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Susan
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Postby Susan » Fri December 19th, 2008, 1:17 am

I decided to leave the Britain and head over to continental Europe to a place I usually don't read about and I wound up in Venice in the midst of Vivaldi's Virgins.
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donroc
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Location: Winter Haven, Florida
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Postby donroc » Fri December 19th, 2008, 1:49 pm

I have begun to read and am enjoying Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritlzer.

Non-fiction. A bright 11 year old could handle the prose.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Fri December 19th, 2008, 3:51 pm

I'm actually not reading anything! I had good intentions and planned to start The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart, but with trying to pack up the rental in Indiana (hubby is moving to Denver at the end of the month; daughter is staying in Indiana with a relative), puppy sitting and the holidays, there just doesn't seem to be much time for reading. I'm hoping to make up for it though on the 16 hour drive to Denver.

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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Fri December 19th, 2008, 7:17 pm

I just started reading the behemoth novel Drood. I'm only about 20 pages in, but enjoying it so far. The voice Simmons creates for Wlikie Collins sounds exactly like something out of one of his novels.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Sat December 20th, 2008, 9:47 am

Just started "Depths" by Henning Mankell (of Wallander fame), set during WW1 - it's all very gloomy and Swedish but compelling nevertheless...

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lindymc
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Postby lindymc » Sat December 20th, 2008, 1:24 pm

I just finished Julian's Cell by Ralph Milton. I really enjoyed it, and am glad that I read it. It was very thought-provoking. I became fascinated by Julian of Norwich when I read The Illuminator. And Julian also had had a brief appearance in Anya Seton's Katherine. Until I read that book, I had never even heard the term anchorite. Because of this fascination I ordered Julian's Cell, even though I expected it to be rather dry reading. Mr. Milton refers to the book as "an earthy story of Julian of Norwich" and indeed it was, and very readable.
She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain. (1873) -- Louisa May Alcott

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat December 20th, 2008, 1:39 pm

Getting a running start on The Far Pavilions. I blush to admit it, but I have never read it before.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat December 20th, 2008, 1:43 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Getting a running start on The Far Pavilions. I blush to admit it, but I have never read it before.


:) I'm going to have to drag this one out soon. I've read it twice but I had best read it for the January discusions. After all, it was me who started it.

Nothing on the pile has interested me and I can't get to the library so I'm rereading Bristow's Calico Palace and then EC's The Winter Mantle.

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Sat December 20th, 2008, 6:05 pm

"lindymc" wrote:I just finished Julian's Cell by Ralph Milton. I really enjoyed it, and am glad that I read it. It was very thought-provoking. I became fascinated by Julian of Norwich when I read The Illuminator. And Julian also had had a brief appearance in Anya Seton's Katherine. Until I read that book, I had never even heard the term anchorite. Because of this fascination I ordered Julian's Cell, even though I expected it to be rather dry reading. Mr. Milton refers to the book as "an earthy story of Julian of Norwich" and indeed it was, and very readable.


How funny, I was just thinking today that someone should write a book about her! Thanks for the ref :D *scurries off to Amazon*

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Sheramy
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Postby Sheramy » Sat December 20th, 2008, 7:15 pm

Like Susan above, I have ended up in Venice: I'm reading The Four Seasons by Laurel Corona. So far I'm enjoying it, although I've had to be more pick-up/put-down with it than I'd like (busy week). It actually involves the same convent as Barbara Quick's book Vivaldi's Virgins and even Vivaldi himself. I've read Vivaldi's Virgins, but that was over a year ago when it first came out, so I can't really compare the two.

Rosalind Laker's Venetian Mask also revolves around the convent of the Pieta, and as it turns out, was recently re-released in paperback. That one I've not read. It might be Venetian overload. :)
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