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August 2010, what are you reading

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Post by Leo62 » Sat August 28th, 2010, 11:50 am

"Nefret" wrote:The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

I really enjoyed that one - my favourite of hers apart from Fingersmith. :)

Finished To Defy A King last night - boy that was a three-Kleenex ending!

Now I'm trying to decide between Erskine's Warrior Princess and Queen of Silks by Vanora Bennett....hmmm....
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Post by Nefret » Sat August 28th, 2010, 12:55 pm

"Leo62" wrote:I really enjoyed that one - my favourite of hers apart from Fingersmith. :)



I was planning on reading that one soon.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat August 28th, 2010, 1:16 pm

I really enjoyed The Little Stranger too - creepy!
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Post by Leo62 » Sat August 28th, 2010, 2:57 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I really enjoyed The Little Stranger too - creepy!


Yep - it passed the too-scared-to-go-to-the-loo-in-the-dark test for me when I was reading it in bed :D
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Post by Kasthu » Sat August 28th, 2010, 4:03 pm

In between watching episodes of Black Adder from Netflix, I'm reading The Pindar Diamond, by Katie Hickman.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat August 28th, 2010, 6:08 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:In between watching episodes of Black Adder from Netflix, I'm reading The Pindar Diamond, by Katie Hickman.


Black Adder is great isn't it? My favourites is the Elizabethan and Regency themed ones.

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Post by ccarr » Sat August 28th, 2010, 8:42 pm

Annis,

I hope you post your impressions of the Burnaby book. It sounds like something I'd enjoy reading.

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Post by Misfit » Sat August 28th, 2010, 9:32 pm

I am almost done (Thank God) with The Passionate Brood by MC Barnes. So far the only good thing I can say is there have been no Melusine sightings. Not sure what I'll pick up next.
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Post by annis » Sat August 28th, 2010, 11:01 pm

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Annis,
I hope you post your impressions of the Burnaby book. It sounds like something I'd enjoy reading.


I'm sure you'd enjoy this book. Burnaby's style is articulate, straightforward, and lacking in self-aggrandizement. He has a great eye for detail, ear for cadence of language and a nice sense of humour. It's easy to see why his journal has been reprinted so many times. You get a clear impression of someone who would have been great fun to be around, a man with a contagious zest for life. I should add that Burnaby was a loyal soldier of the British Empire at its height, and his views sometimes reflect that.

I'm going to see if I can find a copy of the sequel On Horseback Through Asia Minor, in which Burnaby recounts his 1876 journey from Constantinople into Asia, to see what the Turks and Russians were up to.

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Frederick Gustavus Burnaby as painted by Tissot, looking very debonair. After reading A Ride to Khiva, it's hard to imagine him without his sheepskin suit!
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Post by Kasthu » Sun August 29th, 2010, 3:19 pm

Now reading Henry of the High Rock, by Juliet Dymoke.

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