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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon March 14th, 2011, 5:20 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Just started 'Mistress of the Sun' by Sandra Gulland, a novel about Louise de la Valliere who was a mistress of Louis XIV :) I loved Sandra's trilogy on Josephine so I'm expecting good things.[/quote]

That is on my TBR pile. I loved her Josephine B series, so I'm hoping this one is just as good!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 14th, 2011, 6:03 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]What's a milquetoast SM? I've not heard that saying before :p [/quote]

A milquetoast is a weak, ineffectual or bland person. :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 14th, 2011, 6:12 pm

I've finished "Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans" by Jeff Dwyer (250pgs, 2007). For a short book it was packed with lots of information about various haunted locations in and around NO. Good book.

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Post by LoobyG » Mon March 14th, 2011, 6:54 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]A milquetoast is a weak, ineffectual or bland person. :)

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Ahh, I shall have to remember that one :) I'm quite early on in the book and Louise is still a child, so I can't say whether she is or she isn't, but if I'm remembering accurately, other books I've read set at the court of Louis XIV have depicted her as such.

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Post by Elysium » Mon March 14th, 2011, 7:31 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I thought that was very well done. I hope you enjoy it![/quote]

Didn't finish it. It wasn't really bad but I was bored and it just didn't fo it for me.

Just started Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly.

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Post by annis » Mon March 14th, 2011, 7:42 pm

Simon Winchester's book (non-fiction), The Man who loved China. Fascinating!
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Post by Margaret » Tue March 15th, 2011, 5:05 am

Just started 'Mistress of the Sun' by Sandra Gulland
I liked this a lot (see review). Louise doesn't come across as milquetoasty at all in this novel. Sandra Gulland is a favorite author of mine. I'm eager to see what she writes next!
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Post by SCW » Tue March 15th, 2011, 6:44 am

I'm waiting for my copy of Great Maria to arrive. Ordered it through Borders so I don't know how I'll go there.
But I'm re-discovering Anya Seton and I've just finished Green Darkness and I'm about to read The Winthrop Woman

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Post by Jemidar » Tue March 15th, 2011, 11:12 am

Reading Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth.

Not too far in, but so far the main characters (Richard-Sue and Catherine-Sue) are nauseatingly unrealistic, the history is wonky and it's so syrupy that it just makes me feel like


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Post by fljustice » Tue March 15th, 2011, 3:12 pm

[quote=""Jemidar""]Reading Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth.

Not too far in, but so far the main characters (Richard-Sue and Catherine-Sue) are nauseatingly unrealistic, the history is wonky and it's so syrupy that it just makes me feel like


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