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Which food would you find most difficult to give up?


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Cheese. It's a delight in every way (except the cheap supermarket way).

What's your favourite genre of book?

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Probably crime mystery, but good historical fiction comes a close second.

How many books do you read on average per week?

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2 or 3 a week here at the flat, especially now I've discovered there are a lot of British sellers on amazon.de and I don't have to ration myself quite so carefully any longer.

Who's your favourite author?


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That's a really difficult question to answer! Rewording it (if permitted to do so) as 'if stranded on a dessert island with the collective works of just one author, whose works would you prefer to have?' then my answer would be Dorothy Dunnett as there is such depth and convoluted plot lines to her historical novels that I find vast numbers of new things in them every time I re-read.

In similar Desert Island Discs fashion, if you could only listen to one piece of music, what would it be?


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As much of the Mozart Requiem as they would let me have. If I can only have one part then probably the Quam olim Abrahae promisisti, or the Agnus Dei (I would listen over and over again whilst reading Busman's Honeymoon by D.L.Sayers :D )

What would be your luxury?

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Cheese.

Which of the grades should I cut my hair?

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Golly. How much of a change do you want ?

Should I bob my hair ? (It's currently halfway down my back and I have this dilemma out with myself every 4 months or so.)


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I think yes. After all, it will always grow again and a change is as good as a rest....

Do I hoover before or after dragging the car in for a repair? Given that I have no clue what time I will be able to get back.

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Hoover before and then it's done and you don't have the faff of doing it later.

What should I do with my bank holiday tomorrow ?


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Done! Well upstairs anyway...

Sleep?

Why have you got a Bank Holiday in the middle of the week?

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Because we always have one on 1st November regardless of whether it's a Monday or not.

Should I buy a new jacket ?


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Having had nearly a fortnight to consider the question, yes, I think you should!

Is it true that the word "fortnight" is practically extinct, and if so, is it a very bad thing? (The extinction, not the word).


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I think it's a little sad because it's quite a pretty word, but not necessarily a bad thing because language always has and always will change.

Can I be bothered to change the bulb in my lamp?

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Depends on how much you need it!

(I never even thought that fortnight was close to extinction, it seems a fairly normal word to me. hmm.)

Is it the end of the world as we know it (and do you feel fine)?

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I think it may be and I certainly do not feel fine.

What can save us?

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Chocolate! (Or prayer, if I'm allowed 2 answers!)

How do I decide on books for Christmas for an 11 year old boy?!? :? And please don't suggest gift tokens!!

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I'd think see if you can get a feel of the books he likes already and see if you can find anything that may well fit those tastes. If you can't do that for whatever reason I'd recommend A Series of Unfortunate Events (which I really must do a reread of some time).

What are you getting up to today?

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Nothing,nothing, nothing. Or more precisely a lovely jigsaw, a bit of watercolouring book and some excellent music.

Does this autumn think it is spring? Rain, sun, rain, sun.....

(To hark back to Mary's enquiry re books, personally my greatest delight as an 11 year old was to receive book tokens and to know that the choice was mine, all mine. Lucy Mangan says it all. Failing that I would ask his parents what he wants though if they are anything like my family they won't know, especially now that 13 year old granddaughter is reading a lot at school as well as home)

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His parents, my in-laws, turn their noses up at book tokens. :roll:

But have chosen some books, so all is well... she says hopefully.

Oops, came back to ask a question. Am in the middle of reading The School by the River by EBD. Fabulous book, but am I the only on here who hadn't read it?

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