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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri June 10th, 2011, 5:35 pm

No big secret here but I loathed Pillars and will never go near a Follett novel again.

Since I am still waiting for my copy of EC's new book (sniff sniff), I'm going to start in on Ciji Ware's Midnight on Julia Street.
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Post by annis » Fri June 10th, 2011, 9:40 pm

The Golden Prince, a YA novel by Kiwi author, Ken Catran. It's a vivid, no-holds-barred tale about Pyrrhus, 16 year old son of the great warrior-king, Achilles, enticed away from his home by the wily Odysseus to fulfill a prophecy that the war against Troy won't be won by the Greeks until Achilles' son takes the field.

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Post by Kasthu » Fri June 10th, 2011, 9:49 pm

Don't know if I mentioned this before, but I'm now reading The Daughter of Siena, by Marina Fiorato. Interesting premise, but the characters are so very black and white!

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Post by Susan » Sat June 11th, 2011, 12:50 am

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

Finally finished all the published Outlander books!
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Post by princess garnet » Sat June 11th, 2011, 1:17 am

Loves of Charles II by Jean Plaidy, reissued omnibus ed. This one is going to be a long read! For some reason this didn't get my interest when it was first reissued. Then when I saw 2nd reissue with its cover, that settled it.
Then one more of Plaidy's Stuart novels left Courting Her Highness whenever it's reissued...
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat June 11th, 2011, 2:23 am

[quote=""Susan""]Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
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W00T finally! :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat June 11th, 2011, 2:26 am

I've finished "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton" by C. David Heyman (429pgs, 1986)*. This is a reread for me, I believe I read it back in the 80s, but I didn't remember any of it, so it was like the first time. Despite all her millions her life sounded miserable. She was a great beauty, but at the end, she looked like a walking dead person, just awful.

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Post by SCW » Sat June 11th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Started on The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 11th, 2011, 12:46 pm

Bailed on Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware. Starting an old OOP historical/romance (not sure which yet) Poppies in the Wind by Louise O'Flaherty. Nevada silver boom days.
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Post by Amanda » Sat June 11th, 2011, 1:11 pm

I started Clara's War by Clara Kramer. The memoir of a Polish Jewish survivor of WWII.

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