Rebecca Huston Rebecca's Comments (member since Sep 20, 2011)


Rebecca's comments from the Around the World (in 52 Books) group.

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Dec 26, 2011 09:51AM

Dec 24, 2011 08:51AM

53809 The Feast of the Goat for the Dominican Republic.
Dec 22, 2011 02:35PM

53809 Finally, I've settled on for Wales, I'm adding The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman, as it has been quite a while since I've read it. The Secret History of the Mongol Queens for Mongolia, and Astrid and Veronika for Sweden.
Dec 22, 2011 11:34AM

53809 another addition, Csardas for Hungary. Shizuko's Daughter is my pick for Japan. Slowly getting there...
Dec 04, 2011 03:50PM

53809 I've heard about this series, and generally good things.
Dec 04, 2011 03:47PM

53809 Jenny wrote: "Added your Malaysia pick, and some random picks I missed from earlier :)

I think the annotated Emma sounds like fun!"


I've read three of the editor's --- David Shapard -- other annotated Austen's, and I've been very impressed by them.
Dec 04, 2011 07:13AM

53809 I've decided on Sweet Offerings for Malaysia; I still need suggestions, of course. Any ideas for Hungary or Austria or Romania or Greece?
Lesli's List (13 new)
Nov 17, 2011 11:22AM

53809 Terrific list. I've read quite a few of these, so ask away if you have questions.
Nov 06, 2011 11:13AM

53809 I've been hearing a lot of very good things about it, so I was looking more for a reason to put it on my list. :)
Nov 06, 2011 10:31AM

53809 Two more additions to the heap:
Exodus by Leon Uris for Israel and Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck for the United States.
Oct 22, 2011 04:41AM

53809 I've read some of his very satirical Flashman novels, which are not at all politically correct, nor too serious, but great fun to tear through.
Oct 22, 2011 12:21AM

53809 Still more books:
A Town Like Alice for Australia
Palace Walk for Egypt
The Annotated Emma for England
The House by the Fjord for Norway
Oct 21, 2011 11:27PM

53809 I rather like Fraser's writing, so I am looking forward to it.
Oct 21, 2011 08:29PM

53809 And now more for the list:Quartered Safe Out There: A Harrowing Tale of World War II for Burma.
Oct 16, 2011 08:34PM

53809 Some nice choices here! I'd recommend Possession over The Crimson Petal and the White; it's more interesting, not quite as vulgar, and better written.
Oct 14, 2011 02:27PM

53809 Updating the list with a few that I've pinched from other lists:
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love for Cuba
Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession for Vatican City
The Cat's Table for Sri Lanka

Slowly but surely I am getting there.
Oct 11, 2011 08:38PM

53809 Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland is my pick for Scotland, and I am trying to decide between Palace Walk or HOREMHEB: The Forgotten Pharaoh for Egypt.
Jessamy's List (22 new)
Oct 11, 2011 07:58AM

53809 Jessamy wrote: "It does have a bit of a culinary motif to it, doesn't it? I tried to have a bit of light and shade to the list so that I won't give up when the reading gets tough. Food themed books tend to do the ..."

I loved reading My Life in France, it was such a wonderful and funny book. You do need to add some lightness to a list, otherwise it does start turning into a chore to get through.
Oct 08, 2011 11:51AM

53809 Judy, everything and nearly anything is fair game for me. Albeit, I'm not a huge fan of YA novels, I get bored with them very quickly.

I've added Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story to my list. So I have something for New Zealand now.

For those wanting something about Wales, I heartily recommend Sharon Kay Penman's Here be Dragons, Falls the Shadow, and The Reckoning. They just don't get any better than this.
Oct 07, 2011 06:28PM

53809 My copy of Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generationsarrived in the mail today, so now I won't have to play hunt the book.

If anyone is looking for a great book about the Mongols, try this one:
Until the Sun Falls


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