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'Emma'

'Emma' Report 28 Feb 2015 18:31

Finished The King's Curse by P Gregory.

Very good read told through the voice of Margaret Pole
who was the oldest woman (67) Henry V111 sent to the
Tower and beheaded. The poor woman suffered a horrific
death as it took eleven hits with the axe before she died.
As a Plantaganent she was felt as a threat to Henry and
his heirs.

Now reading Anne's Song By Anne Nolan.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 23 Feb 2015 17:19

Yes I am watching it mau, good cast but not liking it very much.

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 23 Feb 2015 17:07

Thanks Ann

Is anyone watching 'The Casual Vacancy' on tv? I have the book but couldn't get into the story and Rowling wasn't given very good book reviews either.

However I'm now watching the serial and finding it quite good, even though it's a bit naughty :-0...good cast.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Feb 2015 15:24

Glad you enjoyed it Mau. :-)

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 21 Feb 2015 14:21

Hello Bookworms and Kindle Readers <3

Finally finished A Single Breath (slow reader and putter downer lol ) and thought it was a thoroughly good story.

Have just ordered Gone Girl as family say the film is very good...so surely must be a good story also. :-)

Mau XX

Mersey

Mersey Report 8 Feb 2015 17:38

Hi one and all ~~~~~~~ <3 <3

Emma I liked the sound of your book, taken alook and I have just downloaded it :-D

Dont know when i will read it, but its there and I am looking forward to reading it <3

Happy Reading Bookworms & kindle tarts <3 :-D

'Emma'

'Emma' Report 5 Feb 2015 20:56

Just downloaded Margaret The Queen by Nigel Tranter
priced £2.99

Margaret was a beautiful Saxon Princess and sister of the true King of England
Edgar of the house of Atheling.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2015 19:11

I rarely give up but if I do it is because life is too short to waste it on books I don't like. Although I am more likely to skim through them.

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 4 Feb 2015 17:43

Ann, it goes against the grain with me not to finish a book. I don't know why. Perhaps it goes back to childhood when I devoured books because I didn't have much else to do at home but read.

I can only think of one book that I put aside after a few chapters and that was "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss. I got it out of the library after someone whose tastes are much like mine recommended it to me but I could not get on with it at all. I still think from time to time that I ought to have another go at it.

I almost feel guilty if I don't finish a book. Idiot aren't I? :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2015 17:24

Vera 'damning with faint praise'. I don't think that sounds like one for me, given that yous eem to be able to persevere with books that I can barely cope with. :-D

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 4 Feb 2015 16:49

I've been ploughing through "Music and Silence" by Rose Tremain and found it very hard going. The book is set mostly in Denmark in the 1600s where an English lutenist joins the orchestra at the court of King Christian IV. There are love stories, schemes and plots yet the narrative doesn't seem to go anywhere and the chapters dodge about over a 50 year time period and between Scandinavia, Ireland and England so I was forever having to remind myself that what I was reading about had happened before stuff I had already read. Does that make sense? Some characters were fictional, others had existed, but none of them seemed real to me and they all seemed to be touched by madness to a greater or lesser extent.

I feel almost guilty saying I did not like this book because I know the reviews of it have all been pretty good. Rose Tremain is a skilful writer who uses her words well but I don't think I am on her wavelength. (I have read 2 others of hers which were OK but I didn't really enjoy them much so I think I've given her a fair trial.)

I've only seen a couple of negative reviews about this book but one of them said exactly what I think "Skillful, elaborate and ultimately pointless".

Dame*Shelly*(

Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 31 Jan 2015 21:52

Hi all
at the moment im reading

this wicked man -- regency novel

i cant seem to find any free good books that i like on amazon to download on to the kindle

my trouble is i can not read just any think it has to be just before the time of cars
or just after. i can not read any modem stuff

i do some times read ww1/2 but not that often


+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 29 Jan 2015 16:54

Still haven't looked on their bookshelf, so don't worry ;-)

They have homes of their own, but we STILL end up as their storage warehouse! :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 29 Jan 2015 16:44

Det, due to finger trouble I had the wrong name it is Sophia not Sophie.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 29 Jan 2015 12:50

I think we've got Sophie's Secret somewhere upstairs - it was one of the offsprings when they were children. If I'm mistaken, there was a book with a similar name.

Over Christmas, I've been reading "The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!)"

Most were OK, some a bit naff, mainly intended for 'Young Adults'. Well, one can but dream :-D
Many of the stories continued in books you had to purchase, not that I'll bother.

Apart from the GR bookclub issued Etta, Otto, Russell and James - review to follow - I'm currently reading Ebola K: a Terrorism Thriller by Bobby Adair.

Written in 2014, it explores the idea that Al Queda or one of its off-shoots deliberately expose their Western terrorist volunteers to the airbourne strain in the guise of 'helping' victims in an islolated village on the Uganda/Kenya border.
Of course, the Americans are involved as the story-line starts from the view point of an American student volunteer who was teaching in a school. His family back in the States lose contact with him, hear rumours that Ebola has spread to the area and set the ball rolling.

Although I haven't finished, I doubt if there will be a 'happy ever after' ending especially as this is the first book in a series of 3.


AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 29 Jan 2015 12:25

Finished Sophia's secret and really loved the book. Was sorry to finish it really.

edited as it is Sophia not Sophie.

Pammy51

Pammy51 Report 25 Jan 2015 15:58

Just finished reading Longbourn by Jo Baker. It's set around the events of Pride and Prejudice but concerns the lives of those belowstairs. I found it very entertaining as well a giving new insights into P and P.

Mersey

Mersey Report 24 Jan 2015 14:39

~~~~s to Ann, I think it was me that was a bit slow at the time of reading :-0 :-D <3

~~~~~s to all readers :-D :-D <3

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 21 Jan 2015 17:09

~~~~~ Mersey. I wouldn't say it was slow, more that she puts a lot of the historical detail in that takes time to digest. Or..... maybe it is my age and I like slow :-D :-D I am actually glad I am reading this one in paperback form as I think I might get a bit confused if it was on kindle as I do like to re-read the historical references. :-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 21 Jan 2015 16:33

~~~~s Hi Ann, I have read that one.....very enjoyable but for me abit slow :-S mind you dont think I was in the right frame of mind when I read it LOL.......

This is what I am starting to read and talked about Emma

The Headmasters Wife - Thomas Christopher Greene

Review
A truly remarkable novel, I read the second half of The Headmaster's Wife with my mouth open, my jaw having dropped at the end of the first half. Thomas Christopher Greene knows how to hook a reader and land him --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of EMPIRE FALLS An accomplished and artful storyteller, Greene has surprises in store as he unspools a plot that becomes as poignant as it is unpredictable --Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED I devoured this book. Both psychologically complex and wickedly fast paced --Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of PURE
Product Description

Arthur Winthrop is a middle-aged headmaster at an elite prep school in Vermont. When he is arrested for an act that is incredibly out of character, the strait-laced, married headmaster confesses to a much more serious crime.

Arthur reveals that he has had a passionate affair with a scholarship student called Betsy Pappas. But Betsy is a fickle and precocious teenager. When she switches her attentions to a classmate, Arthur's passion for Betsy turns, by degrees, into something far darker. Now Arthur must tell the truth about what happened to Betsy. But can Arthur's version of events be trusted - or is the reality much more complex and unnerving?

The Headmaster's Wife is a dark, sinuous and compelling novel about marriage and obsessive love.