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User Topic: Amelia Peabody series
ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, May 6th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I do not think I have ever before been so flat out *entertained* by a series.

Before I go into paroxysms, any other fans? I just started reading it weekend before last and I'm on book 16 now. That's fast even for me.

I also feel somewhat embarrassed about how in love I am with Ramses. I mean, I've known him since he was born, you know? But *damn*, son.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Skye
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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, May 6th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I never read books in series in order so I've no clue how many of Amelia's stories I've read, but I love every one! As you said, she is truly entertaining. Actually, she is a real hoot!

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punky
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Default  Posted: 6:55 PM, May 6th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How would you categorize the books?

I need to be entertained...


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 7:24 PM, May 6th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

There's 16 (or more) of them? I've been reading them for years so I've never counted. They're all in one of my bookcases though.


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, May 6th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well, they're shelved in mystery, but the delight of them is in the point of view and the character development.

They're set in Egypt, 1890-1920 or so, and the lead meets and marries an Egyptologist, so the mysteries center around that sort of thing.

But it's the voice(s) the author uses and the character relationships that are built over looooong periods of time that make them. They're also hilarious.

The main character is really an exquisite example of a completely unreliable narrator with regard to the meaning of other people's reactions.


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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punky
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I downloaded the first one to my Kindle for 1.99!!! Really liking it so far!


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's another one of those that's going to pay off exponentially starting at around book 8. =)


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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punky
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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sounds good!


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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 6:01 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm going to download one too.

which is the first one?


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punky
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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Crocodile in the Sand (or ON the sand--I can't remember).


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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Crocodile on the Sandbank


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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punky
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Default  Posted: 10:10 PM, May 7th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oops...


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Cliche
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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, May 12th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I LOVE these books. So does my DD who is 22.


BS - me 55
WS - H 56
DDay 3/28/07 I was 53, H 55)
3 kids 23.21.18
married 31 years
together 30
reconciling....


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Default  Posted: 9:10 AM, May 13th (Thursday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just got "Crocodile...." Can't wait to learn about Amelia's beginnings.

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neverendinghurt
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Default  Posted: 4:23 AM, May 14th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks, I will look for that this weekend


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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punky
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, May 21st (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok, you got me hooked.

These are hilarious.


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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, May 22nd (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Had to add, the audio books are great. It's fun to listen to a good story!

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ladyvorkosigan
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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, May 22nd (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

lord_v is halfway through the first one. =)


It nagged him, in particular, that none of the girls hed known so far had given him a sense of unalloyed triumph.

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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, May 22nd (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

These are maybe my favorite books of all time. Amelia is someone I would like to model myself after. I am also in love with Ramses, and Emmerson is not bad himself. Damn, I wish my STBX was like him! I did read them in order, and have spent many nights staying up late to finish them. They are a real hoot!!!!


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punky
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Default  Posted: 11:02 PM, August 13th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am just loving this series. I think we should all post our favorite Amelia-isms or snippets...

My kids think I am nuts. I'll just be reading along and then start laughing out loud.

I want to be Peabody when I grow up.


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