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Kailana
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Post by Kailana » Thu September 25th, 2008, 5:17 am

Man, everytime I think there is a book a just have to read... another one catches my attention. I am a really moody reader. I start a book and love it and then I get distracted and never finish it! There are books that I would love to read that have been on my TBR pile for years!

I think I am the only person on here not waiting for Penman and Chadwick's new books. I have only read one book by Penman and never read Chadwick before... I think I should get around to remedying that! Fantasy is my genre of choice, though, so I suppose I can kind of be excused...

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Post by Carine » Thu September 25th, 2008, 5:56 am

Kailana, you're in for a nice surprise if you try a Chadwick, but beware .... you'll want all her books after you've read one !! :D

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 25th, 2008, 6:54 am

[quote=""Telynor""]October is going to be one of those months with an embarassment of riches for books. So many new, interesting titles! So too, it looks for December with Colleen McCullough writing a -sequel- to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The mind boggles.[/quote]


A book I have on my TBR pile is Old Friends an New Fancies, an Imaginary Sequel to the Novels of Jane Austen, by Sybil G Brinton, which intertwines the lives of the charcters from all six JA books. Has anyone read this one?
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pat
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Post by pat » Thu September 25th, 2008, 10:28 am

[quote=""Carine""]Kailana, you're in for a nice surprise if you try a Chadwick, but beware .... you'll want all her books after you've read one !! :D [/quote]

Oh how true!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 25th, 2008, 10:37 am

Haven't there already been a few "sequels" to P & P, like Pemberley? I must admit I'm not keen on this type of book, however good the author is - sequels to "Rebecca" ("Mrs de Winter" by Susan Hill who I normally like) and "Jane Eyre" ("Mrs Rochester", can't remember the author) spring to mind as being little more than re-hashes of the original novels.

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Vanessa
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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 25th, 2008, 12:07 pm

A sequel I enjoyed is Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman. It's set 20 years after 'Rebecca'.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 25th, 2008, 4:04 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]A sequel I enjoyed is Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman. It's set 20 years after 'Rebecca'.[/quote]

ah yes now that was excellent, I'd forgotten about that :D

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Leyland
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Post by Leyland » Thu September 25th, 2008, 8:50 pm

I read somewhere about 'newly rich' mansion owners in the past buying books by the yard/linear feet to fill their libraries. Many never read their colorfully leather bound treasures though.

So, I feel like I do buy books by the yard in increments of two and three at a time even though I don't have a library and I comfort myself knowing that I will read them all eventually! It doesn't get better than collecting books.
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JMJacobsen
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Post by JMJacobsen » Thu September 25th, 2008, 11:18 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]I read somewhere about 'newly rich' mansion owners in the past buying books by the yard/linear feet to fill their libraries. Many never read their colorfully leather bound treasures though.

So, I feel like I do buy books by the yard in increments of two and three at a time even though I don't have a library and I comfort myself knowing that I will read them all eventually! It doesn't get better than collecting books.[/quote]

I've read the same thing...it makes me chuckle to think of someone doing that. Speaking of leather-bound treasures, have you ever seen the Easton Press catalog? Wow. Beautiful, but pricey.

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Post by michellemoran » Thu September 25th, 2008, 11:48 pm

Holy cow! Another Jane Austen book. I just received an ARC for Cassandra and Jane by Jill Ptikeathley. I guess Jane Austen is the new Anne Boleyn. It actually came two months ago, but I forgot to check my PO Box!
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