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June 2009: What Are You Reading?

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June 2009: What Are You Reading?

Post by boswellbaxter » Mon June 1st, 2009, 9:46 pm

I'm reading Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold, based on the marriage of Charles and Catherine Dickens.
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Post by EC2 » Mon June 1st, 2009, 9:55 pm

The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan. 1950's Wales. For Amazon Vine. 5 stars and excellent as far as I've read. I keep wanting to go back to it when I'm supposed to be doing other things.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Kasthu » Mon June 1st, 2009, 10:20 pm

Season of Storms, by Susanna Kearsley (1920s timeslip set in the Italian Lake Disctrict).

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Post by Divia » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 12:59 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'm reading Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold, based on the marriage of Charles and Catherine Dickens.[/quote]

I wanted to read that. Please tell me what you think of it.

I finished reading The Fetch YA/historical/fantasy. It was completely awful.
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Post by Ariadne » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 1:26 am

I'm about 100 pages into Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts, set in a convent in late 16th-century Ferrara. I started it on the plane coming back home from NYC.

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Post by Misfit » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 1:40 am

ARGH! I pick up a book to give it a start and whoever had it from the library before me was a heavy smoker. Thanks goodness it was only a maybe I want to read it book and not something I had my heart set on.

Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier.
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Post by Divia » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 3:02 am

[quote=""Ariadne""]I'm about 100 pages into Sarah Dunant's Sacred Hearts, set in a convent in late 16th-century Ferrara. I started it on the plane coming back home from NYC.[/quote]

Oh I wanted to read that one too. Please tell me how it is.
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Post by annis » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 3:28 am

"The Bull Dancers of Knossos", by Pam and John Raggart. A mystery set in ancient Crete. A Minister in King Minos' Council is disturbed by reports of an imminent attack on Crete, but no-one is listening to his misgivings. And what are the Princess Ariadne and her new Athenian "friend" Theseus getting up to (besides the obvious)? Very readable.

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Post by gyrehead » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 9:19 am

[quote=""Misfit""]ARGH! I pick up a book to give it a start and whoever had it from the library before me was a heavy smoker. Thanks goodness it was only a maybe I want to read it book and not something I had my heart set on.

Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier.[/quote]

I hate that. A fabric softener sheet with the book in a zip lock bag can do the trick. Or set the book in a zip lock bag with kitty litter (if you have, moi? Sans cat). I've heard putting it in the freezer too but I think that people mistake getting rid of allergens because I once left a borrowed book in the car in the dead of winter. As if got to room temp. the pungency was way too ripe.

Currently reading the Dunant book as well. It's okay but I'm not a huge Dunant fan and it was a free arc someone else was passing on.

New historical fiction has been pretty light so far this year and looks to remain that way for the rest. Frustrating but the other piles of to-reads at least have been diminishing.

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Post by Misfit » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 11:08 am

[quote=""gyrehead""]I hate that. A fabric softener sheet with the book in a zip lock bag can do the trick. Or set the book in a zip lock bag with kitty litter (if you have, moi? Sans cat). I've heard putting it in the freezer too but I think that people mistake getting rid of allergens because I once left a borrowed book in the car in the dead of winter. As if got to room temp. the pungency was way too ripe.

Currently reading the Dunant book as well. It's okay but I'm not a huge Dunant fan and it was a free arc someone else was passing on.

New historical fiction has been pretty light so far this year and looks to remain that way for the rest. Frustrating but the other piles of to-reads at least have been diminishing.[/quote]

Thanks for the tips, but I think I'll let the librarians do it. I hadn't realized the book was NF anyway - not my cuppa.

I agree about the historical fiction lite, there's just way too much of it and the more I read from authors like Du Maurier......
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