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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Mon October 27th, 2008, 2:51 pm

My mother handed me her copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society earlier this morning and I made the mistake of reading the first few pages. I'm totally delighted at just page 23 with everyone I've 'met' so far. I'll now have to continue reading and ignore my current read-in-progress, Dagger Lane. I don't usually jump ship, but this is a wonderful story so far.

I'm on half-week vacation at my parents' home on the SC coast right now and have ended up with acute bronchitis following this terrible cold virus I've had for a week. Good thing they're avid readers too, no shortage of books here for this invalid. ;)
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Tanzanite
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Location: Northern Virginia
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon October 27th, 2008, 3:18 pm

Finished Gildenford (loved it!) and am now reading The King's Pleasure by Norah Lofts (about Katherine of Aragon).

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon October 27th, 2008, 3:27 pm

[QUOTE=Tanzanite;9883]Finished Gildenford (loved it!) QUOTE]

Isn't it a shame that book is not only out of print but hard to find at a reasonable price? I'm going to have to put the other two on the fast track of my TBR pile.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Mon October 27th, 2008, 3:38 pm

I actually got the first two in the series for about $10 each and the last one for a whopping 99 cents (all through one of the online used book sites). But deals on these books seem to be the exception most of the time. I'm looking forward to reading the others - I'd put them up there with EC and Penman.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon October 27th, 2008, 4:17 pm

"Tanzanite" wrote:I actually got the first two in the series for about $10 each and the last one for a whopping 99 cents (all through one of the online used book sites). But deals on these books seem to be the exception most of the time. I'm looking forward to reading the others - I'd put them up there with EC and Penman.


She is good, but I wasn't too impressed with The House of Lanyon from last year. I've got her latest one ready to pick up at the library, I think it's set at the time of Henry VIII.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Mon October 27th, 2008, 7:29 pm

Today I will be starting the Many Bloody Returns anthology which features short stories by Kelley Armstrong and others, and I will also be starting Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomson.
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Tue October 28th, 2008, 1:45 am

I've just started The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark. Which I believe was previously published as Bones of the Dead.

Will be finishing The Fiery Cross soon too, so scouting the shelves for the next one.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Tue October 28th, 2008, 1:56 am

I just finished Bathory: Memoirs of a Countess. Have you ever saw something so revolting but you could not look away?, this was it for me. At first I felt pitty for Elizabeth Bathory due to her parents and the most disturbing childhood I could imagine, However the farther I got into the 236 page book the less I felt sorry for her. All the sex and torture was sometimes more graphic then need be and somtimes the story needed more depth but overall it was good, not everbody would like it so be fore-warned.

I'm going to read The Heretic Queen next since it's ready for me again.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue October 28th, 2008, 3:55 am

Years ago I read a book written by a woman who was convinced her father killed The Black Dahlia and it was like a train wreck, I couldn't look away no matter how it disgusted it made me and it even made me terribly depressed, but I still finished it even though I knew I should've thrown it away for my health!

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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue October 28th, 2008, 4:14 am

Now reading Edgar Sawtelle, not HF, but a book many have recommended to me. The fact that the protaganist is unable to speak, and communicates in sign language, has certainly increased my interest.


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