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July 2009: What are you Reading?

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Post by diamondlil » Thu July 2nd, 2009, 11:27 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Just finished Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game. Feh. Has anyone esel waded through this one?[/quote]

I know CW has read it and I think someone else has too! I've bought it but not read it yet.

Ash, it is a loose prequel to The Shadow of the Wind.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu July 2nd, 2009, 11:44 am

Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens and some of my own stuff.

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Post by Telynor » Thu July 2nd, 2009, 2:56 pm

[quote=""Ash""]IIRC its the sequel (or prequel) to Shadow of the Wind, a favorite book of mine. Im eager to hear what you think of it![/quote]

Here's the link to the review on Epinions, if you want all of the gory details.

http://www.epinions.com/review/Book_El_ ... 5932757636

I was just really unhappy with it by the end. While it did have its moments, overall, I think I could have spent my time enjoying something else.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu July 2nd, 2009, 3:28 pm

Have you read Shadow of the Wind, Telynor, and, if so, did you enjoy it? I have The Angel's Game on my TBR pile - I loved Shadow of the Wind so much.
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Post by red805 » Thu July 2nd, 2009, 11:50 pm

Just started Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner. So far it's jumping around, but I'm sticking with it.

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Post by Telynor » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 12:04 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Have you read Shadow of the Wind, Telynor, and, if so, did you enjoy it? I have The Angel's Game on my TBR pile - I loved Shadow of the Wind so much.[/quote]

I haven't. To be honest, I don't know if I would want to -- I had such a rough time with TAG. I will be interested to know what you think of TAG, however, maybe you'll see something that I missed.

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Post by Leyland » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 12:07 am

I'm on page 60 of Susan Kay's Legacy. Liking it so far - expecting it to get way better when Elizabeth Tudor is sovereign!
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Post by Divia » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 4:13 am

I started The last Queen while I was at the doctors office today. Much to my dismay I couldnt get into it because of the screaming, spitting illmannered child. But from what I can remember of it, I enjoyed it. :)
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Post by lindymc » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 12:43 pm

I started the month out with the very funny, non-historical fiction Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich. Now I'm reading Suite Francaise.
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Post by Ash » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 2:11 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]I'm on page 60 of Susan Kay's Legacy. Liking it so far - expecting it to get way better when Elizabeth Tudor is sovereign![/quote]

Actually, that first part during her struggle to just stay alive was probably my favorite (esp because I didn't know much about that part of her history). But its all good!

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