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by princess
Mon August 12th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Outlander to be adapted for cable TV
Replies: 32
Views: 3351

[quote=""Gabriele Campbell""] Plus, yes, we know Claire ad Jaime have a lively sex life; we don't need to witness it every. damn. time they do it.[/quote]

Couldn't agree more - another off-putting aspect of this series!!!
by princess
Mon August 12th, 2013, 7:23 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2013
Topic: princess's 2013 Reading Log
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

The Falcons of Fire and Ice by Karen Maitland - struggled with this (lack of atmosphere and style of writing) until about 60% through when it improved and the plot seemed to find a direction to take. Wouldn't recommend.
by princess
Mon August 12th, 2013, 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? August 2013
Replies: 145
Views: 8879

Going to start The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch tonight - can't wait, loved the previous three :)
by princess
Mon August 12th, 2013, 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? July 2013
Replies: 162
Views: 8189

[quote=""Susan""] I read The Falcons of Fire earlier this year and this was my Goodreads mini-review: The exposition was too long for me, but there were a few Maitland surprises sprinkled in the latter part of the novel. I think this is my least favorite Maitland novel, but I enjoyed the Iceland par...
by princess
Thu July 25th, 2013, 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? July 2013
Replies: 162
Views: 8189

I'm struggling with The Falcons of Fire and Ice - really wanted to like it too seeing as I was so disappointed with Karen Maitland's previous book!!! This just seems to lack the atmosphere of Company of Liars and The Owl Killers . I kind of feel it's a bit contrived if that's the right word - we're ...
by princess
Wed July 10th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Outlander to be adapted for cable TV
Replies: 32
Views: 3351

[quote=""Madeleine""]I think they're green (and cat-like!). He looks a little scary....[/quote]

Yes, don't forget those cat-like "Fraser" (or possibly MacKenzie?) eyes..................funny what sticks in your head haha. And wasn't Jamie a red-head?
by princess
Fri July 5th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? July 2013
Replies: 162
Views: 8189

Currently reading The Falcons of Fire and Ice by Karen Maitland. Really hoping this is better than her last (The Gallows Curse) which I found a huge disappointment compared to The Owl Killers and A Company of Liars.
by princess
Fri July 5th, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2013
Topic: princess's 2013 Reading Log
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini. Another beautifully written book, but not quite on par with his previous two in my opinion.

The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier. Although her stories tend not to move fast, I always like them - and this was no different.
by princess
Wed June 12th, 2013, 9:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Outlander to be adapted for cable TV
Replies: 32
Views: 3351

[quote=""Misfit""]Why fill up five pages, when it can be said in one paragraph?[/quote]

Yes, it's nice to get a sense of time and place but she does go OTT!!!
by princess
Wed June 12th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cliches in Historical Fiction
Replies: 138
Views: 11741

Just while Jamie Fraser is in my mind - Scottish men (or people in general) usually have hair of a "red" hue :)

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