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by Chatterbox
Fri April 23rd, 2010, 3:31 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Book Shopping Today (2010 edition)
Replies: 1411
Views: 72010

I can always find something I want!! That said, I didn't go for the Mitchell Kaplan book, or any HF, for that matter. Got the book about Tibet, one about an American journalist in Yemen, the new mystery by Elizabeth Peters (well, I guess that qualifies!) and some chick lit for plane rides and other ...
by Chatterbox
Fri April 23rd, 2010, 3:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Brooklyn, NY!
Replies: 21
Views: 1462

Cool -- I'm at Pacific & 4th... Next time you are on Atlantic, check out a place opposite the mosque & the post office called the Linger Lounge. Great coffee & other goodies.
by Chatterbox
Fri April 23rd, 2010, 3:26 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 117160

Went to Carnegie Hall for Frederica von Stade's farewell recital. I don't do the fan thing at all, but became a fan of hers at the age of 11 when I saw her perform Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne. Opera/music/serious singing could be fun! An amazing voice, a witty performer and c...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 22nd, 2010, 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you like the year to be mentioned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2068

Margaret, excellent point. When writing about people whose lives didn't depend on the decade or maybe even the century, it's almost superfluous. Writing about the year of a great plague, for instance, could be very interesting if the writer left it to the reader to determine if the village experienc...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 22nd, 2010, 5:19 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Advance Review Copies
Replies: 33
Views: 2577

I suspect there are fewer ARCs printed these days... That said, I haven't even launched my book review blog yet, and just the mention of it got me several ARCs at my publishers yesterday, including "The King's Mistress". Go figure... but I could only get 4 of my own ARCs!!! (the rest have all gone o...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 22nd, 2010, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you like the year to be mentioned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2068

I'm not that fussed. If it's definitely about historical events, then it helps. But not if it's inserted in an artificial way -- i.e., if it means a character musing to him/herself, "in this year of our Lord, one thousand, four hundred and twenty-seven..." But I'm also fine if the time is set throug...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 22nd, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Danielle Steele's missing million
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

If the bookkeeper in question had been making $50k and living in a shack in DS's garden, unable to send her kids to college while having to watch Danielle wander around draped in diamonds, I'd have some sympathy. But it sounds like DS was paying well above the going rate. Envy is a nasty thing. But ...
by Chatterbox
Thu April 22nd, 2010, 4:49 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15656

[quote=""Misfit""] ;) :) I decided not to read The Queen's Pawn after all, thanks in part to Kasthu's great review.[/quote] Definitely a giant "meh". It felt almost claustrophobic -- a novel based around a menage a trois, essentially. And the decisions just didn't feel authentic. "Oh, Alais is great...
by Chatterbox
Wed April 21st, 2010, 11:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: April 2010: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 308
Views: 15656

Thank God, Misfit!!!!

I'm reading The Queen's Pawn (meh); scored a free copy of Claude & Camille today, so will read that soonish.
by Chatterbox
Wed April 21st, 2010, 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are There Historical Errors That Drive You Nuts?
Replies: 62
Views: 6706

CW, yours worked. And may I point out that you didn't have Catherine hopping aboard a vessel to explore the new world?? I've been reading "The Queen's Pawn" and I'm struggling with the overly-convenient timing (rearranged for dramatic effect) and some tiny details that are niggling at me. LOL re Wha...

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