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September 2009: What are you reading?

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Mon September 14th, 2009, 11:01 pm

Finished reading The Fires of Vesuvius and found it terrific, especially the list at the end telling how to and what to see at Pompeii -- that will be very useful when I get to Naples! Review is up at Epinions, along with one for The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt. Struggling to finish another Sabrina Jeffries novel, and it's pretty awful, indeed -- it's going to be a wallbanger if it doesn't improve soon.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 15th, 2009, 7:34 pm

I've finished "The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette" by Deborah Cadbury.

This was a sad book to read. What they did to that child, whether or not it was really the prince (which it seems it was) or a substitute. I had a hard time reading about the abuse and neglect he was subjected to. It was certainly interesting though.

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Post by Nefret » Wed September 16th, 2009, 1:26 am

The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn

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Post by Veronica » Wed September 16th, 2009, 1:37 am

[quote=""Nefret""]The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn[/quote]

I read this one last month, let me know what you think?
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Post by Nefret » Wed September 16th, 2009, 2:26 am

[quote=""Veronica""]I read this one last month, let me know what you think?[/quote]

Just started. Found it and her other Tudor books used. Mainly reading out of curiosity.

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Post by chuck » Wed September 16th, 2009, 4:04 am

I am going to read the entire C.S. Forrester's Horatio Hornblower series....

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Post by 4ever Queen » Wed September 16th, 2009, 5:22 am

Just got done reading Hugh & Bess by SH. Nice but quick reading for me. A sweet and funny novel. I really came to like Hugh a lot! He just seemed so honorable!
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 17th, 2009, 11:26 am

Just about to start reading the BOTM, "Fingersmith".
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 17th, 2009, 8:02 pm

I'm just about to start The Winter Sea (aka Sophia's Secret) by Susanna Kearsley. I've been looking forward to this one!
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Post by lindymc » Thu September 17th, 2009, 11:12 pm

I just finished Calico Palace. I'm sure this was a recommendation from Misfit. Thanks. I really enjoyed it!
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