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Old 11-06-2017, 01:17 PM   #2561
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I just finished Voyager, and am starting book 4 in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn. I'm really enjoying this series, and the shows. You get so caught up in her writing, and it's such a mixture of history, travel, romance, with intelligent characters, for the most part.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:19 AM   #2562
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Arch of Triumph of Erich Maria Remarque. Not an easy read...
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Ooh... Sounds good. Is it difficult to read because of the content or because of the way language is used?
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:11 AM   #2564
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Re-reading: The complete book of herbs - Lesley Bremness.
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:18 PM   #2565
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Reading Vol one of 3 of Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Weisen Cook. She wasn't the mousy young woman she's is often portrayed as in films.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:48 PM   #2566
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Ooh... Sounds good. Is it difficult to read because of the content or because of the way language is used?
Well, it's difficilt because of the content: post WWI period... But it is a really touching story!
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Old 01-26-2018, 03:06 PM   #2567
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I'm reading An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire. It's book three in the October Daye series. I'm loving it. It's set in a world where fairies live secretly along side humans in the modern world. What's not to love.
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for the obssessed readers. Is anyone a member of goodreads? It's a free site with constant reading posts, including groups of the type of books you read. I'm obssessed; it keeps track of books read, books to be read, challenges in reading and a ton of everything related to reading. here is the site; if wondering:Goodreads ? Share book recommendations with your friends, join book clubs, answer trivia
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Carolyn Thanks for the reminder about good reads.

I just finished The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. I don't know when I've read a better book.


...Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”...
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Hi fellow book lovers.....I'm trying to get back into reading after a drought. Saw lots of posts of books I've read over the years and when I was a member of a book club. Some great books, and lots mentioned that I've not heard of and will follow up in due course.

I started "Amandine" by Marlena de Blasi today. So far it's got me in. I've read A thousand days in Venice which is one of hers many years ago and which I enjoyed.


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Good to see some posts here again. I think everyone has been busy crafting and not reading. I almost shy away from books because once I start, I can't put it down and nothing else gets done Anyway, I am reading the 12-book Poldark series. It is currently a series on Masterpiece Theater on PBS. Got hooked on the series so decided to do the books. The series is very true to the books. I am on #3 now and it is a quick read. But as I said, nothing else gets done LOL.
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Carolyn Thanks for the reminder about good reads.

I just finished The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. I don't know when I've read a better book.


...Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.

As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”...
I wrote a fan email to this author, Rachel Kadish, and received a lovely reply. I think I may have to do that some more!
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:54 PM   #2573
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Happy Wednesday everyone. I'm still reading Amandine and halfway through....hoping to finish by this weekend as I have a couple more I'd like to start on.

Received my monthly email from The Big Book Club and saw that they had recommended "Before I Let You Go" by Kelly Rimmer. I also saw this last week in one of our bookshops. Has anyone read it and is it ok?


I also saw the latest book by the author who wrote Girl On The Train, which I loved and would like to add that to my reading list...so many


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Finished Amandine...story of love, deceit, secrets, fear, courage, hope, cruelty and faith. It's set in Poland & France during the war. It was slow to start with but by halfway through I wanted to finish it. It's an easy read and one that you can put down and pick up the thread easily.

I'm now about to start Fiona McIntosh "Nightingale"....also set during the war. Must be a theme I have at present.


Highly recommend Kate Morton, Tracey Chevalier and Geraldine Brooks books.


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Has anyone read any of Lisa Genova's books...I love her books and am about to start her new one.
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