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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by Divia » Sun March 15th, 2009, 7:40 pm

[quote=""LCW""]I gave up on The Dress Lodger. It was just too dark, weird, and I just didnt' "get it" and got sick of trying. I'm now giving Dark Angels by Karleen Koen a shot. I loved Through a Glass Darkly so I'm anxious to see how this one goes.[/quote]

I never liked the Dress Lodger either. I know its Victorian n all that, but I just couldnt get into it save my life. I'm glad I'm not theonly one. The book has glowing reviews from what I remember.
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Post by Kasthu » Sun March 15th, 2009, 9:30 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I never liked the Dress Lodger either. I know its Victorian n all that, but I just couldnt get into it save my life. I'm glad I'm not theonly one. The book has glowing reviews from what I remember.[/quote]

I too couldn't get into the book--gave up after about 100 pages. There was something about her writing style that I didn't like, and although I kept thinking I'd get used to it, I didn't. It surprised me, considering my interest in Victoriana.

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Post by chuck » Sun March 15th, 2009, 10:06 pm

Picked up a Laurence Schoonover's Swashbuckler tale..."The Burnished Blade"....Can't wait to delve in....

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Post by annis » Sun March 15th, 2009, 10:09 pm

I found the "Dress Lodger" quite compelling, but the same book is not always going to appeal to everyone.

I'm currently reading Luke Devenish's "Den of Wolves", set in ancient Rome and about the Empress Livia; the first in a proposed series about the women of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. It's obviously been heavily influenced by the HBO series "Rome", and is heavy on the sensation ( sex, conspiracy and murder) but sadly lacking in any real substance. I'm disappointed, as I was rather looking forward to this one.

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Post by Misfit » Sun March 15th, 2009, 11:24 pm

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. I have to admit, as many things as I should be doing this weekend are not getting done. Have to go and read some more now....... :o :) :o
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Post by LCW » Mon March 16th, 2009, 12:48 am

[quote=""Divia""]I never liked the Dress Lodger either. I know its Victorian n all that, but I just couldnt get into it save my life. I'm glad I'm not theonly one. The book has glowing reviews from what I remember.[/quote]

I know! After reading the reviews I was sure I'd at least like it. Wrong!!
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Post by LCW » Mon March 16th, 2009, 12:48 am

[quote=""Misfit""]The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. I have to admit, as many things as I should be doing this weekend are not getting done. Have to go and read some more now....... :o :) :o [/quote]


Is this your first time reading it? I read it ages ago and still remember how much I loved it. I bought a new copy plus the rest of the series and they're waiting on Mt. TBR right now! I"ve been thinking about rereading it for a while now.
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 16th, 2009, 1:24 am

[quote=""LCW""]Is this your first time reading it? I read it ages ago and still remember how much I loved it. I bought a new copy plus the rest of the series and they're waiting on Mt. TBR right now! I"ve been thinking about rereading it for a while now.[/quote]

Nope, first time. Very enjoyable, and darned hard to put down.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon March 16th, 2009, 2:25 am

[quote=""annis""]I'm currently reading Luke Devenish's "Den of Wolves", set in ancient Rome and about the Empress Livia; the first in a proposed series about the women of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. It's obviously been heavily influenced by the HBO series "Rome", and is heavy on the sensation ( sex, conspiracy and murder) but sadly lacking in any real substance. I'm disappointed, as I was rather looking forward to this one.[/quote]

I hadn't heard about this one, Annis, so I looked up his website. He pretty much wanted the book to be sensational. Here's what he says, from his own site: "I wanted it to excite like a 1st Century Once is Not Enough. I wanted it to titillate like a swords and sandals The Other Side of Midnight. I hope I’ve succeeded . . ."

I guess he did ;)
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Post by annis » Mon March 16th, 2009, 3:41 am

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I wanted it to titillate like a swords and sandals The Other Side of Midnight. I hope I’ve succeeded . . ."

I guess he did
Yep! Definitely Ist century BC soap opera :)

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