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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by cw gortner » Sat November 13th, 2010, 8:50 pm

[quote=""DeniseK1""]Continuation of Roma. Fabulous..[/quote]

Loved EMPIRE!

[quote=""Misfit""]Just starting The Princess of Nowhere by Prince Lorenzo Borghese. A lucky win off of Librarything.[/quote]

Let us know how this one is, Misfit. I remember him from The Bachelor - gorgeous and SO overpriviliged. Rumor is, he had a ghostwriter for the novel.
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Post by annis » Sat November 13th, 2010, 9:43 pm

Posted by CW
Rumor is, he had a ghostwriter for the novel
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Professor Nita Krevans is listed next to Borghese's name on the Amazon UK author listing. Elsewhere we were wondering whether she was translator, consultant or co-writer. Does your copy of the book make her role clear, Misfit?

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 13th, 2010, 9:46 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Loved EMPIRE!



Let us know how this one is, Misfit. I remember him from The Bachelor - gorgeous and SO overpriviliged. Rumor is, he had a ghostwriter for the novel.[/quote]

;) :D

The Bachelor? Now why is that not mentioned on the author bio on the back jacket?
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Post by Ariadne » Sat November 13th, 2010, 10:29 pm

I haven't seen the finished version (is it out yet?) but the ARC I got wasn't shy at all about mentioning his Bachelor appearance. And the publicity email I got about it had it right in the subject line, I'm pretty sure.

No idea on whether he had help writing the book, but many celebrities do, so it wouldn't surprise me.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sat November 13th, 2010, 11:52 pm

Reading Les yeux jaunes des crocodiles by Katherine Pancol.

It's good and got going quite quickly, but it doesn't have chapter divisions and there aren't that many breaks in the narrative. So it's hard to find a place to put it down, which annoys me.

There are two sequels to hunt out if I like this one.

In other news, I picked up Margaret George's Memoirs of Cleopatra from the library today. It arrived via ILL which was rather a surprise as they previously told me they did not offer ILL for fiction. I have to wonder if they think it is non-fiction and Cleopatra really did write her memoirs.

It's a brick of a book and I'm not confident of getting all the way through but I want to give it a go. It has to be back by January and I don't think I can extend the loan.

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 13th, 2010, 11:59 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]I haven't seen the finished version (is it out yet?) but the ARC I got wasn't shy at all about mentioning his Bachelor appearance. And the publicity email I got about it had it right in the subject line, I'm pretty sure.

No idea on whether he had help writing the book, but many celebrities do, so it wouldn't surprise me.[/quote]

I haven't read the end notes yet, but nothing on the backside of the ARC I got via the LT win mentions the TV show. If I had heard about that beforehand I probably would have passed entirely on the book.
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Post by cw gortner » Sun November 14th, 2010, 1:57 am

[quote=""Misfit""]the *author* has shifted at least twice now, and once just so we could hear all about Pauline and Camillo having hot sex. Lol, afterwards everything tasted like honey :D [/quote]

Yup. About what I would expect ;)
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Post by Misfit » Sun November 14th, 2010, 2:19 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]Yup. About what I would expect ;) [/quote]

Granted you expect that considering her reputation, but then I look at what Freda Lightfoot did with Margot and HER reputation and I know an author can do better.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 11:25 am

I've just started My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin. I've only read the first chapter, but so far so good!
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Post by EC2 » Sun November 14th, 2010, 11:33 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just started My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin. I've only read the first chapter, but so far so good![/quote]

I read that one for Amazon Vine and enjoyed it. I wasn't always sure about the hero, but the pages turned well. I wondered if what happened to Cora's mother re the light up dress was taken from an actual incident. It had that sort of feel.
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