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princess garnet
Bibliophile
Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Tue October 14th, 2008, 3:52 pm

The Queen's Devotion by Plaidy. The story of Mary II, joint sovereign of England with her husband William of Orange

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue October 14th, 2008, 4:31 pm

"chuck" wrote:Just started reading a sequel by Margaret Laurence "Blood Red Roses" I'm really impressed with the author's knowledge of the 18th Century and the life and times in a small village in Maine..... She spins a dark and sinister tale of mystery....Great characters and vivid descriptions.....



I read her book, Hearts and Bones, and thought the writing was absolutely gorgeous! But about half way through it started to take over the story and I didn't end up liking the book that much. I've thought about trying another of her books but the old adage, "So many books, so little time", applies here.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue October 14th, 2008, 8:23 pm

I've finished reading "Pride and Prescience Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged - A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery" by Carrie Bebris. I really enjoyed this mystery with the characters from "Pride and Prejudice", it was better then I thought it would be and the mystery kept me highly interested in what was going on. I definitely plan to read the next one.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:29 am

reading Nefertiti, I like it but I think I would enjoy it more if it had more back ground. Alot of dialogue but hardly any back drop, does that make sense? I feel as though I was just thrown into a conversation not an ancient Egyptian scene. I did have a long hard day so maybe I'm just a little harsh right now.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:31 am

"Misfit" wrote:LOL, talk about a captive audience. From what I've heard about it you should take a spare :)


I normally read 100+ pages each way on the commute. Today I managed 50 - just. Read into that what you will.

I will say, maybe I should have bought a spare, but who knows it might be better on the way home again.
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:37 am

I heard it gets good at the last 50 pages

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:38 am

"diamondlil" wrote:I normally read 100+ pages each way on the commute. Today I managed 50 - just. Read into that what you will.

I will say, maybe I should have bought a spare, but who knows it might be better on the way home again.



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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:46 am

The book I'm reading sucks so I may have to go to a nonfiction book never done a history of american housework.
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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:48 am

american housework, interesting, wonder how it has changed over the years.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Wed October 15th, 2008, 3:04 am

I'm starting on Jewel of Medina. This should be interesting!!
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Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel


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