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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat August 30th, 2008, 8:51 pm

Now reading Last Day of the War by Judith Mitchell. Think this will be my 'long weekend/too sick to be outside/but not sick enough to not read' book. So far, so very good.

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Day-Judith-Claire-Mitchell/dp/038572201X

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JaneConsumer
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Postby JaneConsumer » Sat August 30th, 2008, 9:21 pm

Feel better, Ash! I started Gaveston by Chris Hunt today.

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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Sat August 30th, 2008, 10:21 pm

"Tambo" wrote:Someone at my local book group was raving about Iris Murdoch this week.

The Sea, The Sea I think it was, they were very much a fan of that one. Have you read it?


tambo, i have.
she was given the booker prize or some
such award for the sea, the sea.

it was a good read. i really enjoy her themes.

my favorite book of hers is probably
a fairly honourable defeat

i'd have to read the sea, the sea again, tho.
that was quite good as well.

i'm a big fan. tho i'm reading new eyes, now.
since i've read so many of her novels.
and i'm in my 30's and a writer now.
it does change my perspective on things.

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annis
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Postby annis » Sun August 31st, 2008, 2:05 am

Currently reading "The Amorous Antics of Old England", by Nigel Thorne, which I hasten to add is amusing rather than pornographic.
I've just been chuckling over this piece, written about the fashion for masked costume balls in the eighteenth century.
"Of course, the idea of what constituted fancy dress was open to wide interpretation. Lady Elizabeth Montagu, attending a masque in 1750, noted,
Miss Chudleigh's dress, or rather undress, was remarkable. She represented Iphigenia (the daughter of Agamemnon) before her sacrifice; but so naked the high priest might easily examine the entrails of the victim. The maids of honour (not, of maids, the strictist) were so offended, they would not speak to her."

The claws were clearly showing!
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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:42 pm

The Duchess by Amanda Foreman (used to be Georgiana). I want to finish it before I see the film!

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:50 pm

I went back to reading Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King. I had put that book down so I could re-read Sharon Kay Penman's Time and Chance before her new book comes out. I read the first 100 pages and the last 50 pages and feel as if I fulfilled my goal which was to become re-acquainted with the characterization. I start teaching again this week, so my reading time will be curtailed. :(
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Catherine Delors
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Postby Catherine Delors » Sun August 31st, 2008, 12:58 pm

The Duchess by Amanda Foreman (used to be Georgiana). I want to finish it before I see the film!

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whitelady3
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Postby whitelady3 » Sun August 31st, 2008, 5:22 pm

I'm reading In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant. Time hasn't been kind to put my reading back on track.

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Judith
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Postby Judith » Sun August 31st, 2008, 8:03 pm

Just finished Breaking Dawn. So now I'm undecided as what to read next! :)

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun August 31st, 2008, 8:50 pm

Just finished The Heretic Queen. AMAZING!!!!!

I have no idea what to read next.
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