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What Are You Reading? March 2011

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Sun March 13th, 2011, 3:39 pm

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.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 13th, 2011, 5:51 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]

Except, unlike Josephine, Louise was a bit of a milquetoast.

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Post by Misfit » Sun March 13th, 2011, 5:54 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Except, unlike Josephine, Louise was a bit of a milquetoast.

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I liked Louise the way Dumas wrote her. That's all I'm sayin'.
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Post by princess garnet » Sun March 13th, 2011, 8:19 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]
I own the paperback edition and enjoyed it.

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Post by Elysium » Sun March 13th, 2011, 10:07 pm

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. Not far yet but Liked so far.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon March 14th, 2011, 1:58 am

I've finished today "Amazing Grace: The Great Days of the Dukes" by E.S. Turner (315pgs, 1975, 2003ed)*. I really enjoyed this book, it was well written, and I found it very interesting and humourous at times. It deals with non-royal dukes and royal bastards who were made dukes and their descendants.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 14th, 2011, 9:20 am

I'm reading Room by Emma Donoghue.
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Post by Brenna » Mon March 14th, 2011, 2:32 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. Not far yet but Liked so far.[/quote]

I thought that was very well done. I hope you enjoy it!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 14th, 2011, 2:55 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. Not far yet but Liked so far.[/quote]

I loved that book too.

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Post by LoobyG » Mon March 14th, 2011, 3:51 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Except, unlike Josephine, Louise was a bit of a milquetoast.

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What's a milquetoast SM? I've not heard that saying before :p

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