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by Bix
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Kids
Topic: Just Kids Question #15 - Prose
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Just Kids Question #15 - Prose

I'm ashamed to say it has been so long since I posted that I can't remember how to quote from someone else's reply. I really meant to join in on this one, but real life has a way of throwing disruptions into the best of intentions. I have been reading tidbits and replies to questions when I could th...
by Bix
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: The Price of Freedom
Topic: Ann Crispin's illness and passing–-Messages and condolences from the Zone
Replies: 30
Views: 2236

Re: Ann Crispin very ill – post messages to Ann here

I remember how excited DITHOT and Liz were to even have made contact with you. I know neither they nor any of us expected the amazing level of participation you gave us in our discussion. We all thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and our look behind your writing process. Thank you so much for th...
by Bix
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Life
Topic: Life Question #16 ~ Levitation
Replies: 21
Views: 1842

Re: Life Question #16 ~ Levitation

I had to go look it up, because this passage reminded me so strongly of how Nick Hornby has the character JJ in "A Long Way Down" describe what playing music with a band means to him: "When Big Yellow played live, it was like some kind of Pentacostal service; instead of applause and w...
by Bix
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Life
Topic: Life Tidbit #22 ~ Jammin in Jamaica
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Life Tidbit #22 ~ Jammin in Jamaica

Oh, Liz, I am so jealous of you! Ocho Rios and Port Antonio may just be some of my favorite spots on earth, but I haven't been there in sooooo long. I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience there this summer. That encourages me to perhaps go back one more time. And, no, it's not just you - St...
by Bix
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Life
Topic: Life Tidbit #6 ~ The Blues
Replies: 19
Views: 1321

Re: Life Tidbit #6 ~ The Blues

WOW, DITHOT! Just WOW! As others have said, you surpassed even your own record of excellence with this one! Now I know where I will be for a couple of hours today. I was privileged to see several of these blues players over the years also and I treasure those hours. Great job!
by Bix
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: The Price of Freedom
Topic: TPOF of Freedom Question #25 ~ Overall Impressions
Replies: 20
Views: 2475

Re: TPOF of Freedom Question #25 ~ Overall Impressions

I agree with Theresa. I would have loved for the book to go on and on. I thought it was very well crafted and enjoyable. It is obvious the amount of thought and research Ann put into creating such a vivid story. Her characters were very well-developed; Jack, Esmerelda and Ayisha were especially real...
by Bix
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: The Price of Freedom
Topic: TPOF Question #1 ~ The Prologue
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: TPOF Question #1 ~ The Prologue

I, too, was surprised when the events in the prologue turned out to be so integral to the rest of the story. I certainly was intrigued by the prologue and eager to get on with the book. Fansmom, I also love the Amelia Peabody series, so I grabbed my book to take another look to see if I agreed with ...
by Bix
Fri May 20, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: On Stranger Tides
Topic: ON STRANGER TIDES Movie - Compare to the book **SPOILERS**
Replies: 17
Views: 2859

Re: ON STRANGER TIDES Movie - Compare to the book **SPOILERS**

DITHOT and I went to see POTC:OST this morning and I can only speak for myself in saying there wasn't much of Tim's book there. (I'm sure I will be educated on this as others point out many similarities!) Anyway, we noted that Blackbeard had magic - although I didn't know it was connected to his swo...
by Bix
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION

Nebraska, I was just coming to make a comment about Bobby Dye's death, but you pretty much said what I was going to. I think the main purpose was to add to Spandau's sense of failure and loss and to set up his mental state for the beginning of this book.
by Bix
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION

Just for the record, I never meant to imply that Daniel had anything to do with the typos. But I do agree with you, Liz, about reliance on spellcheck degrading the proofreading of everything we read these days.
by Bix
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Babylon Nights Question #26 ~ FINAL QUESTION

Another great discussion! Thanks so much Liz and DITHOT and everyone who participated. What I started to say yesterday is that there seemed to be quite a lot of glaring typos in this book. I hate it when there are proofreading errors and I wouldn't have expected Simon & Schuster to put out such ...
by Bix
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #25 ~ Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Babylon Nights Question #25 ~ Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?

Okay, I'll wait until tomorrow, DITHOT. Thanks.
by Bix
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #25 ~ Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: Babylon Nights Question #25 ~ Thumbs Up? Thumbs Down?

I did like the book very much. This is a genre that I used to read a great deal, although I haven't been doing so lately. But Depp more than holds his own with some of my favorites who have written many more novels than he has. As others have already said, his characters are so wonderfully developed...
by Bix
Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #22 ~ Casting
Replies: 27
Views: 3144

Re: Babylon Nights Question #22 ~ Casting

Good picks, Liz. But the guy who plays Ron Weasley is named Rupert Grint, I believe. And that is the perfect picture of Amelie, firefly. That's how I saw Amalie, too.
by Bix
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Babylon Nights
Topic: Babylon Nights Question #22 ~ Casting
Replies: 27
Views: 3144

Re: Babylon Nights Question #22 ~ Casting

Yes, Theresa, Tommy Lee Jones is perfect for Spandau - but maybe too old. So what about Jeff Bridges? I mean, he's kind of done crusty cowboy old guy lately - but he's not as old as TLJ or some of those guys. And I remember how cool he was in The Fabulous Baker Boys (which was some years ago, but st...

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