Totally engrossed!!

I'm so sorry for not posting but I have been totally engrossed in Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor and it is very long! I am absolutely loving it though and it has reminded me how much I enjoy reading historical fiction. I am hoping to get through it this week and I shall post my review too. Dot Scribbles has had many new books arriving this week:

  • The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

  • A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

  • Wedlock by Wendy Moore

  • In Search of Adam by Caroline Smailes

  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

  • The Model Wife by Julia Llewellyn

  • Black Boxes by Caroline Smailes

and several others, lucky old me! If you have read any of these then do let me know what you thought of them!


Rhiana said...

Wow, it must be good to keep you so engrossed! I'll look forward to the review then!

A Vintage Affair is a FAB read,I loved it.

Dot said...

Rhiana- It is so good! Think that I am going to read A Vintage Affair next as loads of people have said that I will enjoy it!

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I am really looking forward to reading The Children's Book. It's awesome that you have found something so engaging!

Becky said...

You have a great collection of books coming up there, I hope you enjoy them all.
Its nice to be so engrossed in a book isn't it!

Karen said...

I haven't read any of these ones Dot. I tried to read The Children's Book last year but I just couldn't get into it - I do want to try again though so I will be waiting eagerly to hear what you think of it! I'm also wondering what The White Queen is like...

Dot said...

Nicole- Me too, I have heard so many good things about it!

Becky- It's lovely, I am really struggling to put it down!

Karen- I used to love Philippa Gregory so I hope that The White Queen doesn't disappoint!

Hannah Stoneham said...

Glad you enjoyed Forever Amber. I love historical fiction - but as far as I am concerned, Forever Amber is the original and the best. i am always suprised that it has not been adapted for TV... Thanks for sharing.

Lulu said...

The Children's Book is outstanding, it really is. I finished it this week and am moping around feeling lost without it!

Anonymous said...

I will be interested to hear about the Gregory, I have sort of given up on her after the last one about Bess of Hardwick who is iconic in my mind.

I also have Wedlock and am very excited about that one.

Rhiana said...

I think you will enjoy Vintage affair...look forward to see what you think!

I have an award for you http://rhiana-reads.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-award.html

Kim said...

I haven't read any of these books, Dot, so I am interested to hear what you have to say about them. I picked up The Children's Book a couple of times but something about it didn't convince me to take it home.
So glad you are having fun reading Forever Amber.

Dot said...

Hannah- I'm so pleased that I have read it! Somebody told me that there is a film version but I've not got round to having a look for it yet!

Lulu- That's good to hear, some people have been quite negative about it but I'm looking forward to it!

Simon- I think that Wedlock sounds really interesting, I hope that it's good!

Rhiana- I'm going to read it next, oooh thank you I shall pop over!

Kim- I had kept picking it up and putting it down but I'm quite intrigued by it so I shall let you know!

Alayne said...

I had to take a break from historical fiction for an extended time because I outdid myself on Philippa. But I'm craving it again! My current read, Heresy, is helping a little, but I definitely need something romantic!
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

Dot said...

Alayne- It's good to have a nice romantic read every now and again! I finished Forever Amber last night and was very said to turn the last page as I had enjoyed it so much!

Anonymous said...

A good pair of shoes, perhaps not just about the most gorgeous, not high-priced, neither is the logo name, nevertheless it really will take someone to tour the earth, Christian Louboutin Sale
resolve benefit from the happiness shoes please do not fit, perhaps enviable,though the injured indeed.http://www.getasicsaustralia.com
A situation you need encountered, walked throughout in front of the showcases in countless kinds shoes you come across dazzling, completely to pick out. The worth is in line may not be beautiful, like very costly, comfortable look out of fashion, feel good-looking people who think old-fashioned ... so that you are completely happy with simply difficult. Pick to select, finally opted for a pair, wear 2 or 3 days find out foot wear, or possibility to fit their clothes,Christian Louboutin Sale
the best ways to repeat this time? Offer up'd rather painful to begin to wear?

BOOK REVIEW: Our Kind of Cruelty by Amarinta Hall

Mike understands that most of us travel through the world as one half of a whole, desperately searching for that missing person to make us...