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December 2010: What are you reading?

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu December 30th, 2010, 8:30 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I've had this on my bookcase for almost 2 years now. I hope to get to it one day.[/quote]

I really recommend it Divia, push it up that TBR pile! :) I'll definitely be seeking out more of Catherine Gavin's titles. Am finding the start of 'Shadow of the Moon' a tad slow and hard to get into, but I'm going to keep going.

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 30th, 2010, 8:53 pm

'Shadow of the Moon' a tad slow and hard to get into,
Things really don't seriously cook until the latter part of the book.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri December 31st, 2010, 3:41 am

I got back to the gym today after a too-long absence (evidenced by my tighter jeans) and took Murder in the Tower by Jean Plaidy (about Frances Howard) to read on the treadmill. Liking it so far--at this point only James I, his family, and Robert Carr have made appearances, and I like the portrayal of James I lots more than I did in Christie Dickason's The King's Daughter. One reason I gave up on that one was that James I was such a caricature in it.
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Post by Misfit » Fri December 31st, 2010, 4:21 pm

The Southern Cross by Terry Coleman. Start in 1802, Australia.
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Post by Kasthu » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:09 am

On the last day of the year, starting a good vacation read: Thunder on the Right, by Mary Stewart.

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Post by Michy » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:36 am

[quote=""Michy""]IBut the very best one so far was when the heavily-lisping Lord Grey said in exasperation, "Ith there no word in the Englith language wanting an Eth?" Which, after reading a entire page of his "th"-laden speech, is exactly what I was thinking! (which was obviously Dunnett's point!)

[/quote] I'm now about mid-way through the book; Lord Grey has made another appearance and this time he's not lisping at all - ?? :confused: I checked the list of characters in the front just to make sure there aren't somehow two personages named Grey, but no, there's only one.

So what's up with the change in his speech? Dunnett doesn't seem like the type to make errors, so does this "mean" something?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 1st, 2011, 6:42 am

Dunnett makes lots of errors--sometimes I think her plots get so complicated, she loses track. Just enjoy it for what it is-- a ripping good yarn, once it gets going.

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Post by Michy » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:20 pm

If this was an error, then it's such a glaring one that I think it's pretty funny that neither she nor her editor caught it! Or maybe it wasn't an error but just that she got tired of typing all those "th"s! :D

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Post by Michy » Fri January 21st, 2011, 3:53 pm

I mentioned "The Mystery of the Disappearing Lisp" in my review of Game of Kings; someone added a comment to explain that Lord Grey's lisp was caused by an injury that later healed. I didn't catch that at all; I guess it sailed right over my head.

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