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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Sun October 10th, 2010, 3:35 am

[quote=""Margaret""]

I'm taking a short break from review books (having stacked up almost 2 weeks worth of blog posts) to read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. [/quote]

I really enjoyed that one. Very well written.

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Post by laktor » Sun October 10th, 2010, 5:34 am

I'm actually reading two "can't put down" novels, Ken Follett's Fall of Giants and Stephen Lawhead's Byzantium. I read Fall of Giants mostly at home since it's a thick hardcover book, and take the paperback Byzantium everywhere. Both are awesome so far and it's hard to put either of them down!

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Post by annis » Sun October 10th, 2010, 8:13 am

Posted by Brenna
Now I have a goal to read books starting with the days of Author through to the Windsors in order by years. Should be interesting, if not a little impossible.
And if you feel like cheating, David Starkey's Monarchy DVDs are an entertaining way to get a relatively painless overview.
http://www.amazon.com/Monarchy-Complete ... 185&sr=8-1

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Post by Vanessa » Sun October 10th, 2010, 9:52 am

[quote=""Margaret""]I'm taking a short break from review books (having stacked up almost 2 weeks worth of blog posts) to read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. It's a treat to read something I don't need to take notes on. (HNI has a review from Moseyer.)[/quote]

[quote=""Michy""]I really enjoyed that one. Very well written.[/quote]

I loved that one, too. Can't wait for her new one to be published later this month - The Distant Hours.
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Post by Kasthu » Sun October 10th, 2010, 3:16 pm

[quote=""Tish437""]I've read Penmarric 3 or 4 times over the years. Loved it. I still have a copy (hardback). How are you enjoying it?[/quote]

I just finished reading it yesterday and enjoyed it a lot! Now reading the 18th book in the Morland Dynasty series.

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Post by rockygirl » Sun October 10th, 2010, 6:02 pm

I had to take a break from Into the Wilderness. I am reading The Glory Cloak and so far, really enjoying it.

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Post by Misfit » Sun October 10th, 2010, 8:59 pm

[quote=""rockygirl""]I had to take a break from Into the Wilderness. I am reading The Glory Cloak and so far, really enjoying it.[/quote]

I enjoyed that book.

I'm hoping three times is the charm and starting The Pindar Diamond again. I wish it had been a library book instead of an LT win :mad:
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Post by CindyInOz » Mon October 11th, 2010, 12:12 am

Having finished Susanna Kearsley's Mariana and the The Shadowy Horses, I'm about to begin Season of Storms. Unfortunately, after this one, there aren't too many titles left for me to read, which is such a shame as I have been absolutely loving Kearsley's writing.

If anyone can recomend any authors with a similar style, I'd love to hear about them!

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Post by Misfit » Mon October 11th, 2010, 12:28 am

[quote=""CindyInOz""]Having finished Susanna Kearsley's Mariana and the The Shadowy Horses, I'm about to begin Season of Storms. Unfortunately, after this one, there aren't too many titles left for me to read, which is such a shame as I have been absolutely loving Kearsley's writing.

If anyone can recomend any authors with a similar style, I'd love to hear about them![/quote]

I am loathe to compare the two, but Mary Stewart's romantic suspense novels are mostly all top notch.

Bailed on The Pindar Diamond after 100 pages. Haven't seen enough in the reviews to encourage me to keep going. Trying Corrag by Susan Fletcher next.
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Post by javagirl » Mon October 11th, 2010, 3:02 am

laktor - glad you're enjoying both Fall of Giants and Byzantium. I'm looking forward to reading Fall of Giants and I thought Byzantium was fantastic - a great journey. I'd love to read Byzantium again - but it's always tough trying to decide whether to read one I've already read when there are always so many "never read before" things on the TBR.

Half way through Martyr now and enjoying it pretty much.

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