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Ariadne's 2009 reading list

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Ariadne's 2009 reading list

Post by Ariadne » Sat January 10th, 2009, 6:43 pm

Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath, by Sigrid Undset, trans. Tiina Nunnally
Nantucket Woman, by Diana Gaines [DNF]
Where Earth Meets Sky, by Annie Murray
Queen of the Dragon Ships, by Val Manning
Daughter of Fortune, by Carla Kelly
The Seance, by John Harwood

End of January reads. Not the greatest month. Hoping for better things from the Harwood. Think I'm forgetting another DNF in there.
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Post by Ariadne » Sun January 18th, 2009, 1:33 pm

I'll be posting a review of the Manning title on my blog (for the "obscure books" series) in due course!

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Post by annis » Sun January 18th, 2009, 6:11 pm

Interesting- I'd never heard of Val Manning before, Ariadne, but it looks as she wrote novels based on the lives of Viking women. Her books must be scarce - the second-hand prices are astronomical!

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Post by Ariadne » Sun January 18th, 2009, 6:32 pm

You're right, Annis, her books are about historical Viking women. There are six in all, and finding them wasn't easy (mostly because I refused to pay crazy prices). This one's about Aud the Deep-Minded.

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Post by Ariadne » Sun January 18th, 2009, 6:37 pm

ps - I ought to do a review of Daughter of the Norse Gods sometime too, if only because there's a Farrah Fawcett lookalike on the cover.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun January 18th, 2009, 8:16 pm

Oh, I'm looking forward to seeing that cover!
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Post by Ariadne » Sun January 18th, 2009, 9:04 pm

It's going to be a while till I get to it, but here's a preview. As they say, don't judge the book etc.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun January 18th, 2009, 9:11 pm

Oh, my. I did not know that that the Vikings invented the blow dryer.
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Post by Misfit » Sun January 18th, 2009, 9:46 pm

I'm afraid I recall having a hair cut that required that blow dryer :p :eek: :rolleyes:

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Post by Ariadne » Mon January 19th, 2009, 4:29 am

Everyone I knew in middle school had poufy, feathered hair like that. I was always depressed that my hair wouldn't cooperate.

Alas, I don't think I'll be reviewing Queen of the Dragon Ships after all. It's not worth the effort and blog space -- the novel was poorly paced, and characterization was extremely thin (this Aud wasn't exactly deep-minded). Some modern novelist ought to write a novel about her, though.

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