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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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Divia
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Post by Divia » Tue March 8th, 2011, 12:19 am

[quote=""Ash""]There's a teen version? Gack, I hope they don't try to sugar coat anything in that book.

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[quote=""Vanessa""]I didn't know there was a teen version. Why?[/quote]

Eh, OK, maybe I said it wrong. Wither is kinda sorta like the Handmaids tale. Women die at age 20 and men at 25 due to a genetic mess up. Women are married off to men at a young age and in some cases their children are harvested to try and figure out what the genetic hiccup is that is killing everyone. Young girls are kidnapped so they can be bought and married off. I'm only part way through, and I'm enjoying it. Teens will enjoy the morbid aspect of it.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue March 8th, 2011, 3:15 am

[quote=""Elysium""]reading The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones. This is not going well. Stephen and Maud are having affair and I'm bad and peaked; Henry II is Stephen's son...[/quote]

I read that a couple of decades ago and I still remembered that bit, LOL!

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Post by Margaret » Tue March 8th, 2011, 4:59 am

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reading The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones. This is not going well. Stephen and Maud are having affair and I'm bad and peaked; Henry II is Stephen's son...
I read that a couple of decades ago and I still remembered that bit, LOL!
Oh, gosh, I read that one myself many years ago (or another one in which Stephen and Maud had an affair), and I still remember how absurd it seemed to me. I really knew very little at the time about that war, but the context of the novel was enough to make it seem utterly ridiculous.
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Post by annis » Tue March 8th, 2011, 5:37 am

Jean Plaidy had a go at the Stephen and Matilda as lovers theory in Passionate Enemies, not one of her better moments :)

Graham Shelby had a go at the Matilda and Brien Fitz Count as lovers theory in Villains of the Piece aka The Oath and the Sword. Still unlikely but a lot more likely than the other. I'm sure EC did a good post about Brien Fitz Count- where is it-- here:
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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 8th, 2011, 9:09 am

[quote=""Divia""]Eh, OK, maybe I said it wrong. Wither is kinda sorta like the Handmaids tale. Women die at age 20 and men at 25 due to a genetic mess up. Women are married off to men at a young age and in some cases their children are harvested to try and figure out what the genetic hiccup is that is killing everyone. Young girls are kidnapped so they can be bought and married off. I'm only part way through, and I'm enjoying it. Teens will enjoy the morbid aspect of it.[/quote]

Image LOL. I thought 'wither' was some sort of phrasing! :o
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Post by Perdita » Tue March 8th, 2011, 12:52 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]I liked this one a lot. I'm looking forward to the next one, Prophecy.[/quote]

There's a follow up? That's brilliant.

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue March 8th, 2011, 2:05 pm

Finally started Jules Watson's The Raven Queen and am enjoying it so far.

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Post by Brenna » Tue March 8th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Decided to start Great Maria last night. I hope it gets better because I'm really annoyed by Richard and Maria's marriage.
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Post by LoobyG » Tue March 8th, 2011, 6:56 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Image LOL. I thought 'wither' was some sort of phrasing! :o [/quote]

I did too Vanessa lol lol! :D Until I saw your comment, oh dear. 3/4s of the way through Madame Tussaud and loving it, the tension that Marie is feeling is palpable - and when they brought her those heads to make models of! Eww...

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Post by princess garnet » Wed March 9th, 2011, 1:10 am

Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin (reread)

When I read this in high school, the copy I read had two B&W paintings of Elizabeth, one of them as a Greek goddess

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