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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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burlgirl
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Location: Corinth, NY

Postby burlgirl » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 8:25 pm

Backout by Connie Willis
Fun book about London during the Blitz, with some Sci Fi time travel mixed in. It actually works. So far.

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emr
Compulsive Reader
Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 8:51 pm

Enjoyed Heresy by SJ Parris. Now Heartstone is making puppy eyes at me... :D
"So many books, so little time."
— Frank Zappa

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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 9:19 pm

"emr" wrote:Enjoyed Heresy by SJ Parris. Now Heartstone is making puppy eyes at me... :D


Just bought Heartstone and The Astronomer by Lawrence Goldstone; I'm very excited to read both.

However, for the Labor Day weekend I'm taking up to Tahoe with me my last 50 page proofs and EC's For The King's Favor. (I realized I must read this before To Defy a King, as EC will be visiting my blog on Septrember 14!)
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]

www.cwgortner.com

annis
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Postby annis » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 9:25 pm

Heartstone just arrived in the post yesterday- hooray! It will make an interesting read after Anthony Burgess' A Dead Man in Deptford, a novel about Christopher Marlowe which really impressed me. As i mentioned elsewhere, Burgess makes clever use of Elizabethan language to recreate Marlowe's seedy, dangerous world and depict Marlowe as a bright young man too clever for his own good. He's seduced by ideas for their own sake - the more outrageous the better, but is rather naive. He spouts on glibly about Machiavelli, but is horrified when he sees Machiavelli's work put to practical use as "statecraft" in the implication of Mary, Queen of Scots in a conspiracy to assassinate Elizabeth 1. Walsingham's men are grimly amused by Marlowe's cries of "not fair".

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emr
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Location: Castilla

Postby emr » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 9:53 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:Just bought Heartstone and The Astronomer by Lawrence Goldstone; I'm very excited to read both.


The Astronomer does sound interesting.... One more book for the wishlist...
"So many books, so little time."

— Frank Zappa

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 10:08 pm

Man, is it September already? I began reading the King's Daughter, by Penny Ingham, this morning.

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 10:53 am

Had to put 'Catherine - One Love is Enough' by Juliette Benzoni to one side briefly, a can of Diet Coke exploded in my bag yesterday and my poor paperback is still very, very damp :eek: I may have to attack it with the hair dryer tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm starting 'Yankee Stranger' by Elswyth Thane, which will be the first one of hers that I've read :)

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 12:39 pm

"LoobyG" wrote:Had to put 'Catherine - One Love is Enough' by Juliette Benzoni to one side briefly, a can of Diet Coke exploded in my bag yesterday and my poor paperback is still very, very damp :eek: I may have to attack it with the hair dryer tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm starting 'Yankee Stranger' by Elswyth Thane, which will be the first one of hers that I've read :)


Argh!!! I've had water bottle issues (not fully closed) with books in my gym bag but thankfully I don't drink soda :rolleyes:

Yankee Stranger was finally given up as lost at my library and my hold cancelled. I'll have to try for an ILL or swap. Books are out of control though at the moment, although I do have the next week off from work to catch up. Woohoo!

Currently reader The Dowerless Sisters by Valerie Anand. I think I'm going to like this one. Two sisters left dowerless (hence the title) starting in 1885, and takes them on a 100 year journey through independence, careers and changing society, etc.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 1:48 pm

A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin...finished The Last Great Dance on Earth last night in bed and ordered this one from my Kindle without even getting out of bed!
~Susan~
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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Fri September 3rd, 2010, 5:07 pm

"burlgirl" wrote:Backout by Connie Willis
Fun book about London during the Blitz, with some Sci Fi time travel mixed in. It actually works. So far.


I adore Connie Willis! Have you read To Say Nothing of the Dog? I heard her talking about Blackout on NPR. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like it.

After reviewing Empire by Steven Saylor, I decided to get the first in the series, Roma. So far I'm liking it better than its sequel.
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