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Old 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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Another Zelazny is Lord of Light. A Sci Fi masquerading as a Fantasy.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #17
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Alan Bradley's "Flavia de Luce" cozy mysteries are well-written and a lot of fun.
Just added The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to my wish list. Thanks!

I just read that they're adult books but isn't the narrator a child?
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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Just added The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to my wish list. Thanks!

I just read that they're adult books but isn't the narrator a child?
Yes, the narrator is a child, but the books are on an adult reading level, and the child is intelligent beyond her years. However, she is still a child who plays pranks on her sisters. Being a child, there are things she can get away with that an adult could not, but she is also limited in what she can do; for example, her transportation is a bicycle, and she has limited access to the telephone. I found the books to be an interesting change of pace from the adult-protagonist books I usually read.
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Yes, the narrator is a child, but the books are on an adult reading level, and the child is intelligent beyond her years. However, she is still a child who plays pranks on her sisters. Being a child, there are things she can get away with that an adult could not, but she is also limited in what she can do; for example, her transportation is a bicycle, and she has limited access to the telephone. I found the books to be an interesting change of pace from the adult-protagonist books I usually read.
Thank you for replying. I'm looking forward to reading the first book.
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Frank Tuttle's All the Paths of Shadow -- a cozy fantasy that was very good.

A Gift of Ghosts by Sarah Wynde was a pretty light romance that I enjoyed. Little bit of a mystery to keep it moving along; cozy.

Unicorn on Speed Dial by Jeanette Cottrell -- I can't recommend this often enough for cozy lovers--it's soccer mom in fantasy setting. WONDERFUL read. Loved it.

Julie Moffet's Lexi series--hilarious and sooooo much fun!!!

Might be *too* zany, but the Calamity Jane books are cozy and funny. Sometimes plain stupid, but yanno.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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any 'Cadfael' book by 'Ellis Peters' e.g. 'A Rare Benedictine', 'The Devil's Novice'
(Mediaeval murder mysteries solved by Brother Cadfael)
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My "comfort reading" tends to be fantasy. C.S. Lewis's "Narnia" books; David Eddings's "Belgariad" series; Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". I've read all goodness knows how many times.
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Heron Carvic's Miss Seeton mysteries. Unfortunately no ebooks yet.
Tamora Pierce's books, esp Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen
Piper's Little Fuzzy and Fuzzy Sapiens
James Schmitz's books, esp Witches of Karres
James White Hospital Station books
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I recently finished reading Terry Brooks Word & Void series and I would recommend it even if just for the ending of the third book.
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Rosamunde Pilcher...

If you're looking for a book that you can curl up with, I highly recommend Rosamunde Pilcher books. They're romantic, but not "romances" per se and they're set in the coastal villages of Cornwall, England. Very charming and full of descriptions of cozy cottages, delicious afternoon teas, and friendly neighbors. Of course, there's more to her stories than that, but I love the calming ambiance of her books! Best ones: The Shell Seekers and Coming Home.

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