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August 2010, what are you reading

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4ever Queen
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Post by 4ever Queen » Thu August 12th, 2010, 5:04 am

Today I got started on By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kapplan. I'm looking forward to another great read! :D :D
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Post by Misfit » Thu August 12th, 2010, 11:53 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Right, I have no clue where Limping Devil fits into it. But I don't have the whole series so I'm not too clear on the order myself. They are great books though. The Catherine series by Juliette Benzoni is super too - commissioned by the publisher because Angelique was so popular.[/quote]

Over at GR Karla did some snooping and posted what she figures is the order, and I put that on my review there, plus the order that Fantastic Fiction has. I'm wondering if its a Dumas kind of thing, some editions of his books (i.e. The Vicomte de Bragelonne) are broken up differently by different publishers.
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Post by Anna Elliott » Thu August 12th, 2010, 1:01 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I'm reading Hush Hush a YA novel.
I need to finish Dracula in Love. I brought it with me to Italy but eh, well, things happened there.[/quote]

How is Hush Hush, Divia? I've had that on my wishlist for awhile.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 12th, 2010, 2:06 pm

[quote=""4ever Queen""]Today I got started on By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kapplan. I'm looking forward to another great read! :D :D [/quote]
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Post by cw gortner » Thu August 12th, 2010, 6:40 pm

Starting Empire by Steven Saylor tonight. Very much looking forward to it; I loved Roma.
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Post by emr » Thu August 12th, 2010, 7:07 pm

After staring for a while at my tbr pile (is it shrinking? :D ) I started Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley and I'm already hooked.
I see her Every Secret Thing is being reedited this month under SKs name instead of Emma Cole.
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Post by Michy » Thu August 12th, 2010, 7:36 pm

EMR -- if you are hooked on Season of Storms, then you must read The Shadowy Horses. I thought Season of Storms was meh, Shadowy Horses was much better. Some of her other books are supposed to be really good also (especially Mariana) but I haven't tried them yet, as they're not readily available through my library system.

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Post by emr » Thu August 12th, 2010, 10:45 pm

[quote=""Michy""]EMR -- if you are hooked on Season of Storms, then you must read The Shadowy Horses. I thought Season of Storms was meh, Shadowy Horses was much better. Some of her other books are supposed to be really good also (especially Mariana) but I haven't tried them yet, as they're not readily available through my library system.[/quote]

I did love The Shadowy Horses although in my ranking The wonderful The Winter Sea (Sophia's Secret) comes first with Mariana a close second :) Both novels very recommended.
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Post by Michy » Thu August 12th, 2010, 11:37 pm

I hope to get my hands on them one of these days. I really enjoy Kearsley's writing.

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Post by Kasthu » Thu August 12th, 2010, 11:43 pm

[quote=""annis""]I'm still sulking because the last Catherine book was never published in an English language editon :(

Currently reading Winifred Holtby's classic of 1930s provincial English life, South Riding. I've been meaning to read this for ages, and spotted a cheap copy on an online auction site the other week.[/quote]

I just finished that one this past week! Let me know what you think.

I just finished Mrs Ames, EF Benson's novel about queen bees in an English town about a hundred years ago. Very funny. About to start The Ante Room, by Kate O'Brien.

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