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Post by michellemoran » Wed September 24th, 2008, 9:35 pm

Well, Misfit, you can always take a day off ;] I think all jobs should come with reading days.

And Telynor, I had no idea CM was writing about Jane Austen. What an interesting subject to choose given her previous books.
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Post by JMJacobsen » Wed September 24th, 2008, 9:56 pm

A sequel to Pride and Prejudice? Hmmmm. Seems like there have been a lot of Austen "sequels" lately. Whenever I hear of someone trying to write a sequel to a deceased author's work, for some reason I always think of Rhett Butler's People. er....

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed September 24th, 2008, 11:34 pm

[quote=""eclecticreader10""]I have over 75 books on my TBR list. I have them on spreadsheet in the order that I want to read them. However the one I had to go buy and move to the top of the list is The Heretic's Daughter. I just couldn't wait. I got it yesterday. I'll go back to my list when I'm done, unless, of course, something else grabs my attention.[/quote]

I have a spreadsheet as well for the same thing. I am really looking forward to Devil's Brood (of which I have an ARC). But it is going to have to go behind The Other Queen since I have to return it to the library this weekend before I go out of town. I know the reviews have not been good, but I'll at least give it a try.

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Post by Misfit » Thu September 25th, 2008, 12:22 am

Well, Misfit, you can always take a day off ;] I think all jobs should come with reading days.
LOL, I actually have some vacation days I've been saving for October. Although my co-workers look at me like I should have my head examined.....
Whenever I hear of someone trying to write a sequel to a deceased author's work, for some reason I always think of Rhett Butler's People. er....
I heard that. :) :p

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Post by JMJacobsen » Thu September 25th, 2008, 12:29 am

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I heard that. :) :p [/quote]

HA! I think of you every time I see that book on the shelves over at Costco!

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Post by michellemoran » Thu September 25th, 2008, 1:10 am

HA! I think of you every time I see that book on the shelves over at Costco!
Me too! Although in my case, it's Borders! ;)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 25th, 2008, 2:24 am

[quote=""Telynor""]October is going to be one of those months with an embarassment of riches for books. So many new, interesting titles! So too, it looks for December with Colleen McCullough writing a -sequel- to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The mind boggles.[/quote]

She is?! Oye, there are soooo many of them!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu September 25th, 2008, 2:52 am

"The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet: A Novel" is the name of the novel, I don't know if I want to read it since Mary was the least interesting of the sisters.

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Post by Telynor » Thu September 25th, 2008, 4:12 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]"The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet: A Novel" is the name of the novel, I don't know if I want to read it since Mary was the least interesting of the sisters.

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I agree. But McCullough is so darn good at creating a story, I'm willing to give her a try with this one. It can't possibly be as bad as The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy, which is one of the worst novels that I have ever tried to wade through. In any case, P&P is next up in my Jane Austen pile for a reread.

I tend to heap my TBR books by Fiction, Nonfiction, our EC, Georgette Heyer, and MMPb's, with separate piles for each one. I try awfully hard not have them get too messy, but I fear that it is a lost cause.

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Post by pat » Thu September 25th, 2008, 4:23 am

This is so interesting to me!

I often pick loads of books in the library, with not a lot of impatience to read them. Sometimes one really catches my eye, or a fav author is in the batch, and that will move them to the top, but I then work through, returning some unread. My 'pile' is kept beside my bed, with a total of 5-8 books in it! I do have a bookshelf with my brought books on it, ones that I wont part with.
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