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by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 6:24 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Bad Reading Days
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Bad Reading Days

Absolutely! I have a habit of reading the words on the page faster than I can enunciate them... and at a rate that would make it sound like gobbledegook! A steady pace is the key :thumbs: :)
by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 6:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Season-specific Anthology
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Season-specific Anthology

Thanks for this! Nice to see Louisa May Alcott in a different light in contrast to the sweetness of Little Women!
by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Novella
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: My Novella

Sounds good to me! I'll check it out - well done on it! :clap:
by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 144011

Re: Tell a joke

Did you hear about the frog who parked in the middle of the road?

He got toad away... :mrgreen:
by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 5:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I am obsessed with this America's Got Talent audition...
Replies: 7
Views: 2038

Re: I am obsessed with this America's Got Talent audition...

She certainly carries a tune better than I ever could!
by Johndec
October 4th, 2017, 5:01 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Perfectionism
Replies: 77
Views: 6720

Re: Perfectionism

The above pearls of wisdom reminded me of a great philosophy I always try to keep in mind:

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

― Ecclesiastes 11:4
by Johndec
September 28th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: And then the murders began.
Replies: 37
Views: 5841

Re: And then the murders began.

I had forgotten to press 'record' after completing a perfect reading. And then the murders began.
by Johndec
September 28th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Don't you hate...
Replies: 195
Views: 91378

Re: Don't you hate...

When you forget you've left Youtube open and running on one of your other tabs and an advert suddenly blares out at full volume through your headphones... I aged about 10 years in one second... :hmm:
by Johndec
September 28th, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Cookery books and books on food.
Replies: 84
Views: 10874

Re: Fruit Recipes by Riley M Fletcher Berry

A great find indeed! I'll definitely be counting this towards my '5-portions-a-day'! :thumbs:
by Johndec
September 28th, 2017, 1:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Any Authors out there?
Replies: 59
Views: 11999

Re: Any Authors out there?

Hello fellow authors! Have any of you lot self-published your work on a blog site before? What platforms do you all use for this? I have a modest little personal blog project with short stories and general chit chat... I use wordpress at the moment (probably the most technical thing I'm capable of!)...
by Johndec
September 14th, 2017, 2:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Antiquated speech...
Replies: 22
Views: 4176

Re: Antiquated speech...

My wife's ultimate linguistic pet peeve is when people say or write "whilst" instead of "while"... personally, I think she's missing out!

I might try to bring 'erstwhile' back into fashion... :wink:
by Johndec
September 14th, 2017, 2:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does reading and recording books improve English?
Replies: 13
Views: 3715

Re: Does reading and recording books improve English?

Without a doubt reading out loud can help... particularly if you're reading a dictionary!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I jest, just a little joke there... I do enjoy learning and reading other languages in my spare time (I'd love to record a chapter of audiobook with my French and German skills on here someda...
by Johndec
August 29th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would You Rather... - The game of Icky fun! [FORUM GAME]
Replies: 416
Views: 50062

Re: Would You Rather... - The game of Icky fun! [FORUM GAME]

I'd celebrate National Biscuit Day (May 29th) every day, definitely! (In fact I already do...) 8-)

On that note, would you rather give up caffiene for the rest of your life--

-- Or give up sugar? ;)
by Johndec
August 28th, 2017, 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Centuries of Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: Centuries of Sound

Hi Plaidsicle, this looks like a really interesting and informative blog.

I enjoyed reading through it... thanks for bringing it to our attention! :)
by Johndec
August 28th, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from NY
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Hello from NY

Hi Katie :)

I'm new too- I've found there's a lot to explore!

Welcome to the community