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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2020, 05:20:39 PM »
Mine's basically done, although it may not come till the end of the week.
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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2020, 06:31:45 PM »
We're up to 9 lists now. More than I was expecting, to be honest  :)

I was thinking, maybe people could think of their favorite quotes from their favorite books. Like their top 5. PM them to me and I can include them in the write ups. Otherwise I'll just have to think of my own, and for the books I'm not familiar with, I can't guarantee I'll come up with good ones.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2020, 08:35:52 PM »
I can do quotes, I like quotes - quotes sent


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2020, 07:31:10 AM »
We're up to 9 lists now. More than I was expecting, to be honest  :)

I was thinking, maybe people could think of their favorite quotes from their favorite books. Like their top 5. PM them to me and I can include them in the write ups. Otherwise I'll just have to think of my own, and for the books I'm not familiar with, I can't guarantee I'll come up with good ones.

I'll try to dig out a few, no guarantees.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2020, 07:47:22 AM »
I'm bad at remembering quotes, even though I've read each of my top five at least twice I can't come up with any off the top of my head.  I can go deep into the plots and world building, but not individual lines.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2020, 08:17:04 AM »
Goodreads can help with quotes...

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes

pop in the title and there you go, easy as pie. Or, just google search, Title, author, quotes and that'll take you to some as well.

Edit: I just tested Goodreads on a quote I loved but couldn't quite remember. I entered the book title, and there it was, top of the list.
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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2020, 01:26:59 PM »
Goodreads can help with quotes...

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes

pop in the title and there you go, easy as pie. Or, just google search, Title, author, quotes and that'll take you to some as well.

Edit: I just tested Goodreads on a quote I loved but couldn't quite remember. I entered the book title, and there it was, top of the list.

Thanks for that :)


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2020, 01:45:53 PM »
I'm bad at remembering quotes, even though I've read each of my top five at least twice I can't come up with any off the top of my head.  I can go deep into the plots and world building, but not individual lines.

Same. Movies tend to be for verbal dialogue for me. Those i can quote. Written stuff, unless it's famous I don't remember. At least some of mine have famous quotes like Moby Dick's opening, which I now can't do off the top of my head.

I'm interested to see what more famous ones I mentioned will cross over with some of the others.
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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2020, 03:34:05 PM »
I'm not as good at remembering as I was when I was a youngin', but there are times when I'll come across some impressive prose or word weaving, and I'll fixate on it for a spell, just drink in the brilliance or beauty, etc, of it.

I remember
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opening paragraph as one of those, I absolutely loved what it said, how it was said -the rhythm and timber- so much that it took me a while to start the book because I kept going back and re-reading that paragraph.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2020, 11:40:52 AM »
Just a reminder, today is the last day to get lists in. I'm not expecting anyone else, but I'll still give it til midnight.

Also, if anyone has any quotes, or anything else they'd like to contribute about their favorite books, please let me know. The vast majority of these books, I have not read.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2020, 08:54:38 AM »
Alright, the deadline has passed and we have 11 lists. Pretty good, more than I was expecting. Give me a few days and we'll see what we come up with :)


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2020, 01:08:12 PM »
I'm trembling with anticipation. Will first place be Twilight or Left Behind?


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2020, 04:05:19 PM »
I'm trembling with anticipation. Will first place be Twilight or Left Behind?


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2020, 06:38:32 PM »
Just FYI, I wouldn't expect anything before Friday. I've been busier this week than I was anticipating.


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Re: Submit your lists for LoC #127 Top 50 Novels!
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2020, 10:54:41 PM »
Just FYI, I wouldn't expect anything before Friday. I've been busier this week than I was anticipating.
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