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Misfit's reads 2008

What have you read in 2008? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sat November 1st, 2008, 3:51 pm

My October reads:

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - book group read, OK and easy to read.
The Fabric of Sin by Phil Rickman - murder mystery about a lady priest who specialises in Deliverance so elements of the supernatural, as well as quite a bit about the Knights Templar and M R James; I enjoyed it and it's the latest in a series so plenty to catch up on!
The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill - ghost story about a strange painting, a very quick read and quite atmospheric but not a patch on "The Woman in Black".

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat November 1st, 2008, 5:07 pm

"Divia" wrote:interesting review and I'm glad I didnt read it.

There are some books I can read in a day..so maybe they did read them? :confused:


Anything is possible but if one read the book (even half way) one would not be giving it four and five starts. JMO though.

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Spitfire
Reader
Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 1:58 am

I noticed you read Foxfire, by Setton, Misfit. That one is on my TBR pile. What did you think of it, I loved Katheryn!
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 2:46 am

"Spitfire" wrote:I noticed you read Foxfire, by Setton, Misfit. That one is on my TBR pile. What did you think of it, I loved Katheryn!


Spitfire, Foxfire is not Katherine by a long shot and may not appeal to all readers (I love learning about mining history and I've spent time in Arizona), so I enjoyed it a great deal.

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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 2:52 am

"Misfit" wrote:Spitfire, Foxfire is not Katherine by a long shot and may not appeal to all readers (I love learning about mining history and I've spent time in Arizona), so I enjoyed it a great deal.


Thanks! I think I will keep it in my pile, but it may have to wait abit!
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

November reads

Postby Misfit » Sat November 29th, 2008, 11:41 pm

I'm pretty sure I won't finish the book I start tomorrow so here goes,

  • To Hold the Crown, Jean Plaidy
  • The Norman Pretender, Valerie Anand
  • The Disputed Crown, Valerie Anand
  • Heir Apparent, Sheri Vangen-Ratcliffe
  • The Kingmaking, Helen Hollick
  • Pendragon's Banner, Helen Hollick
  • Fires of Winter, Roberta Gellis
  • Sarah's Key by Tatitana de Rosnay


Wall Banged,

Winterbourne by Susan Carroll
The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

December Reads

Postby Misfit » Sun December 28th, 2008, 9:35 pm

I's guessing I will not finish The Far Pavilions by Wednesday evening so here goes:

  1. The Age of Innocence Elizabeth Wharton
  2. The Champion Elizabeth Chadwick
  3. Calico Palace Gwen Bristow
  4. A Silver Mirror Roberta Gellis
  5. The Winter Mantle Elizabeth Chadwick
  6. Lords of the White Castle Elizabeth Chadwick
  7. The Night Child Celeste De Blasis
  8. So Many Partings Cathy Cash Spellman
  9. Shadow of the King Helen Hollick
  10. The Outsider Penelope Williamson
  11. The Proud Villeins Valerie Anand
  12. Heart of the West Penelope Williamson
  13. The Last Queen CW Gortner


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