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July 2009: What are you Reading?

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Ariadne
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Post by Ariadne » Sun July 5th, 2009, 3:49 pm

A UK friend was raving about it on Facebook, so I snagged it from Book Depository. I didn't want to wait until it came out in the US!

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Post by Kasthu » Sun July 5th, 2009, 6:18 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]I didn't think that came out until later this month. I'm looking forward to it- it was actually the first book in the series that got me started on historical fiction.[/quote]

I was actually offered an advance copy of it--but you're right, it doesn't come out until the 21st. I was taking a huge gamble, actually, by accepting, but I'm glad I did.

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Post by Misfit » Sun July 5th, 2009, 10:30 pm

Finished Winter in Madrid. Meh. I'm now starting A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin.
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Post by catholicone » Mon July 6th, 2009, 2:44 am

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland, should be done by the end of the week (finally! Life has been cutting into my reading time :)

Next I'll read Rocamora, looking forward to it.

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Post by chuck » Mon July 6th, 2009, 3:43 am

Reading a Oldie But Goodie....A.B. Guthrie's 1947 "The Big Sky"....a timeless classic read....ABG's descriptive words puts you right there....Amazing writer
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Post by Vanessa » Mon July 6th, 2009, 7:37 pm

I'm just about to start A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Tanzanite » Mon July 6th, 2009, 11:06 pm

Getting ready to start Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett.

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Post by Alaric » Tue July 7th, 2009, 9:34 am

"A Clash of Kings," by George R.R. Martin

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Post by Chatterbox » Tue July 7th, 2009, 10:26 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Finished Winter in Madrid. Meh. I'm now starting A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin.[/quote]

Ha! I just downloaded Secret Alchemy on my Kindle on a whim last night. I sampled the first bit (which you can do on Kindle) and since there was only one reference to Melusine ;) I snapped it up. Quite like the writing style.

Just arrived in my mailbox: Brian Wainwright's two novels. The Adventures of Alianore Audley looks hilarious -- kind of Pythonesque... (as in Monty, natch...)

And Michelle's book has just shipped!! Should/may be here by the weekend. You know, I'm already feeling depressed as if I had already read it and knowing there was no more of Michelle-writing-about-ancient-Egypt left to come in the near future?

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Post by Misfit » Tue July 7th, 2009, 11:36 pm

[quote=""Chatterbox""]Ha! I just downloaded Secret Alchemy on my Kindle on a whim last night. I sampled the first bit (which you can do on Kindle) and since there was only one reference to Melusine ;) I snapped it up. Quite like the writing style.

Just arrived in my mailbox: Brian Wainwright's two novels. The Adventures of Alianore Audley looks hilarious -- kind of Pythonesque... (as in Monty, natch...) [/quote]

Cool, I was going to start a thread on Alchemy at the R3 Group at Goodreads when I was further into it and we can chit chat. I think BB's read it already if I'm not mistaken.

Adventures of Alianore Audley - hysterical. I need to read it again as I know more about the period now and will probably get more of the jokes :)

Within the Fetterlock - not an easy read but wow.
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