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What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Thu January 8th, 2009, 2:59 am

Just finished "The King's Rose" by Alisa M Libby (great book...will write a review later).

Am now onto "The Witches Trinity" by Erika Mailman, which I have been wanting to read for ages, and finally borrowed from the library.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 8th, 2009, 4:12 am

I've finished "Mademoiselle Boleyn" by Robin Maxwell. I enjoyed this book, though I could've done without some of the sexual talk, I do understand why some of it was in there but some of it was not neccesary, like a certain scene where Anne Boleyn enters her sister's room and has an eye opening scene before her!

I liked the Anne in this book, she was quite different then the Boleyn we see later in her courtship with Henry VIII. I recommend this book, I think people who are a little tired of Tudor books will enjoy it cause the Tudors hardly play a part in it.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 8th, 2009, 4:23 am

NF: Power and Gender in Renaissance Spain by Helen Nader. A nightstand book, to be consumed in small bites.

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Post by Maggie » Thu January 8th, 2009, 2:20 pm

The Host - Stephenie Meyer.

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Post by Telynor » Thu January 8th, 2009, 4:16 pm

Just finished up The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, and got the review up at Epinions today. It's quite a tale, with plenty of twists. Now I am trying to decide among the following:

Regenesis by CJ Cherryh
The Wild Hunt by Elizabeth Chadwick
The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth

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Post by Libby » Thu January 8th, 2009, 8:38 pm

I've just finished The Lute Player by Norah Lofts.
I'm currently reading Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick.
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

http://www.elizabethashworth.com

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Post by Volgadon » Thu January 8th, 2009, 10:17 pm

Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka by Gogol. Farces of Ukrainian life with a lot of supernatural and macabre elements. Some of it doesn't always work, Gogol was still developing his skills, but the stories have a very homey feel for me. The Night Before Christmas is a particular favourite.

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Post by cw gortner » Fri January 9th, 2009, 6:46 am

[quote=""Amanda""]
Am now onto "The Witches Trinity" by Erika Mailman, which I have been wanting to read for ages, and finally borrowed from the library.[/quote]

I read that recently, as my Halloween read. I liked it a lot. It's very creepy. Erika Mailman does a fantastic job of immersing you in Gunde's head, so for a while you're not sure if what she's experiencing is real or not. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

Erika is a very nice person, too; I met her at the BookExpo where she sat on a panel about witches (with Brunonia Barry of "The Lace Reader" and Kathleen Kent of "The Heretic's Daughter.") The three of them together gave a wonderful talk about the different ways witches were persecuted in the medieval and later eras, as well as their approaches to depicting witchcraft in their novels.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri January 9th, 2009, 7:17 pm

I've finished "The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850" by Brian Fagan. An interesting look at how climate has changed and shaped history over hundreds of years. I understood a lot of what as being said when the author was getting technical but he used the British Metric System and British Temperature, so I didn't understand what they translated into what we use in America. This book was written in 2000, so it doesn't have anything more recent and no Al Gore stuff.

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Post by Erika Mailman » Fri January 9th, 2009, 7:22 pm

Thanks so much, C.W. You know I adore your book as well! I find myself still thinking about poor Juana... heavy is the head that wears the crown.

And Amanda, I hope you enjoy it! If not, tell a fib! ;)
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