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by Leyland
Tue November 15th, 2011, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42670

[quote=""Misfit""]Yay! Happy reading. Wonder who got the other one? I swear I only posted it here. PS, what'd you think about that Celestial bed? Don't you love those odd footnotes in history she slips in? That nutty lord that was a pal of Thomas' was also a real life nutter.[/quote] I got my shippi...
by Leyland
Tue November 15th, 2011, 1:25 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Hell on Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

I've got the pilot and first episode recorded on my DVR and they are at the top of my TBW (to be watched) list. I'm looking forward to the series since it is an AMC production. I'm a big fan of The Killing even though crime dramas are not my typical viewing choice and I absolutely love The Walking D...
by Leyland
Mon November 14th, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Serena by Ron Rash
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

I finished Serena over the weekend and was blown away by this story with its elements of intense single-minded ambition for power and money accompanied by deliberate violent actions that will take your breath away in a truly visceral way, a teen mother's unsought but awakened devotion and fiercely p...
by Leyland
Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42670

Many thanks to Misfit for the heads up on my Amazon purchase of Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey. It will be the first time I've read it and it will be positioned on top of Mt TBR when it arrives.
by Leyland
Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:10 pm
Forum: Tudor/Renaissance
Topic: Kathryn In the Court of Six Queens by Anne Merton Abbey
Replies: 70
Views: 10475

[quote=""Misfit""]Couple of copies going for a penny plus S&H.[/quote]

Thanks for the heads up, Misfit! I got the last one just now :)
by Leyland
Thu November 10th, 2011, 2:10 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2011
Replies: 130
Views: 22349

I am just starting Part III of Serena by Ron Rash. This is one the most intense novels I've read in a very long time - plot line, characterization, setting, and Rash's master skill level of writing are just phenomenal. A New York Times notable book of the year "Award-winning and New York Times bests...
by Leyland
Wed November 9th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: How is Historical Fantasy faring these days?
Replies: 24
Views: 3846

I've been following this thread with interest as I've become more interested in Hist Fantasy. I've read and enjoyed Ysabel (GG Kay), Twelve by J Kent and have read some of Strange/Norell (must finish!). I've enjoyed a good bit of Gaiman, as well. I've got Harkness's A Discovery of Witches coming any...
by Leyland
Tue November 1st, 2011, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2011 edition)
Replies: 790
Views: 42670

Based on Manda Scott's recommendation in Historical Fantasy section, I ordered A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E Harkness yesterday. I'm looking forward to reading an out of the ordinary story.
by Leyland
Mon October 31st, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: 'A Discovery of Witches' by Deborah Harkness
Replies: 16
Views: 4654

Thanks for the heads up and your recommendation, Manda. I've just ordered a copy via Amazon and am really looking forward to the read.
by Leyland
Fri October 28th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14743

I bought a $1 paperback copy of Outlander at a thrift/charity store a couple days ago and am now reading it for a second time (since first read in Aug 1996). Don't know why, since I've got sooooo many never-reads in my stack! :rolleyes:

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