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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Mon September 13th, 2010, 5:00 pm

Finished Marianne and The Lords of the East and heading for home stretch with the last book The Crown of Fire.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon September 13th, 2010, 5:20 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Rereading People of the Book for a discussion group this week. Still really liking it, but this time realizing how appropo this book will be at this time. [/quote]

Just started this last night. So far, I'm very much enjoying it. I love books about old books.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon September 13th, 2010, 5:40 pm

DNF: "The Secret Eleanor" by Cecellia Holland. Just in the first 35pgs, ugh!

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 13th, 2010, 7:44 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]DNF: "The Secret Eleanor" by Cecellia Holland. Just in the first 35pgs, ugh!

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Uh oh. That one's staring at me right now.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon September 13th, 2010, 8:20 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]DNF: "The Secret Eleanor" by Cecellia Holland. Just in the first 35pgs, ugh!

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Really? I thought it was alright. But I've definitely liked some of her other novels better.
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Post by rockygirl » Mon September 13th, 2010, 8:24 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Snuck in a guilty pleasure The Sea of Monsters - YA fantasy about Greek demi-gods - between The Spartacus Wars and Gilgamesh. It's fun and very Harry Potterish--which is a good thing![/quote]

I really like that series, and I have my students reading it. Have you tried The Red Pyramid yet? It's about the Egyptian gods. It's not as Harry Potterish as the Percy Jackson series.

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Post by LoobyG » Mon September 13th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Just finished 'Dragonwyck' by Anya Seton which I ended up liking very much - found it a little slow to begin with and a little predictable, but it was delightfully gothic :) a keeper for me. Just begun 'The Building of Jalna' by Mazo de la Roche, the first title in the series about a Canadian Whiteoak family spanning from 1854 to 1954.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 13th, 2010, 9:19 pm

:) Funnily enough, I watched Dragonwyck on the TV this afternoon whilst I was doing my ironing! I love those old black and white films. It had Vincent Price in it who has such a distinctive voice. Quite creepy really.

I'm just about to start Garlands of Gold by Rosalind Laker.
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Post by fljustice » Mon September 13th, 2010, 9:54 pm

[quote=""rockygirl""]I really like that series, and I have my students reading it. Have you tried The Red Pyramid yet? It's about the Egyptian gods. It's not as Harry Potterish as the Percy Jackson series.[/quote]

The series is fun so far. I've seen The Red Pyramid, but haven't indulged yet. I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Post by Amanda » Mon September 13th, 2010, 10:09 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]DNF: "The Secret Eleanor" by Cecellia Holland. Just in the first 35pgs, ugh!

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I have that one too.

I think I will be putting down to mature for a while. I need a bit more distance from The Captive Queen!

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