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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Mon November 22nd, 2010, 8:54 am

[quote=""annis""]Yes, there is is almost a gothic flavour to The Wilding, isn't there?[/quote]

Yes, there is. It's the style of writing, I think.
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Post by Amanda » Mon November 22nd, 2010, 9:03 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Does she give a reference, Amanda? Would love to know, that is if you still have the book.

I'm still reading Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles, enjoying it but can't seem to find much reading time lately. I want to get on with it because I have The Darling Strumpet waiting for me after that.[/quote]

Ok...it appears in the margin of the text, and does not have a reference under it (many of them in the book do), but she does have page notes at the back. For that page, she really only makes reference to Porter's "Medical History of Waters and Spas" (Wellcome Institute 1990). However, her note for the previous page references Vigarello's "Concepts of Cleanliness" page 13. Which is Georges Vigarello's "Concepts of Cleanliness: Changing Attitudes in France since the Middle Ages" Trans Jean Birrell, Cambridge University Press 1988.

Hope that helps.....alternatively, you could always try to get in touch with the author through her website http://www.ashenburg.com/default.asp

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Post by Telynor » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 4:41 am

Finished reading the second Dresden Files book, Fool Moon. Found it much better than the first one, and the review is up, so at least I can write now. Now onto some Regency romance, as I am taking care of possible broken wrist, and I want something light, Simply Love, by Mary Balogh.

I did read The True Memoirs of Little K. and to be honest, I hated it.

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Post by Margaret » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 8:05 am

I did read The True Memoirs of Little K. and to be honest, I hated it.
Sorry to hear that. I'm just starting this one. It seemed promising. So far, the first chapter has too much backstory for my taste, but I will give it time.

Finished The Wildiing yesterday. Funny how the really good, good novels are so quick to read. This one has everything I have a taste for - family secrets, fast pacing, likeable but flawed characters who are very much of their time, knotty moral questions that aren't easily answered, plus just plain old good writing - some marvelous passages. I'll be posting a review within the next week or two.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 9:28 am

Glad you enjoyed The Wilding, Margaret.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 3:37 pm

North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

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Post by fljustice » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 3:48 pm

Finished Latro in the Mist (an omnibus of two books) by Gene Wolf. A fascinating and challenging read, probably considered historical fantasy. Will do a review shortly.
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Post by Misfit » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 4:12 pm

The Jade Alliance by Elizabeth Darrell. Turn of the century Hong Kong.
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Post by Brenna » Tue November 23rd, 2010, 6:56 pm

Started Twilight of Avalon by April Elliott. Pretty good so far. It does get a bit confusing for me reading Jack Whyte's and Mary Stewart's Arthur series and trying to get them straight in my head with what I am reading in her book. It's keeping my interest so far anyway!
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Preferred HF: Any
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Post by Vanessa » Wed November 24th, 2010, 1:44 pm

I'll be starting The Road Home by Rose Tremain tonight.
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