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Happy Birthday Ariadne!

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Post by fljustice » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 3:14 pm

Belated, Happy Birthday, Ariadne! Gift cards are the best!
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Post by Ariadne » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 6:17 pm

Thanks so much, Faith!

So far I've picked out four to get:

- Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers (which Sharon reviewed so positively on her blog, and which got a review in the NYT this weekend that seemed undeservedly cranky. I can't believe the book is that horrible, and the reviewer didn't provide enough evidence for her opinion, in my view)
- Stephanie Dray's Song of the Nile, since I'm eager to read part 2
- Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden, since I love her timeslip novels!
- Kimberley Freeman's Wildflower Hill, because it's a lengthy saga (my favorite).

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Post by LoobyG » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 6:44 pm

Happy belated Birthday Ariadne! Hope you enjoy your books :)

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Post by Nefret » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 8:00 pm

Happy belated birthday! :D
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We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Ariadne » Mon October 24th, 2011, 12:21 am

Thank you both :)

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Post by Brenna » Mon October 24th, 2011, 1:24 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Thanks so much, Faith!

So far I've picked out four to get:

- Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers (which Sharon reviewed so positively on her blog, and which got a review in the NYT this weekend that seemed undeservedly cranky. I can't believe the book is that horrible, and the reviewer didn't provide enough evidence for her opinion, in my view)
- Stephanie Dray's Song of the Nile, since I'm eager to read part 2
- Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden, since I love her timeslip novels!
- Kimberley Freeman's Wildflower Hill, because it's a lengthy saga (my favorite).[/quote]

Happy Birthday two days late :-( . I usually take the weekends off from the internet since I'm on here ALL the time during the week. Sounds like a great haul. Let me know what you think of Wildflower Hill. I read it a few weeks ago and wasn't completely absorbed as I had hoped to be. The author left a few loose ends that left me going "but what about this..." I felt the same way about "My Name is Mary Sutter" but most people disagreed with me. So, let me know!! Oh and while I'm being so demanding on your birthday, I'd like your thoughts on Dovekeepers. I think it may be too much for me.
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Post by Ariadne » Mon October 24th, 2011, 6:48 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Happy Birthday two days late :-( . I usually take the weekends off from the internet since I'm on here ALL the time during the week. Sounds like a great haul. Let me know what you think of Wildflower Hill. I read it a few weeks ago and wasn't completely absorbed as I had hoped to be. The author left a few loose ends that left me going "but what about this..." I felt the same way about "My Name is Mary Sutter" but most people disagreed with me. So, let me know!! Oh and while I'm being so demanding on your birthday, I'd like your thoughts on Dovekeepers. I think it may be too much for me.[/quote]

Thanks, and will do. Dovekeepers did seem like it'd be very intense and heavy-going, especially towards the end... but I think I want to read it anyway.

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Post by annis » Tue October 25th, 2011, 4:33 pm

I've seen quite a lot of positive comment around about The Dovekeepers. I noticed that Margaret reviewed it recently on her Historical Novels Info website.

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Post by Ariadne » Tue October 25th, 2011, 10:45 pm

Margaret's review is another reason I wanted to get it. My copy arrived today along with the other books on my list. I love real bookstores, but Amazon Prime is really nice, too.

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Post by cat » Mon November 14th, 2011, 7:50 pm

Belated :o but I hope you had a very happy birthday!!
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