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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby 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.
At home with a good book and the cat...
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cw gortner
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Postby cw gortner » Mon September 13th, 2010, 5:20 pm

"Ash" wrote: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.


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!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
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SonjaMarie
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Postby 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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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon September 13th, 2010, 7:44 pm

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

SM


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

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

SM


Really? I thought it was alright. But I've definitely liked some of her other novels better.
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]



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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Mon September 13th, 2010, 8:24 pm

"fljustice" wrote: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!


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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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby 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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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby 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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Postby fljustice » Mon September 13th, 2010, 9:54 pm

"rockygirl" wrote: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.


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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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Mon September 13th, 2010, 10:09 pm

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

SM


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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