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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed April 17th, 2013, 12:51 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]I started 'Excellent Women' by Barbara Pym last night. I'm enjoying it so far.

I gave up on 'The Forgotten Queen' by D.L Bogdan which is odd as enjoyed her books 'Rivals in the Tudor Court' & 'Secrets of the Tudor Court'....but I'll still keep a check on any future books as I usually enjoy her writing.

Bec :) [/quote]


I love Barbara Pym's books (with the exception of one or two). Is this your first one?
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Post by Misfit » Wed April 17th, 2013, 3:19 pm

About halfway through Heartstorm by Elizabeth Stuart and going very well. Scotland setting, English heroine *kidnapped* by ever-so-handsome Scottish laird. Now they have to outwit her bastard of a father (the king's agent). Outlander fans looking for a *fix* might want to check it out, although this laird doesn't have red hair :rolleyes: ;)
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Post by princess garnet » Wed April 17th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chivaerini (library copy)

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Post by rebecca » Thu April 18th, 2013, 2:54 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I love Barbara Pym's books (with the exception of one or two). Is this your first one?[/quote]

Yes it is and I am really enjoying the read. She is very expressive about the every day minutiae of her daily life, but the author is also very sharp in her observations of the people she meets. I also like the fact that there is no waste of words and very little repetition. It is a slim book, but it gives a rare insight into that particular time in history. I like it so much that I will be buying more from her.

Love it when I discover an author I like :D

Bec :) PS: I think someone mentioned her name here for I had never heard of Barbara Pym. So thank you to whoever that person was. :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu April 18th, 2013, 12:20 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]Yes it is and I am really enjoying the read. She is very expressive about the every day minutiae of her daily life, but the author is also very sharp in her observations of the people she meets. I also like the fact that there is no waste of words and very little repetition. It is a slim book, but it gives a rare insight into that particular time in history. I like it so much that I will be buying more from her.

Love it when I discover an author I like :D

Bec :) PS: I think someone mentioned her name here for I had never heard of Barbara Pym. So thank you to whoever that person was. :) [/quote]

Jane and Prudence and A Glass of Blessings are two of my favorites.
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Post by rebecca » Fri April 19th, 2013, 3:08 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Jane and Prudence and A Glass of Blessings are two of my favorites.[/quote]

Thanks BB I will note them down and buy them once I have saved enough.

Bec :)

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Post by EC2 » Fri April 19th, 2013, 11:29 am

Just about to start The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis (Amazon Vine). I've always loved the Falco novels but DNF Master and God, so I'm now slightly on the fence as I go into this one.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 19th, 2013, 11:30 am

[quote=""EC2""]Just about to start The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis (Amazon Vine). I've always loved the Falco novels but DNF Master and God, so I'm now slightly on the fence as I go into this one.[/quote]

I like the sound of the new book, hopefully it will be in the same style as Falco, maybe he'll even pop in from time to time!
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri April 19th, 2013, 1:26 pm

Have just started The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh.

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Post by fljustice » Fri April 19th, 2013, 2:13 pm

Finished E.C.'s To Defy a King and started an ARC The Spark, a memoir from a mother of an autistic child.
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