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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat December 13th, 2008, 7:33 pm

"Leyland" wrote:I saw Stardust the movie, and when I can get the image of Claire Danes as a lead character out of my mind, I'll read the book so I don't see her anymore. I don't know what it is about her, but I just don't care for her much at all.


What was very frustrated for many of the book fans was that the character of the 'slave girl' was barely seen in the movie, whereas she played a huge part in the novel, not just at the very end. So definitely read the book.

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Dani
Scribbler

Postby Dani » Sat December 13th, 2008, 8:42 pm

Royal Harlot By Susan Holloway Scott

gyrehead
Reader

Postby gyrehead » Mon December 15th, 2008, 4:26 pm

Recently finished a couple of arcs for 2009 release:

Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (Azincourt for UK release. I liked it. Not as much as his first two Saxon books, but still a good soild entertaining read.

The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin. I'm not a huge mystery fan, but Goodwin manages to combine several elements with great writing that manages to keep me interested. Not quite as engaging as Deana Raybourn's work which allows some witty humor into the mix that Goodwin might consider employing sometimes; I find his work sometimes is a bit too deliberately tragic in an attempt to inject a noir element that I really don't need. Still he captures the period and the settings wonderfully and interjects a love and knowledge of food for the time that I find extremely enjoyable.

chuck
Bibliophile
Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Mon December 15th, 2008, 4:33 pm

Just finished reading Barry's "The Lace Reader", not HF but the authors description of old Salem MA kept me interested.....A very complex, interesting, and convoluted story....really interesting characters, especially the women....I liked the main character Towner, psychologically wounded, but so interesting....Ms. Barry at times ruminates a bit much....the intriguing plot will keep you wondering.....very enjoyable read.....

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Tanzanite
Bibliophile
Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon December 15th, 2008, 5:08 pm

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue December 16th, 2008, 12:18 am

Now reading Loving Frank, the story of Frank Lloyd Wrights love affair with a client of his. I am not a big fan of his, but I am of his time period, and this book, written through the eyes of his lover, is quite good.

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Leyland
Bibliophile
Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Tue December 16th, 2008, 1:50 am

"Ash" wrote:Now reading Loving Frank, the story of Frank Lloyd Wrights love affair with a client of his.


Was it an illicit affair? Perhaps the title should be Loving Frank Lloyd Wrong. ;)
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue December 16th, 2008, 4:21 am

"gyrehead" wrote:Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (Azincourt for UK release. I liked it. Not as much as his first two Saxon books, but still a good soild entertaining read. .



Oh, my husband is going to love that. Of course, he'll wait a year before it comes out here (tho I could go to book depository this time)

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Tue December 16th, 2008, 6:41 am

I am now reading Wicked by Jilly Cooper.....I feel in the need for a light hearted romp!!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Tue December 16th, 2008, 6:49 am

Ross Laidlaw's "Theoderic" Back to the Fall of the Roman Empire--


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