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Tsjmom's Book List 2010

What have you read in 2010? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Post by tsjmom » Sun February 28th, 2010, 11:12 pm

'Glassblower of Murano' is told in an alternating present day/400 yrs ago format. I enjoyed the historical story part the most. There was more excitement, intrigue, and, well, history to it.

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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 1st, 2010, 1:44 am

I do enjoy books that have alternating time frames.
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Post by tsjmom » Mon March 1st, 2010, 3:10 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I do enjoy books that have alternating time frames.[/quote]

I do too 'Lil!

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Post by tsjmom » Sat March 6th, 2010, 6:50 pm

I love 'A Rose for the Crown'! I do wish I had read this one first in the trilogy, but you don't have to. I find myself very sympathetic toward Richard. I love the fact that he's faithful and loyal, so uncommon for his station in those days and, sadly, still a bit uncommon these days. I want to keep reading more about this time period, but I'm taking a break to read some WW2 HF so I don't get burned out. Can't wait to read #2 and anything else by Easter Smith.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat March 6th, 2010, 9:34 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]I do enjoy books that have alternating time frames.[/quote]

Me too, I usually enjoy the historical parts more.
Currently reading "Cragside" by L J Ross & "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper

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Post by tsjmom » Sun March 7th, 2010, 12:56 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Me too, I usually enjoy the historical parts more.[/quote]

Ditto Madeleine!

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Post by tsjmom » Tue March 9th, 2010, 5:59 pm

"Night of Flames' was fantastic. Each short chapter was told from a different character's (and, thus, different story) voice. Lots of action regarding the invasion of Poland, the liberation of Antwerp, and the two countries' resistance groups involvement. Highly rec for any WW2 HF buffs!

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Post by tsjmom » Thu March 11th, 2010, 9:42 pm

I should've loved 'Princess of Cleves', but I didn't. It reminded me of 'Mme Bovary' and many Jane Austen novels in that it was superficial talk about nothing. I find these types of stories unbearably boring. I just don't get all the hype. PofC was supposed to be ground breaking because it was one of the first French novels by a mysterious author about court life. I literally skimmed 2/3 of this very short book to be done with it. I can still add this to my list, right? ;)

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Post by tsjmom » Tue March 23rd, 2010, 9:09 pm

'These Old Shades' was slow going at first. Reminded me of a Jane Austen novel detailing absolutely boring topics/ideas (ie "can you believe she wore those shoes", and then going on for 5 pgs about that one little thing). It did pick up and the ending was interesting, but I think I'll not pursue a ton of G. Heyer novels at this time.

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Post by tsjmom » Sun May 2nd, 2010, 10:16 pm

After reading 'Powder and Patch', I've decided that I just don't care for Heyer's style. That book was almost 300 pgs about the games of love two young people play. The boring and mundane back and forth snippets almost drove me crazy.
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