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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Mon January 3rd, 2011, 9:19 pm

I started The Secret Lion by CW, at long last!

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Mon January 3rd, 2011, 9:20 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]One of my favorites![/quote]

I want to watch the movie too. :D The book is good.
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Tue January 4th, 2011, 12:27 am

I am reading The Queen from Provence and Medieval Queens Plaidy's writing is a bit "stiff"..don't know if that's the right word .. but all in all, I have been enjoying her books! :)
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Post by Susan » Tue January 4th, 2011, 2:54 am

Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham...Going back to old England again. I always like Susan's books, so I just have to read her new one...now!
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Post by cw gortner » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:19 am

[quote=""Amanda""]I started The Secret Lion by CW, at long last![/quote]

Hope you enjoy! As many here know, it's being reissued as The Tudor Secret on 2/1 by St Martin's Press, with some editorial manicuring and a new scene.

I finished The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton over the holidays and really enjoyed it, more so than House at Riverton. Now reading Revenger by Rory Clements, his second in a spy series set in the waning years of Elizabeth I's reign. So far, I'm loving it.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:38 am

[quote=""Susan""]Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham...Going back to old England again. I always like Susan's books, so I just have to read her new one...now![/quote]

Thanks, Susan! I gather you're reading the Kindle edition, since there was a delay in printing the paperback?
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Post by CrimsonPetal » Tue January 4th, 2011, 5:28 am

Reading The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll, book #3 in The Dark Queen series.

Also started reading Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant today.

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue January 4th, 2011, 2:12 pm

I finished Susan Kay's Phantom before the end of the year. I really liked how she fleshed out Erik's backstory. However, the phantom is such a larger than life figure with an assured place in popular culture. Reader reaction on how the author handles the love triangle will very much depend on preconceived notions and interpretation of those characters. My favorite PoV character in this was the Persian. I really liked how she developed the unlikely friendship he forms with Erik.

Found myself in the mood for some frontier fiction, so I'm currently reading a western about the migration to Oregon in Karen Fisher's A Sudden Country.

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Post by Telynor » Tue January 4th, 2011, 3:30 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]'Marie-Therese - the fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter' by Susan Nagel.[/quote]

That is an excellent book. Looking forward to what you think of it.

Now reading Anna Karenina, the Peaver/Volokhonsky edition, and enjoying it very much, and Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.
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Post by Susan » Tue January 4th, 2011, 11:37 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Thanks, Susan! I gather you're reading the Kindle edition, since there was a delay in printing the paperback?[/quote]

Yes, I am!
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