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It’s been a while since we’ve had an If You Like here! But, thanks to Betty, we’ve got a holiday themed If You Like this week. Get the gingerbread out and the cider mulling! Here’s Betty’s list of holiday reads: Christmas Mail-Order Brides is a four author collection of women seeking homes in the American…

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What with all the spring give aways, we haven’t had an If You Like for a while. In honor of That Summer, I was going to do an If You Like on novels involving Pre-Raphaelite art or artists, but… I couldn’t think of any! There is A.S. Byatt’s Possession, which features Burne-Jones’ Beguiling of Nimue…

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Since we missed our regularly scheduled If You Like this morning, here’s a make-up If You Like, inspired by Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens. If you like books based on fairy tales, you’ll probably like…. — Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens, a tale set in 17th century France and 16th century Italy, woven around the story of…

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Since I did 1920s set costume dramas last week, it seemed like a natural (if somewhat chronologically backwards) progression to look at Regency costume dramas this week. So, if you like Regency-set costume dramas, you’ll probably like…. — the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle Pride and Prejudice. Let’s not beat around the bush with any of those…

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It’s Downton Abbey season again! So I’m straying temporarily from books to another favorite topic: BBC costume dramas. Specifically, BBC costume dramas set in the 1920s and 1930s. If you like 1920s and 30s set BBC costume dramas, you’ll probably like… — The House of Eliott, one of my all time favorite mini-series, in which…

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Happy 2014! To kick off the new reading year, we have a special guest If You Like post by Miss Eliza of Strange and Random Happenstance— a beginner’s guide to the souped up Victorian intricacies of Steampunk. Without further ado, If You Like…. If you like your tea hot and your men decidedly British, have…

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Today’s If You Like is a guest post by Christine (thank you, Christine!) on “Bucket List Books”. Without further ado, the bibliophile’s bucket list, a la Christine: You know those books that you hear about and you know you absolutely HAVE to read them, but for some…

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There was much excitement this weekend over the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, that quirky British time travel show that’s so very hard to explain. It seemed like a good to do an If You Like about Doctor Who– but for the fact that I’m drawing an (almost) blank. Only two books came to mind:…

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This week’s If You Like comes courtesy of Christine, on a topic that certainly rings a bell for me: books you discover and then wonder what on earth took you so long. I recently had a conversation with someone about coming in late to a book that has been around for years. She has just…

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… will return as scheduled next week. Apologies for the delay! In the meantime, I’ll try to think up something special for Teaser Tuesday tomorrow.

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