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Offline Laura H

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1080 on: July 12, 2012, 08:24:22 PM »
The Third Man

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1081 on: July 12, 2012, 08:25:53 PM »
Shiloh 1 by phyllis Reynolds Naylor
And Shiloh was my 2nd born's favorite book - must have read it 20 times together over the course of a year or two  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1082 on: July 12, 2012, 08:26:08 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1083 on: July 16, 2012, 04:33:38 PM »
Seems like a good place for a 'virgin' to start posting after saying hello!

Currently reading 'The Smuggler Vols.1-3' by GPR James. It's a freebie I found on Project Gutenberg, written in 1845 and I'm a sucker for the olden time smugglers. And freebies.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1084 on: July 16, 2012, 04:42:12 PM »
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Currently reading 'The Smuggler Vols.1-3' by GPR James. It's a freebie I found on Project Gutenberg, written in 1845 and I'm a sucker for the olden time smugglers. And freebies.

Sounds fascinating -- how does a person stumble across something like that as a freebie?  You must live a charmed life. 

For a time I searched out and read the (inexpensive) second-hand accounts of the French Priests in the new world -- Marquette, Nicollet, Joliet, etc.  I wonder what the similarities may be.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1085 on: July 16, 2012, 04:48:12 PM »
Okay - I just googled Project Gutenberg and found The Smugglers.  Interesting language.

T

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1086 on: July 16, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
Just started Moll Flanders by Daniel Dafoe. A fun book and compulsively readable.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1087 on: July 16, 2012, 10:16:15 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1088 on: July 17, 2012, 04:17:58 AM »
Okay - I just googled Project Gutenberg and found The Smugglers.  Interesting language.

T

I love the way some of the nineteenth/eighteenth century authors wrote. I'm pretty sure publishing houses and literary agents would find it too 'flowery' these days, but I find it...well, charming I suppose. I'm currently attempting my own smuggling novel at the moment, but managing to avoid using flowery verse. I think...

Project Gutenberg is great. It feeds my desire for things Native American, highwaymen and anything containing brandy soaked smugglers. For free too, so charmed life indeed.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1089 on: July 17, 2012, 07:36:09 AM »
Nice to know that site is there. :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1090 on: July 17, 2012, 08:34:19 AM »
A collection prose/poetry written by Alexander Pushkin's. There was a time when I could read without some bastardised translation, but I've drifted too far from that language now.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1091 on: July 17, 2012, 01:21:45 PM »
Martin Chuzzlewit - Charles Dickens from my collection.  It's hard reading cos the writing is so small and in old fashioned English, but enjoyable just the same.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1092 on: July 18, 2012, 12:58:45 PM »
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. A wonderful book, I can't put it down.
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Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner. French prose is so...different.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1093 on: July 18, 2012, 01:18:10 PM »
wuthering heights - emily bronte

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1094 on: July 19, 2012, 07:32:39 AM »
wuthering heights - emily bronte

hope you enjoy it lad! coming from Bronte Country I have read all the Brontes many times.
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