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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri November 7th, 2008, 3:34 am

oh no on second thought I might pass it by, I hate when authors repeat over and over.

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri November 7th, 2008, 5:47 am

Still reading Matriarch, which is turning out to be pretty good, and have started A Place Beyond Courage (finally!), and trying not to stay up too late.

Does anyone else bounce between fiction and nonfiction?

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri November 7th, 2008, 5:51 am

"lama" wrote:I'm re-reading Affinity by Sarah Waters. I see something new in it every time!
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I am very much a fan of Sarah Waters. Fingersmith is my favourite of her novels, that one simply blew me away. I've tried reading Affinity but I had made the mistake of reading it right after Fingersmith, and couldn't finish it. I still intend to read it. Glad to hear that she has a new one coming out.

annis
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Postby annis » Fri November 7th, 2008, 4:51 pm

"The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet"by Colleen McCullough.
Mary is the least well known of Jane Austen's famous Bennet family. In "Pride & Prejudice" she appears as a rather stodgy little figure with an irritatingly sententious phrase for every occasion, but she comes into her own in CM's latest book.
Mr Darcy, however, shows his dark side- some fans may not approve!
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri November 7th, 2008, 10:32 pm

I've finished "The Awful Truths - Famous Myths, Hilariously Debunked" by Brian Thomsen. An interesting book but not as hilarious as the title might lead you to believe. Most of the myths I already knew about. A fast read.

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MLS859
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Postby MLS859 » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:07 pm

The Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England by Clifford Brewer

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:07 pm

I will be starting The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale on the train this morning.
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Postby michellemoran » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:17 pm

I think you're really going to like it, Diamondlil!!!!!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sun November 9th, 2008, 7:20 pm

"MLS859" wrote:The Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England by Clifford Brewer


I've got and read that one. Makes for deliciously gruesome reading at times! I don't always agree with his conclusions, but in general it's an entertaining and erudite but fun read!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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nona
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Postby nona » Sun November 9th, 2008, 10:08 pm

Come the Morning, Shannon Drake


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