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31 January 2013 @ 09:39 pm
Joined the ranks of the converted, and trying to drag others in too.  
One of my work colleagues bought e-readers for himself and his wife for Christmas, and he's been busy finding books to read. I offered to share from my collection, and he asked for mysteries for himself and romance for his wife. I loaded up a USB stick for him with the requisite genres, and couldn't help adding The Larton Chronicles to the Romance selection. It could be a while before she gets to it, as I loaded close to 100 books for her, but I wonder if I'll get any feedback?

I'm currently reading the serial-numbers-filed-off version, and really enjoying my time in the English countryside. It's funny; when I first read this story (in the fanfic version) I reached the end and wondered what all the fuss was about. But over time I found that the storyline stayed in my mind, and more than that, the feeling evoked by the story remained. And now I think it's something I'll be reading every year or so.
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noblesentimentsnoblesentiments on January 31st, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
It's funny; when I first read this story (in the fanfic version) I reached the end and wondered what all the fuss was about.

Me, too. I read it once and once was enough! It just lacked that little something for me, something I know not what but maybe I should give it another go as I think tastes do change.
miwahni: Pros Cat bookmiwahni on January 31st, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
In hindsight I think it simply wasn't what I expected; I kept waiting for the big dramatic moment. Instead it's just a gentle, understated tale of their lives. A relaxing summer read.
sunray45: B&D Derbyshiresunray45 on February 1st, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
I loved our Lads in Larton. It was a different time and place, but a wonderful place. Don't know if I would like it with the names changed.

You'll have to let us know if you do get any feedback about THAT romance story, you little devil you! *g*
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on February 1st, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough I'm not noticing any difference with the names changed. My mental image is of Ray and Bodie and that's how I'm seeing the characters, even though they're Rob and Mike.