Sunday, October 16, 2011

If You Beg Her...

...She Will Read It.








(But Tracey already doesna like it, ken?)

27 comments:

  1. Oh give it a go - I'd like to hear your opinion anyway.

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  2. Prolly too early to say I don't like it (I think I'm in chapter 3 or 4), but I definitely think the writing is very...simplistic. Nathaniel seems like a nice young chap tho... :-)

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  3. Ha! Did I Tracey's reaction, or what?! How far are you?? I'm verra excited! :-D


    Tracey, I can see what you mean about the writing. But I still love it. :-)

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  4. **um, did I "predict" Tracey's reaction, that is. ;-)

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  5. Hi Carole,

    Glad you're liking the Into the Wilderness series. Jamie and Claire Fraser are actually mentioned at some point.

    Here's another series for you: I just read the first book in the The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. It's set in Victorian England and features a very intelligent self-professed spinster (she's only 26, I think), who likes to solve mysteries and think deep thoughts. She's also a preternatural--a soul-less person, who can neutralize vampires and werewolves just with a touch of her hand. The vampires, ghosts, and werewolves are just part of English society. The main character gets involved (love story here) with a Lord Maccon--head of the local werewolves pack. So, the series is social satire, historical, and something called "steampunk." The book is pretty funny, there's a mystery, and the explanation of how vampires and werewolves were responsible for the expansion of the English Empire is a hoot! Check it out...! The first book in the series is Soul-less.

    --Julie in Montclair

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  6. Oh yay!
    And yes, Cari, you totally called Tracey's reaction.

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  7. Nathaniel is a nice chap, Tracey. I think it's a good call on the writing. It's not quite as rich as one might hope for.

    I would compare this book to Outlander in that it starts pretty slowly, then picks up and becomes much more enjoyable. I think it's worth the read.

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  8. I'll be curious to see what you guys think. I just finished the second book a few week ago and have the 3rd, 4th & 5th here as well. I'm trying to space them out a bit though so I don't get burned out. I am really enjoying the series but I think reading the Outlander books first has really tainted the series for me. So many times while reading it all I can think of is "this is such a rip off of Diana's books". Too many similar things happening I think. BUT I do like them cuz I'm a sucker for historical fiction no matter what it is and I'll keep reading them. I just think I would have enjoyed them much more if I hadn't read Diana's first.

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  9. ITW was only okay. I think I need more back-and-forth tension before I can buy into a relationship. It was a little too easy in ITW. ...Can't wait to hear what you think as you keep reading! :)

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  10. I'm not sure why but the Wildnerness blog won't let me post on it. Every time I try it says to 'select profile' but when I try nothing drops down and it won't let me post. Any ideas??

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  11. I loved this book right from the first page! (perhaps that makes me a simpleton? ha)

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  12. No!! I'm starting freak out like I did when people were writing negative comments about TBH when you first started! Just read it, and try to let it stand on it's own without comparisons to Outlander. I know it's hard when we're such huge fans but Sara Donati tells a great story that I was sucked into for 6 books! I really loved it. It's not Outlander and I don't mean that in a negative way at all.

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  13. I'm with Jen J. and Hildy - just enjoy them for what they are, and don't compare them to Outlander (they're really not that similar, except that they're both historical fiction/romances set in the 1700s).

    I'm not sure what I'm allowed to post here (dinna want to spoil for anyone who hasn't started the series yet), but I thought that the lack of conflict was refreshing.

    I just started book 3 this weekend, and I'm really enjoying it so far. :-)

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  14. BTW, me too, Brandy. I can't seem to post on the ITW Purg site. Carol???

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  15. Sorry about the comments! All is fixed! Go forth and comment! :)

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  16. Have my book on order at the library, hope it comes in soon so I can join in the fun!

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  17. Maybe I just read him different but I think Nathaniel is pretty hot.

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  18. This is on my very long TBR list too. But I have to finish OL series first.

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  19. *downloading Into the Wilderness as we speak.*
    Looking forward to this series.
    I recently finished TBH and started rereading Outlander.
    This will be a good fall read I think.

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  20. Yey! I can dish with the Staceys! :)

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  21. Thank you reading the book. I read the whole series and loved it. I can't wait to hear all the opinions’.

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  22. Nathaniel is swoon-worthy, but I was underwhelmed by the book. I didn't go on to book 2.

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  23. I tried to read it a while back, but just couldn't get through it. I'm wondering if it's worth it to go back and try again. I just compare everything to either Outlander or The Bronze Horseman..

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  24. I have read the entire Wilderness series and really enjoyed it. No, it isn't Outlander, but it is still a good story AND the series is finished, so you get to know what happens in the end. I thought the way Donati ended the series was great.

    I also vote for The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. It is different and very humorous. I hate that there is only one book left in the series. I wish it would continue.

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  25. Thanks for the recommendation, Jane!! I just put it on my TBR list on GoodReads. Sounds verra interesting!

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