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Post by Ariadne » Sun December 21st, 2008, 8:41 pm

I just started Stewart O'Nan's Last Night at the Lobster, because it takes place in the area where I grew up (central Connecticut) in the days before Christmastime. When I was in high school, I spent some time working in a restaurant right where he places the Red Lobster of the title, so I can picture the setting exactly and actually get all of the local references. That hardly ever happens.

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Post by Kasthu » Sun December 21st, 2008, 10:46 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Is this your first time reading Dunnett? I haven't read this series but she does take some getting used to.[/quote]

This is my first time reading Dunnett. I do like the descriptions, but she takes a while to get anywhere with it.

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Post by Misfit » Sun December 21st, 2008, 11:12 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]This is my first time reading Dunnett. I do like the descriptions, but she takes a while to get anywhere with it.[/quote]

I loved the Lymond Chronicles, they were jolly good fun. Which reminds me, I never posted my reviews of those on this site......better get to it :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 12:30 am

The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer. Enjoying it so far.
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Post by chuck » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 4:32 am

Reverte's "the Kings Gold" is on hold until I finish Lisser's "The Whiskey Rebels"....a great read....a little told tale of the 1790's Whiskey Rebellion.....the Revolutionary vets are being scammed by the young American Government and led by the ambitious greed driven cronies and colleagues of a founding father Alexander Hamilton.....Amazing how time flies when your reading a compelling and interesting historical novel.....Can't remember the last time I devoured a book....probably a Cornwell or Low novel.......

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Post by Vanessa » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 1:54 pm

I'm just about to start Mr Timothy by Louis Bayard.
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Post by leehow » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 7:05 pm

The Take by Graham Hurley

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Post by lindymc » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 7:22 pm

Reading The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons and enjoying it. I think somebody on this forum recommended it very highly. Thanks.
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Post by diamondlil » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 7:35 pm

Love that book!

I started He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters last night.
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Post by red805 » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 9:05 pm

I'm getting close to the halfway point in "Far Pavillions", & enjoying reading about a subcontinent I've never been too interested in before. I'm hoping I can finish in time to discuss in January.

Also, I just found "Do I Get To Keep My Jersey" under the front passenger seat of my car. I was about a quarter way through that three months ago. It's ok. Not HF, but an autobiography by a much-travelled pro basketball player. I'll probably finish after FP.

Also, & VERY excited about this, I just started my cd series from The Teaching Company on the early middle ages. I also bought the other two - on the high & late middle ages. As I've posted before, these cds (they also have dvds & cassettes) are outstanding lectures by university professors on lots of different subjects. I especially recommend their "A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts." Anyway, I won't mind the Christmas traffic so much now.


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