January 27, 2017 at 9:59 am #3788
Recommend your latest read or your favorite books.January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am #3789
Not sure if anyone here read the Wilderness Series….but the Kindle edition of Into the Wilderness (Book #1) is on sale for 1.99!February 7, 2017 at 5:24 am #3857
I miss that series. It’s one that I wish I had time to go back and read again. Did the series ever officially come to an end Mary? Did you end up reading the later books in the series?February 7, 2017 at 9:32 am #3859
Yes – it did come to an end. The later books focused more on their children but they were just as good.February 15, 2017 at 6:19 pm #3873
The last one I bought was Queen of Swords, but sadly, I actually never read it and it’s been sitting on my shelf calling out to me. It’s on my list to read this year, and I’m hoping I can get to it.April 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm #4051
I just finished The Signature of All Things – the November 2016 BOTM – I liked it. The first half was a little too detailed and slow for me. I really only got into it when she met Ambrose and her life started to flicker beyond the study of moss. Reading the description of the book, I thought she & Ambrose would have much more in the book than what it was. Ultimately, their time together felt so insignificant.
Her time in Tahiti was so interesting to me. I tried to connect the words and culture to what I had learned when I danced. I love the visuals and energy of this book. I’d love to see a visual of Tamatoa (Tomorrow Morning) as he sounds like someone I’d be in love with. 😛
Her time in Holland with her Uncle was nice too. Her character felt settled and everything seemed to tie together for her.
How the author managed to do the research for this book is beyond me. It was so thorough and detailed.
Original BOTM postApril 30, 2018 at 10:34 am #4929
I just finished reading The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
A good read. I liked it very much. I did the audio book version and truly enjoyed how she managed to give all three Grey sisters a distinctive voice. Jane, Catherine and Mary each had their own identity through the book that really came through. The narrator did a fabulous job in the reading.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Tudors — the era itself — it’s so tragic. There’s so much manipulation and political maneuvering at the cost of people’s lives. I never knew about the Grey sisters and their story was really very interesting. I had a hard time finishing the book – not because I didn’t enjoy it – because it all felt so unfair. Still – a good historical read. I like the author’s writing style and was glad to have picked this up.August 10, 2018 at 10:29 am #5158
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
and enjoyed it very much. It’s definitely interesting to hear a story told from an author’s perspective. I enjoyed that very much. The story itself was also very well written. I will likely do the “book in hand” reading of this as there were nuances that were hard for me to pick-up in the audio version. But overall, a great audio book. I’m glad to have it as part of my library.
August 13, 2018 at 7:00 am #5168
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Cool! I really enjoyed that book. Neil G. is an author I’d love to meet & get a signing one day!December 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm #5563
Thanks for the recommendation/reminder Abs!…Loving Michelle Obama’s book, can’t put it down!
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