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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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gyrehead
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Post by gyrehead » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:45 pm

I just started Kalogridis' the Devil's Queen. I was going to start it earlier but it didn't grab me and so I went with something else. Then I was traveling way too much this week and the book has a promotional cd in the back. Note of advice. Books with promo cds can cause all kinds of problems with airport security. I've learned my lesson and not just through singular circumstance. So it sat at home.

So now I'm returning to the book and hope it grabs enough I can polish it off tonight.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:46 pm

I am starting Portrait in Death by J D Robb this morning.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun February 15th, 2009, 7:47 pm

[quote=""gyrehead""]I just started Kalogridis' the Devil's Queen. I was going to start it earlier but it didn't grab me and so I went with something else. Then I was traveling way too much this week and the book has a promotional cd in the back. Note of advice. Books with promo cds can cause all kinds of problems with airport security. I've learned my lesson and not just through singular circumstance. So it sat at home.

So now I'm returning to the book and hope it grabs enough I can polish it off tonight.[/quote]

I will be very interested to hear how this is. I loved The Borgia Bride
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Post by Kasthu » Sun February 15th, 2009, 8:25 pm

[quote=""gyrehead""]I just started Kalogridis' the Devil's Queen. I was going to start it earlier but it didn't grab me and so I went with something else. Then I was traveling way too much this week and the book has a promotional cd in the back. Note of advice. Books with promo cds can cause all kinds of problems with airport security. I've learned my lesson and not just through singular circumstance. So it sat at home.

So now I'm returning to the book and hope it grabs enough I can polish it off tonight.[/quote]

I'm looking forward to reading that one! I thought it wasn't coming out until the summer, though?

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Post by EC2 » Sun February 15th, 2009, 8:49 pm

Still busy with Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman. Just about half way now.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by TLee » Sun February 15th, 2009, 10:34 pm

I am reading the Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent - not sure if I like it or not.

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Post by Amanda » Mon February 16th, 2009, 12:26 am

I have just finished Company of Liars, and have started Winds of Tara by Katherine Pinotti. I got it from the LTER program, and have been really slack about getting around to reading it! I had to watch Gone With the Wind a couple of weeks ago to refresh my memory as I read GWTW about 20 years ago! Yikes.....I don't feel old enough to be able to say that!

ETA: I have had The Devil's Queen on my wishlist for ages. I love Catherine de Medici (courtesy of La Reine Margot)! So I will be another one avidly waiting to see what you think gyrehead.
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Post by Ash » Mon February 16th, 2009, 2:23 am

Speaking of not knowing how the story ends: I just finished Loving Frank. The end was a total shock and I am still rather dizzy from it. Wow. I was going to say that this book was less than I expected, that I didn't think either character was fleshed out enough, or that there was little that explained why Mamah would leave her children and run away with Frank Lloyd Wright, and stay with him so long. But the ending may have made up for it all. Wow. But I still have many quibbles with the book, mainly that she made what should have been a very hot affair rather boring, so Id give it a 3.

Vanessa, how are you doing with the book?

TC Boyle has a new book our called The Women, about the four women in Wrights life, among them his mistress. Looking forward to reading that.
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Post by Ash » Mon February 16th, 2009, 2:25 am

[quote=""Amanda""]Just finished Suite Francaise and I have now started Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.[/quote]

Amanda, what did you think of SF? If you liked it, you might want to read her Fire in the Blood, which was very successful in her lifetime, to give you a taste of her writing when it wasn't a draft!

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Post by Ash » Mon February 16th, 2009, 2:31 am

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Ash, let me know what you think about The Invention of Everything Else when you're done. It's yet another novel I've really wanted to read but was waiting for the paperback.[/quote]

Im finding Tesla too close to the main character in History of Love, a favroite of mine, so its a little rough going right now. But I'm interested enough in him to think this will pass.

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