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- member since November 23, 2008
So true Judith, these last 2 years have been terrible for me, lost a brother and a sister, several friends, now these new things. And as you say, the older we get the more frequent these things come to us. Some of these things have hidden blessings, which we can be grateful for later. Be assured that when I have finished The Death of Kings I will be in touch. Thanks for your kind comments. Ben
I have really not been reading very much of late. A long sickness and death of my mother-in-law, with the aftermath, as well as a horrible accident of my grandson, has drained much of my desire to read. I will get back to reading soon I hope, and when I do I certainly will be reading the last Uthred book. Thanks for your note. Ben
Just want to compliment your good taste. I'm the one who recommended Sot-Weed Factor at the Flashman link.
Looking at your shelf, there is hardly a thing on my shelf that's on yours. But anybody who links to Flashman and speaks approvingly of Sot-Weed (I don't know anybody whose even read it) is A OK in my book.
p.s. My wife is also a retired school teacher - as of this year and she's got a great big grin on her face for the first time in a long time.
Thank you for your reply Judith. I share blame for not posting and allowing the group to go dormant, but am hopeful for discussion in this genre. I wrote since you are still listed as an administrator, but I see you are now posting in the Medieval Junkies group and are administrator there. If I can be of any help to get the mysteries going again, please let me know. Thank you... MJ
I saw you enjoyed Faithful Place. I also enjoyed this book and would recommend you have a look at two of her other books: In the Woods and The Likeness. Characters overlap in all three books; however, one need not read the books in any particular order.
Pardon the delay, Health problems, surgery, etc.
Does one of these arouse any interest? Each is the first in a series.
Ash, Maureen. The Alehouse Murders: A Templar Knight Mystery. 2007. Templar Bascot de Marins returned from the Holy Land, Medieval England.
Gregory, Susanna. A Plague on Both Your Houses (1995). 1348 Cambridge. Dr. Matthew Bartholomew & Brother Michael.
Newman, Sharan. Death Comes as Epiphany. 1993, 1995. France 1139. Hugh LeVendeur & daughter Catherine, scholar, ex-novice at convent of the Paraclete.
Wolf, Joan. No Dark Place. Harper 2000. 12th c England; Hugh Corbaille, young Norman Knight, Norman England 1140, Death of Sir Roger de Leon.
Hi Judith. Sabina, Erin and I have been briefly discussing the idea of having a regular group read, starting in the New Year, for the Medieval Junkies group. We aren't sure what would constitute regular - maybe bi-monthly? - but thought it would a nice idea to ask members to list their top five group read theme ideas (i.e., the Crusades, medieval monarchs, etc.) and then use these themes (based on popularity) as the basis for nominating books for each group read. Before we go forward with this we are curious as to what you think? I think we have a good number of members now who would be interested in doing group reads.
I am just waiting forthe shelfari admin to change the site so we can work on it as at the moment only Connie can do it and she has not been on since last year. Let you know when thats done. Sorry behind with reading as been looking after mum but am finishing Flashman now so should be with the questions next week