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Postby Kasthu » Sat December 27th, 2008, 7:51 pm

I'm still in 19th century England with Drood, though I made major headway on the book yesterday--400 pages in a five-hour plane ride! I think I've set a personal record for how much I've read in one sitting.

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Postby pat » Sun December 28th, 2008, 9:27 am

Started Far Pavillions last night!
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Postby Ash » Sun December 28th, 2008, 2:54 pm

Reading Crown of Aloes, Norah Loft's novel about Isabella of Spain. Finding myself uncomfortable a bit, because the character comes across as very sympathetic. I have long associated her with the Spanish Inquisition, and the expelling of the Jews from Spain, so its odd to find her anything but rather evil, or at best, intolerant. The author has her expressing misgivings in her conversations with Torqumanda - but they didn't stop him. Im only half way through, and am getting to the part with her conversations with Columbus, which should be interesting. But its all a little too close to home, and almost don't want her to have any nuances in her character, or contradictions, which isn't fair or realistic. So I continue to read, with the fate of millions being pushed back in my head.

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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun December 28th, 2008, 5:09 pm

"pat" wrote:Started Far Pavillions last night!

I'm planning on starting that later today after I finish with a reread of EC's Champion. Sigh....have to go back to work tomorrow finally no excuse although I will finally be able to lay my belated hands on my goody package :)

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sun December 28th, 2008, 7:35 pm

I've finished "Ghosts Caught On Film: Photographs of the Paranormal" by Dr. Melwyn Willin. It wasn't a very long book and the entries for each image used were rather short, but it was interesting nonetheless.

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Postby Divia » Sun December 28th, 2008, 7:39 pm

I just finished Countless Below Stairs. It was so predicable it made me ill.

Handsome rich man, rich girl pretending to be a servant, rich finance who is snobbish and rich fiance who loves another! Ick. :rolleyes:
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Postby diamondlil » Sun December 28th, 2008, 8:01 pm

I am now reading The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason.
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Postby Kasthu » Sun December 28th, 2008, 9:12 pm

I'm now in 1930s London in Bleeding Heart Square.

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Postby Ariadne » Sun December 28th, 2008, 9:34 pm

Finishing up Tony Pollard's Minutes of the Lazarus Club and will start Louis Bayard's The Black Tower after I finish the Pollard... ran out of reading material while on break and had to go buy something, and couldn't resist it at 50% off (Barnes & Noble sale).

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sun December 28th, 2008, 10:27 pm

I'm still working on The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer (it goes well when I'm on the treadmill). For fiction reading in the wing chair, I'm midway through an older novel by Alice Harwood called The Clandestine Queen about Elizabeth Woodville. I've got many nonfiction books to choose from, so I'm still trying to decide what to read next for wing-chair reading.
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