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DianeL
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Post by DianeL » Sun May 4th, 2014, 8:09 pm

When I'm not doing some cleanup work in Late Antiquity Gaul, I'm spending a little time in Anne Rice's New Orleans and San Francisco, getting to know a certain family of witches (again/for the first time in about twenty years).
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 5th, 2014, 10:34 am

I loved that trilogy Diane!
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by DianeL » Mon May 5th, 2014, 10:34 pm

I loved "The Witching Hour" (and am impressed by it now, anew), but I seem to remember at least one of the other two feeling to me like Anne fulfilling a marketing contract while she got to more good writing in some other novel ... Maybe I just felt there was only so much incest it was enjoyable to wade through. Gracious, even the first sixty pages of Witching is loaded with it.
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---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed May 7th, 2014, 4:22 pm

In one book, the shot heard round the world (in Corcord, MA) has just woken me up. In another, I'm lost in the Dismal Swamp of Virginia.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 9th, 2014, 8:27 am

The Cotswolds.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 15th, 2014, 8:57 am

Alternating between Vienna and South-East London.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by Ludmilla » Thu May 15th, 2014, 1:22 pm

I'm on Corregidor Island. The Japanese are closing in.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun June 1st, 2014, 5:01 pm

Now on the isle of Lewis.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 5th, 2014, 10:41 am

Upstate New York.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Post by Madeleine » Tue June 10th, 2014, 8:20 am

Now also in early 17th century Denmark and late 18thC Cornwall.
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