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Offline GrammaBear

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« on: 29 April 2014, 03:33:32 PM »
I've just started reading this book and was wondering if anyone else has read it?  I enjoy the author's writing style.  Her vocabulary requires me to actually consult my dictionary to learn the meanings of some words she uses.  Delightful read so far.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2014, 10:23:29 AM »
Hi Gramma Bear

I got my OH a bookmark which is also a electronic dictionary (would be handy for you).

I've never read any Penelope Lively.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2014, 10:31:29 AM »
If you have a kindle with a touch screen you only have to place your fingers on a word to highlight it and get the dictionary definition  :)


I confess I had a look at this book on Amazon where you can read a chapter and decided it wasn't my style.... But I am not keen on biographies per se.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #3 on: 04 May 2014, 12:33:10 PM »
I must look her up, I know the name and don't know why (her name not the book!)
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #4 on: 05 May 2014, 07:11:51 PM »
Hi Gramma Bear

I got my OH a bookmark which is also a electronic dictionary (would be handy for you).

I've never read any Penelope Lively.


Do you recall where you found the bookmark for your OH?  I don't have a large vocabulary but to me it is fun learning the meaning of new words.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #5 on: 05 May 2014, 07:15:30 PM »
If you have a kindle with a touch screen you only have to place your fingers on a word to highlight it and get the dictionary definition  :)


I confess I had a look at this book on Amazon where you can read a chapter and decided it wasn't my style.... But I am not keen on biographies per se.

I don't have a Kindle, but was the recipient of a IPod Touch just before Christmas last year.  A lady I know got a new smart phone and no longer wanted her IPod.  She asked me if I would like it and I was happy to get it. 

I like the book because I heard a live interview with the author on National Public Radio.  The lady herself is 85 years old and writes from the perspective of the surprises one finds as we grow older.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2014, 08:28:27 PM »
Kathy, have a look around the App Store for your iPod touch - there's bound to be some good dictionary apps for a few dollars. It's maybe not quite as slick as the bookmark thing - how cool is that! But it is small and easy to keep handy while you read. I have a couple of reference-book type French-language apps that I use all the time while reading and writing for school.
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #7 on: 07 July 2014, 12:08:01 PM »
This is the electronic book mark on Amazon UK Grammabear - other retailers are available. Though as Nytquill17 days there should be plenty of dictionary apps for your iPod Touch.

Sorry for my tardiness.

Just realised the Nytquill17 hasn't been on the forum for a while - hope she is OK.

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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #8 on: 07 July 2014, 01:35:07 PM »
I think that Penelope Lively is much more sedentary than you would expect from her name...
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #9 on: 07 July 2014, 01:48:32 PM »
I think that Penelope Lively is much more sedentary than you would expect from her name...

Hmm and to think I regarded you as Batty - based on your name
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Ramapril 10mg, Omeprazole 20mg
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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #10 on: 07 July 2014, 01:57:57 PM »
I think that Penelope Lively is much more sedentary than you would expect from her name...

Hmm and to think I regarded you as Batty - based on your name

You were entirely correct!
Type 2, diagnosed June 1993, on insulin since May 2005; last HbA1c (Jan 2015): 38 mmol/mol = ~5.6%;
early morning: Levemir, 50 u;
at each main meal: NovoRapid, ~12-25 u, with Metformin, 2 x 500 mg;
just before bedtime: Levemir, 50 u; also aspirin, and very reluctantly atorvastatin 10 mg.

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Re: Dancing Fish and Ammonites - Penelope Lively
« Reply #11 on: 07 July 2014, 04:03:18 PM »
Nytquill seems fine on FaceBook.  Just busy I think.
Patti


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