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December 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 27th, 2010, 4:15 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]I'm in Scottsdale.[/quote]

Oooh, hit the art stores in Old Scottsdale for me. I love that Jewish deli there, not Schlotsky's but the mom and pop running one with the jars of pickle spears on every table. Those reubens were to die for.

I kinda got sucked into reading this one on a dare. Seriously bad,

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Post by cw gortner » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:23 pm

Decided to read Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden instead and save Revenger for my plane ride home. So far, I'm liking this second Morton book; easy to read and a bit more complex than House at Riverton. If the first book was a du Maurier homage, this one owes a lot to Jane Eyre and Victorian childhood fairy tales.
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Post by Ariadne » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:33 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Decided to read Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden instead and save Revenger for my plane ride home. So far, I'm liking this second Morton book; easy to read and a bit more complex than House at Riverton. If the first book was a du Maurier homage, this one owes a lot to Jane Eyre and Victorian childhood fairy tales.[/quote]

Great minds think alike :D I finished Forgotten Garden two days ago. I've loved them all, but she seems to improve with each book; the stories become progressively more complex.

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Post by cw gortner » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:37 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Great minds think alike :D I finished Forgotten Garden two days ago. I've loved them all, but she seems to improve with each book; the stories become progressively more complex.[/quote]

Yes, indeed ;) I'm halfway through; I started it on my holiday plane ride over and was immediatly caught up in it.
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Post by Michy » Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:46 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Great minds think alike :D I finished Forgotten Garden two days ago. I've loved them all, but she seems to improve with each book; the stories become progressively more complex.[/quote] I, too, liked The Forgotten Garden much more than The House at Riverton. If her third one is even better (haven't read it yet), well, then, that gives me something wonderful to look forward to. :)

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Post by Telynor » Mon December 27th, 2010, 7:09 pm

Just finished _The Leopard Unleashed_ today, so now I am caught up on all the EC's. Just waitin' til June here.... :rolleyes:

Now it's on to a Lauren Willig novel.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 27th, 2010, 7:11 pm

I've finished "Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World" by Marlene Wagman-Geller (241pgs, 2010). Interesting book about how people came up with ideas like Amnesty International, Netflix, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Weight Watchers, the Slinky, etc.

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Post by Ash » Mon December 27th, 2010, 7:27 pm

I love that Jewish deli there

Actually there are two: Chompies is my favorite, matzah ball soup to die for, mile high sandwiches, and my favorite breakfast in the world - challah french toast. Jason's Deli is another, not quite "NYC" enough for me, but its good.

And if you are in Scottsdale you must go to The Poison Pen Bookstore! And if you don't mind a drive, come down to Mesa to visit the huge used bookstore Bookmans. And if you want to hook up, IM me - Im off all week.

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Post by Tanzanite » Mon December 27th, 2010, 7:30 pm

Planning on starting The Queen of Last Hopes later today.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 27th, 2010, 8:17 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Oooh, hit the art stores in Old Scottsdale for me. I love that Jewish deli there, not Schlotsky's but the mom and pop running one with the jars of pickle spears on every table. Those reubens were to die for.

I kinda got sucked into reading this one on a dare. Seriously bad,

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This has to be a contender for the cheesy covers competition! ;)

On a less sensationalist note, I'm just about to start reading "Agatha Raisin and a Spoonful of Poison", modern crime set in the Cotswolds.
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