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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:03 pm

Finished "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery" by Alice Kimberly. It wasn't one of the best murder mysteries I've read, but it wasn't the worse and I'll check out book 2. I did find all the name dropping of current authors a bit distracting at times.

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Postby Telynor » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:25 pm

Annis -- I've got the next two books in the Sharing Knife ready to go, needless to say, Horizon is already on my pre-order list. The Curse of Chalion is one of the best fantasy novels that I've ever read, including having one of the most interesting heroes in fiction that I have ever come across.

I wonder why it is that we all seem to feel a bit guilty when we admit to reading a historical romance? I used to feel terrible when I picked one up, but I've gotten to where I just don't care what other people think. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:34 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Finished "The Ghost and Mrs. McClure: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery" by Alice Kimberly. It wasn't one of the best murder mysteries I've read, but it wasn't the worse and I'll check out book 2. I did find all the name dropping of current authors a bit distracting at times.

SM


:) :) I had to stop for a minute I almost thought I read The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Loved that movie, as well as the TV show.

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nona
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Postby nona » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:46 pm

I used to flip my historical romances over when I was at work or out and about because everyone teased me about them including my husband, so I would hide the cheesey covers but eventually like you I just stopped giving a darn and if my Ronnie teases me about them I just smile and nod with love struck eyes and he runs for the garage and blares Metallica thinking he's safe.

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 13th, 2008, 12:06 am

"Misfit" wrote: :) :) I had to stop for a minute I almost thought I read The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Loved that movie, as well as the TV show.


Yes, I've seen the movie and enjoyed it as well, didn't watch the show though. I think it takes a bit of it's premise from the movie, she's a widower, he's a long dead PI who was murdered in her store in the 40s.

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Postby Misfit » Sat September 13th, 2008, 12:19 am

As always, the movie is so much better. I'm really going to have to get a hold of that and drag it out again. Oh, that ending. Wasn't that Natalie Woods first role as her daughter?

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 13th, 2008, 12:55 am

"Misfit" wrote:As always, the movie is so much better. I'm really going to have to get a hold of that and drag it out again. Oh, that ending. Wasn't that Natalie Woods first role as her daughter?


No, it wasn't:
Driftwood (1947) .... Jenny Hollingsworth
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) .... Anna Muir as a Child
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) .... Susan Walker... aka The Big Heart (UK)
The Bride Wore Boots (1946) .... Carol Warren
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) .... Margaret Ludwig
Happy Land (1943) (uncredited) .... Little Girl who drops Ice Cream Cone
The Moon Is Down (1943) (uncredited) .... Carrie

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Postby Misfit » Sat September 13th, 2008, 2:04 am

Off by one darn it. I don't know the first one. Was she not a most beautiful child who grew up into a most beautiful woman? Ah her and Warrn Beatty in oh heck what was that movie called for G's sake? Senior moment here.

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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 13th, 2008, 2:11 am

"Splendor in the Grass" and yes she was quite beautiful.

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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat September 13th, 2008, 12:27 pm

Brief Gaudy Hour by Margaret C. Barnes. Today's beach reading!
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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