Just a quick info for Croatian readers - there are some recomended books on sale at mozaik knjiga outlet at the moment.
Thank you for sharing, jess. After reading your post above about Mary Balogh's Heartless and Gaby's spoiler I noticed that my resistance to this novel was building, so I took a step back for a couple of days, although on some level I probably knew that it is best if I do read it, even if I don't want to go there. Grace Burrowes's The Laird was already a hard read for me at times, it deals with child sexual abuse of both sexes, but I did finish it and now I am glad I did! It's like taking a hurdle and then looking back at the hurdle from the other side, knowing we came through and able to process some events to some extent described in these novels. So, I just ordered Heartless and Silent Melody and after reading them I may switch to Julia Quinn, as Gaby suggested.I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or why in this story it affected me physically, my stomach hurt and I got nauseous, a bit of a headache, I also feel a bit depressed. It makes me wonder, It could be a very internal unblocking, I don't feel very strong in my stomach when I read about psychopathy. Maybe, Does that mean I should dig deeper, dig out whatever I have buried, or should I stop and look for other stories?
This story for me was not like a "roller coaster", it was more like jumping out of a plane without a parachute and landing on feather pillows
@seek10 this is bloody awesome. Thanks for putting this together! How are we ever going to catch up to @Laura??Some of forum members desired to keep track of the books we read. In order to accommodate this we made some changes to this "Romance Books List" document.
- If you want to Mark a book or set of books as read, submit the this Google Form. Select your forum name from the list , check mark the books you read and submit. That's it. If your forum name is not in the list, Select "Other" and put your actual forum name in the next question/item.Submit this form ONLY if you want to Mark a book(s) as READdocs.google.com
- you can see the summary results ( few seconds) in orange tab ( 4. Member Reading Chart) of the "Romance Books List" document listed above like this.
Translated Book Name Submission Form
- If you want more details of books members read you can see the purple tab (3. Reading update)
- If you want to submit the Name of the Translated book, you can submit this form. Now, we added column for Spanish Titles too. It is automatically updated to green tab ( 2. Recommended Books tab)
ALL the links to the forms and other tabs are available in the first page of the document.
IMO listening to the books isn't as good as reading them. I listened to Indiscreet and felt like I didn't connect with the characters as strongly.Well, I guess that after finishing reading it, things are probably much more clear now. Actually I went through a similar thinking process, and it is good that some things are unknown to us until the end (or maybe unknown to the authors while they are writing!), because these gradual discoveries keep us engaged, and also allow us to go through the emotional ups and downs.
It's not only good drama (that sometimes causes us to scream in frustration at the character ), but it is probably also an example of how we can make assumptions about someone's character based on limited data, and only long and careful observation, coupled with more quality data, can help us assemble a more accurate picture.
Thank you. KTC for the feedback. Yes, clearly reading is superior, and I can definitely see that during listening there is less immersion in the plot. Well, I don't know. I'll try Audible, but will concentrate on reading.
yes, only the ones' you newly read can be marked. If you mark the old one's again , it is still counted as ONE book.
Some of forum members desired to keep track of the books we read. In order to accommodate this we made some changes to this "Romance Books List" document.
- If you want to Mark a book or set of books as read, submit the this Google Form.
Was The Beast of Beswick on there? That was the first one I read.
Since Laura mentioned it in her first post on this thread, I've submitted a request for it to be added to the list. I read it too, and I liked it (despite the anachronisms and the writing being no match for Balogh… but still, the story was engaging and emotional and portrayed good values IMO).
The sheet back to original state. Since the sheet is locked, you won't be able to filter it or update it. But, you can create a temporary "Filter view" for your self ( screen color changes) and use it. The changes you make will not be updated to the original sheet. Here is menu path. This will create temporary copy for you use it and modify. But, filter view will be discarded when you close it.
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Here is an article on it
In this tutorial, learn how to create a filter view in google sheets. Filter views are great as you can filter the data and store that view for later.productivityspot.com
Those of you who wants to update the Other language titles, please post it here for now.