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In your TBR pile....

Post by pat » Wed September 24th, 2008, 4:16 am

what cant you wait to read?

I ask this as today I went to the library to pick up a 'hold': Maos Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin. A true story of a ballet dancer from China. I cant wait to start it.

However, as I browsed, there was a couple of other novels that caught my eye: Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali. I read Brick Lane by Monica Ali and loved it. It was one of the only books I brought! It had been reviewed on Richard and Judy in their book club segment and caught my eye. Now I have just seen this one by her set in a village called Mamarrosa in Portugal, and it looks good. Also there was SHadows and Strongholds by EC.


Now I know I should read Maos Last Dancer first as it is in demand but.....
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Post by JMJacobsen » Wed September 24th, 2008, 4:25 am

Picking the next one to read can take me up to an hour! I suppose it depends on your mood or if you have a review deadline or something like that. Next up for me is The Heretic Queen, by Michelle Moran because she was nice enough to send me a signed copy. I'm starting to get a bit burned out on British HF, so I'm hoping a geographical change down to Egypt will revive my spirits. :)

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Post by Carine » Wed September 24th, 2008, 6:37 am

I can't wait to start The Heretic Queen.

After that it will be a choice between several of EC's books I have waiting for me, Katherine, The Welsh Trilogy and the Plantagenet series by Jean Plaidy ! Tough choices coming up in the future ! :D
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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 24th, 2008, 6:56 am

The list is endless for me. I look at all my books and wonder if I will ever have time to read them all! :eek:
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Post by pat » Wed September 24th, 2008, 7:21 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]The list is endless for me. I look at all my books and wonder if I will ever have time to read them all! :eek: [/quote]

LOL! But is there one that you cant wait to read?
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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 24th, 2008, 9:08 am

Well, Daphne by Justin Picardie, The Glass of Time by Michael Cox, The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie, The Man of Property by John Galsworthy, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and The Seance by John Harwood all spring to mind!!! Not forgetting Shadows and Strongholds and Lords of the White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick which I have on my list to read before the end of the year. Choices, choices, decisions, decisions...... Oh dear. :o :D
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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 24th, 2008, 10:36 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]The list is endless for me. I look at all my books and wonder if I will ever have time to read them all! :eek: [/quote]

Me too! sometimes it takes me ages to decide, but my next read will definitely be "The Secret life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd for my bookgroup as it's my turn to choose so I'd better read it....after that it will probably be Halloween so I may read "The Evil Seed" by Joanne Harris, then possibly "A Place Beyond Courage" by Elizabeth Chadwick, and then the list is endless (because it grows all the time) :D

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Post by Divia » Wed September 24th, 2008, 11:06 am

The heretics daughter will be at my library soon. Can't wait :)
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Post by lindymc » Wed September 24th, 2008, 12:07 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]but my next read will definitely be "The Secret life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd [/quote]

I'm sure you'll enjoy TSLOB; it is one of my favorite non-historical fiction novels; one of those with such great lines that I found myself looking for someone with whom to share them. I would think it is a perfect choice for a book club selection.

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 24th, 2008, 12:48 pm

I'm finishing up The Heretic Queen (which I'm enjoying). After that I've got way too many choices, but Deborah Cadbury's The Lost King of France, Barnaby Ross's The Passionate Queen, Gene Smith's American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family, and Elizabeth Norton's She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of Medieval England are high on the list. All except Ross are nonfiction--I've been in that kind of a mood lately.
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