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Lauryn's Log 2009

What have you read in 2009? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Lauryn
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Location: Vancouver, CA

Lauryn's Log 2009

Postby Lauryn » Wed April 22nd, 2009, 4:31 pm

I'm not going to kill myself trying to remember the books I read from January till now, although if I ever get around to shelving what's on the floor, that might be a good indicator :D

Just finished SKP's The Sunne in Splendour. I love SKP's work, even this one, but I always end up feeling more than a little devastated at the end of it.

Moved onto Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer. I have now got the boxed set, so the other three are on my TBR pile.

:rolleyes: Also on my TBR pile - materials for my demonstration appraisal report. Sigh I wish this would finish so I can get on with more interesting stuff.
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Lauryn
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Postby Lauryn » Mon April 27th, 2009, 6:48 am

Somehow got a good chunk of the never-ending report done, plus read all 4 of the Twilight Saga books. (It's Monday tomorrow, can I sleep?)

Dithering about what to read next. Maybe my go-to spring read, Thornyhold, by Mary Stewart.
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Lauryn
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Postby Lauryn » Wed April 29th, 2009, 11:20 pm

Thornyhold, by Mary Stewart - check! This is such a gentle story, that I can read it in an evening, and feel lightly refreshed by it - much like an evening spent in the garden doing not much. I think what I like most about it is the sense of homecoming it offers.

Now onto Anne Perry's Paragon Walk - my parents visited recently, and the book swap continues!
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Wed April 29th, 2009, 11:41 pm

I really like your description of Thornyhold, Lauryn. I think Stewart's Rose Cottage has a similar feel as well. If you haven't read it, you may want to for another gentle read.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Lauryn
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Postby Lauryn » Thu April 30th, 2009, 1:49 am

Thanks for the reference! Being a residential appraiser by day, I have discovered a real affinity for houses, and am seeing quite a few ways to make a home - which is quite a bit of difference.

So, adding Rose Cottage to my TBR pile! :)
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.

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Lauryn
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Postby Lauryn » Sat May 9th, 2009, 12:45 am

Currently, I have two on the go.

One is for brain candy - Marsha Canham's The Pride of Lions. It has a plot, which the other one does not: Norman Cantor's The Medieval Reader. I'm browsing my way through this one, which is an anthology of writing by medieval personages, and a real gem!
Even the mighty oak was once just a nut that held its ground.


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