Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Threads:

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It's Thursday again, which means time for our weekly Thursday Threads feature. This week, we'd like to know:

Where and when are you reading?


Here are our answers:


Nanette: I'm in 14th century England, reading Anya Seton's Katherine.


Ana: I'm in Lisbon alternating between the WWII period and the 1990s in Robert Wilson's A Small Death in Lisbon


Marg: I am also in 14th century England with a time travelling hsitorian from the future. I have just finished The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.


How about you?

13 comments:

  1. 16th century Scottish Highlands. I'm currently reading Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan

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  2. WhiteLady3 how are you enjoying it? I seem to remember that I liked and didn't even notice that it was christian fiction which I found out later that it was...

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    1. Yeah, I'm enjoying it. There's some mention of religion and Anne seems to respect the sanctity of marriage but it's not preachy, which is my greatest problem with christian fiction.

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  3. I am in the Arms of Nemesis [so to speak!] following Steven Saylor's sleuth Gordianus the finder in the Bay of Naples in 72BC at the time of the revolting Spartacus.[Well Marcus Crassus would have described him thus...]

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    1. Derek, Steven Saylor is on my list of one day authors - as in one day I will get around to trying that author!

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  4. Marg, how did you like it? I really loved it overall, though I thought the first 50 pages were kind of a hot mess.

    I'm in 12th century Jerusalem with Cecelia Holland, and I'm also in late 19th century California with a biography of John Muir.

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    1. Julie, I liked it, but liked To Say Nothing of the Dog better. I found this one a bit frantic at times.

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  5. I'm in Germany, alternating between end of WWI and end of WWII, with Shadows Walking: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10561773-shadows-walking
    ...among other places and times!

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    1. Heard good things about that book!

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  6. I've also just finished The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I ended up enjoying it, but thought the 'twists' were a LONG TIME coming. I'm actually glad I started with Willis' "To Say Nothing of the Dog" as I thought that one set up the whole premise of time travel much better - I'm certainly looking forward to reading the connected books set in WWII!

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    1. Lana, I liked To Say Nothing of the Dog more than I liked The Doomsday Book. I have already pulled Black Out off the shelf with the intention of reading it soonish!

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  7. I'm spending some time in New York and Cuba during the 1960s via Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. It's a lovely read so far

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  8. I'm in 16th century Italy with Niccolo Machiavelli: THE MALICE OF FORTUNE by Michael Ennis. It's fabulous so far!

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