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September 2010: What Are You Reading?

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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Fri September 24th, 2010, 6:27 pm

Off to a rip-roaring start with Robyn Young's Insurrection, first in a trilogy about Robert the Bruce. It's not actually out yet but a friend scored a pre-pub copy at a publisher's do and kindly gave it to me :)

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Kasthu
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Location: Radnor, PA
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Postby Kasthu » Sat September 25th, 2010, 1:15 am

The Lauren Belfer book wasn't quite doing it for me, and so i fell back on a favorite: Mary Stewart (This Rough Magic).

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Sat September 25th, 2010, 1:21 am

Staying with Susan Holloway Scott's mistress novels with The French Mistress
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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Sat September 25th, 2010, 2:53 am

"cw gortner" wrote:The anarchronistic potato: I think that's actually rather funny :)


Yes, stated like that it is pretty funny. It appeals to my quirky sense of humor, anyway. :) Potato caught in a time warp......

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I've been in another slump after finishing Hound of the Baskervilles, which was great.
I'm glad you liked it, in spite of Holmes' irritating self-importance! I absolutely love the exchange between him and Watson about the "mysterious behavior of the dog." For some reason, that little dialog has stuck in my mind from the very first time I read the book. I have even used it a time or two....

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I picked up Jane Eyre only to put it down again once Mr Rochester came on the scene because I just wasn't in the mood to wade through all the 'oh, my pixie' stuff.

I'm really intrigued by your reaction here, because I love Jane Eyre so much I can't imagine not being in the mood to read it! What do you mean by "'oh, my pixie' stuff?"

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

The Bruce

Postby chuck » Sat September 25th, 2010, 2:57 am

"annis" wrote:Off to a rip-roaring start with Robyn Young's Insurrection, first in a trilogy about Robert the Bruce. It's not actually out yet but a friend scored a pre-pub copy at a publisher's do and kindly gave it to me :)


What a treat....Let us know how you like it....I liked RY"s Templar Series....I look forward to reading it next year.....

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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sat September 25th, 2010, 3:01 am

Am currently reading Royal Escape by Georgette Heyer -- actually I've been reading it for a week already, and should have finished it long before now. It's not a DNF, but it's definitely not riveting, either. It's about Charles II after his defeat by Cromwell. I'm about half-way through -- so far all it's been about is his effort to escape England for France while in disguise. Over 200 pages and he still hasn't even made it to the coast, never mind getting to France. It's feeling monotonous, and I'm wishing she would just get him to France already so something different could happen!!

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Postby chuck » Sat September 25th, 2010, 3:11 am

Currently reading Valarie Anand's "Guildenford" and Alys Clare's "The Joy of My Life" a Hawkenlye Mystery....The Godwin Clan and a mystery including Eleanor of Aquitaine....What's not to like....
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat September 25th, 2010, 12:55 pm

"chuck" wrote:Currently reading Valarie Anand's "Guildenford" and Alys Clare's "The Joy of My Life" a Hawkenlye Mystery....The Godwin Clan and a mystery including Eleanor of Aquitaine....What's not to like....


Anand's Gildenford series is excellent. Were you able to get your hands on all of them without dropping serious $$$$?
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat September 25th, 2010, 1:03 pm

Still busy with Ralph Turner's somewhat patchy non fiction biog of Eleanor of Aquitaine - runs the gamut from wall-banger to excellent. Also reading My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin and enjoying it.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Sat September 25th, 2010, 1:11 pm

"Michy" wrote:I'm really intrigued by your reaction here, because I love Jane Eyre so much I can't imagine not being in the mood to read it! What do you mean by "'oh, my pixie' stuff?"


All the flirty stuff between Rochester and Jane. He is always calling her his pixie or his fairy or a sprite or something. I do normally enjoy re-reading the book but this time I couldn't be bothered with it.


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