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August 2010, what are you reading

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LoobyG
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Postby LoobyG » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 6:10 pm

Just started 'Mary of Carisbrooke' by Margaret Campbell Barnes, set in 1648. Quite liking it so far, this is the first book by this author that I've tried in a while. The other one by her I've tried previously is 'Brief Gaudy Hour' about Anne Boleyn which I really couldn't get into.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 6:32 pm

Still working on Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst, I keep getting interrupted dammit. Usually by a cat...

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 5:13 am

I've finished "The London Blue Plaque Guide" by Nick Rennison (211pgs, 1999ed)*. Interesting book of mini bios of the "great and good" of London.

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Postby Margaret » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 5:46 am

Misfit and Moppet, if you'll start a buddy thread for For the King, I'll chime in. I've already read it, but would love to revisit - and promise not to let any spoilers slip out. I enjoyed this one, and was very impressed with certain aspects of it.
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Susan
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Postby Susan » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 12:39 pm

"Margaret" wrote:Misfit and Moppet, if you'll start a buddy thread for For the King, I'll chime in. I've already read it, but would love to revisit - and promise not to let any spoilers slip out. I enjoyed this one, and was very impressed with certain aspects of it.


I'll pop over also. I've also already read it and loved it.
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Michy
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Postby Michy » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 8:08 pm

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Braddon. The foreward says that it was originally published as a serial, so I'm expecting lots of Victorian melodrama. Which will be a fun change of pace!

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Postby Miss Moppet » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 8:58 pm

"Margaret" wrote:Misfit and Moppet, if you'll start a buddy thread for For the King, I'll chime in. I've already read it, but would love to revisit - and promise not to let any spoilers slip out. I enjoyed this one, and was very impressed with certain aspects of it.


Think it is just me reading For the King - Misfit and I are going to read/discuss Calais when I'm done - but yes, I will start the buddy thread, would be delighted to discuss FTK with you and Susan! I too am very impressed with the book.

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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 9:56 pm

Reading a classic that I've been meaning to get around to for a while: I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith.

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Postby Leo62 » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 10:49 pm

"Kasthu" wrote:Reading a classic that I've been meaning to get around to for a while: I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith.


Ooh that's a goodie - the film adaptation isn't bad either. :D

I'm just about to start Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear.
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Postby cw gortner » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 11:52 pm

"CrimsonPetal" wrote:Just started The Bells by Richard Harvell.


Let me know what you think! It's highly anticipated on my TBR list.

Forgot to add, past the half-way mark with "The Scarlet Contessa" by Jeanne Kalogridis and still really enjoying it. She captures the danger and decadence of the era beautifully, and in this novel her fictional narrator, Dea, offers a compelling foil to the selfish, dangerously confident Caterina Sforza.
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