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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon October 6th, 2008, 3:18 am

I finished "Courtesan" by Diane Haeger, FINALLY! Other than the Harry Potter books, this was one of the longest books I've read.

My attempt at a review here:
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Post by chuck » Mon October 6th, 2008, 4:43 am

Just started reading Margaret Lawrence's "Hearts and Bones"

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Post by LCW » Mon October 6th, 2008, 8:00 pm

Perfect timing! Last night I finished Serena by Ron Rash, an excellent book!! I was going to start on The Eight tonight but Devils Brood showed up at work 15 min ago. Woohoo! So you know what I'll be reading tonight! :D
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Post by Divia » Mon October 6th, 2008, 8:03 pm

Midwife of the Blue Ridge. So far so good.
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 6th, 2008, 8:15 pm

[quote=""1lila1""]Perfect timing! Last night I finished Serena by Ron Rash, an excellent book!! I was going to start on The Eight tonight but Devils Brood showed up at work 15 min ago. Woohoo! So you know what I'll be reading tonight! :D [/quote]

I'm on pins and needles waiting for the mail to show up today. From looking at the tracking there's every possibility that DB will show today, if not tomorrow. It looks like DB is coming out of Amazon's Federal Way WA facility (at least mine did) so us West Coasters will probably get it first :) :)

Although I've already got two books going......

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Post by Aneca » Mon October 6th, 2008, 8:16 pm

I'm reading The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir.

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Post by lindymc » Mon October 6th, 2008, 8:38 pm

Just got The Time of Singing and plan to start it right away; but just had to share the good news of having received it. Perhaps this should go in the "best thing today" thread. I ordered it from Book Depository last Sunday (9/28) and got it today. Wow!

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Post by EC2 » Mon October 6th, 2008, 9:41 pm

Just finished Little Bird by Camilla Way for Amazon Vine - not historical. A bit 'so-whatish'. Now on The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig - enjoying it so far - apart from page one, which was over-written - but clicking along nicely now.
Am leaving Devil's Brood for the moment as it's same characters as my time period and I'm in too close. I need a bit of distance first, so will probably read it next year I've decided.
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Post by Telynor » Mon October 6th, 2008, 9:47 pm

I'm bouncing between Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book and Pride and Prejudice at the moment. I'm trying very hard not to watch the news today as it all tends to make me feel more depressed than usual.

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Post by Toelistangan » Tue October 7th, 2008, 5:47 am

Anthony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough and Obama, From Promise to Power by David Mendell...somehow I'm feeling similar character between Obama and Caesar Octavianus...



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