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    I enjoyed the one AIM chat I participated in, and visit CalRef primarily for that feature. I would likely pop into another chat system, particularly if there were specifically scheduled times to get folks together. There aren't many systems I'd rule out, but IRC would be my top choice.
  2. I gave this a shot in Steam without success. I didn't use it in Avadon 1, though so perhaps there's a critical step I'm missing?
  3. Am I the only one that came to this thread expecting it to be about KoL?
  4. 100 Years of Solitude ranks as one of my favorite books. It set me off on a kick- with Borges and Saramago* taking top prizes. * Okay, so he's Portugese. There's still a thread of similarity there.
  5. Finished "Cold Mountain" last week and loved it. I'd love recommendations in a similar vein. Starting "Love in the Time of Cholera" with a sort of unofficial book club of my old classmates. Ya'll are welcome to get in on that action.
  6. I think Cathy Ames seemed a bit too real to me at the time I tried to read it.
  7. I prefer Grapes of Wrath to most of Steinbeck's other work. I am also a proponent of his short stories, and enjoyed East of Eden up to a certain point- then it started to creep me out on a Cormac McCarthy level and I ditched it. I just finished the first book of the Coldfire trilogy, which I don't think I'll pursue further. So far, "Cold Mountain" is treating me very well, as is "Mink River", although the latter is one of those books that I feel like spreading out over months rather than devouring all at once.
  8. The degree to which Tolkien devoted himself to creating an entire world, complete with several thousand years of history, lineages, languages, etc, is not something I would expect of any sane author. Yes, it creates depth and immersion on an unmatched level, but it also makes me want to go back in time and take John on a hike or something to get him out of the house for a while.
  9. The Silmarillion was the first book I ever took on that I wasn't equal to. After running out of challenges in 5th grade, I decided to tackle it in 6th- and found it dense and stilted beyond anything I'd been exposed to (not having been raised with religious texts). I ended up reading it in chunks, and found it digestible as such. In fact, I still recommend treating it that way.
  10. They were all killed an atomic blast. (Or maybe I got sidetracked.)
  11. Yes... the car is the only thing you have that I could have tampered with... there's nothing else you need to worry about.
  12. I hope it's a check! Really, though, if Sy was gonna poison me, she could have done it before now. And I could have taken out her and Neb in one fell swoop... but that's another story.
  13. Bah. No one on this forum has been mailed anthrax since TM left.
  14. If you'll pay postage, I'd be happy to ship you my copy.
  15. Hopefully "Towers of Midnight" and "A Memory of Light" measure up. I just finished 1Q84, which was decent, but could probably have accomplished the same effect in half the length. I believe that completes my attempt to read all of the potential choices for our ill-fated bookclub. Speaking of which, does anyone want to try that again? With an actual live AIM/CalRef discussion at the end of it?
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