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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

Post by boswellbaxter » Fri October 1st, 2010, 12:59 pm

Trying to decide what to read next!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 1st, 2010, 1:23 pm

I've just started Red Leaves by Paullina Simons.
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 Brenna » Fri October 1st, 2010, 3:50 pm

My library finally informed me My Name is Mary Sutter is available for me to pick up. Even though the September BOTM discussion is over, I'll probably start it tonight anyway. Have we decided on an October book yet?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri October 1st, 2010, 4:08 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]My library finally informed me My Name is Mary Sutter is available for me to pick up. Even though the September BOTM discussion is over, I'll probably start it tonight anyway. Have we decided on an October book yet?[/quote]

Yes, there's a thread for it:

http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=3846
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Michy » Fri October 1st, 2010, 4:19 pm

I have this book waiting for me to pick up at the library today, as well.

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri October 1st, 2010, 5:51 pm

Started Isabella: Queen Without a Conscience by Rachel Bard this morning while waiting at the BMV to register my daughter's car. Didn't get very far though - despite there being long line of people waiting at the door in front of me this morning when they opened (I'm guessing about 25 or so), I was in and out of there in less than 30 minutes.

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Post by Misfit » Fri October 1st, 2010, 6:28 pm

Seventrees by Janice Young Brooks. 1800's Kansas, and the slavery issue is just really heating up.
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Post by chuck » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 5:00 pm

Just finished Alys Clare's "The Joys of My Life"....A Mystical mystery....A band of very evil Knights, Cathars, Forest People, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Henry II all painted with broad brush.......And really I like Dark Medieval Mysteries..... too much mystical mixed into the plot....Wanted to like the novel...But disappointed

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Post by annis » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 7:22 pm

Simon Acland's Waste Land. Absolutely loving this novel, which is a twist on the Grail Quest. Academic bitchiness and rivalry are stirred by the discovery of a medieval manuscript which may have been the source of Chrétien de Troyes' romance Perceval, the Story of the Grail. Running in tandem is the manuscript's story - the adventures of a young monk turned knight who accompanies his cousin Godfrey de Bouillon, Duke of Lower Lorraine, on his expedition to the Holy Land during the First Crusade. Great combination of literary/academic satire and rollicking adventure. (Anyone who followed the furore caused by the appointment of Dr John Hood as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University will appreciate this one :) )
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Post by Kasthu » Sat October 2nd, 2010, 8:30 pm

Rebecca' Johns's The Countess left me a little cold, so I decided to read Penmarric instead.

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