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Misfit's reading log 2009

What have you read in 2009? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
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Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
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Post by Carine » Tue June 30th, 2009, 11:39 am

LOL !! That's one to read if you want a real good laugh well !!

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Misfit
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July Reads

Post by Misfit » Thu July 30th, 2009, 5:51 pm

Well, I'll not finish another book by tomorrow so here goes.
  1. The Moon-Spinners Mary Stewart
  2. Touch Not the Cat Mary Stewart
  3. The French Mistress Susan Hollaway Scott
  4. Leaden Skies Ann Parker
  5. The Gabriel Hounds Mary Stewart
  6. The King's Bed Margaret Campbell Barnes
  7. Lord of the Far Island Victoria Holt
  8. The Two Dianas Volumes I & II Alexandre Dumas
  9. The Desert Crop Catherine Cookson
  10. Murder of a Medici Princess Caroline P. Murphy
  11. A Secret Alchemy Emma Darwin
  12. La Reine Margot Alexandre Dumas
  13. Winter in Madrid CJ Samson
  14. Ice Land Betsy Tobin
DNF, one terribly bad medieval romance wherein the name escapes me at the moment. The drivel was so bad I couldn't make it past the prologue.
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August Reads

Post by Misfit » Sun August 30th, 2009, 4:51 pm

I doubt I'll finish Alethea by tomorrow so here goes,
  1. My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
  2. A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion by Deva Gantt
  3. Decision and Destiny: Colette's Legacy by Deva Gantt
  4. Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham
  5. The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici by Jeanne Kalogridis
  6. Queen of Lions by Alan Savage
  7. The Moon in the Water by Pamela Belle
  8. The Lodestar by Pamela Belle
  9. The White Queen: A Novel by Philippa Gregory
  10. The Chains of Fate by Pamela Belle
  11. Highland Warrior by Connie Mason (bad unbelievably bad)
At home with a good book and the cat...
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September 2009

Post by Misfit » Sun September 27th, 2009, 10:01 pm

I'm pretty sure I won't finish Echo in the Bone before Wednesday to here goes,
  1. Alethea by Pamela Belle
  2. Burnished Blade by Lawrence Schoonover
  3. Masques Of Gold by Roberta Gellis
  4. Wintercombe by Pamela Belle
  5. Herald of Joy by Pamela Belle
  6. Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alan Savage
  7. Royal Flush: The Story of Minette by Margaret Irwin
  8. Queen of Love by Alan Savage
  9. Vainglory Geraldine Mccaughrean
  10. The Nonsuch Lure by Mary Luke
  11. A Falling Star by Pamela Belle
  12. The Virgin's Daughters: In the Court of Elizabeth I by Jeane Westin
Don't be too impressed by the count. I had at least three with a big dent in them that got set aside at the end of August to attack the Pamela Belle books

DNF,

Lady Anne's Dangerous Man by Jeane Westin
A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon September 28th, 2009, 12:44 am

How was "The Virgin's Daughters"? Is "Royal Flush: The Story of Minette" about Charles II's sister?

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 28th, 2009, 1:34 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]How was "The Virgin's Daughters"? Is "Royal Flush: The Story of Minette" about Charles II's sister?

SM[/quote]

The Virgin's Daughters? Meh. I've posted a review on Amazon. I'm sending it to Divia and she'll send it along to you afterwards if you like.

Royal Flush, yes it's about that Minette. Review on this also on Amazon.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon September 28th, 2009, 1:37 am

I'll see how Divia thinks of it too, before I decide if I want to read. Thanks!

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Post by Misfit » Fri October 30th, 2009, 2:31 pm

Erm, wasn't it just a few days ago we all did our September reads? It's that time...
  1. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  2. Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
  3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  4. This Side of Glory by Gwen Bristow
  5. The Ivy Crown by Mary M. Luke
  6. The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson
  7. Sands of Gold by Day Taylor
  8. Magnificent Dream by Day Taylor
  9. To Tempt a Knight by Gerri Russell (bad, unbelievably bad)
  10. The Widow's War by Mary Mackey
  11. An Echo in the Bone: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon
  12. Treason's Gift by Pamela Belle

DNF, The Woman Who Would Be Pharaoh: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by William Klein. Bad, very very bad.
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 31st, 2009, 11:22 pm

Banged out a couple of quick ones today,
  1. Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart
  2. Isis by Douglas Clegg (a novella so perhaps counts as a half point?)
DNF, The Other Eden by Sarah Bryant
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Post by Misfit » Sun November 29th, 2009, 1:41 pm

Yikes, the month is almost over. I might finish one more if I get ambitious, but otherwise this is it,
  1. The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
  2. O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell (meh)
  3. The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin R. Merkle
  4. The Crimson Crown by Edith Layton
  5. A Splendid Defiance by Stella Riley
  6. The Queen's Mistake: In the Court of Henry VIII by Diane Haeger (meh)
  7. The Black Swan by Day Taylor
  8. The White Rose by Jan Westcott
  9. Vow of Seduction by Angela Johnson (bad, unbelievably bad)
  10. The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz by Michelle Cameron
  11. The Child From The Sea by Elizabeth Goudge


DNF, Gaveston by Chris Hunt and One Snowy Night by Deborah MacGillivray.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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