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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 9:48:29 AM PST
Brenda says:
@Charlene: I was looking for price drops, and you popped to mind when I saw the words "forgotten love and terror reawakened" and "Northanger Abbey" in the same book description. Snow Shadow by Andre Norton. Wikipedia says it was originally published in 1979.
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On topic: I finished Death of a Serpent (A Serafina Florio Mystery) by Susan Russo Anderson. I'm glad I saw this recommended, but it was months ago and I don't know who to thank. What I liked best was the friendship between Serafina and Rosa. These are imperfect women who are very different from each other. I'll read more with this main character, but now I'm going to start Lost Lands of Witch World (Witch World Chronicles). It's my first Andre Norton book. I was waiting for book 1 to be available, but this looks like an okay spot to jump in.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 11:04:27 AM PST
Beverly says:
Patsy, you've convinced me. I loved The Chaperone and have been putting off buying Rules of Civility. I'm buying it today!

Right now I'm reading The Lazarus Project by Alexander Hemon, a National Book Award finalist in 2009.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 11:24:26 AM PST
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albertagirl says:
Currently reading Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise: A Novel of Bright's Pond. This is a more light-hearted read than my usual fare of late, though in fact some of the subject matter is rather serious. There were a lot of posts on this thread several months ago about this book, mostly positive. I'm in agreement, as I'm quite enjoying this book. Always a fan of the "quirky turn of phrase," too; so this book is right up my alley, that way, as well.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 12:00:41 PM PST
PA says:
Smoke: A Novella is toe-curlingly good as well as being toe-curling.
I'm 22% into Life of Pi and it's not what I was expecting at all - almost ponderous so far; I'll get through it though.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 12:13:39 PM PST
Bkworm Bren says:
I finished The Baby Thief last night (pretty good and had been on my kindle for a long time)! Started a library loan of Hard Twisted after that. It's an interesting depression-era novel which I'm not sure about yet. The format is very different. I do like reading fiction set in that time period in America, so I will probably continue with it.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 1:09:05 PM PST
Holly says:
I finished reading Buried In a Bog (A COUNTY CORK MYSTERY) by Sheila Connolly last night. It's the first in a new mystery series by this well-respected author. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed and won't be reading the next one in the series unless reviewers that I trust say it's significantly better. Makes me sad when something I have looked forward to so much ends up disappointing.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 1:22:46 PM PST
I finished Cemetery Girl by David Bell yesterday; it was ok but I wasn't really impressed by it. Now I'm reading two books: We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction by Nic Sheff and Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton. I don't normally read more than one book at a time, but We All Fall Down is too heavy a topic to read straight through.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 1:52:04 PM PST
Patsy says:
@Beverly
I was really surprised that my library had Rules of Civility in Kindle format. I'm starting to check to see if they have something I might be interested in before I "Amazon one click" ... as you know, this thread can really play havoc with the book budget! Please post back and let me know how you liked the book.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 2:44:57 PM PST
lesley9 says:
Leave Her to Heaven (Rediscovered Classics) from the mid 1940s. Was a terrific movie with Cornell Wilde, a young Daryl Hickman , Jeanne Crain, and Gene Tierney about a very possessive wife who will murder to keep her husband to herself.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 2:57:45 PM PST
Even though I'm still reading and enjoying both The Tiger's Wife: A Novel and The Snow Child: A Novel. I decided to also start on Very Valentine By Adriana Trigiana. It's the first book of a trilogy, just books 1 and 2 published so far. It's a light, funny read so far and I'm enjoying it too!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 5:19:59 PM PST
I'll be interested to see what you think of 30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (Book 1 in the Betrayed Series). I hated it and thought it was one of the worst books I read in 2012.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 7:33:02 PM PST
Angel's Mum says:
I just finished Beach Music and it was such a GOOD book. I didn't know what to expect, but I got so much more than I bargained for. I highly recommend this one! However, my dilemma now is that I can't imagine what in the world to read next. What kind of book do you read to follow up a book like that?

Joo, I think you've given me a great idea...I'm going to read The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared...it looks like perfect "lighter" fair after reading a book that has left me totally spent (but I wouldn't change a thing).

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 7:42:35 PM PST
Scrapmom says:
I finished Canyons of Night: Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy and am halfway through The Lost Night. Both books are paranormal romance written by Jayne Castle ( an alias for Jayne Ann Krentz) and are good reads where the plot moves along quickly. I am trying to catch up with some of the series I follow but my TBR is huge. Seems like few of the authors I follow write standalone books these days.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 8:12:18 PM PST
Beverly says:
Patsy, have you read The Paris Wife? Or Bel Canto? If you haven't, I have a feeling you'd really enjoy them both.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:24:19 AM PST
Coach D says:
Mother Beaver: I just started 30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (Book 1 in the Betrayed Series) late last night. I have read many books that deal with the same subject matter. I'll see how Carolyn handles it. I like the Encrypted series (like a lower cost/quality action series) except for all the sappy romance. If she wrote it more like an Indiana Jones or Laura Croft thriller (which is close in nature to) I would be okay, but the puppy eye romance weakens the series for me.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:36:31 AM PST
Patsy says:
@Beverly
Thanks for the recommendations, have put them on my list. My library does have The Paris Wife.

Currently reading a cozy mystery (free when I picked it up) - Engulfed (now 99 cents), didn't really expect much but was in the mood for something light...., about 25% in and this book is hilarious.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 8:28:18 AM PST
I am very much enjoying House of Evidence. A man goes off to college and at this time begins keeping a diary, a practice he continued until he was murdered. Decades later, after his son was murdered in the same house with the same gun, seven of these diaries are found locked in a safe. The whole book goes back and forth between the diaries from the past and the present. I will miss this book when I finish it.

I know most everyone just loves Rules of Civility but I absolutely hated it and only was able to make my way through about a third of it before moving on to something else - anything else.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 8:47:38 AM PST
I've been on a reading binge over the past three days. :-P Read Strangeness and Charm: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 3 (hope book 4 of this series comes out soon!), and Frost Moon & Blood Rock (hope book 3 in *this* series comes out soon, too).

Currently I am reading Negative Image: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery (Constable Molly Smith Series) and am almost through The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:28:13 PM PST
Jamester says:
Over the weekend I read Joanna and Ulysses, which was a fast but fun read.

I also made progress with The Map of True Places. I'm hoping to finish this one tonight, but it probably won't happen.

Next up for class is Right Ho, Jeeves

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:36:55 PM PST
Joo says:
@ Angel's Mum. It's quite a long book, I'm about 30% through. Some people likened the back story to Forest Gump, and it is a bit like that.
Sometimes I find the writing a bit stilted, I'm not sure if it's the translation, but I am enjoying it.
If you like it, come and find the kuforum and our book club discussion will start in a few days. Or even if you don't like haha.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 2:29:25 PM PST
Willow3§3 says:
Thank you for reminding me of this one. I loved loved loved Smilla's Sense of Snow, but I have since lost my DTB book copy. Putting this one on my wish list to reread soon.

(I could never get through the author's next work though. The History Of Danish Dreams. I tried, but it lost me several times.)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 2:45:29 PM PST
I feel the same way, Willow!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 5:11:41 PM PST
Angel's Mum says:
That sounds like fun Joo...but I don't seem to be able to find the forum you're talking about. Would it be too much trouble for you to post a link to it here on this forum? I'd really appreciate it ;)

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 5:34:32 PM PST
Mary McManus says:
Well, in honor of Richard III's bones being discovered the other day, I read The Daughter of Time which I suspect would have been an enigma to me had I not already read a lot of books about the Plantagenets. Despite the fact that it tends to get tedious at points, I enjoyed it. If I were starting it again, I would arm myself with a family tree and a list of side characters. What I am going to start on now is Sharon Kay Penman's The Sunne In Splendour: A Novel of Richard III. I have read several of her books and they have all been wonderful so expect I'll have a good time with this one.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 6:43:46 PM PST
I finished House of Evidence and just started Boy's Life because I discovered today that the price was down 55%.
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