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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sun November 30th, 2008, 2:48 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:I'm about 100 pages into Luis Alberto Urrea's The Hummingbird's Daughter and am attempting to read it while husband & nephew watch a recent .


That is such an incredible book. Even for a someone living so close to Mexico, there was much here I didn't know about. And the story of Teresita was so well done. BTW he wrote a non fiction book called Devil's Highway that I recommend to anyone interested in the immigration issue.

I never read Poldark, but I was in love with that character on the BBC series!

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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sun November 30th, 2008, 2:59 pm

Thanks, good to know! I haven't read anything by Urrea before.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 1st, 2008, 4:58 am

NF: Driving Over Lemons: and Optimist in Spain. An amusing account of a transplanted Brit adjusting to a farm in the Alpujarra region. I was taking an old suitcase to donate when I saw there was still something in the side pocket, and there it was. I'd bought it two years ago when I was in Trevelez and wondered what I did with it.
In the same pocket, a copy of Sabatini's Captain Blood, started on the same trip. Maybe I'll finish that next.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon December 1st, 2008, 8:43 am

I've read Driving Over Lemons. I enjoyed it. The second one is good, too, but I think the third one seemed to lose it somehow! Chris Stewart used to be the drummer in the band, Genesis.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon December 1st, 2008, 9:27 am

Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis - the second book in the Marcus Didius Falco series of mysteries set in Rome.
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon December 1st, 2008, 10:17 am

"diamondlil" wrote:Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis - the second book in the Marcus Didius Falco series of mysteries set in Rome.


I love that series! I never did read all the books though. I need to figure out where I left off. I think the last one I read took place at Petra.
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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Mon December 1st, 2008, 10:41 am

I read the first book ages ago, and have been meaning to pick up this one as well. I have borrowed it from the library a number of times, but never actually managed to start it, but I am determined that I am going to read it this time. The fact that it was due back today will not deter me!
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee & The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon December 1st, 2008, 2:42 pm

I'm just about to start Lords of the White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

TLee
Reader
Location: Westchester, NY

Postby TLee » Mon December 1st, 2008, 11:02 pm

I am half way through The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick and am truly enjoying it.

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Amanda
Compulsive Reader
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon December 1st, 2008, 11:10 pm

I have started "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent.


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