Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Threads

Wow! What a great response we had to our first Thursday Threads post! If you are looking for some suggestions for great books to read, just have a look at the comments!

Every second week on Thursday Threads, we are going to ask you the same question:

Where and when are you reading?

We are in effect asking you to tell us a little bit about the location and setting of the book that you are reading, so feel free to share the details of the book that you are reading. Please include the title and author because I am sure that others ( or maybe even just me) will be interested in finding out more.




Marg: I am currently on the Greek island of Thessaloniki. The story starts in 1917 but ranges through to the early 2000s. The book is The Thread by Victoria Hislop.

Ana: I am currently in 1857 London reading Anne Perry's Defend and Betray. It's the 3rd book in the William Monk series.


Where and when are you reading?



20 comments:

  1. I am currently in 1421 Florence trying to work out how they constructed "Brunelleschi's Dome" (by Ross King). It's non-fiction and some of the engineering bits are a bit confusing (it's been a long time since my last physics class!), but I'm enjoying it nonetheless.

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    1. It's been a while since I read some historical non fiction. This does sound interesting.

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  2. I'm in early 14th century Scotland with Robert the Bruce, reading the second book in Nigel Trantor's trilogy. Wow, what a struggle for Scotland's independence. And the more HF I read which involves England's Edward I, the more I dislike him.
    And BTW, I loved your Thursday thread from last week. So many new titles to research.
    Great blog!

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  3. I'm in 1799, in the small island of Dejima, near Nagasaki (Japan) with Jacob de Zoet, a Dutch clerk, and Ogawa, an interpreter, who are trapped in plots and conspiracies, and both in love with the same woman, Orito.
    It's "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" by David Mitchell.

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    1. Sounds like a fascinating setting.

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  4. I'm bilocating... I am right now in 1809 in Vienna, with Napoleon's future wife [The Second Empress, by Michelle Moran - chap 4] and in Israel around Yom Kippur War [To The End of the Land, by David Grossman.] just mentioning my HF current reads

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    1. I am often bilocation, but usually in different genres.

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  5. I am contemplating and reflecting on a small book that I read on Monday. In which case I was in either California or Munich in the 1933 & 1934. The book was Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor.

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    1. Interesting that the action shifts location so much.

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  6. I'm on Sanibel Island, Florida, in the pre-Civil War era, and am about to be sent into an insane asylum. :) (Blue Asylum, by Kathy Hepinstall.)

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    1. Heard interesting things about that book Sarah!

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  7. I have two on the go, in one I'm located at Camp X during WWII, an espionage training centre just outside Toronto, Canada. The Final Battle is non-fiction that reads like fiction by two authors Hodgson and Longfield.

    In the other, I am with Henry I and Eleanor of Acquitaine traipsing around France and England. Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman.

    And then there's a third book, my own novel which I am editing!!

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    1. Oh, I really want to read that first book! I am going to go look it up right now. :)

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    2. I need to read Time and Chance! Love SKP's writing

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  8. I have reached the tail end of WWI and, depending on the characters, I am either in England or France. (Although, the book did cover the whole war. I am just almost done.) 'My Dear I Wanted to Tell You' is the book.

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    1. Will be interested to see your review of this book Kelly!

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    2. It went up on my own blog on Friday. I will save it for November at HT. :)

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  9. I'm in Acre, 1191, with crusaders preparing to march south along the coast before turning east toward Jerusalem. (Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman.)

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