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Which book should be October 2008 Book of the Month?

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Which book should be Book of the Month for October 2007

A Time for Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick
3
10%
The Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman
11
37%
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2
7%
Passion by Jude Morgan
1
3%
A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith
1
3%
The Last Queen by C W Gortner
9
30%
The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
3
10%
 
Total votes: 30

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LCW
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Post by LCW » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 2:31 pm

Divia, I would recommend it. I think they can each stand alone but you'll get a fuller picture if you read them as a series.

I voted for The Time of Singing (love that title!!) but am planning to read both that and Devil's Brood in October so it doesn't really matter to me which one wins.
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Post by JaneConsumer » Tue September 2nd, 2008, 4:17 pm

Do you have to read the other books in the series before you read Devils Brood?

I didn't. I don't think I missed anything. They deal with distinct time periods and issues.

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Post by Spitfire » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:08 pm

Looks like I was the only one who voted for A Rose for the Crown, unfornunately that's the only book that I can order from the library and get it on time. Pennman's I really want to read, but want to read the previous ones in the series first. Gortiner's and Gregory's books are still on order at the library so that is no good. Ho hum, the waiting game!
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Post by diamondlil » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 8:58 pm

Voting closes in approximately 12 hours!
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Post by Misfit » Wed September 3rd, 2008, 9:33 pm

Looks to me like we need another vote or two, it's a tie right now.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu September 4th, 2008, 12:34 am

You know, I thought I had voted, but the poll came up blank as though I hadn't, so I did. Admittedly short-term memory is not my strong suit, but would the mods check if I have erroneously been allowed to vote twice?

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Post by diamondlil » Thu September 4th, 2008, 12:44 am

Your vote has definitely only been counted once.
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Post by LCW » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:01 am

You know, this thread made me take a closer look at The Last Queen. It looks amazing and I'm not sure why I haven't read it yet! I need to get my hands on a copy!
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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Post by diamondlil » Thu September 4th, 2008, 1:00 pm

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Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman!
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