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June 2009: What Are You Reading?

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Alaric
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Post by Alaric » Wed June 3rd, 2009, 1:50 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I haven't read any HF for ages, and I don't see that really changing all that soon.[/quote]

It's nice to have a break and read other genres from time-to-time. :)

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Post by Kasthu » Wed June 3rd, 2009, 9:06 pm

My trip to Italy was a short one, and now I'm in the early 13th century with the Cathars in EC's Daughters of the Grail.

Speaking of EC, this weekend I went to my small local library where I found, to my surprise and delight, nearly all of her pre-The Greatest Knight novels...

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Post by diamondlil » Thu June 4th, 2009, 2:53 am

[quote=""Alaric""]It's nice to have a break and read other genres from time-to-time. :) [/quote]

I often read around other genres, but generally throw a HF read in there somewhere!

Now I am reading Imitation in Death by J D Robb.
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Post by cw gortner » Thu June 4th, 2009, 3:05 am

I just finished Michelle Moran's Cleopatra's Daughter. Excellent! And I just started Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game.
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Post by diamondlil » Thu June 4th, 2009, 3:07 am

I so want to read that book!
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Post by Nefret » Thu June 4th, 2009, 3:42 am

[quote=""cw gortner""] And I just started Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game.[/quote]

What is that about? I really liked The Shadow of the Wind.

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Post by Leyland » Thu June 4th, 2009, 9:46 pm

I needed a quick break from HF and started reading a 1975 romantic suspense hardback I bought a few weeks ago at a Goodwill store. Or so I thought. It's The Lynmara Legacy by Catherine Gaskin. I'm totally loving the story which so far has taken place between the two world wars. Gaskin has sucked me into such an entertaining story! I don't remember reading her before now.
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Post by EC2 » Thu June 4th, 2009, 9:51 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]I needed a quick break from HF and started reading a 1975 romantic suspense hardback I bought a few weeks ago at a Goodwill store. Or so I thought. It's The Lynmara Legacy by Catherine Gaskin. I'm totally loving the story which so far has taken place between the two world wars. Gaskin has sucked me into such an entertaining story! I don't remember reading her before now.[/quote]

I've never read her but I know my mum has. I remember seeing library books of that author lying around when I was a teenager.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Leyland » Thu June 4th, 2009, 9:58 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I've never read her but I know my mum has. I remember seeing library books of that author lying around when I was a teenager.[/quote] Perhaps the county library has some more that I can discover - I'm glad your mum liked so many of them. Gaskin spins a long story and throws some extremely perceptive characters into the mix. She's someone I'd love to meet!
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Post by Ash » Thu June 4th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Finished Lords of the White Castle; I am definitely more of an HF gal than a RHF one; this one had just a little bit too much romance and not enough history. That being said, it was written so well that I couldn't leave it be. And the ending surprised me very much! I am looking forward to Time of Singing.

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