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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 10th, 2008, 3:31 pm

LOL. That's what it sounds like in my head, though - it's just the way it's written. Sort of garbled English. I have to read it twice to understand what it's saying sometimes. Flowers don't blossom, they blow in this book. I just can't get a Bristolian accent out of my head when I'm reading it, even though it's Shropshire. :o :D Perhaps it's country talk.
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Post by diamondlil » Thu September 11th, 2008, 3:06 am

Forks, Washington.

About to get embroiled in vampire and werewolf politics I suspect.
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Post by Alaric » Thu September 11th, 2008, 10:14 am

Nowhere at the moment. I finished the book on Putin's Russia the other day but rather than start another one I'm just going to wait for Lords of the Bow to arrive. It should get here tomorrow or Monday.

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Currently reading: "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden & The Winter Secret by Lulu Taylor
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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 11th, 2008, 7:42 pm

Just left the 12th Century with William Marshal's first daughter being born, yep The Greatest Knight again. When men were men....sigh!

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Post by Leyland » Thu September 11th, 2008, 8:04 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]The Greatest Knight again. When men were men....[/quote]


and sheep were ..... oh, nevermind! ;)
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Post by Margaret » Thu September 11th, 2008, 9:10 pm

I'm at sea, about to put into port at the island of Rhodes in the third century B.C., having just encountered a bunch of Cretan pirates. That's Gillian Bradshaw, The Sun's Bride.
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Post by JMJacobsen » Thu September 11th, 2008, 9:40 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Forks, Washington.

About to get embroiled in vampire and werewolf politics I suspect.[/quote]

Oh dear....let me know what you think of that one. :D

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Post by diamondlil » Fri September 12th, 2008, 9:52 am

It's very strange. It's incredibly readable (as most of her books are). I ended up reading 300 pages just last night, but I don't know that I am terribly thrilled with some of the events in the first half of the book at least.
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Post by nona » Fri September 12th, 2008, 12:38 pm

Kathrine and Henry V just arrived at Paris, Mad Charles and Isabeau is here as well, Parisans are not thrilled about Henry V being the King now but there is no riosting as of yet.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 12th, 2008, 5:03 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]It's very strange. It's incredibly readable (as most of her books are). I ended up reading 300 pages just last night, but I don't know that I am terribly thrilled with some of the events in the first half of the book at least.[/quote]

300 pages! Gosh! I'm happy if I can get 50 pages or more read in a day in one book! I think 300 pages would make my head explode!

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