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Post by JaneConsumer » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:20 pm

Well, I abandoned Restoration pretty quickly. In chapter 2, Charles II starts going down on one of his mistresses while the narrator describes her feminine parts in coarse modern terms. Do you hear the book hitting the wall?

Now on to Penmarric by Susan Howatch.

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Post by JMJacobsen » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:22 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]Well, I abandoned Restoration pretty quickly. In chapter 2, Charles II starts going down on one of his mistresses while the narrator describes her feminine parts in coarse modern terms. Do you hear the book hitting the wall?

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Oh dear....I wondered what that loud noise was. :eek:

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Post by LCW » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:25 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]Well, I abandoned Restoration pretty quickly. In chapter 2, Charles II starts going down on one of his mistresses while the narrator describes her feminine parts in coarse modern terms. Do you hear the book hitting the wall?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:32 pm

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]Well, I abandoned Restoration pretty quickly. In chapter 2, Charles II starts going down on one of his mistresses while the narrator describes her feminine parts in coarse modern terms. Do you hear the book hitting the wall?[/quote]

That's a shame, cause I love the movie, which is no where near as coarse as you say the book is.

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Post by annis » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:33 pm

I've just been reading another book about Charles II, Jane, Georgette Heyer's "Royal Escape", which is set in the period when the young Charles, having suffered defeat at the 1651 Battle of Worcester, is hunted by Parliamentary forces while on a desperate race to reach the coast and a ship heading to the safety of France.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story has plenty of tension and many well-drawn characters. Charles himself is a wonderful creation - a person worthy of love and respect. He's already become cynical and rather embittered by his experiences, but is high-hearted, generous of spirit, brave and full of a reckless charm. You could absolutely see why so many people would put themselves at risk by helping him. And there's no sex at all!

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Post by Telynor » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:42 pm

[quote=""JMJacobsen""]Oh dear....I wondered what that loud noise was. :eek: [/quote]

Heard it as well. Reading Pomegranate Soup and enjoying it very much. Reading Dervla's commentary on the locals had me laughing.

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Post by donroc » Sat September 20th, 2008, 6:50 pm

It is what I am not reading that bothers me ... up to a point.

Doing historical research to guarantee accuracy for a HF WIP is time consuming as you all know, often more in the hunt for sources than in the reading.
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Post by EC2 » Sat September 20th, 2008, 7:33 pm

Just finished The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. Not quite 'meh' but very close. I really need something to whoosh me out of the reading blahs now so I'm going to re-read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (been re-reading the series slowly for a while). I considered a Robert Crais thriller for a moment, but I feel like a bit of magic and fantasy.
Research reading = re-reads too. Sidney Painter's The Reign of King John and J.C. Holt's The Northerners.
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Post by Divia » Sat September 20th, 2008, 8:51 pm

My library told me my copy of The Other Queen was ready so I'm 13 pages into that.
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Post by Lady of the Forest » Sun September 21st, 2008, 1:31 am

People of the Earth book three in the Gear Prehistorica North America books. I find them to be interesting reads, though they are nothing to wow you, I like them and find them entertaining. And I think this one is the best one yet that I have read.
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