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October 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Thu October 28th, 2010, 6:06 pm

The Queen's Governessby Karen Harper is a great read! I just finished it and found it to be one that I couldn't put down! I'm also reading an Inspector Rutledge book and wondering what I should read next! Some of the gals at work suggested The Queen of Palmyrataking place in the US south in 1963. Have any of you heard of it? :)
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Post by cw gortner » Thu October 28th, 2010, 9:46 pm

Thanks for the tea suggestion, Misfit! I got it today, though I'm hacking like the ex-smoker I am and had to go on antibiotics.
Still, it tastes nice and does open up those rattling bronchial passages . . .
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 28th, 2010, 10:46 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Thanks for the tea suggestion, Misfit! I got it today, though I'm hacking like the ex-smoker I am and had to go on antibiotics.
Still, it tastes nice and does open up those rattling bronchial passages . . .[/quote]

You are welcome, hope it helps. It might not taste so nice once the congestion clears ;)
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Post by CindyInOz » Fri October 29th, 2010, 12:26 am

I finished The Wives of Henry Oades a few days ago. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, but I certainly think it's a book that would generate alot of interesting discussion! I'm happy to start a thread over at Book Buddies if there are others who'd be keen on sharing their thoughts.

I'm now reading The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I'm almost half way through and as silly as it sounds, I'm struggling to decide if I'm enjoying it or not :confused: . Maybe that's just because it's so different in style to anything I've read recently. If nothing else, the book has provided alot of insight into the mindset and rehabilitation of burn victims.

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Post by Susan » Fri October 29th, 2010, 12:47 am

The Countess & the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester & King James II by Susan Holloway Scott
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Post by Misfit » Fri October 29th, 2010, 1:24 am

[quote=""CindyInOz""]I finished The Wives of Henry Oades a few days ago. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, but I certainly think it's a book that would generate alot of interesting discussion! I'm happy to start a thread over at Book Buddies if there are others who'd be keen on sharing their thoughts.

I'm now reading The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I'm almost half way through and as silly as it sounds, I'm struggling to decide if I'm enjoying it or not :confused: . Maybe that's just because it's so different in style to anything I've read recently. If nothing else, the book has provided alot of insight into the mindset and rehabilitation of burn victims.[/quote]

Oh I'd jump in on that. I enjoyed the book, but some of the twists the story took are quite...um...controversial to say the least.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 29th, 2010, 8:14 am

I'd be interested in reading what others have to say about Henry Oades, too. I read it a while ago. Here's what I thought.
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Post by cw gortner » Fri October 29th, 2010, 6:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]You are welcome, hope it helps. It might not taste so nice once the congestion clears ;) [/quote]

Oh, yes. I experienced that bitter-root taste this morning. A bit like cup-o'-mud. ;)
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THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by cw gortner » Fri October 29th, 2010, 6:46 pm

I'm almost done with The Queen's Sorrow and I must say, I was captivated. Maybe I was just in the mood for a slower, more introspective read. There are some beautiful lines in it, as well.

For Halloween, I think I'm going to read Natasha Mostert's Keeper of the Light and Dust. I read her Season of the Witch a year or so ago, and really got into it. She's got a Gothic vibe, with a very modern sensibility.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 29th, 2010, 7:13 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]I'm almost done with The Queen's Sorrow and I must say, I was captivated. Maybe I was just in the mood for a slower, more introspective read. There are some beautiful lines in it, as well.

For Halloween, I think I'm going to read Natasha Mostert's Keeper of the Light and Dust. I read her Season of the Witch a year or so ago, and really got into it. She's got a Gothic vibe, with a very modern sensibility.[/quote]

That's just called "The Keeper" in the UK, hope you enjoy it. I have both her books on mount tbr.

Hope you're feeling better now CW!
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