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December 2009: What are you reading?

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Post by Chatterbox » Mon December 7th, 2009, 10:37 pm

Tried Julianne Lee's first book about Mary Queen of Scots, while awaiting arrival of her Mary Tudor book. Not that impressed. actually.

About to delve into Mt. TBR in search of material.

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Post by 4ever Queen » Tue December 8th, 2009, 1:48 am

Almost done reading The Last Queen, the story of Juana la Loca... it breaks my heart to read her story, but definately a woman to admire!!!
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Post by zsigandr » Tue December 8th, 2009, 5:39 pm

I just finished The Witche's Trinity by Erica Mailman. I did enjoy that. I had never read any HF about Germany, so this was a nice change! Now onto Leonardo's Swan.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 8th, 2009, 6:27 pm

I've just finished Kept, A Victorian Mystery by D J Taylor, which I enjoyed although I did find it unusual as it kept flitting all over the place - I got quite dizzy! LOL. I definitely needed a quiet place in which to read it as it took a lot of concentration.

I'm now about to start Girl in a Red Tunic by Alys Clare, a medieval mystery (I feel like a time traveller!).
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 8th, 2009, 6:36 pm

I've finished "Kindred in Death" by J.D Robb. Another good entry in the long series of books, I found the mystery more interesting then the last few books.

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Post by Marc » Wed December 9th, 2009, 4:59 am


I have just started reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

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Post by Ash » Wed December 9th, 2009, 1:26 pm

Thats an excellent book, tho it took me a while to get passed the character's action (or inaction) in the beginning. The author's other book, A Thousand Splendid Suns, is excellent as well. I need to check and see if he has another coming out any time soon. It would be interesting if he did one in the present time Afghanistan.

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Post by EC2 » Wed December 9th, 2009, 8:39 pm

Just finished a light Regency, Fortunate Wager by Jan Jones for HNS Review. UK Library imprint, so limited print run and availability. I thoroughly enjoyed this one for what it was - a light sweet romp. Well researched and an easy read.
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Post by Tanzanite » Wed December 9th, 2009, 8:43 pm

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent.

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Post by Kasthu » Wed December 9th, 2009, 10:55 pm

This morning I started Tulip Fever, by Deborah Moggach.


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