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by sweetpotatoboy
Tue January 27th, 2015, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2015 What are you reading?
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

About a third of the way into The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson.
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat January 3rd, 2015, 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 2015 What are you reading?
Replies: 101
Views: 9090

Still reading A Name in Blood by Matt Rees.
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu December 25th, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7509

Just about to give up on "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton. Reading it for a book group. I was reading it on Kindle and after about 10% of the way in, I just couldn't engage with it and was struggling. So I bought a cheap audio version on Audible, hoping that I'd absorb it better that way and ge...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed December 17th, 2014, 8:15 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Justin's 2014 reads
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

22. The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo (contemporary fiction) - 3/5 23. Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors by Chris Skidmore (NF) - 4/5 24. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - 4/5 25. The Firebird's Feather by Marjorie Eccles - 2/5 26. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (contempora...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed December 10th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: The Red Tent
Replies: 15
Views: 2500

Yet again, we have a drama based in the Middle East yet most of the main characters are played by white actors. I just about came round to the half-Swedish/half-British Rebecca Ferguson as the lead in The White Queen. But I just can't see how she can be playing Dinah!! Maybe it works. But I'd need a...
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat November 29th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 64
Views: 5754

I finally finished an overall excellent NF: "Bosworth: Birth of the Tudors" by Chris Skidmore. Possibly over-detailed in places (but rather that than the opposite and you can always skim anything you're not interested in), this essentially tells most of the story of the Wars of the Roses through Ric...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed November 5th, 2014, 10:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Welcome to the forum! I loved the Boudicca books.
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed November 5th, 2014, 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 64
Views: 5754

I've just finished two books: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen for this Sunday's book group, which I loved but HATED the ending; and the previous month's book group selection, which I didn't attend so put aside for a bit, a contemporary Nigerian novel: "The Spider King's Daughter" by Chibundu Onu...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed November 5th, 2014, 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 64
Views: 5754

[quote=""fljustice""]Over half way through A Royal Experiment: The Private Life of King Geroge III an ARC about the Mad King. [/quote] I think that's now actually been published under the title of "The Strangest Family". It's on my Kindle already. I've been waiting for it to come out for at least tw...
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed October 29th, 2014, 6:37 am
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Justin's 2014 reads
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

15. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - 3.5/5 16. City of Thieves by David Benioff - 4.5/5 17. Augustus by John Williams - 3/5/5 18. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (contemporary fiction) - 4/5 19. Old Filth by Jane Gardam - 3.5/5 20. After Flodden by Rosemary Goring - 3.5/5 21. The Summer Queen by E...

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