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by ejays17
Sat November 14th, 2009, 10:24 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: November 2009: What are you Reading?
Replies: 197
Views: 10784

Have just finished Except the DYing by Maureen Jennings, a murder-mystery set in 1890's Toronto, and am now swithering between a recently republished GO book (whihc isn't supposed to be in the author's usual style, so am interested in seeing what she does with it), The Falcons of Montabard by EC. An...
by ejays17
Sun November 1st, 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite period of history to read about...?
Replies: 74
Views: 6908

The Plantagenets & the Tudors for me, plus a childhood obsession with Bronze Age Britain, courtesy of a History teacher who was thrilled to find someone who read for pleasure, and would bring in books from her personal library for me to read. Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt are also very much in evid...
by ejays17
Wed October 28th, 2009, 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Judging a book by its cover
Replies: 48
Views: 3648

[quote=""Divia""]I am a cover snob, so yes I do buy covers that catch my attention. That is how I bought The Luxe. I was taken by it and it was the Victorian Era. Much to my dismay it was not very historical. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/youth/booklists/images/luxe.jpg [/quote] I also picked ...
by ejays17
Fri September 25th, 2009, 11:59 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Pompeii and the Roman Villa exhibit in LA
Replies: 7
Views: 762

[quote=""diamondlil""]There is an exhibition on in Melbourne at the moment called A Day in Pompeii . I am hoping to take my son there during these school holidays.[/quote] My husband and I went to this a couple of weekends ago, and loved it. The only problem i had with some of it was that as it's be...
by ejays17
Thu September 17th, 2009, 2:41 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Robin Mckinley retelling of fairy tales
Replies: 13
Views: 4842

Beauty is my favourite of Robin McKinley's books, it was also the first of hers I read. I also really enjoyed Sunshine, which is her take on the Vampire-obsession going round at the moment. Haven't read Chalice yet, am waiting for it to be published in pb here. Oh, and I second the recommendation of...
by ejays17
Thu September 17th, 2009, 2:13 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name R-Z
Topic: Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

I've just finished this book, and enjoyed it thoroughly. I liked the "head-hopping", it gives more of an insight into what people are thinking/planning than the more usual 3rd person narrative. I also found Jane's precociousness at the beginning of the book a bit unnerving - it was hard to reconcile...
by ejays17
Thu September 17th, 2009, 1:42 pm
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: A little help with covers
Replies: 32
Views: 2348

[quote=""emr""]Yay! *hugs* If it's not much trouble could you post the ISBN number of your copies please? They are usually on the second or fourth page. If there aren't any then the publisher name and year will do. I take it they are hardcovers? Thanks :) [/quote] I can't give you the ISBN's for the...
by ejays17
Thu September 17th, 2009, 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many pages do you "give" a book???
Replies: 25
Views: 1793

I'm also a BitterEnder - i don't think I've ever abandoned a book completly. There may be a very long time between startig & finishing, but I get there in the end. Edward Rutherfurd's Dublin is a case-in-point, I've been reading it for about 3 years now, i pick it up every few months and read anothe...
by ejays17
Thu June 11th, 2009, 12:33 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 195252

Terminator: Salvation - which I mostly enjoyed, but I do find Christian Bale's gravelly whisper quite annoying. Really liked the other male lead Sam Worthington, though, and did like the various nods to the other movies.
by ejays17
Sat May 30th, 2009, 12:15 pm
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Greatest Knight/The Scarlet Lion
Replies: 104
Views: 12842

I've just finished The Scarlet Lion tonight, and have had to search the house for tissues! :p There aren't a lot of books which will do that to me ( Here Be Dragons by SKP is guaranteed to every time :o ), so I wanted to say thanks for such a beautifully written book about an amazing person. I also ...

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