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O Lizzie Lizzie go easy on that laudanum--I think you were going for a link in your review of Erpenbeck's Visitation but it didn't go through. Someone's put a flag on it so you might want to check it out . . .
With that username I had to say hello. :-)
Your list of 99 books is tremendous! If I'm going to try Simon's Century of Books challenge it will be a huge help (I've read quite a few, but I'm going to allow myself re-reads!)
What a wonderful list! Must have taken you ages to make. I might well be taking some suggestions from it (although I've already read 24 of 'em - surprisingly about half from each half of the century!)
Hi there - I can't see your 99 years 99 authors 99 books list here, please point me in the right direction!
Hi Lizzy, Elizabeth Gaskell is one of my favourite authors and I noted that you gave The Grey Woman 5 stars. I haven't read this one yet and I wondered if you plan to review this book. My favourite Gaskell novels are Mary Barton, Cranford and Wives & Daughters. I have just finishing listening to Ruth and was a little disappointed. Jenny
Hi Lizzy,

Note we have quite a lot of titles in common. I've just ordered the new Galgut - a favourite writer of mine - didn't know it was published until I heard it discussed on Radio 4 last night (they all liked it).

Sop when will Benjamin Markovits publish vol. 3 of his Byron Trilogy? So frustrating - his new book 'Playing days' due June is about Basketball - so frustrating!


i see u just added a couple of elizabeth gaskell books. i just discovered her! finished up 'wives and daughters' and going to read 'north and south' next!
Enjoyed your review of Lanchester's Famil Romance. I haven't read Fragrant Harbor or Family Romance yet but I really liked The Debt to Pleasure and liked Mr. Phillips.
I agree. The White Castle was a bit disappointing.
And thank you, Lizzy, for the reply! Because the group is in the US and in Berlin, reading German authors is a priority. I'll be interested to hear how the chapter members on both sides of the Atlantic take to it.

In the meantime, jeez, finding The Shoe Tester has proven to be sooooooo hard. Weeks of waiting and back orders everywhere!

I hope the author appreciates our efforts. ;-)

A human being is like a television set with millions of channels. If we turn on sorrow, we are sorrow. If we turn on a smile, we are the smile. We cannot let one channel dominate us. We have the seed of everything in us and we have to seize the situation at hand, to recover our power. We need to change the channel once in a while!

~ Thich Nhat Nanh
I am currently reading Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and read your review.

As one who loves the artistry of the Pre Raphaelites, I'm smiling at your name. Lizzy Siddal was quite an interesting person!
I have never finished a book by Rushdie - started, yes, but all abandoned. Good luck with the book group
Alone in Berlin is quite a substantial read and is taking me a long time - I started it on Tuesday and am still only about a third of the way through it. What will happen to my reviews?!? I'll have to post an interim message tomorrow on

You've added Alone in Berlin? Amazing - I've just acquired it too.
With some effort- I found [Dr. Glas] at my local library. I really appreciate the recommedation.
thank you for your recommendation!
Hello LizzySiddal-
I'm interested in many books in your library.
Among other things, I am a Mankell reader.
I'm so particular about what kinds of mysteries I read- I have a low tolerance for bad writing- and Mankell writes well.
Do you have some other suggestions?
I don't know anything about Maj Sowall, but now will look for books, after seeing them on your site.
Hi Lizzie

Thanks so much for leading me to your 'themoorethemerrier' site. I love it ! I keep trying to drag myself away from his books and then capitulating and devouring 'just one more'. He hooked me with 'The Magician's Wife' and now I've literally just finished 'I am Mary Dunne' and your review was spot on. Now I'm dying to see your review of 'The Great Victorian Collection'...

Hi, Lizzy. Nice to find another BGO type here!
Welcome to Books Compared. You write great reviews, and I hope you'll favor us with a comparison review soon. Theodor Storm's Der Schimmelreiter helped me improve my reading skills in German, not least because it's such a wonderful story I couldn't bear to stop struggling my way through the unfamiliar vocabulary. By mid-story, my reading skills were much improved. I've been meaning to read more Storm, and have put Immensee on my to-be-read list.
Hi 'Lizzy' - I guess you are also a fan of the Pre-Raphaelites - haven't checked if you have the recent biog of LS. Anyway, I've just plugged in 99 books and find you have 28 in common, and you are a fellow Folio collector - I'm a lapsed member at the moment but wavering. I've been a member on and off for almost 25 years. Nice to see fellow bookaholics around.
Kind regards
Caroline, Nomad
Wow. You've read my book. Hope you enjoyed it and I must get on with "Little Mr Poonlop's Second Book"
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