Romantics (aka Romances)

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Post by mexyna » June 11th, 2010, 8:39 am

Either I haven't looked hard enough or there's no particular thread dedicated to the discussion of romances ... :(

I looooooooooov romances.
Total romantic :oops:

For most of my life (LOL) I've been Mrs Darcy (need I say ... PnP) but I've lately thought I could be Patricia Brent, not Jane Eyre cos the road to bliss was a bit too hard lololol ... but where are all the other romantics???? :D

So, I've listened to all the Jane Austen's (is there anyone who hasn't)
and apart from Patricia Brent, I've also done Woman In White and Jane Eyre ... what else IYO is really really good romance??

:lol:

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Post by TriciaG » June 11th, 2010, 8:41 am

Moving this from Suggestions/Comments to Off Topic. :)
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Post by mexyna » June 11th, 2010, 9:57 am

TriciaG wrote:Moving this from Suggestions/Comments to Off Topic. :)
:) thanx

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Post by thistlechick » June 11th, 2010, 11:05 am

If you haven't listened yet to The Rosary by Florence Louisa Barclay... go quick and listen and swoon: http://librivox.org/the-rosary-by-florence-louisa-barclay/

Speaking of swooning.... A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe is a good fit too: http://librivox.org/a-sicilian-romance-by-ann-radcliffe/
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Post by mexyna » June 12th, 2010, 10:26 am

thistlechick wrote:If you haven't listened yet to The Rosary by Florence Louisa Barclay... go quick and listen and swoon: http://librivox.org/the-rosary-by-florence-louisa-barclay/

Speaking of swooning.... A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe is a good fit too: http://librivox.org/a-sicilian-romance-by-ann-radcliffe/
:)

Yes yes ... I havent started listening yet and I'm already swooning ha ha ha ha!!!! heading over ryt now!!!!!!

I'm currently listening to Lady Audley's (sp???) Secret ... I'm only on Chapter 4 but I think it's coming out really nicely!!!

Thanx dear!!!

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Post by thistlechick » June 12th, 2010, 1:23 pm

Yes, I agree, Lady Audely's Secret is very swoon-worthy!
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Post by mexyna » June 29th, 2010, 10:02 am

thistlechick wrote:If you haven't listened yet to The Rosary by Florence Louisa Barclay... go quick and listen and swoon: http://librivox.org/the-rosary-by-florence-louisa-barclay/

Speaking of swooning.... A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe is a good fit too: http://librivox.org/a-sicilian-romance-by-ann-radcliffe/

Oh My Goodness!!!! Definitely SWOON-worthy ha ha ha ha.
I loved the Rosary!!! Beautiful story!!! thanx for the suggestion.

I'm going onto your next suggestion.

Before the Rosary I listened to The Awakening ... interesting.

I've also done Wilkie Collins ... The MoonStone ... very interesting.

I also have on my download list:

- Black Moth
- Evelina
- Glimpses of the Moon
- Litle Women (trying to get in all the "classics" :) )
- Lorna Doone (ditto???)
- Villette
- Heart of the World

I can never decide at the beginning which one will be best ofr me to listen to next lolol so I end up downloading a couple of chapters of each!!!

Your own suggestions, thoughts and experiences of books and readers is most welcome as is everyone's!!

Thanx!
Mex.

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Post by mexyna » June 29th, 2010, 10:08 am

thistlechick wrote:Yes, I agree, Lady Audely's Secret is very swoon-worthy!
It was a truly lovely read and also quite funny at times.

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Post by mexyna » June 29th, 2010, 10:12 am

I think I've seen a discussion somewhere in the forums on the issues with the Wiki summaries and I think I'm beginning to appreciate the challenge a little more, in the past I had only been downloading Jane Austen and since those were stories that I had read repeatedly on my own, it wasn't really a problem for me how they were presented in the Summary but with these new stories that I'm reading I'm finding the benefit of having a well written summary that doesn't give too much away. Since we're all volunteers I would say if you read/listen to the book and you can give a better summary maybe you should PM it to the Reader?Editor? Forum Admin? that way we can all pitch in and help.

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Post by thistlechick » July 24th, 2010, 4:47 pm

Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins http://librivox.org/patricia-brent-spinster-by-herbert-jenkins/ ....it made the palms of my hands tingle. Such a funny little mix up and so predictable, but so sweet and charming.
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Post by Steampunk » July 24th, 2010, 5:04 pm

"What I Like About You" has a great beat.

Oops, sorry...wrong Romantics. :)


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Post by thistlechick » July 24th, 2010, 5:16 pm

Steampunk wrote:"What I Like About You" has a great beat.

Oops, sorry...wrong Romantics. :)


Jim
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Post by thistlechick » August 9th, 2010, 2:31 pm

I don't recall who recommended this one to me, but it is a lovely romance with a mild adventure/mystery...

At the Time Appointed by Anna Maynard Barbour http://librivox.org/at-the-time-appointed-by-anna-maynard-barbour/

Enjoy!
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