What are you reading?


Re: What are you reading?

Postby honeyphan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:04 pm

nightsmusic wrote:Didn't like Shana though most love it and the wolf and dove is written in the language of the time. I had to concentrate too hard but I shouldn't have been trying to read it at that time either so...


Yeah, she does sound like a spoiled brat. lol
But that could provide for some good banter, I'm hoping, or some good scenes anyway.
I also like the fact that they are married first before all the sex- I love stories like that (and write my own E/C ones that way) - because as we both know, getting married isn't "The End" at all - but to me is much more exciting to read about and see how the two will survive and conquer and at last resolve their differences to come together in love and hold fast to their marriage vows.
And the whole scenario of the prison pact is unique...

I'll look up The Wolf and the Dove on Amazon and get an idea for the writing to see if I can handle it- thanks for the heads up. :)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby AMused » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:58 pm

Have you read "The Last Enchantment" by Mary Stewart? It's about Merlin's last enchantment ........ This book is the third in a series of 4 books. It's is based on the Arthorian legends.

One of my favorites is "The Proud Breed" by Celestee De Blasis. It is a three-generational romance in the beginnings of California. The way Tess and Gavin meet in the beginning is really something.

Another terrific book about the Outlander series is "The Outlandish Companion" by Diana Gabaldon. It's filled with tidbits about backgrounds, progeny, history and even has the horoscopes of Jamie and Claire.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby nightsmusic » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:14 pm

I read The Crystal Cave series when I was young. Very young. Love it, but I really enjoyed the first, best.

I haven't read the others, but I do own the Outlandish Companion...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby honeyphan » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:32 pm

AMused wrote:Have you read "The Last Enchantment" by Mary Stewart? It's about Merlin's last enchantment ........ This book is the third in a series of 4 books. It's is based on the Arthorian legends.

One of my favorites is "The Proud Breed" by Celestee De Blasis. It is a three-generational romance in the beginnings of California. The way Tess and Gavin meet in the beginning is really something.

Another terrific book about the Outlander series is "The Outlandish Companion" by Diana Gabaldon. It's filled with tidbits about backgrounds, progeny, history and even has the horoscopes of Jamie and Claire.


I WISH I could get the Outlandish Companion there! lol
all of DGs books are not available- small wonder.

The Merlin sounds interesting, but I'm looking more for romance. :)
I'll look into the California one.

Thanks! :)
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Re: What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Godzuki » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 pm

Oh I second "A Rose in Winter"!!!!! Takes awhile IMO to get going, but you will not be able to put it down! I think enough of us have read it we could do a discussion on it while or after you read it! Glad you already ordered it, will def keep you going til your show starts again :hearts:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby AMused » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:35 pm

I loved A Rose in Winter. High romance, adventure, deceit, corruption, and masquerades. And well worth discussion. Honey, when you begin reading it, let me know. I think I'll take it off my bookshelf and re-read along with you.

Something I've noticed of late, since I learned that I'm dyslexic and have a tendency to be mentally rather hyper, I can channel the hyperactivity and found tricks for reading and now I can read more books at the same time and keep the stories straight.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby honeyphan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:40 am

AMused wrote:I loved A Rose in Winter. High romance, adventure, deceit, corruption, and masquerades. And well worth discussion. Honey, when you begin reading it, let me know. I think I'll take it off my bookshelf and re-read along with you.

Something I've noticed of late, since I learned that I'm dyslexic and have a tendency to be mentally rather hyper, I can channel the hyperactivity and found tricks for reading and now I can read more books at the same time and keep the stories straight.


I will. :)
And yeah, that sounds fun, ladies!
I just ordered The Proud Breed - it's a 1974 copy, so I'm a little leery what condition I'll get it in- lol- but we'll see.

Only 7 credits left to go! lol
I ended up ordering almost all of Kathleen Woodiwisses books. I figure if I don't like them, I'll just toss them, though I'm pretty sure I'm gonna end up loving a few of them... ;-)

I was also looking at some of the Pride and Prejudice books- the remakes/sequels (much like PotO has phanphics), but I have no idea what would be good in that. I have a few already but haven't read any yet, except for Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife. I got about halfway through that one. lol
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby honeyphan » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:42 am

AMused wrote:I loved A Rose in Winter. High romance, adventure, deceit, corruption, and masquerades. And well worth discussion. Honey, when you begin reading it, let me know. I think I'll take it off my bookshelf and re-read along with you.

Something I've noticed of late, since I learned that I'm dyslexic and have a tendency to be mentally rather hyper, I can channel the hyperactivity and found tricks for reading and now I can read more books at the same time and keep the stories straight.


Try WRITING several at a time and trying to keep them straight- especially when it's the same characters. ;-)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Godzuki » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:09 am

AMused wrote:I loved A Rose in Winter. High romance, adventure, deceit, corruption, and masquerades. And well worth discussion. Honey, when you begin reading it, let me know. I think I'll take it off my bookshelf and re-read along with you.

Something I've noticed of late, since I learned that I'm dyslexic and have a tendency to be mentally rather hyper, I can channel the hyperactivity and found tricks for reading and now I can read more books at the same time and keep the stories straight.
Hmmmm perhaps we will all be reading ARiW together!!! AM, I am proud of you for your progress against dyslexia :hugs: Your positive spirit, humor and stamina are inspiring to me :love:

honeyphan wrote:Try WRITING several at a time and trying to keep them straight- especially when it's the same characters. ;-)


You just made me think of something - have you ever caught yourself about to accidently put one character from one story into one that they don't belong!? When reading story (particularly a series), I sometimes have to take notes on various characters/happenings to keep things straight or in case someone pops up again after being gone for awhile. I cannot imagine how hard it must be for writers to make sure everything "fits" properly! I remember JKR writing that in the middle of her Harry Potter series that she came up against a huge plot problem (I don't think she ever explained what it was?) that she almost couldn't resolve!
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