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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Tue March 15th, 2011, 5:21 pm

[quote=""SCW""]I'm waiting for my copy of Great Maria to arrive. Ordered it through Borders so I don't know how I'll go there.
But I'm re-discovering Anya Seton and I've just finished Green Darkness and I'm about to read The Winthrop Woman[/quote] The Winthrop Woman is one of my favorites -- it's how I discovered Anya Seton at age 14, and I've read it 3 times. :) I think she gave it the best ending of all her books.

Unlike most people, I didn't care much for Green Darkness, either time that I read it.

In 2009/2010, I read/re-read every one of Anya Seton's books (thanks to Chicago Review Press they are all easily available brand new and with nice covers to boot). It was fun.........

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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Tue March 15th, 2011, 8:50 pm

Love that pic, Jemidar. You ought to go into designing greeting cards - wouldn't that one be irresistible for certain occasions?
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Post by Brenna » Tue March 15th, 2011, 8:50 pm

[quote=""SCW""]I'm waiting for my copy of Great Maria to arrive. Ordered it through Borders so I don't know how I'll go there.
But I'm re-discovering Anya Seton and I've just finished Green Darkness and I'm about to read The Winthrop Woman[/quote]

I hope you enjoy Great Maria more than I did. That was a DNF for me.
Brenna

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Post by Kasthu » Tue March 15th, 2011, 10:31 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I hope you enjoy Great Maria more than I did. That was a DNF for me.[/quote]

Great Maria was a DNF for me as well.

Now reading The Outcast 1850s/60s England and South Carolina), the 21st book in the morland Dynasty series.

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Post by Jemidar » Wed March 16th, 2011, 4:14 am

[quote=""fljustice""]Thanks for the laugh! As they say, a picture is worth.....[/quote]

[quote=""Margaret""]Love that pic, Jemidar. You ought to go into designing greeting cards - wouldn't that one be irresistible for certain occasions?[/quote]

Glad you both liked it :D . And yes, it would make a good greeting card.
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Post by SCW » Wed March 16th, 2011, 5:51 am

I've just finished The Winthrop Woman- a wonderful story. I've just started The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons which I hope is as good as The Bronze Horseman. But if not- then I have bought a copy of Wolf Hall to read.
(And I'm still waiting for Great Maria)
Might be the last time I get books online)

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Post by Vanessa » Wed March 16th, 2011, 9:54 am

Where did you order them from, SCW? I've very rarely had a problem with ordering books online. I've had a look back and you say Borders. I've never ordered from their online offshoot. Have you tried the Book Depository or Play.com? Or there're always good old Amazon or Waterstone's (I think you live in the UK, don't you?).

I'm just about to start House of Moreys by Phyllis Bentley, a gothic novel set in the early 1800s. It's obviously an out of print book as I couldn't find a synopsis for it, so the link in my signature is to someone's review!
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed March 16th, 2011, 12:45 pm

I'm reading Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife at the moment. Hope to finish tonight.
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Post by LoobyG » Wed March 16th, 2011, 1:04 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]I liked this a lot (see review). Louise doesn't come across as milquetoasty at all in this novel. Sandra Gulland is a favorite author of mine. I'm eager to see what she writes next![/quote]

I'm devouring this book Margaret, really enjoying it! :) I've had a gander at Sandra's website and I can't see if she's got any more novels in the pipeline, I really really hope she does soon.

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Post by LoobyG » Wed March 16th, 2011, 1:06 pm

[quote=""Jemidar""]Reading Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth.

Not too far in, but so far the main characters (Richard-Sue and Catherine-Sue) are nauseatingly unrealistic, the history is wonky and it's so syrupy that it just makes me feel like


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Sandra Worth has this effect on me too Jemidar! :rolleyes:

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