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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

Post by boswellbaxter » Wed June 1st, 2011, 5:23 am

I'm reading Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, NF by Catherine Clinton, and debating between reading a couple of novels.
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed June 1st, 2011, 2:28 pm

Currently reading Roselynde by Roberta Gellis on the Kindle. Looks like quite a few of her books have Kindle editions now.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed June 1st, 2011, 4:01 pm

I've nearly finished the Nicola Upson book ,which I'm quite enjoying,and still ploughing through May's BOTM, which is becoming increasingly tedious, with it's descriptions of sewing tents together and collecting seeds!
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by fljustice » Wed June 1st, 2011, 6:14 pm

Started A Thousand Splendid Suns a couple of days ago and had bad bout of insomnia last night, so well over half-way through. Also spend a lot of time on buses and subways yesterday, so got a good start on The Stories of Eva Luna.
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Post by Divia » Wed June 1st, 2011, 11:10 pm

Victorian Costume for Ladies 1860-1900. :)
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Post by princess garnet » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 1:32 am

The Royal Sisters by Plaidy, formerly titled The Haunted Sisters. The story of Mary and Anne Stuart, daughters of James II.

So far, it's been more about Anne since Mary is in the Netherlands when the novel begins. (It seems to pick up from The Three Crowns) What I don't like about the reissue is the two women featured on the cover have the wrong period attire!
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Post by Steve Anderson » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 4:33 am

The Quest for Anna Klein by Thomas H. Cook. It's an historical espionage thriller about a rookie American attempt to stop WWII by assassinating Hitler, as told by the protagonist Danforth in 2001. It's an ARC; the book's out this month.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 10:09 am

I've just started "Never the Bride" by Paul Magrs - mystery set in Whitby, N Yorkshire, featuring Brenda, who runs a B & B but has a mysterious past - she's ageless, has strange scars and has to keep re-inventing herself - and she decides to investigate the new beauty parlour which has just opened and claims to, literally, take 25 years off a person's age. It's the first in a series, I think there are about 5 so far. The author also writes a lot of the Doctor Who books.
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Post by Brenna » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 12:59 pm

Finished Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W Gortner last night which I thought was fantastic! Amazingly done! Not that I was surprised, but I want to make sure Mr. Gortner knows!!

Started Sword Song, 4th in Bernard Cornwell's Saxon series last night. Moving through it pretty quickly.
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Post by Ash » Thu June 2nd, 2011, 3:08 pm

Pulling out books to read on our trip; decided I needed to reread George RR Martin's Fire and Ice series so I can remember what it is that the tv series is leaving out. Also will be bringing Justinian with me. That should be enough to start. We will be in in the vacinity of many bookstores down the coast and Portland (can we say, Powells?), so I suspect I'll be bringing more back home than I wend with!

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