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December 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu December 23rd, 2010, 9:06 pm

I've finished "The Sonnet Lover" by Carol Goodman (350pgs, 2007)*. Another good book from this author, she has one more out that I haven't read but it'll have to wait til next year when it's in pb.

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Post by javagirl » Fri December 24th, 2010, 5:19 am

Finished The Killer Angels and appreciated much about it.

Now on to David Liss' The Whiskey Rebels which will be my first read by Liss.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri December 24th, 2010, 1:08 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished "The Sonnet Lover" by Carol Goodman (350pgs, 2007)*. Another good book from this author, she has one more out that I haven't read but it'll have to wait til next year when it's in pb.

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I have all her books on tbr piles, except for "Seduction of Water",which I have read and was OK but apparently not one of her best.
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Post by Ariadne » Fri December 24th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Yesterday I finished Elisabeth Storrs' The Wedding Shroud, about the Etruscan civilization circa 406 BC. Review forthcoming on my blog; it's very much worth reading though harder to obtain for non-Australian audiences, unfortunately. Today I'm starting Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 24th, 2010, 2:50 pm

Still the Mighty Waters by Janice Young Brooks. Mississippi riverboat story line. The cover screams romance by my previous experiences with this author have been very good.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 25th, 2010, 7:22 pm

I finished a book and a short story last night, 12/24:
"Madame de Sevigne: A Life and Letters" by Francis Mossiker (539pgs, 1983)* - If I had known how whiny her letters were for a good deal of the book, I may not have started it. She constantly laments about how much she misses her daughter, how much she loves her, and on and on. It does get better as the years go by, but I was kind of misled from previous books on the time of Louis XIV, in thinking that she was a constant presence at his court, when this turned out not to be the case. Oh well!

I also finished the story story "Possession In Death" by J.D. Robb, short story in anthology "The Other Side" (80pgs, 2010). A good supernatural story. Would have been better to have put this out in October then in late November.

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Post by Elysium » Sat December 25th, 2010, 10:03 pm

I finished Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. Never read her books before so I don't know if it's just bad translation but didn't like the writing style.

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Post by Divia » Sun December 26th, 2010, 4:11 am

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Post by Margaret » Sun December 26th, 2010, 7:11 am

I'm halfway through Diana Norman's Daughter of Lir. I finally broke down and ordered that one and The Morning Gift from Amazon, and am playing a bit of hooky from review books, since it's the holidays (although I will review Daughter of Lir - Annis has already contributed a superb review of The Morning Gift to HNI).
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Post by Beau Castlebard » Sun December 26th, 2010, 8:45 am

[quote=""princess garnet""]NF
Seven Ages of Paris by Alistar Horne (paperback, personal copy)
History of the Baltic States by Andres Kasekamp (library copy)

Novel: Murder in the Tower by Plaidy (personal copy)
Set during the reign of James I of England[/quote]

I remember reading that one, If I remember right it involves Frances Howard murdering her first husband to marry her second. I haven't read it in 20 years but the plot was a real boiler.

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