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December 2014- What are you reading?

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Sun December 21st, 2014, 4:32 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]
Oh I do that too. I've got a German translation of HP and the Chamber of Secrets lying around somewhere.[/quote]

Not long ago, I found a Croatian language history book about Croatia in the donation bin at the library. I snapped that one up! I can't read Croatian but it's worth the pictures though.

Finished
Tudors Versus Stewarts by Linda Porter (NF)
Making Masterpiece by Rebecca Eaton (NF)
Borrowed both of these from the library

Now: The Phantom of Rue Royal by Jean-Francois Parot (Nicolas Le Floch series #3)
Jane & the 12 Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron (The latest Jane Austen mysteries installment)
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun December 21st, 2014, 5:15 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]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]

Prices for Lily Cigar really went through the roof for a while :mad:

I finished Gypsy Heiress by Laura London, what a great little fluff of a romance. Not too heavy on the history, but then the H and h were just right, plus really funny side characters and a bit of a mystery about a 'werewolf' (no, it doesn't get paranormal). Jolly good fun, and very tame sex considering this was originally written in the 80s. Just some heavy kissing. There are several other titles by this author (a husband and wife team) in the Overdrive catalog, put my purchase suggestions in.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun December 21st, 2014, 5:51 pm

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

I liked Gone Girl although I wasn't convinced by the ending. Haven't seen the movie yet.

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Post by Susan » Sun December 21st, 2014, 7:59 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]I liked Gone Girl although I wasn't convinced by the ending. Haven't seen the movie yet.[/quote]

Somehow through the book and film publicity, I have stayed in the dark about the ending!
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Post by Misfit » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 12:23 am

I'm still in a romance frame of mind. Picked up Only My Love by Jo Goodman, Colorado setting. I picked it up when it was $.99 on Kindle - Goodman is hit or miss with me. Originally published in the early 90s as Wild Sweet Ecstasy. Lol at the original Zebra cover :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Now for this evening. Dig into the book, watch the latest Anne Rice kerfuffle and/or the latest romance firestorm on the internet? *ponders*
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Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
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Post by Lisa » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 11:24 am

Wow! Both the title and the cover! :eek: :D

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 12:20 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]Wow! Both the title and the cover! :eek: :D [/quote]

Yes, quite! :eek: ;)
Currently reading: Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 3:47 pm

Isn't that something? So far they're in snow-bound Colorado in the middle of winter. Her dress is a wee bit impractical :D ;) :p
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Post by emr » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 6:21 pm

Leaden Skies by Ann Parker
I'm reading only books from the mountain (more than 6 months laying around) till next year.
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 22nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

[quote=""emr""]Leaden Skies by Ann Parker
I'm reading only books from the mountain (more than 6 months laying around) till next year.[/quote]

I like that series a lot. Must see if there's something new out.
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