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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by diamondlil » Fri March 13th, 2009, 8:36 am

Such a great series!

I am now reading Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 13th, 2009, 9:39 am

[quote=""annis""]Vanessa, you asked me earlier what i thought of Martin Davies' "Unicorn Road". i found it a haunting medieval tale, and I'll definitely be hunting out the "Conjuror's Bird"
I've posted a review of "Unicorn Road" at Margaret's HNI site. I'll add the link if you're interested.
http://www.HistoricalNovels.info/Unicorn-Road.html[/quote]

Thanks for that, Annis - glad you enjoyed it so much. That's very encouraging. Hope you enjoy the Conjuror's Bird when you get your hands on it!
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri March 13th, 2009, 1:52 pm

[quote=""EC2""]A three year old who can embroider and think emotionally like an adult and put timescale into context? [/quote]


This is a pet peeve of mine, and will turn me off quickly!

I'm suffering from too many choices in the TBR. Not sure what I want to read next!

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Post by Mara » Fri March 13th, 2009, 5:43 pm

Just started reading Rebellion by Nora Roberts. Her storylines are really good yet her constant jumps in POV can be irritating at times. Still, this started off well enough. Will see... :)

Then I have four historical romances lined up to read. Ahhh many long evening baths methinks.

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Post by EC2 » Fri March 13th, 2009, 5:52 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]This is a pet peeve of mine, and will turn me off quickly!

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I wondered if Alison Weir has children - or if she does how long ago etc.
I can understand some highly precocious and intelligent 3 yr olds being able to pick up language swiftly and if inculcated into the adult world, to be in advance of their years - but however bright you are up top, you are not going to have the emotional concepts of an adult or to sit there thinking it's ages since you've seen your mother - last time was at so and so, X number of months back. Nor are you going to be adept at that stage in your life to be able to do embroidery stitches and become accomplished. Gads, it's a struggle for five year olds to tie their own show laces, let alone do perfect embroidery with a weeny needle, and Elizabeth at this stage is only 3 years old! :eek: :eek: Sorry, but no can suspend disbelief! One for the wall!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 13th, 2009, 5:53 pm

If I remember correctly I believe she has a son and a daughter but it's been a few years since she told me.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri March 13th, 2009, 8:48 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I wondered if Alison Weir has children - or if she does how long ago etc.
I can understand some highly precocious and intelligent 3 yr olds being able to pick up language swiftly and if inculcated into the adult world, to be in advance of their years - but however bright you are up top, you are not going to have the emotional concepts of an adult or to sit there thinking it's ages since you've seen your mother - last time was at so and so, X number of months back. Nor are you going to be adept at that stage in your life to be able to do embroidery stitches and become accomplished. Gads, it's a struggle for five year olds to tie their own show laces, let alone do perfect embroidery with a weeny needle, and Elizabeth at this stage is only 3 years old! :eek: :eek: Sorry, but no can suspend disbelief! One for the wall![/quote]

This bothered me as well. Once I got past that, then there was also one other thing that bothered me too, but other than that it was a better written book than Innocent Traitor IMO



Now I am reading The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
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Post by EC2 » Fri March 13th, 2009, 9:47 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]This bothered me as well. Once I got past that, then there was also one other thing that bothered me too, but other than that it was a better written book than Innocent Traitor IMO
I don't think I'll be picking up IT after this either ;)
Now I am reading The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
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I've heard of that one. Let us know what it's like.

I'm still very much enjoying The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee.
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Post by pmastine » Sat March 14th, 2009, 2:33 am

I am currently reading TERRA INCOGNITA, by Ruth Downie. Just bought AGINCOURT, by Bernard Cornwell.

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Post by cw gortner » Sat March 14th, 2009, 2:38 am

After reviewing Hand of Isis by Jo Graham, I devoured The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. Creepy story set in 1830s Boston, with an interesting modern-day secondary storyline that ties into the past. I rarely read thrillers and I really enjoyed this one. The details of the horrors of medicine at the time are not for the faint of heart.

Next up: Some research reading and The Romanov Prophecy By Steve Berry. I'm in a thriller mood, I guess.
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