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by Vanessa
Tue May 14th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading May 2019?
Replies: 7
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Re: What are you reading May 2019?

I’m just about to start The Ghost of Hollow House by Linda Stratmann, a Victorian ghost story. It’s the fourth in the Mina Scarletti series. I haven’t read the previous three books, but apparently it can be read as a stand-alone. I’m reviewing it for Sapere Books.
by Vanessa
Fri May 10th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: What are you reading May 2019?

I read the first stave of The Disappeared by Amy Lord on Pigeonhole today. It’s a dystopian story set in Britain post Brexit. Makes quite scary reading!
by Vanessa
Tue May 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading May 2019?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

What are you reading May 2019?

I’ve just finished The Anarchists’ Club by Alex Reeve , the second in the Leo Stanhope series. It’s about a transgender amateur detective set in Victorian London. It’s a great series so far. I’m reading The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell . A contemporary, multi timeline family drama set in the C...
by Vanessa
Wed May 1st, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2019
Topic: Vanessa’s 2019 Reads
Replies: 11
Views: 232

April

Here’s my list for April: The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. 5 This is the story of Mercy Lavinia Bump, known as Vinnie, who was only 2ft8in tall. She married General Tom Thumb and joined the world of P T Barnum becoming very much a celebrity during the Gilded Age. It’s well wri...
by Vanessa
Wed April 24th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading April 2019?
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

I’m reading The Girl Puzzle by Kate Braithwaite . It’s a story based on Nellie Bly and her stay in Blackwell’s Island, impersonating an inmate so that she can investigate conditions and care. Pretty horrific, if you ask me! The conditions and care, that is. :shock: I’d heard the name of Nellie Bly b...
by Vanessa
Thu April 18th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading April 2019?
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

Now also reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.. It’s quirky and quite amusing.
by Vanessa
Tue April 16th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading April 2019?
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

I’ve just started Blood on the Stone by Jake Lynch, an historical thriller set during the reign of Charles II involving the ‘Popish Plot’. It’s a Pigeonhole read.
by Vanessa
Wed April 10th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading April 2019?
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

I’m now reading The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan. It’s a dual timeframe story set in the present day and during WWII in Cornwall.
by Vanessa
Sat April 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading April 2019?
Replies: 15
Views: 271

Re: What Are You Reading April 2019?

MLE (Emily Cotton) wrote:
Thu April 4th, 2019, 1:08 am
I just finished The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. It was excellent!
I loved The Blue! :D

I’ve just started The Lion Tamer who Lost by Louise Beech, a contemporary story. It’s a book group read.
by Vanessa
Mon April 1st, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2019
Topic: Vanessa’s 2019 Reads
Replies: 11
Views: 232

March

Here’s my list for March: Love, Honour & Obey by Valerie Holmes 3.5 The first book in the Yorkshire saga series. Despite its obscure title, it’s an entertaining tale of spies, smuggling and adventure during the French Revolution set in York and Whitby. It’s quick, easy and fast paced. There are some...

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