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Posted on Jan 6, 2013 10:44:38 PM PST
lesley9 says:
The Forsyte Saga - Complete - started this in addition to whatever else I've got going. The Forsytes are upper class, not aristocrats. Hence they have a very broad array of life styles, means of support, options. I'm not sure exactly the scope of the entire book yearwise, but they start off in England in the latter part of the 19th century. Once I got past the first few opening chapters and saw who the characters are, it is a book I can get into for hours at a time. There is more to the entire Saga than just this one so called "complete" book. But these are the public domain stories. The rest are written after 1923. See for more information.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:00:41 AM PST
Jamie says:
I finished The Light Between Oceans over the weekend and agree with every one here - it's such a great book and so different! I loved it.

Then I started From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, which I grabbed when it was a freebie.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 6:51:37 AM PST
David Peterson, I really enjoyed The Twelve. Even more than The Passage. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Before starting City Under the Moon I snuck in a novella by Sandy Deluca Darkness Conjured (Delirium Novella Series). As usual with Sandy, it was very good. 4*. A scary novella about young unwed mothers in the 60's.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 9:37:48 AM PST
Patsy says:
Tried The Elegance of the Hedgehog and just couldn't get into it. Moved on to Transformative Travel in Nepal: Fulfilling a Dream in the Himalayas about trekking in the Himalayas by an older, out of shape woman. Quite enjoyable actually.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 1:09:27 PM PST
katydidit says:
I finished The Shoemaker's Wife and loved it. Hated to see it end.

On to The Elegance of the Hedgehog as my library just notified it was available. I've heard mixed reviews on this one and am looking forward to see what it is all about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:19:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2013 2:27:07 PM PST
Holly says:

I do think we have similar tastes -- I really disliked The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I finished it since I kept thinking it had to get better, but it wasn't for me. I have added Transformative Travel in Nepal: Fulfilling a Dream in the Himalayas to my wish list.

OT: I am currently about half way through The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) which I am loving. It is a big, long story and the first 100 or so pages are definitely the building phase and then it just takes off. I am reading it for my book group and everyone that finished says they love it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:23:01 PM PST
Holly says:
Katydidit --

I am a huge Adriana Trigiani fan and have liked everything she has written. Currently, Very Valentine: A Novel (Valentine Trilogy) is $2.99 on Kindle and the followup Brava, Valentine: A Novel (Valentine Trilogy, Book 2) is only $1.99. You might want to check them out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:30:29 PM PST
AvidReader says:
Hi Anna...I just finished If You Lived Here and really liked it. I grew up in Havelock so am familiar with Wilmington...very pretty there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 2:32:29 PM PST
Holly says:
Totally off topic (sorry, everyone): Patsy, a book you have on your wishlist is free today in case you hadn't noticed :-) The Tourist Trail: A Novel

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 3:17:07 PM PST
Patsy says:
@Holly K
Thanks so much for letting me know about The Tourist Trail: A Novel, completely missed that it was a freebie today! I think you are right, we do have similar tastes, I will be adding The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) to my wish list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:22:21 PM PST
Denise says:
I, too, read Invisible Bridge for my book club and we all wound up loving it, but it's different than most other WW2 books of the kind.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:08:48 PM PST
I finished The Beekeeper (The First Detective Elizabeth Stratton Mystery) this evening. Enjoyable, quick read of a mystery set in Miami.

I am excited about the book I'm starting now. It's called Requiem for Ashes (The Albert Mysteries). I read it when it first came out years ago and at that time it was called Murder in C Minor--the author told me in an email this morning that he changed ite when one of the popular Murder She Wrote books came out with the same title. I stumbled upon it and a sequel last night and since they were only 99¢ each I broke down and bought them. A third title with be coming out sometime this year. The protagonist is a music professor who is almost autistic in the way in which he interacts (& sometimes doesn't) understand, and interacts with, the world. I can hardly wait to dive back into it. Yay!!! :-)

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 6:41:03 PM PST
LuvTOOread says:
I am reading The Bronze Horseman with Bonus Material (Promo e-Books) It is wonderful! 900 pages of Historical Fiction set in Russia during WW2. It is the first of a trilogy and is only $1.99. I have already bought the second Tatiana and Alexander: A Novel (The Bronze Horseman Trilogy)
I highly recommend to those of you who like this genre.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 8:07:35 PM PST
I just finished The Stillwater Tragedy, a public domain book. I liked the first part of it better than the last part and there seemed to be more and more typos as the book went along but overall I enjoyed the story. I just began reading The Light Between Oceans because so many here like it so well.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 8:41:46 PM PST
Tonight I started The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922 which I am loving. It is the real diary of a young woman born and raised in Gettysburg, PA, who was living there during the Battle of Gettysburg. I skipped ahead to read the entries for July of 1863 and it is wonderful.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 9:10:57 PM PST
Beverly says:
I really liked The Invisible Bridge, read it a while ago. Just began The Casual Vacancy today. It looks like I'm going to enjoy it.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 9:41:55 PM PST
K Orozco says:
Im finishing up a few series
Besotted (Thoughtless Series #2) (Better than I expected.)
Fifty Shades Freed
Missing, The (Seasons of Grace Book #2) (Kind of slow in places, but I really like it.)

*Im new so forgive me if I didn't do the links right. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 3:50:55 AM PST
Denise says:
another outstanding book; one of my top ten of 2012 for sure!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 6:14:44 AM PST
Jamie says:
Holly, I LOVED The Invisible Bridge - I couldn't put it down.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:13:45 AM PST
TexasMom says:
Finished the Farseer Trilogy book 2, Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2) from the library. While waiting for book three I read some lighter fare, freebies that I had picked up. Becoming Elizabeth Darcy and The Wander Year: One Couple's Journey Around the World. Neither is free now. I enjoyed them. Maybe I'll read Invisible Bridge next. It has been on my list to read for a while and lately many of you have mentioned it. Our library just got it in for Kindle.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:57:17 AM PST
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albertagirl says:
I've just finished The Old Buzzard Had It Coming. Judging by the title I thought this would be a light, cozy murder mystery. It isn't. It's a thoughtful mystery set in rural America and set in 1912. I enjoyed this book, the first of a series, but I'm not sure I'll read more. This book was free when I got it a few weeks ago. I'd have paid a bit more than that for it. But now it's up to 9.99 in Canada, which seems a bit overpriced to me.

eta: I see that there's another choice for this kindle book, @ $3.03 in Canada; about what I'd expect, and be happy, to pay for it.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 5:02:03 PM PST
Finished The Worst Hard Time, by Timothy Egan. I thought it was great -- so interesting that I watched Ken Burns' documentary on the dust bowl after I finished the book.

Now I'm reading Winter of the World, by Ken Follett.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 5:13:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2013 4:54:19 PM PST
Karin Lib says:
I am reading Les Miserables, or trying to again. I just saw the movie, which I thought was wonderful. It took me 5 times of trying to read War and Peace, that I finally succeeded. So, I hope 3rd time will be a charm for Les Miserable (unfortunately, it is even longer than War and Peace).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 5:19:36 PM PST
Karin Lib says:
I agree, I couldn't wait to have the Space trilogy by C.S. Lewis available for my Kindle, my copies that I bought in college were falling apart. I took a course in college on C.S. Lewis, and it was my favorite course.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 5:42:24 PM PST
Two Years Before the Mast is mostly an interesting entertaining book From the 80% to 90% marks in the text it gets very preachy, then it gets better again. It is the story of a rich kid who ships out on a merchant ship, he hangs out with the common sailors but always considers himself better.
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