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What are you reading? May 2011

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writerinthenorth
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Remain of the Day

Post by writerinthenorth » Fri May 6th, 2011, 3:05 pm

I have come rather late to 'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro. Wonderful; five stars.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 6th, 2011, 5:36 pm

[quote=""EC2""]When I find mistakes like that, I tend to put the book down because it makes me wonder what else they've got wrong. I had to ditch Frank McClynn's Lionheart and Lackland because of wrong names and statements coming out of left field. I don't know if it improved after the first 50 pages because I was unable to read on - I didn't trust the guy.[/quote]

Yeah, I thought about chucking it, but I decided to read on.

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Post by annis » Fri May 6th, 2011, 8:45 pm

A Little Folly, by Jude Morgan, a Regency romance/comedy of manners. JM likes to alternate more weighty novels like Passion and A Taste of Sorrow with these lighter stories in the Austen/Heyer vein which he does really well.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat May 7th, 2011, 4:00 am

I've finished "Lascivious Bodies: A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century" by Julie Peakman (292pgs, 2004)*. A very good book, only for adults though, especially because of the adult oriented images. Well written and informative.

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Post by Elysium » Sat May 7th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

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Post by Brenna » Sun May 8th, 2011, 12:00 am

Finished The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas and like just about everyone else on this forum, I loved it! Very well done. I hope she is writing a sequel because I want to know what happens next..there were a few hints that there would be, but one never knows.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 8th, 2011, 2:11 am

Yes, a sequel to "Duchess" would be stellar!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 8th, 2011, 2:12 am

I've finished "The Johnstown Flood: The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating Natural Disasters America Has Ever Known" by David McCullough (285pgs, 1968orig, 1987ed). A good book about a sad event that could've been avoided!

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Post by Madeleine » Sun May 8th, 2011, 10:34 am

In my current read, Florence is in danger of being flooded, and the floods of 1966 are often referred to (I think the latest flood is purely fictional though). I think someone mentioned a book about the '66 floods on here, "16 Pleasures"? Or it may have been on another forum, I'm not sure.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun May 8th, 2011, 10:44 am

Are you enjoying A Time of Mourning, Madeleine? I have The Summer House by the same author on my TBR pile.
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