russian month though I haven't even gotten halfway through! It's fitting this month's shelf too so I think I'll stretch it out lol

This looks like some heaving readings... am a little tired from all the NF I'm reading for Readers Pursuit lol

I might try to read The Narrow Road to the Deep North again. I gave up halfway last year due to morning sickness. Maybe I'll get to read it through this time around.
Mar 30, 2015 02:39AM

8565 What does "World Literature" mean for you?

I think it means exploring / celebrating all cultures across the world.

What's on your list this coming month?
Mar 30, 2015 02:36AM

8565 I've fallen way behind :p
Mar 28, 2015 10:54AM

8565 Lahni wrote: "Tien- I didn't know you grew up in Indonesia! I spent a year there as an exchange student when I was in high school and absolutely loved it!"

I was born there, Lahni. Lived there till i was 15 then came to Australia to study. Which city did you go for your exchange?

Ps: yes, it's very early in Oz atm (5am) -am just feeding bub :)
Mar 28, 2015 03:01AM

8565 Bea wrote: "Tien, if I am reading a book not scheduled for Round 1 that qualifies for my easy task, can I count it as long as I have not yet finished it? I am thinking of World Without End for my ..."

Sorry, Bea... I don't think a book you've started to read prior to a roll should count. Would've loved to say yes since I'm reading it too :)

Bea wrote: "Wow! This round might be faster than round 1. (I can only hope for myself.)"

Not that fast, I hope! Hence, the 300+ pages limitation ;)
Mar 28, 2015 02:45AM

8565 Lauren wrote: "Well, the categories make it easier, but the page numbers make it harder so I guess it balances out :0)"


*with a Poirot-like voice -for some reason, it's in my head ;p
Mar 28, 2015 02:41AM

8565 Amanda wrote: "Damn! 300 is going to make my choices harder! You are a nasty! :p"

Ha! I can't make it TOO easy! lol
Mar 28, 2015 02:37AM

8565 Amy wrote: "Went through my list and realized I hadn't posted a couple that I completed:..."

ok -updated :)
Mar 28, 2015 02:35AM

8565 Amanda wrote: "sorry, some clarifications - #10, is that over or under 300 ?

book should be at least 300 pages so 300 and above.

For years with # in publication year, that is for the first publication date ?"

yes, first publication year
Mar 28, 2015 02:34AM

8565 Amanda wrote: "I've never heard of it either! Umm, I don't think I can go there!"

Fair enough, Amanda. Everyone has their limits :)
Mar 28, 2015 12:36AM

8565 LynnB wrote: "OK, sounds strange, but I'll try it this week :)"

oh my... *excited squeal* I hope you like it, LynnB!

Do you have a weird but wonderful combo you love?
Mar 27, 2015 08:16PM

8565 oh! lol, didn't realise it was going to generate such curiosity!

Bread: soft white bread

Cheese: tasty/cheddar (can used pre-sliced ones though if you grate, it'll melt better)

Chocolate: I grew up with these Dutch Chocolate sprinkles


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