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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 26th, 2011, 1:32 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just started The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr. It's contemporary fiction which also harks back to the 1970s. Ford Capris and moonboots! LOL. Those were the days! :) [/quote]

Oh my goodness they bring back memories! Still see the occasional Capri around - Essex was their spiritual home ;) - and it's a bit of a head-turner now!

I'm now reading "Murder in Steeple Martin" by Lesley Cookman.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 26th, 2011, 2:09 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Oh my goodness they bring back memories! Still see the occasional Capri around - Essex was their spiritual home ;) - and it's a bit of a head-turner now!

I'm now reading "Murder in Steeple Martin" by Lesley Cookman.[/quote]

We were all wearing swabby jeans and midi tops :)

Reading a romance at the moment, Untamed by Joan Dial. Earl's wife was given up for dead during a visit to the west, but she suddenly reappears very much alive 17 years later with a heir he didn't know he had to boot.
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Post by Divia » Sun June 26th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Vanishing point. I've had it on my shelf forever, and since I'm not working this summer I am going to plow through all the books I havent read in years. :)
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Post by fljustice » Sun June 26th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Finished Game of Thrones which I brought on vacation and starting Tinkers which my sister gave me. Literary and interesting.
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 26th, 2011, 7:03 pm

I finished the very dire Virgin King by Joseph Fullam that I picked up at the $.99 kindle price.
No, I am not kidding.

Starting When the Splendor Falls by Laurie McBain. Civil war romance, I believe there's some storyline out in New Mexico territory as well.
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Post by Susan » Sun June 26th, 2011, 11:14 pm

An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters. I haven't read a Brother Cadfael mystery in years and found that I had two unread ones. So read them, I will!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon June 27th, 2011, 3:53 am

I've finished "The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parson" by Samantha Barbas (361pgs, 2005)*. Louella was a distinctly dis-likable person, with some good traits, but not enough. A good and interesting book, and well written.

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Post by Ash » Mon June 27th, 2011, 4:37 am

[quote=""fljustice""]Finished Game of Thrones which I brought on vacation.[/quote]

Im on the third book, rereading all of them before I get the fifth book. They are just as good as they were before, even if I know who gets killed when....

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Mon June 27th, 2011, 9:25 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I finished the very dire Virgin King by Joseph Fullam that I picked up at the $.99 kindle price.
No, I am not kidding.[/quote]


Well done for finishing it Misfit, I don't think I'd have got past the first 50 pages. Now there's Kindle books about, should there be a new word for wallbanger? :D

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Mon June 27th, 2011, 10:17 am

Yes, a delete button!!!!! :D
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