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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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Reading QOTW has changed my life - I used to have one before signing up. Now, I find myself unable to resist having a quick look to see if anything has been posted recently, then the next thing I know two hours have passed me by and my coffee's gone cold. This can be a problem, especially at work.

However, on saying that I do find that QOTW has the capacity to be extremely well written, laugh-out-loud-spitting-coffee-at-the-screen funny, poignant, thought provoking, outrageous, occasionally offensive, heart warming, stimulating, nonsensical and arousing - sometimes in the same post.

So for everyone out there that has made me laugh, cry, think, send cyber hugs to, scratch my head in puzzlement, rant or spluff, have a big clicky from me.

Thanks QOTW.

:-)


God, I'm not even drunk. How smushy was that?
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 13:06, closed)
I could not agree more
Its a little internet oasis!!!

CHEERS QOTW

*Sips Champagne in honour
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 13:47, closed)
Urrggh
Fuck off you girl....
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 13:53, closed)
Cheers Legless
Good job I know you or I *might* be offended.

Smush to you and Mrs Legless.
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 16:37, closed)
Jeez!
I'd be spending a fortune on gossip magazines to pass the time at work if I wasn't on here.


Plus I've made a couple of really great friends.
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 16:44, closed)
Aaaaw that's so nice
I do look forward to checking QOTW each day when I get home. At the very least, it means less time spent on housework, so for that alone I will add my thanks to yours.

Oh, and *click*

Oh, and *hugs*
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 17:58, closed)
Clicky
Couldn't agree more. I play all my music at home through my laptop which is connected to many speakers all through the house. And I know I don't have to turn on the interweb just to listen to tunes, but, well, it so often happens. So I'll put the tunes on to do some housework or chilling or whatevering... and three hours later realise I've not eaten, moved or been to the loo and really ought to get off b3ta and do something.

Speaking of which QOTW regulars, Ms Big Girls Blouse and I have been talking about having one of them there bash things sometime over the August Bank Holiday. Anyone up for it? Ms BGB will be coming to see me in Southampton so we could do Southampton or London...Gaz me or reply to this if you're interested and then I'll get something up on the calendar if people are keen.
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 18:36, closed)
I'm going to say
"No" to the meet-up.
But I'll be there, in the shadows, watching you all.
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 22:28, closed)
Damn right, Davros!
I love this place!

Also, Ancrenne - a lil' bash around August Bank Holiday would be brill! London?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 11:54, closed)
London you say?
Sign me up...especially as it'll be deserted in August...well, apart from the tourists.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:07, closed)
Could potentially do London
just cos it's easier to get to for us.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:13, closed)
Re: QOTW meetup
Count me in too!

I suppose now is a good time to mention that I'm currently living on the Continent (gaz me if you want to know where). But August is sufficiently far in the future that I can plan other activities for my trip, or I may have even moved back to Blighty by then.

@Davros' Granddad et al: My sentiments exactly: Ever since I got sucked in, my productivity has taken a nosedive! Also, the "sometimes in the same post." bit is so true!
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:23, closed)
Okey dokey
That's enough interest to persuade me I won't be a total billy no mates on my own in the big scary city. I'll get it on the calendar today.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 12:24, closed)
Do you know that bit in 'Shadowlands'...
...where the student says to C.S. Lewis "My dad used to say 'We read to know we're not alone'."

Well, I feel the same about b3ta - I come here to reassure myself that there are others out there like me - well, when I say 'like me', I mean...well, you know what I mean, don't you?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 17:14, closed)
Che,
that's very, very true.

Until I found B3ta I was always the odd one out amongst my friends...the one who laughed at inappropriate things yet also read far too many books and...to make matters worse..enjoyed arguing about politics, literature, philosophy, anything really.

When I was a child I wanted to be Prime Minister....I suspect I'm not the only b3tan to harbour that desire...although I've grown out of mine.
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 19:09, closed)
awww
Evening all.

London, eh? It's a bit far...

Scotland anyone?
(, Mon 19 May 2008, 20:45, closed)
@HLT
Well, the sweary one and I will be in edinburgh on the 30th of this month. Specifically, the Scotsman's Lounge on Cockburn Street, from about 8:30...
(, Tue 20 May 2008, 13:38, closed)

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