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December 2014- What are you reading?

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Post by Susan » Fri December 19th, 2014, 11:23 pm

A Rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters
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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat December 20th, 2014, 12:04 am

[quote=""Misfit""]

I suppose I should mosey over to the Amazon pages and click the 'I'd like to see this book on Kindle' button.[/quote]

I should do that myself. Her others have gone on Kindle so hopefully it's just a matter of time.

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 20th, 2014, 12:44 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]I should do that myself. Her others have gone on Kindle so hopefully it's just a matter of time.[/quote]

It certainly can't hurt anything, especially with Amazon getting into the publishing biz. I noticed a lot of older titles from the 70s and 80s now on Kindle via Amazon's Montlake Romance pub house, and they've put them up on KU at that. I'm not sure how they're getting the titles, not being that publisher/author rights savvy. Are they buying 'dead' inventory from the assets of Dorchester publishing? Diversion Books (don't know who owns them) is picking up a lot of older titles as well. Who would have thought we'd see Lily Cigar on Kindle, and a freebie at that?
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat December 20th, 2014, 6:08 pm

Still reading the Poldark saga. Am in the middle of the 7th book, The Angry Tide. I'll probably take a long break after this before resuming with the others. Excellent series all the way through so far.

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 20th, 2014, 6:52 pm

I finished The Shrouded Walls by Susan Howatch. Pretty good gothic and mystery. If you like Victoria Holt, this would suit well. Now starting Gypsy Heiress by Laura London, one of those older romances now on Kindle, and thankfully the library picked it up. Just right for a rainy Saturday, so far that is.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat December 20th, 2014, 8:42 pm

My Spanish needed a reminder, so I downloaded a kindle version of 'El Senor de los Anillos' (the Lord of the Rings). Unlike the 16th-century research documents I have to pore through, at least in this case I already KNOW what it says, which helps when I come across an odd saying where the words don't add up to the meaning. This will be a long slog, however.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat December 20th, 2014, 8:52 pm

[quote=""Misfit""] Diversion Books (don't know who owns them) is picking up a lot of older titles as well. Who would have thought we'd see Lily Cigar on Kindle, and a freebie at that?[/quote]

Your review might have had something to do with it. It just goes to show it's worth reviewing those old OOP titles, as they may later have a new lease of life via Kindle.

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]My Spanish needed a reminder, so I downloaded a kindle version of 'El Senor de los Anillos' (the Lord of the Rings). Unlike the 16th-century research documents I have to pore through, at least in this case I already KNOW what it says, which helps when I come across an odd saying where the words don't add up to the meaning. This will be a long slog, however.[/quote]

Oh I do that too. I've got a German translation of HP and the Chamber of Secrets lying around somewhere.

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Post by Susan » Sat December 20th, 2014, 10:18 pm

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, felt like something contemporary!
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Post by rockygirl » Sun December 21st, 2014, 1:38 am

Reading Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan. I don't know enough Indian history to know how accurate it is, but it an interesting and absorbing read.
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.

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Post by wendy » Sun December 21st, 2014, 4:22 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, felt like something contemporary![/quote]

I thoroughly enjoyed both the book and the movie. What a great holiday gift to yourself!
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