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Forum: Book Corner 06 January 2018, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Sue
Just got "The Wilder Life" out of the library,...

Just got "The Wilder Life" out of the library, here's the blurb:

Irreverently retraces the pioneer journeys of the Ingalls family as depicted in the famous Little House series by Laura Ingalls...
Forum: Book Corner 10 August 2017, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Sue
Feeling my need for comfort reading yet again...

Feeling my need for comfort reading yet again (gee I wonder why? thanks, Obama) anyway I've rediscovered an old favourite, Charlotte MacLeod. She wrote cozy mysteries both as Charlotte MacLeod and...
Forum: Book Corner 26 January 2017, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Sue
I was just given this and haven't had a chance to...

I was just given this and haven't had a chance to start it yet. I'd be interested to know what you think of it when you finish it.
Forum: Book Corner 16 January 2017, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Sue
It took me a while but I'm finally comfortable...

It took me a while but I'm finally comfortable using a Kobo (Canadian equivalent to a kindle) and the last few books I've read have been on it. I do love the ability to read in the dark :). I've...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2016, 03:17 PM
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Views: 557,162
Posted By Sue
Another of her short stories that many people may...

Another of her short stories that many people may be familiar with is "Charles", I remember reading that one in high school. Definitely more light hearted than "The Lottery" but, as is typical of...
Forum: Book Corner 01 November 2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Sue
If I couldn't figure it out any other way I'd...

If I couldn't figure it out any other way I'd know I was feeling stressed out by what I've chosen to read. Lately I've been turning to some old favourites - Elizabeth Cadell and Dorothy L. Sayers. ...
Forum: Book Corner 15 July 2015, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Sue
I also read this book recently though I didn't...

I also read this book recently though I didn't finish it. Learning about the way the Little House books came about was definitely the most interesting part of the book but for the most part I wasn't...
Forum: Book Corner 20 May 2015, 03:30 PM
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Views: 557,162
Posted By Sue
I just received a copy of the autobiography...

I just received a copy of the autobiography "Chicken Every Sunday" by Rosemary Taylor. It was a huge bestseller in it's time but it's relatively unknown today. It's certainly a little dated! but...
Forum: Book Corner 10 January 2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Sue
I haven't started it yet but I got the new...

I haven't started it yet but I got the new Hercule Poirot book, The Monogram Murders, for Christmas. I admit I am hesitating. I want to like it but I'm heading into it thinking it was a bit cheeky...
Forum: Book Corner 20 June 2014, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Sue
My mother passed along a box of old books she...

My mother passed along a box of old books she wanted me to donate, I picked out a few to read. Among them were two titles by Taylor Caldwell, and I found them to be a good read, it was easy to see...
Forum: Book Corner 07 May 2014, 02:06 AM
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Posted By Sue
I had never read this book, to be honest had...

I had never read this book, to be honest had barely heard of it, but after reading this I got it from the library and did enjoy it very much. I wonder though, the translation I read was a very...
Forum: Book Corner 09 March 2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Sue
If there are any fans of "cosy mysteries" out...

If there are any fans of "cosy mysteries" out there I've just discovered a great series that I'm really enjoying. The Miss Dimple mysteries by Mignon Ballard. They're set in Georgia during WWII and...
Forum: Book Corner 21 October 2013, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Sue
Not so far, I did request an ILL through my...

Not so far, I did request an ILL through my library but I guess they never located a copy. I'll have to try and remember to check for it the next time I'm in a second hand bookstore.
Forum: Book Corner 19 October 2013, 03:56 AM
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Posted By Sue
I'm on an Amelia Peabody binge right now. This...

I'm on an Amelia Peabody binge right now. This is a mystery series by Elizabeth Peters about an eccentric family of Egyptologists. I'm enjoying them but I hadn't realized how many titles are in...
Forum: Book Corner 08 June 2013, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Sue
For some reason I've gotten out of reading...

For some reason I've gotten out of reading fiction lately and have been reading biogs. Just finished "Wait for Me" an autobiography by the Duchess of Devonshire, also known as Deborah Mitford. It's...
Forum: Book Corner 30 May 2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Sue
Sometime after Rose Wilder Lane died her heir,...

Sometime after Rose Wilder Lane died her heir, Roger MacBride, penned a similar series to the Little House books which featured a young Rose Wilder as the protagonist. These sold well enough that...
Forum: Book Corner 26 May 2013, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Sue
The books written after the original Little House...

The books written after the original Little House series are almost entirely fictional. They take a few incidents that they know happened and that's about it. I'd imagine making "Ma" unafraid of...
Forum: Book Corner 05 May 2013, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Sue
I noticed the name Ruth Bennet in the description...

I noticed the name Ruth Bennet in the description of the book and I did wonder. Now I'm really looking forward to it :).
Forum: Book Corner 03 May 2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 923
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Posted By Sue
Ok, just requested this from the library. It...

Ok, just requested this from the library. It looks like an early title by her so I'm thinking it should be good. Just hopefully not to spooky :).
Forum: Book Corner 27 April 2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 557,162
Posted By Sue
As a long-time fan of the mystery writer...

As a long-time fan of the mystery writer Elizabeth Peters I'd been intentionally avoiding the books she wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Michaels - described most often as "gothic" and...
Forum: Book Corner 14 November 2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 923
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Posted By Sue
I've been re-reading a lot of Agatha Christie...

I've been re-reading a lot of Agatha Christie novels and was surprised to come across a title I was sure I had read before but hadn't. Finding a "new" novel was a bit of a bonus. It was also pretty...
Forum: Book Corner 25 March 2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 557,162
Posted By Sue
I hope no one is making you feel that this isn't...

I hope no one is making you feel that this isn't a valid way to handle your child wanting to read a book aimed at an older audience. I wish more parents would take the trouble to find out for...
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