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What are you reading? April 2011

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed April 27th, 2011, 8:29 pm

"Elysium" wrote:I read My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt. My first book by Holt and it was so boring. But I had time at airport and plane....



I normally like Plaidy/Holt but I couldn't get through this one. I just didn't find Lettice at all appealing in it.
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Wed April 27th, 2011, 8:40 pm

After reading Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart (which I admit, I did not like much), have moved onto The Annotated Pride and Prejudice to clear my brain...

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Susan
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Postby Susan » Wed April 27th, 2011, 11:45 pm

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
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Postby boswellbaxter » Thu April 28th, 2011, 12:32 am

I just finished Stephanie Dray's Lily of the Nile. I thought it was well written, and I enjoyed it, although I would have enjoyed it more if the supernatural element had been missing. I would have liked to have seen how Selene coped with her situation and stood up for her religious beliefs without the help of hieroglyphics magically appearing on her body at sundry times. It was interesting to contrast Dray's approach to Selene with that of Michelle Moran's.
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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Thu April 28th, 2011, 12:35 am

Going to start Elizabeth I by Margaret George tomorrow.

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javagirl
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Postby javagirl » Thu April 28th, 2011, 2:38 am

"annis" wrote:Pargeter's Heaven Tree trilogy is wonderful stuff.

Yes, I did enjoy the first and am half done with this one and enjoying it.

"annis" wrote:Currently reading The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, second in the delightfully wise and funny Flavia de Luce mystery series by Alan Bradley. I thought a series featuring a precocious 11-year old might get old quickly, but this one is just as good as the first.


I listened to an audiobook version of Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and really liked it. The first 30 minutes I thought I wouldn't be able to stand the narrator who struck me as OVER THE TOP trying to sound like an 11 year old girl. But then I got used to it and thought she was perfect for it. I have "The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag" on Mt. TBR. Glad you're finding it as good as the first.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu April 28th, 2011, 2:44 am

I've finished 2 books today:
"Sins of the House of Borgia" by Sarah Bower (533pgs, 2011). An over all good book, extremely well written and absorbing. Down side, the main character, Violante, a lady in waiting of Lucrezia Borgia, and a conversa (a Jew who converts to Catholicism), who falls Cesare Borgia, is very annoying for most of the book, but I mainly attribute that to the fact that she is still quite young (in her teens). After her one night with Cesare she constantly thinks of him as her lover and builds an imaginary romance around him. She does grow but only because of the bad things that later happens.

"King Stephen" by RHC Davis (163pgs, 1967)*. A short overview of his reign, not that hard to read but would confuse most people not interested in this time period. Fourth in my King/Queen of England challenge. On to Henry II.

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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Thu April 28th, 2011, 3:39 am

"Susan" wrote:A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon


My goodness! You have been ploughing through the series haven't you!? I have to space my series reads out a bit for fear of overkill.

I still have to read Echo in the Bone.

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Postby annis » Thu April 28th, 2011, 4:13 am

Giles Kristian's latest Raven book, Odin's Wolves. Sincerely hope OW isn't the last in this Viking series- Kristian is a seriously good writer, the sort whose work sends shivers up your spine!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
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Postby Vanessa » Thu April 28th, 2011, 8:15 am

"Amanda" wrote:My goodness! You have been ploughing through the series haven't you!? I have to space my series reads out a bit for fear of overkill.

I still have to read Echo in the Bone.


I still have this one to read, too.
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