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Susan's 2012 Book Log

Keep track of what you read in 2012. One thread per member, please.
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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Tue November 6th, 2012, 1:01 am

Thank you! I just downloaded this one, so I ought to be able to get to it soon.

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Susan
Bibliomaniac
Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon November 12th, 2012, 12:45 pm

43) The House at Riverton by Kate Morton; finished 11/11/12; enjoyed this one and will read more from this author; a couple of interesting twists at the end.
~Susan~
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Thu November 22nd, 2012, 1:45 am

44) Illuminations by Mary Sharratt; finished 11/21/12
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Fri November 23rd, 2012, 7:38 pm

45) The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau; finished 11/23/12; Sister Joanna Stafford is certainly a different type of nun than Hildegard of Bingen! ;)
~Susan~
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun December 9th, 2012, 6:39 pm

46) A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick; finished 12/9/12; I always love Chadwick's wonderful talent for all the details that make the reader feel as if he or she is there.
~Susan~
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Mon December 10th, 2012, 12:53 am

47) A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella by Diana Gabaldon; finished 12/9/12; For those of you who have read the Outlander books, this novella explains what really happened to Roger's parents.
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed December 26th, 2012, 1:42 pm

48) The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2) by Rick Riordan; I'm working my way through all of Rick Riordan's books as my 7th grade students (both boys and girls) love them. I saw this one in the library over the past weekend and grabbed it. I have one more in this series to read and two more in the Heroes of Olympus series to read (one published, one to be published in 2013). Read all the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. I would have liked this books as a kid.
~Susan~
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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sat December 29th, 2012, 1:11 pm

49) The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton; finished 12/28/12

I have read two Kate Morton books, her first one, House at Riverton which I read in a week, and her last one, The Secret Keeper which took me three weeks to read. Perhaps my mistake was not reading the ones in between first. I don't know. I was disappointed with The Secret Keeper. I felt the beginning was slow and it did not engage me. The book drags in parts and probably could have been 100 or so pages less. There are too many characters and most could have been developed better. That being said, the last part of the book where the plot comes together is interesting and has several twists.
~Susan~
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree by M C Beaton
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun December 30th, 2012, 4:39 pm

"Susan" wrote:49) The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton; finished 12/28/12

I have read two Kate Morton books, her first one, House at Riverton which I read in a week, and her last one, The Secret Keeper which took me three weeks to read. Perhaps my mistake was not reading the ones in between first. I don't know. I was disappointed with The Secret Keeper. I felt the beginning was slow and it did not engage me. The book drags in parts and probably could have been 100 or so pages less. There are too many characters and most could have been developed better. That being said, the last part of the book where the plot comes together is interesting and has several twists.


I thought the same thing about The Distant Hours - it seemed endless :( , although I loved House of Riverton. I don't think you need to have read her other books, they're not part of a series.
Currently reading "Agatha Raisin & The Witches Tree" by M C Beaton

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun December 30th, 2012, 4:45 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I thought the same thing about The Distant Hours - it seemed endless :( , although I loved House of Riverton. I don't think you need to have read her other books, they're not part of a series.


I knew the books were all stand alone. I thought perhaps I missed something in her development as an author.
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