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About meI have been a bookworm since I have memory.
My life wouldn't have sense without a book on my bedside table!
So, I work, work, work and I look forward to being on my sofa every night to enjoy a couple of hours reading.

About my libraryIf you spend a bit of your time searching through my list, you'll see that I love classics. I love the drama, the repressed feelings hidden behind all those correct and formal long sentences and the atmosphere of another times. I love heroines and happy endings (even though some of them carry really depressing messages). Anyway, they comfort me, I know I won't be disappointed when I pick one.
Then, you'll find some "experiments", some went right, others went wrong, but somehow, each of them contributed to my daily life, making it easier, funnier and giving me something different each time.
And then, I have my gems, books I didn't expect to enjoy and that really surprised me.
They are all there...hope you find something you may like!

Best books before 2008:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
I know this much is true by Wally Lamb
I capture the castle by Dodie Smith
An equal music by Vikram Seth
The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The moonlit cage by Linda Holeman
Soul and Body by Frank Conroy
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Best books 2008:

Fall on your knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
Silk by Alessandro Baricco
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Dominique by Eugène Fromentin

Best books 2009:

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
The power of one by Bryce Courtenay
The tenderness of wolves by Stef Penney
Women in love by D.H. Lawrence
Lady Chatterley's lover by D.H. Lawrence
The way the crow flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Nana by Émile Zola
The tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Best books in 2010:

Tandia by Bryce Courtenay
FUP by Jim Dodge
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Love virtually by Daniel Glattauer
The book thief by Markus Zusak
The professor by Charlotte Brontë
The fall of the giants by Kent Follet
One day by David Nicholls

Best books in 2011:

No name by Wilkie Collins
Best poems of the Brontë Sisters
The king's General by Daphne Du Maurier
Mrs Zant and the ghost by Wilkie Collins
84 Charing Cross by Helen Hanff
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The hidden heart of Emily Hudson by Melissa Jones
Indiscretion by Jude Morgan
The taste of sorrow by Jude Morgan
Margarettown by Gabrielle Zevin
Noctures by Kashuro Ishiguro
Remarkable creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Best books in 2012:

I am the messenger by Markus Zusak
The short stories by D.H. Lawrence
Primavera, estiu etc by Marta Rojals
Into the wild by Jon Krakauer
Pereira declares by Antonio Tabucchi
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society by Mary Ann Shaffer&Annie Barrows.
Lost paradise by Cees Noteboom
Stoner by John Williams
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Gabriel's inferno by Sylvain Reynard (better than Fifty Shades!!)
Small Wars by Sadie Jones
Amy & Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
H.W. Longfellow Poems, Dover Thrift Edition.

Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, Refugees, Reviews of Early Reviewers Books, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsCharlotte Brontë, Wally Lamb, D. H. Lawrence, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Daphne du Maurier (Shared favorites)

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Hello Dolors!
I'm so happy with your message. You made my day!
Betrayed is on its 2nd editing and on March 31st, I'm sending it to kind beta readers that are willing to help me to get rid of those stubborn typos that haunt an author.
So, I guess it will be ready by April 25th.
As promised, I'll gift it to you. You just have to post your review on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, LT and Goodreads. BTW, I looked for you GR and found many Dolors but I don't know if one of them is you. If you have an account there, could you befriend me please?
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards,
Hi there,
I passed here to let you know that TRUST should be in your hands in ten days max as I shipped it by express mail.
All the best,
Hi Dolors,
I'll be happy to send you a paperback. I ask you for a bit of patience then. In a few days, I'll be back to Rio and post the copy to you.
Have a nice day,
Hi Dolors,
I passed here to let you know that I'm on vacation for a few days and as soon as I'm back home I will send you a copy of TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING on paperback format, unless you prefer an ebook (kindle). The ebook I can send immediately. Please, let me know and inform me your email. I'll be waiting for your answer.
Thanks for your interest on my book.
Have a nice weekend,
P.S. - If you have a profile on Goodreads, please befriend me there.
Hi. I read your review of The Hour I First Believed. And you know what? Even if you don't like stays with you. I felt somewhat bamboozled because I read fiction....for FICTION. However, wally lamb brought me much closer to true tragedy than I feel comfortable. However.....I read this book with tears and sadness and confronted my own conflicted emotions. And the lyric of one of my favorite songs reminded me of the pain it takes to see the truth in things. I loved this book. More than what else I have read of Wally's "fiction"
Nice review of the Lamb book. I haven't read that one yet but I quite like his others.
Hi Luli, so cool that you are in Spain. I found you because I really liked your review of Remarkable Creatures. I had just started it and wasn't sure about it after having read so many less than stellar reviews. You were spot on and I'm really enjoying it-it's like comfort food. I did take a look at your library and we do share a lot of the same faves. If I think of anything you'd like I'll let you know. I've thought of a few things only to find you've already read them! Movie recommendation-the new Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Thanks for the comment on the Parade's End review. The one Waugh I've read so far, Handful of Dust, I liked a good deal more than Parade's End. Though I liked The Good Soldier more than Parade's End also.
Nice review of Secret Scripture....interesting concept for a story.
One of my favorite books is Jane Eyre, so it's not that I'm not a romantic, I just didn't care for Lawrence's brand of it. I found you're library from looking at the Women in Love reviews.

I dig Wilkie Collins! Already read The Woman in White and The Frozen Deep, but have a couple of more titles of his in the library.

Thanks for the recommendations. Look forward to more.
Welcome To LT L81

Very cool collection here

I see that you are a fan of Vikram of my very fav authors

Have you read 'A House for Mr. Biswas' by V.S. Naipaul (highly recommended!!!!!!!!)

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Lovely photo Luli81

You have quite a few good ones on your list. Gone with the Wind is one of my favourite all time books. I recently read London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins. I loved that one, as did Mary Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. I would recommend anything by Daphne du Maurier.

At the moment I'm reading The Wilding by Maria McCann, which I notice is on your list, too. I'm very much enjoying it so far.

Have you read Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon? I loved that one if you haven't read it, as you live in Barcelona, you may well enjoy it. My copy was an English translation and I thought it was very well done.
Glad you enjoyed The Book Thief so much, Dolors. I very much enjoyed The Secret Scripture. I found it a little difficult to get into but once I did, I thought it was a very moving tale.

Yes, I belong to an on-line book group and a few of us challenge each other to read books from our TBR piles. It's a very friendly group. There's loads of book chat and you are most welcome to come along and join us. You can be sure of a warm welcome, too.

And if you like historical fiction, below is a link to a great forum:
Yes, I've read The Way the Crow Flies. I thought it was excellent!
Just had a look on Amazon and there was a copy of The Wishing Chair for £1.25 incl p&p (Amazon Fulfilled Marketplace), so I've ordered it! Thanks for that. Definitely a bargain at that price.
I've not actually heard of that author but will keep an eye out for them! I recently read A Quiet Belief in Angels by R J Ellory which is a thriller of sorts. I really enjoyed it. The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns is a good one, too. I don't tend to read a lot of chiller thrillers - I much prefer psychological mysteries. Have you read In the Woods by Tana French? I loved that one. And another good one for this time of year is The Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert.
No, the Book Depository only do new books. You might like to try Abebooks if you buy second-hand books. I find them very good and reliable.

I have The Borgia Bride on my TBR pile.

I'm reading Isabella Moon by Laura Benedict at the moment, a supernatural thriller. Quite appropriate for the time of year! It's an OK read - I'm finding it a little slow really. I'm going to read Susan Hill's The Small Hand next which is a ghost story. I loved her The Woman in Black - if you enjoy ghost stories, I can highly recommend this one.
I liked how Death talked about colours - it's quite a while since I read the book but it's something I remember.

I hope you enjoy Outlander.

Have you tried the Book Depository for books? It does free worldwide delivery.
Hi Luli, the first book in the series has two titles - the UK version is Cross Stitch and the US version is Outlander. I don't know where you obtain your books from but they are one and the same book.

I've read The Tenderness of Wolves - I enjoyed it. And I have The Outcast on my TBR pile. I will keep an eye out for the Wally Lamb one - I've never read any of his novels, so it would be a new author for me.

I won't give anything away about The Book Thief but what do you think of the narrator!?
I see you are reading The Book Thief. Are you enjoying it? I thought it was excellent.
Hi Luli, thanks for your friend invitation. I can highly recommend Elizabeth Chadwick and Daphne du Maurier, some of whose books you have on your list. If you like historical sagas, Cynthia Harrod Eagles has a great series - The Morland Dynasty. Beware, though! There are 32 books so far and another two to follow. Have you tried Tracy Chevalier? Or how about Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series? If I can think of any other recommendations, I'll let you know. In the meantime, if you know of a book you think I might like, please let me know.

Your English is great! :-)
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