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Gentle reads (38 new)
Feb 18, 2009 07:41PM

1218 You might enjoy the series by Joan Medlicott that starts iwth "The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love".
What are you reading? (29963 new)
Feb 18, 2009 07:12PM

1218 Alllison said I really want to read a Georgette Heyer novel, I have been seeing a lot about her lately...our library doesn't have ANYTHING by her, though.

Has anybody read anything by her?

I've read almost all of her books. Depending on what you like they split into three groups. 1) her light regency romances; 2) other historicals; and 3) modern (1920/30s) mysteries. I found the mysteries the least satisfying, but they weren't bad. The others are my favorites, though, and I find myself rereading them -- almost like comfort food.
What are you reading? (29963 new)
Feb 18, 2009 07:02PM

1218 I'm finishing up While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky. I went to her book signing last night and picked up a copy.
Have also been reading Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin, which is either really funny or really annoying--I can't make up my mind.
Feb 11, 2009 08:04PM

1218 I know this is primarily about books, but someone mentioned early on about the book feeling like a black and white movie. The book 84 Charing Cross Road was made into a B&w movie. Whole chunks of dialog are directly from the book. Anyway, you might enjoy it.
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Feb 11, 2009 07:53PM

1218 I just finished Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet. For something different I am starting The Naming by Alison Croggon.
What are you reading? (29963 new)
Feb 08, 2009 07:56PM

Katie wrote: Okay so I'm doing this post for my mother haha. She just finished The Thirteenth Tale and she loved it. She relies on me to supply her with books that I think she'll like. Sometimes I get a hit and other times a miss. She loved: The Thirteenth Tale, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Snowflower and the Secret Fan, and The Plain Truth.

Neither my daughter nor I enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife so much, although I usually enjoy that kind of book. If she enjoys historical fiction, she might like Ahab's Wife by Sena Naslund. Or for both the history and the family relationships she might like The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Another Salem one from a slightly different perspective (and a little more oddly written--the narrator is a book) is The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow.
If she like Snow Flower, she might also enjoy Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie. Or Red Peony by Yutang Lin.
Good luck. I know how hard it can be to find books for Mom to read.

What are you reading? (29963 new)
Feb 08, 2009 04:49PM

1218 Just finished Lottery by Patricia Wood (which I loved in a Forrest Gump-ish way) and have gotten 25 pages into The Teahouse Fire, an historical fiction set in Japan during the late 19th century.
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