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cathy

As I read Brunonia Barry's The Fifth Petal with all the references to the Salem Witch Trials, I couldn't help but pick up Stacy Schiff's The Witches. One's fiction, the other non, but it will be interesting to see what the comparisons are,

Danielle

That's exactly the sort of thing I do as well. I like pairing a novel with nonfiction--getting two sides to the same story. I have meant to read Stacy Schiff (I have her Cleopatra biography) and I have Brunonia Barry's first novel The Lace Reader, too.... sigh. So Many books.

Stefanie

So much delicious reading! I am hoping to read The Tempest and then Atwood over the summer. And my turn just came up again for Lesser Bohemians. I had it from the library in January and got 30 pages in and had to send it back. I will have to start from the beginning again but that's ok since I hadn't gone far anyway!

Kathy

I love a literary pairing, and haven't done one myself for a long while. I especially like the last one on your list. I just came across Lillian Boxfish yesterday, coincidentally, and the title intrigued me.

One book DOES lead to another, and mostly that's a good thing!

Danielle

I also had a little dip into the Lesser Bohemians and must say I am very intrigued. I have been picking up The Tempest in anticipation but I have not yet been able to start it properly. I want to read all the books I carry about, but then time is always against me, or I just get caught up with another book and the others lose their 'turns'.

Danielle

I like pairing books but then the size of my reading pile becomes more and more massive that it seems to somehow work against me! I *could* read the books one after the other rather than trying to tackle them simultaneously--lol. I seem to have lots of books about walking at the moment!

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