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(, Sun 1 Apr 2001, 1:00)
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How well read are you? Itís World Book Night, and 1,000,000 copies of 25 different books are given out free.
(1) Pride and Prejudice.
(2) The Player of Games.
(3) Sleepyhead
(4) Notes From a Small Island
(5) The Alchemist
(6) The Take
(7) Harlequin
(8) Someone Like You
(9) A Tale of 2 Cities
(10) Room
(11) Rebecca
(12) The Remains of the Day
(13) Misery
(14) The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
(15) Small Island
(16) Let the Right one in
(17) The Road
(18) The Time Travellerís Wife
(19) The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
(20) The Damned Utd.
(21) Good Omens.
(22) How I live Now.
(23) Touching the Void.
(24) I capture the Castle.
(25) The Book Thief.

Iíve read 1,4,9,12, 17,20 and 23. Got 13 and 20 given this morning. Seen as films 1,9, 12, 13, 17 and 23. The Brian Clough one looks interesating.

Alt, nice lunch?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:53, Reply)
I have read three from the list

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:54, Reply)
ermmm.
1,3,4,5,9,17,18,20,21,23,25. I think.

Odd choices though. The Take? isn't that Martina Cole?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:56, Reply)
yes

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:56, Reply)
Lets see how many people use this thread to talk about food.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:56, Reply)
I FUCKEN LOVE PIZZA

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:59, Reply)
Great forum.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:02, Reply)
i don't like that vienneta sausage dominos put on theres now

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:04, Reply)
Shut up now Quints

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:08, Reply)
its not spicy and its toot hin
i just don't like it, tahts all
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:08, Reply)
I haven't read any of them

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:03, Reply)
Just pick a bunch of the numbers randomly to make it seem like you're well read.
Like everyone else.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:05, Reply)
Cynical.
It's the internet shut in board, of course most of us read a lot, it saves us talking to real people.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:09, Reply)
I don't really credit people on here with the attention span to read anything beyond the Warhammer newsletter

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
There's a Warhammer newsletter?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:13, Reply)
40,000 of them

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
For Gold members only

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:17, Reply)
OK, well, some of us read a lot.
Mainly to fill all that time that would have been spent draining vodka bottles and blowing tramps.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
I need authors to be sure.
Definitely:

1,4,9.13.16,17,20,21

And 3 if it's by Mark Billingham.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:04, Reply)
Here ya go.
www.worldbooknight.org/about-world-book-night/wbn-2012/the-books
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:06, Reply)
Thank you.
That confirms number 3, but doesn't change anything else, there's nothing else there I've read. Or particularly want to, actually.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:08, Reply)
I'm heading over to the event in The South Bank Centre tonight, as it happens. Just to be nosey.
And if I can be bothered to hang around for the 90 minutes between work finishing and it starting, that is.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:05, Reply)
I don't care, I just want to go and see Avengers Assemble

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:11, Reply)
Why is it called that here?
The trailer before Cabin In The Woods yesterday still called it The Avengers, so they haven't bothered with a full renaming of it.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
Avengers-Assemble
I'm learning
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
cos of The Avengers we've had over here for 50 odd years
people are always confusing Thor and Emma Peel
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
Emma Peel doesn't have a hammer
Hope this helps
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
she might
you know, for when she wants to put up a picture or something
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:17, Reply)
No More Nails

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:18, Reply)
Are you taking the piss?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:19, Reply)
I mean there's no point in having a hammer as she hasn't got any nails

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:20, Reply)
fair enough, hopefully chompy will get his space mining operation up and running and can make her some new nails

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
Or she could just fire her pictures into space where they won't fall down

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:23, Reply)
and then look at them through a telescope
by jove I think we've done it
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:25, Reply)
*problem solving high fives*

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:28, Reply)
This is because you are a) bent and b) a spastic

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
a little from column a...

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
Very well read, but a specialist.
Of that list I have red but two (1 and 5)- and The Alchemist was fucking bent. All the rest are shit and fin cunts.

Where's 'Moon the Loon' on there? Nowhere, that's where. Cunts.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
i've only read one of them, guess which

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
Closer magazine

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
not recently

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
Janet and John

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
what?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
Good Omens

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:14, Reply)
never even fucking heard of it

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
ĎBeing a Knobend on the Internet: advanced editioní?

Hang on, you said read, not wrote. My mistake.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:15, Reply)
it was a Times Bestseller and won the Booker prize 3 years straight

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:17, Reply)
I was under the impression that this board was the training manual for it?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:18, Reply)
IT WAS TALE OF TWO CITIES YOU PHILLISTINE-CUNTS

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
the program from a Stoke City V Newcastle game

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
I have nothing against PhillieJoe

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
very wise, his body odor is overpowering

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:25, Reply)
*sings*
I would do anything for glove
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:28, Reply)
I've had that Fuck You song stuck in my head for a few days now.
You know, that one that goes "I'm sorry, I can't afford a farrari. I guess you want an xbox, and I'm more atari" I like that one.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
Is the pun in your sig intentional?
I lol'd
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:16, Reply)
HAY HAY HAY !
Yup =)
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:16, Reply)
I logged on JUST to say that,
You should like totally get a badge that says "I got TGB to log onto B3ta after ages because she thoughtit was shit but I was so awesome she had to so HA in your face everyone else"

It will be a big badge
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:19, Reply)

b v

soz
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
OH MY GOD
I'M TOTALLY LEAVING AGAIN
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
Can you just explain the pun please.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
The grater is greater innit

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
THOSE BOXES WON'T SELL THEMSELVES

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
I SELL TRAVEL ACCESSORIES NOW

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:25, Reply)

Is that a Lonely planet job?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:27, Reply)
Ta for the towel rail pointers BTW!
Very good value
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:27, Reply)
shhh
Don't let people know I am actually lovely and helpful
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:28, Reply)
Sorry
You, errrr, twat
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:29, Reply)
GET IN THERE !
That's banner material.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
I don't get it.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:18, Reply)
That's 'cos you are fat and ugly

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:19, Reply)
Which is also why Andrew hates him

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
OMG! It's like Highlander isn't it, he hates me becasue he thinks there should only be one.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
I think he views you as a threat
Especially at buffets
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
lols

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:23, Reply)
who is andrew?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
5th in line to the throne

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
why does he hate superlfy?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
because Superfly is actually that ginger twat Nicolas Witchel

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
it would be a great world if this were true

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:31, Reply)
You don't know that it isn't.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:33, Reply)
He doesn't drive a van and has more than one window

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:34, Reply)
He is bald though

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:34, Reply)
i have sufficiently convincing anecdotal evidence on which to rely

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:36, Reply)
I may have paid them off.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:38, Reply)
Ooooo, when you were telling Rakky about what a horrible cunt I was
did she stick up for me or did she say "Yeah, I always thought he was a badun"
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:39, Reply)
rakky told me you were a master swordsman

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:47, Reply)
I'd say she won't ever forget that night.
but she won't ever remember it.

/Chompylolz
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:49, Reply)
Because it's greater than all the other appliances.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:22, Reply)
i haven't seen any of those films

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:13, Reply)
get yourself out to the reatil park just off junction 7 of the M4, Reading east
you can see a movie, go bowling and then have your tea in nandos, it'll be ace!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:17, Reply)
sounds like a top night out
come with?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:17, Reply)
I would but Chicago Rock Cafe won't let me in later on as I don't have any shiney black shoes :(

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:19, Reply)
That's not very rock and/or roll

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:21, Reply)
Needs MOAR Bella

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:24, Reply)
I'd say we've had enough

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:25, Reply)
i've read 15 of them
they are very random. "rebecca" is the best by quite some way. although "let the right one in" is fucking brilliant.

and "time traveller's wife" niffenegger (sp?) and "shopaholic" kinsella prob earned more than the rest of them put together!
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:30, Reply)
You've broken this thread with your references to shitty chick lit

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:39, Reply)
2 girls 1 book?

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:48, Reply)
The phrase "loose cannon"
originally referred to a ship-board cannon coming loose from its tethers. Due to the pitching and rolling of a ship at sea, the cannon would roll unpredictably around the ship. This was incredibly dangerous for the men. Not just from the obvious threat of crushed legs or death from being hit by a fast-moving, uncontrolled, several ton weight of wheeled metal doom but also from the very real threat of it falling down a hatchway and thence straight through the bottom of the ship.

This is how I imagine a fight between Al and Bobby. An unpredictable, incredibly heavy mass bringing with it the severe risk of crushing death to innocent bystanders.

I have read only one of those books.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:39, Reply)
It's more like two elephant seals fighting for beach space

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:41, Reply)
I love those nature programs

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:43, Reply)
Everyone loves being on telly

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:46, Reply)
+Savalas

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:50, Reply)
everyone who is european has up to 3% neanderthal DNA in them
did you know that? what do you think about that?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:50, Reply)
Ug

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:51, Reply)
shit shoes are shit

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:52, Reply)
This^
Spaz boots, more like
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:55, Reply)
I think the other 97% must be in you

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:51, Reply)
i have slept with some very surly men, its true

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:54, Reply)
Did they have "mammoth meat"

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:55, Reply)
Desk lols + coffee snort = click

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 15:57, Reply)
In what way does this question relate to the Bristol bash?
alt: no, not really. Hospital sandwich. Meh.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:01, Reply)
Did you ask for extra AIDS? i find they can be a bit dry otherwise

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:02, Reply)
I asked them to hold the AIDS

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:07, Reply)
Hold the AIDS, I'm going in dry

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:09, Reply)
mmmmmm
tasty
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:09, Reply)
hahaha!
Was a good time had by all then? What happened with this glassing?
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:10, Reply)
I know you don't get out much, but meeting people in the pub doesn't need this much attention.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:07, Reply)
I *really* don't get out much.

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:07, Reply)
+them

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:09, Reply)
That's definitely not true ; )

(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:17, Reply)
There's no point reading books
If a book is halfway decent they'll make a film of it and book-to-film adaptations are always brilliant and never fail to suitably encapsulate the subtext and depth of a 400-age book in 2 hours.

Look at Battlefield Earth. And Twilight. Those films were no worse than the books that inspired them.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:39, Reply)
I've read one
And I read avidly! Just don't fancy 96% of te books on this list.
(, Mon 23 Apr 2012, 16:50, Reply)

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