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by Leyland
Mon October 24th, 2011, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 98390

[quote=""Susanna Kearsley""]and am now back in a damp Cornish cave in the summer of 1715, trying to decide whether to alter history by stopping someone getting killed.[/quote] LOL! Well, after reading The Rose Garden over the weekend, I know why Susanna was there and what she finally decided upon. L...
by Leyland
Mon October 24th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading October 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14743

On page 86 of Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures and enjoying so far. Love her lean, pared down descriptive narrative and am impressed the way she can do justice to describing certain fossils through the eyes of early-to-mid 19th century characters in this style.
by Leyland
Mon October 24th, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name G-L
Topic: The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

I received and read Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden over the weekend and totally enjoyed, and stayed engrossed, in this timeslip novel. The creative and believable way she maneuvered the main character's (Eva Ward) passage between the 300 hundred years difference between time periods (how to mana...
by Leyland
Mon October 17th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anything else but reading??
Replies: 32
Views: 2446

[quote=""Telynor""]I'll try and give a book two chances, but on the second try, if I can't get past sixty or so pages before I get distracted, then it's onto the discard heap, and I try hard to finish books that I start. [/quote] Agree completely! I will try to skim every 20 or so pages on the secon...
by Leyland
Fri October 14th, 2011, 1:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Arthurian Newbie #2 from North Carolina!
Replies: 31
Views: 2684

[quote=""cat""]I tend to prefer Arthur as a Dark Age warlord, not the King of Camelot. [/quote] Most definitely! Welcome from another Carolinian and I hope you enjoy yourself at HFO endlessly! I think Gillian Bradshaw has been way overlooked. She's an excellent writer IMHO. Cecelia Holland is anothe...
by Leyland
Fri October 14th, 2011, 1:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Denmark
Replies: 24
Views: 1428

[quote=""Chiliarch""] feeling almost sad when a truly good read comes to an end. [/quote] I know exactly how you feel! And I'm sure you know by now how well you fit within this forum of readers, so welcome to the fun. Mary Stewart got me into modern Greece, Edith Hamilton got me into the myths and M...
by Leyland
Fri September 30th, 2011, 12:13 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What Makes You Happy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1235

Cooler weather so we can get out and hike/camp in the beautiful Carolina mountains, honest and loving family and friends, smiling Cocker spaniels, disappearing into a great story while drinking cold beer and sitting outside by a campfire in the front yard, a feeling of secure employment, receiving u...
by Leyland
Mon August 15th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: It Is Not Better to Have Libris and Lost
Replies: 22
Views: 1282

[quote=""Ludmilla""]As a parent, I regret that I didn't bother to hold onto to my old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy novels. In my adult years, I have slowly begun collecting favorites from my youth -- most of Mary Stewart's books, for example. [/quote] My mother saved ALL my Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins ...
by Leyland
Mon August 8th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What are you reading August 2011?
Replies: 185
Views: 14539

The Sheriff of Nottingham by Richard Kluger
by Leyland
Mon August 8th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNN Highlights 6 Historical Adventures
Replies: 2
Views: 549

http://thewitchofbabylon.com/book.php looks interesting as it features Mesopotamian mythology. Hmmm. Antiquities thrillers can be fun.

I read Labyrinth down in FL during the last week of June. It was definitely a beach book choice and I enjoyed it.

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