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Booking Through Thursday
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This week's Booking Through Thursday:
What’s the most romantic book you’ve ever read?
(Mind you, I don’t mean the hard-core stuff you hide in plain wrappers under your mattress. I mean True Love, Romance, deeply emotional, heart-tugging, and all that stuff.)
And, secondly, did you like it? Is it your usual kind of reading, or did it take you by surprise?

I have to go back to the Kushiel saga by Jacqueline Carey. Specifically, the story of Phedre and Joscelin, although the Imriel/Sidonie love story is incredibly romantic, too. The book has explicit sex in it, yes, but it's so much more than that. It's a spy novel. An historical fantasy. An alternate reality. An epic. A romance. From the description, I was expecting a fantasy with some sex in it, but I got so very much more than I bargained for. The whole series is right up at the top of my "Best Books I've Ever Read" list.

Start with Kushiel's Dart. You won't regret it. 

I wish I could forget that I had read them, and then read them for the first time all over again. They're that good.

I have got to read this series. I have Kushiel's Dart but haven't read it yet.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-6.html

I'm excited for you to get to experience the whole thing. It's really pretty magical!

a classic

(Anonymous)

2011-05-04 10:00 pm (UTC)

Doctor Zhivago, most definitely.

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