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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:40 am 
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Inanna, would you recommend it?

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:21 am 
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Hmmm. If you have really enjoyed the Egyptology angle of Peabody's works - yes. This deals with the famous head statue of Nefertiti, and all that stuff was interesting to me.

If you know all that, abd enjoy Peabody sorely for her writing.... maybe not. By the end of the book - the style was really annoying.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:13 am 
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I received my copy a couple of days ago, but am in the middle of a Barbara Michaels book, which I should finish today.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:03 pm 
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Ah, I was wondering about you, Jude.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:56 pm 
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I'm about 100 pages in and my impression so far is much more favourable than Inanna's. Let's hope it doesn't all go south later on :er:

I'll have more to say when I'm finished...

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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The first 100 pages I also really enjoyed,Jude. The last few chapters were the ones that grated on me.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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Just realized that I haven't read "deeds of the disturber". Its available on nypl only as an audiobook, so it escaped me. Buying it on Amazon now. Oh, wow, how I needed this, this week!

ETA: it is not available on Kindle. :shock:

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Having read all of Elizabeth Peters' books, I'm now working my way through the Barbara Michaels books.

I have to say, the "seduction" scene at the end of "Search the Shadows" is probably the best writing of that genre I've ever read. :D

They should film it, and not change a word of the dialogue.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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Innana, I have it on kindle so it must be available!

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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I read it! A couple of months ago.

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I'm re-reading the entire series. I gotta say, it's much, much better the second time though.

My library is closed indefinitely, so I have to buy all the books I didn't pick up the first time through...

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Tried the Online library?

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:19 pm 
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Which online library?

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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I am guessing she is talking about the internet archive's emergency Library, which has caused quite a bit of controversy.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:19 pm 
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Also many libraries will still lend ebooks, if that's an option. And there's the entire Project Gutenberg. ;)

Funny, I'm also rereading the first book now. Such comforting read.

PS: many local independent bookstores sell books online, including ebooks, and they really need support now.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
I am guessing she is talking about the internet archive's emergency Library, which has caused quite a bit of controversy.

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Uh no. I was talking about Jude’s public library’s online library. That’s how I get my books.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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You mean you don't already have a huge pile of books you bought but haven't gotten around to reading and also a Kindle stash? No? Just me?

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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Nope. Nothing is left unread around me.

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:34 pm 
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Not sure what is sadder, having a pile of unread books, or not having a pile of unread books!!

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 Post subject: Re: Amelia Peabody
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Neither is sad. One is the pleasure of future unknown words, the other the pleasure of future re-exploration of those words.

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