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by sweetpotatoboy
Tue March 25th, 2014, 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-book Freebies and Deals: 2014
Replies: 132
Views: 10733

[quote=""LadyB""]The first in Sandra Gulland's Josephine B. trilogy: The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. is free on Amazon UK.[/quote]

One of my favourite books. Highly recommended series.
by sweetpotatoboy
Mon March 24th, 2014, 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? March 2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5101

Just started reading "The Night Flower" by Sarah Stovell. ("A Romany girl and a disgraced governess are transported as convicts to Tasmania in this
hugely entertaining Victorian gothic.")
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat March 22nd, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Catherine the Great and Russian queens
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Evelyn Anthony wrote a trilogy starting with "Imperial Highness" that I know several have recommended. I have the first book but not got round to reading it yet.

I was also underwhelmed by The Winter Palace and won't be rushing to read the sequel........
by sweetpotatoboy
Sun March 16th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? March 2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5101

Reading "Harvest" by Jim Crace. A little slow-going but very well written. It's an odd one because you never find out exactly where or when it's set - just some remote English village some time before industrialisation, probably 16th-early 18th century?
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat March 1st, 2014, 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? March 2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5101

I'm still reading a NF historical, "The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton", which is very interesting but too dense and ill-focused at times. Worth continuing with, though. Next up on the fiction front is either Jim Crace's "Harvest" or Hannah Kent's "Burial Rites".
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu February 27th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Justin's 2014 reads
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

5. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - 3/5
6. City of Women by David Gillham - 3.5/5
by sweetpotatoboy
Sat February 15th, 2014, 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5570

Just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman for one of my book groups.
Have now started City of Women by David Gillham for my HF book group.
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu February 6th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5570

I've just started The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson, a NF about the 19th century adultery trial of Caroline Norton nee Sheridan.
I may have to put it aside soon for some book group reads, though.
by sweetpotatoboy
Wed February 5th, 2014, 11:45 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Justin's 2014 reads
Replies: 7
Views: 1795

Justin's 2014 reads

1. Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Paradise) by Emile Zola - 2.5/5
2. The Last Caesar by Henry Venmore-Rowland - 2.5/5
3. Amenable Women by Mavis Cheek - 4/5
4. The Know-It-All: One Man's Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (NF) by A.J. Jacobs - 3.5/5
by sweetpotatoboy
Thu January 30th, 2014, 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2014
Replies: 105
Views: 5884

A break from HF.

I'm reading "The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World" by A. J. Jacobs (essentially his account of his attempt to read the whole of the Encyclopaedia Britannica).

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