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Old 08-15-2005, 01:26 PM   #121
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I read it Alix...... it was Tosh!

Poor Roslin chapel has been inundated with visitors - all looking for the secret...
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:00 PM   #122
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What does "tosh" mean?
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:06 PM   #123
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It's a slang word for absolute rubbish!
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:38 PM   #124
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Well Ishbel, I respect your opinion on books, so I may just chuck the dang thing. Sometimes I just get a weird feeling about books and can't bring myself to read them.

Guess I'll just have to jump into Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:08 PM   #125
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Alix, know what you mean about "getting a funny feeling" about a book. The same thing happens to me with books and movies. In my case, I think I'm a big wimp - couldn't / wouldn't see "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" until about 20 years after it was released (I just knew it would be too sad to bear), and.... I was right. Same thing with books. Now that my daughters are older though, sometimes they'll read something they really like and enthuse about it - this happened with the whole Harry Potter series as well as with the Da Vinci code. Harry Potter series was okay for me...Da Vinci code...suspected a lot of it was (sorry to say) drivel. Sandyj
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:08 AM   #126
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Claire, I love Victoria Holt also.
I still have the first copy of PRIDE OF THE PEACOCK. It's
the first Holt I read. I re-read her over and over.
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:46 AM   #127
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:28 AM   #128
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I used to LOVE to visit Roslin Chapel Peaceful, with some really amazing 'unexplained' things, like the carving of 'Indian Corn' from a time before the Americas were 'discovered' etc! All making for a major mystery. I often got talking to American visitors who had read about the apprentice pillar (the corn thingy) in various places and so they added the Chapel to their holiday itinerary. Lots of interesting conversations were had!

Now? Full of loads of tourists - particularly from America (but also Canda, Aus, S.Africa) - who are absolutely SURE that the story in the Da Vinci Code was HISTORY.... Some of them are even demanding (what a cheek!) permission to dig up the floors and find the 'secret' crypt etc....! Mind you, it's making the Chapel a fortune!

The book wasn't HISTORY, it was fiction! I also wasn't too impressed with his writing style - and cannot believe that so many of his books were in the best sellers' charts for so long!

http://www.rosslynchapel.org.uk/


There is an interesting article in my newspaper today saying that yesterday, Lincoln Cathedral was being picketed by a group, led by a nun, to stop the filming of part of the Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks. They are using Lincoln in place of Westminster (London) presumably because there are slightly less tourists in Lincoln!
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:17 AM   #129
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I spoke to the friend who lent me the book and he was a bit baffled by my response to it. We usually have very similar taste in reading material. He says his feelings won't be hurt if I don't read it, WHEW! I am going to give it another go today and if I can't do it, well I will return it to him.

Ishbel, doesn't it amaze you that folks forget they are reading fiction sometimes? I have to confess to getting really wrapped up in what I am reading (to the point of not wanting to put stuff down because something might happen while I am away ) but I am always aware of whether or not I am reading fiction.

Anyone else do that? Get so engrossed in your book you just can't bear to put it down? I used to have that trouble especially with Desmond Bagley and Alistair MacLean.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:23 AM   #130
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Anyone else do that? Get so engrossed in your book you just can't bear to put it down?
oooooooooh yeah. Read the Exorcist in one sitting. Out in the country. All by myself in this house. It was that good.
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