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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 1:02 pm

I don't know but it was a bit of a shocker and enlightening! ;) :eek: These fancy dress parties have something to answer for.
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Post by Kasthu » Sun November 14th, 2010, 3:42 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Fun read --I Capture the Castle. I've never read it, and everybody seems to like it. From paperbackswap, my first order.[/quote]

Oh, i enjoyed that one!

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Post by chuck » Sun November 14th, 2010, 4:19 pm

I'm such a sucker for Knight Templar novels....Currently reading Raymond Khoury's latest "The Templar Salvation" a mystery....So far very disappointing....Way to much about the OTT chases/escapes and not enough about the Templar or any historical perspective....I keep seeing Maria Sorvino as the heroine...She was so miscast in the rediculous "The Last Templar" TV movie...She does not fit my idea of a Medeival Archaeologist....Anyway hope it gets better...A quick read and reads like a screen play and probably will be another television movie ... This time a I will pass on the movie......

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Post by Misfit » Sun November 14th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Almost done with Princess of Nowhere (meh) and will be starting Scarlet Shadows by Emma Drummond.
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Post by Telynor » Sun November 14th, 2010, 7:02 pm

[quote=""EC2""]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.[/quote]

here's the Electric dress that appeared at a NY ball in the 1880's.
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And go here to see a photo of the surviving dress:
http://thedreamstress.com/2010/10/1880s ... 721_img_2/
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun November 14th, 2010, 11:09 pm

Wow! Seems very dangerous to me.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon November 15th, 2010, 2:28 am

[quote=""Misfit""]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.[/quote]

No, I meant that's what I expect from the author!

Looking at that electric dress, all I can think of is that poor model muttering to herself: Please, god, let me not electrocute myself. . .
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Post by cw gortner » Mon November 15th, 2010, 2:34 am

Halfway through Heresy. I'm really enjoying it but I have to admit, I keep forgetting who's who. A list of characters would have been really helpful, especially as far as the lesser characters are concerned. There aren't enough physical reminders to keep them straight, except when the character is a dandy or extra unpleasant.

Or maybe I'm just getting older and more forgetful . . .
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Post by EC2 » Mon November 15th, 2010, 1:06 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Wow! Seems very dangerous to me.[/quote]

Telynor, thank you! I thought the electric dress in the novel must have come from research. They didn't know what they were messing with!
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Post by emr » Mon November 15th, 2010, 1:29 pm

... like a walking Xmas tree... :D
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