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July 2009: What are you Reading?

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 11:51 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I've read the first chapter and I am just working my way through it in a leisurely fashion![/quote]

marg, can't wait to see what you think of it. I've posted my review of it in the usual spot, and did find their blog online. It's just as wild as the book.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 4th, 2009, 2:03 am

I've finished "Maine's Coastal Cemeteries: A Historic Tour" by Karen Wentworth Batignani. Interesting, though again I wish there were more images of the stones, etc.

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Post by Kasthu » Sat July 4th, 2009, 4:35 pm

Yesterday, I began Twilight of a Queen, the fifth book in the Dark Queen series by Susan Carroll. I haven't read the other four books in the series, and didn't know if that would hamper my enjoyment of this book, but I'm not confused so far.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 4th, 2009, 7:24 pm

I've finished "Haunting Museums: The Strange and Uncanny Stories Behind the Most Mysterious Exhibits" by John Schuster (with essays by others). Despite it's title it isn't about haunted museums, though there are a few essays in it that talk about hauntings at the museums they discuss, but it's mostly about some interesting artifacts and items found at various museums around the world.

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Post by Amanda » Sat July 4th, 2009, 10:23 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Yesterday, I began Twilight of a Queen, the fifth book in the Dark Queen series by Susan Carroll. I haven't read the other four books in the series, and didn't know if that would hamper my enjoyment of this book, but I'm not confused so far.[/quote]

I am currently reading The Silver Rose, which is book 3 in the series. Carroll has a nice writing style, though with just a touch too much "fey eyes". But I can forgive her that!

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Post by Tanzanite » Sat July 4th, 2009, 10:52 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Yesterday, I began Twilight of a Queen, the fifth book in the Dark Queen series by Susan Carroll. I haven't read the other four books in the series, and didn't know if that would hamper my enjoyment of this book, but I'm not confused so far.[/quote]

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.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun July 5th, 2009, 9:05 am

I have the first four in this series on my TBR pile, so shall be interested in this one.
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Post by TLee » Sun July 5th, 2009, 3:02 pm

I started EAST OF THE SUN by Julia Gregson yesterday and I am enjoying it very much. Stayed up much too late last night reading.

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Post by Ariadne » Sun July 5th, 2009, 3:09 pm

I started Jude Morgan's The Taste of Sorrow last night (about the Brontes) and it's excellent so far.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun July 5th, 2009, 3:30 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]I started Jude Morgan's The Taste of Sorrow last night (about the Brontes) and it's excellent so far.[/quote]

I hadn't heard of that! I loved The King's Touch.
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