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What are you reading? July 2011

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Post by Elysium » Fri July 29th, 2011, 7:30 pm

I finished A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin and now I'm reading The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell.

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Post by princess garnet » Fri July 29th, 2011, 8:24 pm

Quick, fun read: Hamburger & Fries by John T. Edge (NF)

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri July 29th, 2011, 9:44 pm

Finished Nevil Shute's "On the Beach" yesterday, which I liked, but "A Town Like Alice" is still my favorite by him. Started reading "The Glass Palace" by Amitav Ghosh today.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri July 29th, 2011, 10:00 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]I finished A Secret Alchemy by Emma Darwin[/quote]

What did you think of it? It's a bit of an unusual one, that. I think we have a thread for this book in the reviews section.

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Post by Brenna » Fri July 29th, 2011, 10:24 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]now I'm reading The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell.[/quote]

Let me know what you think. I read Exit the Actress and wasn't really a big fan of Nell.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat July 30th, 2011, 3:46 am

I finished a book yesterday. "And the Bride Wore...The Story of the White Wedding" by Ann Monsarrat (252pgs, 1975)*. An interesting look at the progressing of weddings over the centuries. Concentrates a huge amount of space on royal weddings and the weddings of president's daughters. Would've been even better if it had images of some of the women and their dresses!

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Post by annis » Sat July 30th, 2011, 5:16 am

The Lion's Cub, (2006) by Lisa Speight, a novel about Alexander the Great told from the POV of his companion/lover Hephaistion. This was apparently meant to be the first in a trilogy, but I haven't found any trace of published sequels. Maybe the first one didn't sell as well as hoped. A shame - it's rather good.

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Post by Margaret » Sat July 30th, 2011, 5:41 am

Vlad, The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys. An ARC I didn't manage to squeeze into my schedule at the time the book was first published (May). I'm interested in Vlad (the historical Dracula), but I was afraid it might just be a big gore-fest. There's some gore, but it doesn't seem to be the main point, and the writing is atmospheric and original. So far, I'm liking it quite a bit.
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Post by EC2 » Sat July 30th, 2011, 10:40 am

Reading upstairs The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield for Amazon Vine. 1956 Arkansas. Very good so far.
Reading downstairs an ARC of Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman. I just love the personality of Philippe of France - brilliant!
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Post by george3 » Sat July 30th, 2011, 12:14 pm

I'm almost finished with 'Imperial Governor' by George Shipway. I only wish that it was longer!!! :)


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