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by Berengaria
Sun February 23rd, 2014, 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

[quote=""red805""]Khaled Hosseini's latest - And The Mountains Echoed. Another winner from him.[/quote] Such a superlative author. A number of years ago, I bought The Kite Runner for my senior English students. I had students that had to be "dragged kicking and screaming" to read, so totally engross...
by Berengaria
Fri February 21st, 2014, 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

I just finished reading The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla (a doctor from Vancouver, B C) and am reading the sequel Rising Sun, Falling Shadow These two tomes cover events happening in wartime Shanghai. Three of the main characters are Jewish and have left Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss. ...
by Berengaria
Sat February 15th, 2014, 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

I am reading The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla. It's about a Jewish family who moves to Shanghai in 1938.
by Berengaria
Wed February 12th, 2014, 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

[quote=""Misfit""]I think I read somewhere that her next book will be on Henri of Champagne. I wish she'd continue on a bit further with John's reign . Book ends shortly after Richard's death . I did love what Sharon did with John, he was a delight when he trolled the rooms at the Christmas festivit...
by Berengaria
Sun February 9th, 2014, 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

I have just finished reading [/I]All That I Am[/I], by Anna Funder. Funder chose a novel form to write about her friend Ruth Wesemann, who was a German Socialist in the interwar years. It features Ernst Toller, the playwright. Words cannot describe how moved I am by this tome. It will be one that I ...
by Berengaria
Fri February 7th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5591

I am reading The English Girl by Margaret Leroy. It takes places in the late 1930's Vienna. Very well done, IMHO! I am thoroughly engrossed! :)
by Berengaria
Tue January 28th, 2014, 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2014
Replies: 105
Views: 5914

I've moved to the early Norman period and have been reading Needle in the Blood by Sarah Bower. It's about the creation of the Bayeux Tapestry, "wrapped" around a love affair between one of the embroiderers (sp? correct word?) and Odo, William's half-brother. It was an interesting read for a romanti...
by Berengaria
Sat January 18th, 2014, 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2014
Replies: 105
Views: 5914

[quote=""Nefret""]I'm going to re-read Emma later this week, and some of her other novels. Have read Longbourn?[/quote]
Yes, I read Longbourn and really enjoyed it!
by Berengaria
Wed January 15th, 2014, 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Shopping Today: 2013 Edition
Replies: 185
Views: 12983

bought Perfect by Rachel Joyce and A Star for Mrs Blake by April Smith. Getting them in my TBR right away pile! I love having the previews in my Kobo so that I can see if I will like reading the whole book. :)
by Berengaria
Tue January 14th, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2014
Replies: 105
Views: 5914

I have been in an Austen mood of late: I re-read Emma and now am whipping through the Mr and Mrs Darcy mysteries. Very enjoyable! :)

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