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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 3:34 am

"Misfit" wrote:As for beneath a Marble Sky I wall banged it around page 100 (and very glad I picked it up at Costco instead of full retail :D ).


Out of curiosity, what was so bad about it that it made "the list"?

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 8:21 am

I am now reading The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 1:50 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:Out of curiosity, what was so bad about it that it made "the list"?


While I realize I know next to nothing about the period, I was having a hard time buying into the royal children going to the river unattended, and then when the daughter left with the architect/builder (again I think it was unescorted) and she was cooking (!!) was when I bailed. I didn't pick up on any chemistry between the two either. It might just be me, from the glowing reviews I've seen most everyone else loved it. These things happen :)

I'll be interested to see your review when you're finished.

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Postby Perdita » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 5:19 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I am now reading The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman.


What do you think of it so far? I tried to read it a while ago but couldn't quite get into it for some reason

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Postby Carla » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 6:22 pm

"1lila1" wrote:I purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend of mine we don't always agree on every book choice (she raved about The Red Tent and I hated it) and I read some so so reviews on it. That's made me shove it to the bottom of the pile for now. Your comment is making me think again about that. I'm looking forward to the review!


You might not agree with me either! Anyway, I've just added my review to the thread about Blood of Flowers in the reviews section. Hope you find it interesting and/or useful.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 7:21 pm

"Perdita" wrote:What do you think of it so far? I tried to read it a while ago but couldn't quite get into it for some reason


So far it is okay. I haven't got all that far into it yet, so the clincher will be this morning's train trip where I should get past halfway (unless I go to sleep)
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Perdita
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Postby Perdita » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 8:23 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:So far it is okay. I haven't got all that far into it yet, so the clincher will be this morning's train trip where I should get past halfway (unless I go to sleep)


lol! It's not that bad :D

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Postby Leyland » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 12:42 am

I've read Stephenie Meyer's New Moon and Eclipse in the last couple days and am currently a third way through Breaking Dawn. I've been home from work the last day and a half blowing my nose constantly while getting through this cold. Meyer's books contain a good bit of dialogue, so these very interesting stories are going by fast.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 9:07 am

"Perdita" wrote:lol! It's not that bad :D



Actually no, it isn't that bad. Goodman has a definite formula to her books, and this one is no exception. I do like it better than the last one I read by her....so far at least.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 9:08 am

"Leyland" wrote:I've read Stephenie Meyer's New Moon and Eclipse in the last couple days and am currently a third way through Breaking Dawn. I've been home from work the last day and a half blowing my nose constantly while getting through this cold. Meyer's books contain a good bit of dialogue, so these very interesting stories are going by fast.


Meyer does write books that go fast despite their size. Do you have the fourth one lined up?
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