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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Sun March 20th, 2011, 7:56 pm

Started my re-read of Gone with the Wind today.

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Post by cw gortner » Sun March 20th, 2011, 8:00 pm

[quote=""Perdita""]Just started The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland, set in the reign of King John[/quote]

Let me know what you think. It's on my To-Buy list; I'm not sure if it's gotten a US publisher yet but I can't seem to find a mention anywhere as far as US release date is concerned, which would be a shame. If not, I'll get it via UK.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Ariadne » Sun March 20th, 2011, 8:27 pm

I ordered Gallows Curse from the UK because I hadn't read about a US deal yet either. It's not here yet.

Over my spring break, I finished four novels: Frances Hill's Deliverance from Evil (Salem witch trials); Lea Wait's Shadow of a Down East Summer (Maine, multi-period mystery); Stephen Harrigan's Remember Ben Clayton (post-WWI France and Texas; best book I've read so far this year); and Pauline Gedge's The King's Man.

These were all for review, and now I need a break to clear my head!

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Post by cw gortner » Sun March 20th, 2011, 8:29 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]I ordered Gallows Curse from the UK because I hadn't read about a US deal yet either. It's not here yet. [/quote]

I figured, I just ordered it, too. I'm waiting with bated breath to read The King's Man :)
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Ariadne » Sun March 20th, 2011, 8:34 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]I figured, I just ordered it, too. I'm waiting with bated breath to read The King's Man :) [/quote]

Hope your copy arrives soon. We'll have to compare notes!

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Post by cw gortner » Sun March 20th, 2011, 8:36 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Hope your copy arrives soon. We'll have to compare notes![/quote]

As soon as it does, I'll read it! And yes, would love to compare notes. I'm a huge Gedge fan, as you know, and have been eagerly awaiting this one for over a year.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Misfit » Mon March 21st, 2011, 2:52 am

Just started Mary of Carisbrooke by MC Barnes.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 21st, 2011, 10:24 am

I'm reading Choral Society by Prue Leith, a contemporary story.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Brenna » Mon March 21st, 2011, 12:31 pm

Started Lady Macbeth by Susan Fraser King last night. So far, so good although I am having trouble keeping the characters straight because I don't know my Scotland history. However, she does have genealogy chart in the beginning which helps some.
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Post by Ash » Mon March 21st, 2011, 1:48 pm

I really enjoyed that book. I don't have much background in Scottish history either, but didn't find it too confusing, and thought it an excellent take on the Macbeth story.

Last night I came up for air, after spending a week reading The Court of Lions. I don't know much about ancient Chinese history, but it didn't matter - this is one of the best HF books I have ever read. Based on historic events and people, it tells you about the height of the Tang Dynasty and its fall. The character development, the story line and the narration will keep you moving through the 900+ pages with nary a pause. (my DH asked me last night if something was wrong, that I seemed a bit distant the last few days. Told him, don't mind me, just time traveling :) Highly recommended!

http://www.amazon.com/Court-Lion-Novel- ... 0380709856
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