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Greer comes across as a twit, a ninny and perhaps an imbecile, so I have to continue to see how she magically becomes something else.
Oct 20, 2009 10:55AM
The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, #2)

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Finally! Greer realizes that Percy has been using her, so I'll remove the 'imbecile' label - but she remains a ninny and a twit
Oct 20, 2009 05:34PM
The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, #2)


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excellent example of 'enacting a Cheltanham tragedy'!
Oct 20, 2009 02:38PM
The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, #2)


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message 1: by Rane (new)

Rane I don't think magic is going to help her out


BJ Rose I can't decide which is more ridiculous - Greer's actions or the very bad sentence structure!!


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Rane BJ Rose wrote: "I can't decide which is more ridiculous - Greer's actions or the very bad sentence structure!!"

*grins* she is using AIM chat lang or something?: "OMG WIHH???! :0" *laughs*


BJ Rose It's just that so many of her sentences say one thing when I'm sure (or I hope!) she means something else. Here are just a couple of examples:

"Greer stopped running when her lungs burned and began to walk..."
What?! Her lungs began to walk? Now I know that she means that Greer began to walk, but there's no comma there to indicate that, and I literally laughed when I read that.

"She could not forget the sight of the muscles in his thick arms and his broad back, clearly evident through his lawn shirt, pasted to his body with the sweat of his exertion." What should be a wonderful picture of his rippling muscles beneath his lawn shirt is ruined for me by a sentence that really tells me that his muscles and broad back are pasted to his body! Add a couple of words "...which was pasted to his body" or rework the sentence.

Nitpicking, I know, but it just ruins the flow of the story for me - my hubby accuses me of searching for things like that, but they just kind of leap out at me. We all ignore typos and badly worded sentences in books, and I will now go back to doing that - just had to get that rant out of my system!

Hmm! Wouldn't that be interesting - chat shorthand in regencies?!


message 5: by Rane (new)

Rane BJ Rose wrote: "It's just that so many of her sentences say one thing when I'm sure (or I hope!) she means something else. Here are just a couple of examples:

"Greer stopped running when her lungs burned and bega..."


shorthand in regencies..hmm well it make for a short novel that's for sure!



new_user Rose, Rose, Rose. Clearly, you have not picked up some of the very sloppy earlier regencies. *coughLindseycough*


BJ Rose new_user wrote: "Rose, Rose, Rose. Clearly, you have not picked up some of the very sloppy earlier regencies. *coughLindseycough*"

Hmm! Either I've wiped those out of my memory (not really!), or I thought more kindly about how hard authors work (not that, either!), or it just grated more because I was working so hard to find something in the story (yup, I think that's it!)




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