Books offer a wonderful opportunity to learn and be entertained. I think I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy exploring the Quora.com website. It’s a site where people submit questions on any subject you can think of and other people write responses. I’ve asked a few questions and answered a lot. This is a question I found today and my answer.
This is difficult to answer because there are so many unknowns. Do you like to read? What kinds of things are you interested in? Are you reading for pleasure or do you want to learn something?
Here are my thoughts about choosing books to read:
- If you already are a reader, try some books outside of what you normally read.
- If you are not a big reader, start with smaller books based on things you enjoy.
- Try to have two or three … Read more
Loving the Marquess by Suzanna Medeiros is pretty good. It was well written; I only found a few typos. The story line was interesting. It had the requisite strong, troubled hero with a mysterious disease that killed his father and brother and a heroine in financial distress. He needs an heir before he dies and she and her brother and sister need somewhere to live. There were even some characters – his grandmother and her sister – who were a little more fleshed out and fun to read about.
The thing that ruined it for me was the frequent, too explicit sex scenes. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being XXX-rated, I’d give this story a 7. Keep in mind, though, that I don’t like any sex scenes in a Regency Romance. I think some authors – not this one specifically – need to go back and reread Jane Austen. I wish Amazon, Goodreads, etc. would come up with … Read more
I read in a variety of genres from historical romances set in various time periods: Regency England, Tudor England, Medieval, Italian Renaissance and modern day, to psychological suspense, memoirs, true stories, literary novels and anything else that catches my attention. I use the website Bookbub.com to find new, discounted, e-books to read on my iPad.
Here are a few of the books I’m planning to read this summer. I’d love to know what’s on your list! There is a place to comment at the bottom of every post.
The Unquiet Daughter, A Memoir by Danielle Flood. This is a sequel to Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and tells the story of a young girl and her dysfunctional mother.
Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney. A minute-by-minute account of the life of a sous chef in a popular restaurant owned by a famous chef.
Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel by Patrick Gale. From the Amazon … Read more
I have a secret passion that I’ve only told a few people about.
I love to read Regency Romances.
Did you just say, “Huh??” with a puzzled look on your face? Yep, this serious-minded woman loves a good escapist novel.
Don’t know what a Regency Romance is? Think Jane Austen, the best-known author in the genre. If you have read her books or seen the movies based on them: Sense and Sensibilities, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Lady Susan, you have experienced the Regency era.
So, what was the Regency Era?
King George III was the British king that colonial Americans fought in the American Revolution. He’s the king that raised the taxes on tea imported from Great Britain so high, that the people of Boston threw the shipment into Boston Harbor creating the first “Tea Party.” … Read more