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October 2014- What are you reading?

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Mon October 6th, 2014, 10:41 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I have not yet got around to reading the Lady J books.

*hangs head in shame*

There's more coming, this should be fun for you.[/quote]

I read a couple of more chapters. I just love it so far and anyone who has read the Lady Julia mysteries will love the connections. I do believe that most, if not all, of the Lady Julia books are available at eLibrary.
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Post by Misfit » Tue October 7th, 2014, 12:13 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I read a couple of more chapters. I just love it so far and anyone who has read the Lady Julia mysteries will love the connections. I do believe that most, if not all, of the Lady Julia books are available at eLibrary.[/quote]

Isn't it fun? I love the way the first person narrative works along with her mistaken impression about Sebastian. We don't get inside his head, but it's fun to imagine. I have seen the Lady J books in the digital catalog, it's just a matter of time and plowing through my owned pile.

Edit, got the hero's name wrong.
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Post by Ludmilla » Sun October 12th, 2014, 1:23 pm

I'm reading Picture Maker by Penina Keen Spinka.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 13th, 2014, 8:48 am

I've just started "Cauldstane" by Linda Gillard, set in a spooky Scottish castle.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by Susan » Tue October 14th, 2014, 1:02 am

Finally! Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
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Post by fljustice » Wed October 15th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Returned to The Origin after a couple of ARC's and enjoying it more--but learned to skim the boring bits.
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu October 16th, 2014, 9:06 am

I've just started "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu October 16th, 2014, 1:17 pm

NF: Creativity, Inc. (plus long tagline) by the founder of Pixar. And listening to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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Post by Brenna » Fri October 17th, 2014, 3:58 pm

Finished Carol Goodman's The Sonnet Lover (pretty good) and Celeste De Blois Wild Swan. More of both of them will follow into October/November
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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 17th, 2014, 7:13 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Finished Carol Goodman's The Sonnet Lover (pretty good) and Celeste De Blois Wild Swan. More of both of them will follow into October/November[/quote]

I have that one on mount tbr . I much prefer these books to her urban fantasy novels, which is all she seems to write these days. Fair enough if that's what she wants to write, but I loved Lake of Dead Languages which I| read a few months ago - hard to believe it was written by the same author.
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