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August 2010, what are you reading

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 1:44 am

"Misfit" wrote:Calais by Kathleen Winsor


Oh that was one I was thinking of starting soon - read it years ago but don't remember much. How far are you into it? You read so fast I guess you'll be finished too soon for a buddy read.

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 2:01 am

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Oh that was one I was thinking of starting soon - read it years ago but don't remember much. How far are you into it? You read so fast I guess you'll be finished too soon for a buddy read.


I'm about 200 or so pages but I can put it aside for something else (it isn't killing me to know what happens next) until you are ready. I'd love to buddy read it and discuss.
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Postby Miss Moppet » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 2:15 am

"Misfit" wrote:I'm about 200 or so pages but I can put it aside for something else (it isn't killing me to know what happens next) until you are ready. I'd love to buddy read it and discuss.


Super! Thanks so much. I'm half way through For the King (loving it) but should be finished in the next day or so and can start Calais right after that. :)

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Postby Nefret » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 2:34 am

Nearly done with Count of Monte Cristo. And Dracula is up next.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 5:57 am

I've finished "The Confessions of Catherine de Medici" by C.W. Gortner (397pgs, 2010). Another great book by Gortner, very compelling!

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Postby Margaret » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 7:01 am

Getting started on Steven Saylor's time-sweep, Empire, the sequel to Roma. I'm not a huge time-sweep fan, but I like Saylor's mysteries a lot, which makes me want to read these. I liked the second half of Roma better than the first, because it gets more politically juicy as the city gets bigger and more sophisticated, so I'm hoping to enjoy Empire more overall.
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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 10:05 am

In the early stages of Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell. Got to finish it by Wednesday evening for my book group - a bit tight, but I should manage it.

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Madeleine
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 10:33 am

Started Into the Wilderness last night, only 2 chapters in and enjoying it so far - already swooning over Nathaniel!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Postby Misfit » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 3:53 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:Super! Thanks so much. I'm half way through For the King (loving it) but should be finished in the next day or so and can start Calais right after that. :)


Excellent. I would actually like to have a reading partner on this one.
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Jemidar
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Postby Jemidar » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 4:51 pm

Still reading the NF about the Dudleys by Derek Wilson, which has picked up pace considerably since I've started the section on Robert, but it's still dragging a bit--although Wilson does have an interesting theory on why Elizabeth flirted so openly with him.

Have also started Mathematics of Love by Emma Darwin. Heard a lot of mixed reports about this one, but so far, I'm liking it :) .
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