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by Kasthu
Mon December 8th, 2014, 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today: 2014
Replies: 145
Views: 11298

I've been trying not to buy anything, but so far this month... A new copy of Pride and prejudice (the Vintage Classics version) Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote The Sense of Style, by Stephen Pinker A biography of Louisa May Alcott, by Harriet Reisen The Women in the Hou...
by Kasthu
Mon December 8th, 2014, 9:16 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Kasthu's 2014 List
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

Kasthu's 2014 List

It's been a looooong time since I last posted in this forum, but just wanted to share what I've read this year (in chronological order; it's a skimpy list considering i've been reading memoir and other nonfiction in preparation for writing my own book): 1. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (re-read) 2. H...
by Kasthu
Sun May 20th, 2012, 12:46 am
Forum: India
Topic: India
Replies: 25
Views: 11520

Reviving an old thread to talk about one of my new favorites--I know Shadow of the Moon has been mentioned, which I read about a month ago and LOVED. Also have Olivia and Jai on the TBR, and Zemindar, by Valerie Fitzgerald.
by Kasthu
Sun May 20th, 2012, 12:42 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Bring up the Bodies-Hilary Mantel
Replies: 19
Views: 3102

I managed to snag a copy through Amazon Vine, and Oh. My Gosh. was it fantastic. Yes, the use of pronouns can difficult to get through, especially with Wolf Hall. But Mantel is better at delineating it in Bring Up the Bodies (saying, for example, "he, Cromwell, said..."). Therefore, my reading of BU...
by Kasthu
Sun May 20th, 2012, 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1454
Views: 98219

I'm reading a bit of nonfiction--I'm in Victorian England with Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace, an ARC of a book by Kate Summerscale, author of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. This time, she chronicles an infamous 1850 divorce case based on the imaginative diaries of a housewife.
by Kasthu
Sun January 15th, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2012
Replies: 161
Views: 9415

That Lady, by Kate O'Brien. 16th C. Spain...
by Kasthu
Sun October 2nd, 2011, 10:12 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14678

Still reading Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth... not fiction but definitely historical.... excellent...
by Kasthu
Sat September 10th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42652

I'm on the last day of my vacation in London and I've done untold damage at Waterstone's, Hatchard's, and various Charaing Cross Road secondhand booksellers. A full list of what I've bought is coming, but I was most excited to see a reprint of MM Kaye's Shadow of the Moon at Hatchard's (the new cove...
by Kasthu
Wed August 3rd, 2011, 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42652

[quote=""Brenna""]Congrats and can I say I hate you (in a totally "I'm super jealous you won a copy of a book I'm dying to read and can't wait until October" kind of way?)[/quote]

Hahaha! I don't know what I did right that time...
by Kasthu
Tue August 2nd, 2011, 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42652

Not really "shopping," but I just found out I won a copy of Lionheart (aka the Holy Grail) on Library Thing Early Reviewers!!!!!!!

PS--25 copies were available, 1368 people requested. The algorithm gods were smiling on me!

PPS--you may not know this, but I have a HUGE historical crush on Richard!

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