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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Fri February 13th, 2009, 9:31 pm

Currently reading Lady's Maid, by Margaret Forster.

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Post by annis » Sat February 14th, 2009, 3:29 am

Is that the one about Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kasthu? I'd be interested to know what you think of it.

Finally made a start on "Needle in the Blood". Hopefully I'll get to finish it before February finishes and we're onto March's BOTM.
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Post by Divia » Sat February 14th, 2009, 4:25 am

[quote=""Kasthu""]Currently reading Lady's Maid, by Margaret Forster.[/quote]

Oh! How is that. I saw it in a store two years ago and have wanted to read it, but never got a chance.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat February 14th, 2009, 6:42 am

I've been trying to read "The Bone Race: A Quest for Dinosaur Fossils" by Steve Butz (fiction), but the writing doesn't flow well and every time the author means "an" it gets spelled "and". I think it's a print on demand book or something similar. I'm going to wall bang it.

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Post by Kasthu » Sat February 14th, 2009, 5:39 pm

[quote=""annis""]Is that the one about Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kasthu? I'd be interested to know what you think of it.

Finally made a start on "Needle in the Blood". Hopefully I'll get to finish it before February finishes and we're onto March's BOTM.[/quote]

Yes, it's about Elizabeth Barrett Browning, told through the eyes of her maid, Lily Wilson. So far I'm enjoying it. I don't know much about EBB, but since Forster wrote a biography of her, it sounds as though Lady's Maid is historically accurate. I love those Victorian-style novels that are told though the eyes of the maid etc., and this book is right up my alley.

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Post by MissMarplestein » Sat February 14th, 2009, 9:00 pm

I am plowing my way through Penmarric...had a hard time getting into the novel, but I am now almost midway through and finally grabbing me. I can't wait to see how the story unfolds.

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 14th, 2009, 10:27 pm

[quote=""MissMarplestein""]I am plowing my way through Penmarric...had a hard time getting into the novel, but I am now almost midway through and finally grabbing me. I can't wait to see how the story unfolds.[/quote]

See now I got off to a quick start and felt bogged down in the center until..... oh you know I can't tell you :p :) :rolleyes:

I've got Cashelmara sitting on the bookshelf begging to be read (I really want to read how she handles the demise of Edward II, let alone Despenser), but those dang library holds have taken over.

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Post by Nefret » Sun February 15th, 2009, 5:07 am

Katharine of Aragon by Jean Plaidy. Started it this morning.

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Post by lindymc » Sun February 15th, 2009, 4:37 pm

Halfway through, and thoroughly enjoying, The Tailor's Daughter by Janice Graham.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun February 15th, 2009, 4:43 pm

I started Sandra Worth's The King's Daughter last night.

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