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I'm entirely with you there on Jo's books. Always hit the perfect note in her historicals. She wrote such wonderful Christmas books too. Kleypas is a favorite too, of course, and Devil in Spring is one of her best.
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Some of those sound lovely. I see I have a bit of catching up to do. The Goblin Emperor looks particularly interesting.
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The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, The Dresser, and the Wardrobe sounds fascinating. Apparently, What the Queen Wears conveys all sorts of subtle messages. I mean, who knew?
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The Other Side of th Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe sounds like it would be fascinating. Apparently What The Queen Wears conveys all sorts of subtle messages. I mean, who knew?
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" you can ignore the highly unlikely premise, and just get on with enjoying the book" This is very much my approach to reading. *g* That's an Edith Layton book I haven't read myself. I'll have to pick it up. It's on kindle at $3.50 https://www.amazon.com/Bride-His-Convenience-Edith-Layton-ebook/dp/B001FA0TN2/
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I have been generating great clouds of plaster dust. I must now wipe every surface in the house, as this is what my life has become. I'll try to find some audiobook to cheerme along.
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Now I'll HAVE to get holds of it.
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I love the Mary Stewart books set in Greece too. My Brother Michael and Moon Spinners. Classic, (so to speak,) and I purely love Greece.
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Sounds like an interesting approach to the era. I will have a glance at one of hers next time I'm in a bookstore. I've read a few historical accounts of midwives -- British and American -- and they seem to have been active and determined folks.
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I have't listened to many audio books. I guess I don't have much time with my hands busy and my mind looking for something to concentrate on. My son listens on his long commute and says audio books are perfect for this. Maybe I need to go drive some.
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That is just a number of recommendations for a Holiday By Gaslight. I will have to seek it out and see why folks like it. I always like to see a new Mystery author. I am a fan ofthe genre.
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I read the Grace Burrowes book. Very fine indeed. I have it on the shelf at home. I haven't got into seasonal reading yet. *g* It's a time of the year that seems to fit the novella format. Short and sweet and warmhearted.
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... and something Jordan fans will be looking out for. Thanks for bringing it up. I imagine we have a good many of them here.
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All of those are such fine books. I like the Felse books. Yet another of those wonderful British detective series.
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I am a HUGE fan of Emma Lathen. They are so good. My favorite book, among many favorites, is When in Greece. ... The young banker is on the run from the villains,not sure who to trust, unable to get to a phone because of earthquake devastation. A pair of Greek nationals see him by the road. Stop and ask, "Friend?" That seems promising so he agrees. He hitches a ride with them and ends up at a Quaker Disaster Relief center, where he pulls a sweatshirt and jeans out of the donated clothing and hides as yet another volunteer in a sweatshirt.
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It was a strange reading month. I started and didn’t finish a couple of books, which is very rare for me. But they just didn’t catch my fancy. However, having enjoyed the Ron Chernow biography of Alexander Hamilton so much, I snatched up Washington: A Life, his bio on George Washington, when it recently appeared on BookBub. (It won the Pulitzer Prize some years back) I’m only about a quarter of the way through it, but am really enjoying it. Continue reading
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I have a friend who's kept and bred and showed and judged dogs all her life. For a little time now she and her husband have been dogless. She couldn't bear to replace their last pair of Corgis. For a while they did all the stuff they hadn't been able to do. The travel and impetuous evenings out out. I think it WAS nice not to have to worry about the dogs at home. But now . . . she's thinking about getting another one.
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Good on your son who rescued a dog who needed him. And good on you for doing the same. Obviously a family trait. Pekinese ... for a long time I didn't quite understand them. Then I realized that Pekes don't KNOW they're tiny. They think they're huge and intimidating because they feel so big inside. Dogs of great heart.
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I can go with that. Dogs are certainly ready to teach us kindliness and loyalty. Most of us could do with the reminder.
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I'm with you on the 'what we ought to be'. And here's just a fascinating post on the aristocratic dogs of the French Revolution by Geri Walton: https://www.geriwalton.com/dogs-during-the-french-revolution/
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Irish wolfhounds are great dogs. I've never had one myself (I try to have dogs I can lift) but I have known one. One of my themes in the Spymaster series is Doyle having huge sorta mongrel dogs at home, retirees from Meeks Street. They probably have Irish Wolfhound in them. Hawker does not exactly 'keep' a cat, but he has long-term relationships with the Meeks Street cat.
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Oh, that is very funny. I look at snakes in the pet store but I don't get one because I think they are actually hard to keep alive and delicate and all that. Also, there's the fetal mice
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I am so glad you liked it. The hard part is leaving behind all the writer/pet photos that are not in the public domain. :[
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The short lives of our animal companions shapes us better. We think, "Well, I'll take Mandy to the park today and walk beside the river. It takes a bit more time, but she's getting old and ..." After learning that from my dog I can go and maybe apply it to people.
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Dang! Thank you so much. I was writing this late at night and my brain obviously fell asleep on me. I KNOW that! I about have that poem memorized ... A perfect storm poem, being by and about poets I love.
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