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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #250 on: September 26, 2019, 05:40:07 AM »
I proudly claim to be the only person in England who never saw either of the Poldark series on the BBC, but I started reading Winston Graham's books a couple of weeks ago and I'm hooked. I'm on the fifth one now and have a feeling I'll have to buy the DVDs, which I understand are fairly true to the books. It's not just the characters, the drama and the romance, but also the setting. Cornwall is a beautiful, wild place (I've visited it many times) and Graham really makes it come alive.

I watched the original Poldark on PBS. Wonderful series.

You might want to read Penmarric by Susan Howatch (my favorite author) set in Cornwall against the Cornish tin mines. It's the story of Henry II in the person of Mark Castellack including Eleanor and their sons, with England represented by the manor house of Penmarric. It's the first one of hers I read but Cashelmara is my favorite.

https://www.amazon.com/Penmarric-Susan-Howatch-ebook/dp/B009DA5FXU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Penmarric&qid=1569440174&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

           
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #251 on: September 26, 2019, 04:25:41 PM »
I have started on "We Hunt the Flame" by Hafsah Faizal.
I had to get used to the more formal language after reading a loooot of Terry Pratchett lately, but both the characters and the story seem really interesting!



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« Reply #252 on: September 26, 2019, 04:38:18 PM »
That photo is meme-worthy.   :icon_mrgreen:
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« Reply #253 on: September 26, 2019, 04:54:09 PM »
That photo is meme-worthy.   :icon_mrgreen:

I started taking pictures of my owl with the books I read this year (everyone needs a hobby, right...?) and there have been some great ones, simply because that feathery little beast always looks so murderous  grint


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« Reply #254 on: September 26, 2019, 05:09:28 PM »
Yeah, I checked out your site and saw some of the photos.  You should start an Artemis thread.  He's cool as hell.   :cool:
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« Reply #255 on: September 26, 2019, 06:22:29 PM »
Yeah, I checked out your site and saw some of the photos.  You should start an Artemis thread.  He's cool as hell.   :cool:

Shh! Don't let him hear you. His ego is big enough as it is.


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Vijaya

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #256 on: September 26, 2019, 10:42:55 PM »
I have started on "We Hunt the Flame" by Hafsah Faizal.
I had to get used to the more formal language after reading a loooot of Terry Pratchett lately, but both the characters and the story seem really interesting!



What a great picture! How I'd love to have him next to my book. Forget the Bestseller Code, which I've just begun. It's already fascinating.

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Kate Elizabeth

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #257 on: September 28, 2019, 04:59:25 AM »
I enjoyed Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I haven't seen the series. I'm currently reading The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. I quite like it.
 

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« Reply #258 on: September 28, 2019, 06:20:54 AM »
Yesterday I finished “Prudence” by Gail Carriger, the first “Custard Protocol” book. It was so fun to get back to the Parasolverse! Rue’s a fun character, there’s new shapeshifters, and it was all so joyful to read.
 

Kate Elizabeth

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #259 on: October 05, 2019, 03:57:05 AM »
I enjoyed Beatriz Williams's Tiny Little Thing, the 2nd in the Schuyler (Amazon and Overdrive has it listed as Schuler) Sisters trilogy.

I'm currently reading two novels, one on my Kindle, one in paperback:  Erin A. Craig's House of Salt and Sorrows, an interesting take on The Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale and Chanel Cleeton's Next Year in Havana.  Both are really good so far.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #260 on: October 05, 2019, 04:02:24 AM »
I watched the original Poldark on PBS. Wonderful series.

Years ago, when that was first showing on TV, my mum used to send my brother & I outside each week with strict instructions to stay there unless there was a broken bone or something.
 

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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #261 on: October 05, 2019, 05:11:43 AM »
I watched the original Poldark on PBS. Wonderful series.

Years ago, when that was first showing on TV, my mum used to send my brother & I outside each week with strict instructions to stay there unless there was a broken bone or something.

Would have done it to my kids if I'd thought of it, too. But then I had girls. Not as boisterous and I could watch in peace.