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What are you reading August 2011?

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue August 9th, 2011, 10:37 am

Just started two books: Rage by Wilbur Smith from his Courtney series, and a contemporary, Some Hope by Edward St Aubyn.

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Post by CrimsonPetal » Tue August 9th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Started Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander.

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Post by Amanda » Wed August 10th, 2011, 8:28 am

Thank goodness Versailles was such a quick read.........not my kind of book I'm afraid but battled through as it was short.

Now on to Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon.

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Post by emr » Wed August 10th, 2011, 8:39 am

Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald
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Post by princess garnet » Wed August 10th, 2011, 8:55 pm

Katherine of Aragon by Plaidy (omnibus ed)
Initially I didn't have an interest when it was reissued 6 years ago. I finally bought it some time back with the new cover. Since it's an omnibus, this will take me some time to read.
Having read CW's The Last Queen, I have a different contrast of Juana of Castile, now that I'm re-encountering her again.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed August 10th, 2011, 10:15 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]As it so happens, reading both When Christ and His Saints Slept and EC's Lady of the English is exactly what I plan on doing. I have to order EC's book today, but I've already started rereeading Saints. I can't believe how much I have forgotten in the two years since I read it last.[/quote]

Just started Lady of the English myself and I got Saints out of the library again so I could compare and contrast if I wanted to. Going to start a buddy read thread so we can discuss.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu August 11th, 2011, 2:12 am

I've finished 2 books today:
"The Royal Tombs of Great Britain" by Aidan Dodson (227pgs, 2004)~. A quick and interesting read. The one odd thing about it is that why he tries to show images of all the tombs/effigies that he can, he only shows the outside of where Victoria and Albert are. I've seen the effigies, they were on the cover of a book, so why couldn't/didn't he show them?

"The Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History" by Maura Spiegel & Lithe Sebesta (462pgs, 2002).* Another quick and easy read despite the page total. That total is a bit of cheat because the actual size of the book is very small, the page total is long but the page size is very short, in a regular sized book, I think it would be half the size. If I was a guy I would've been taking a lot longer time to read it, LOL!

This is my favourite image from it, the look on Sophia Loren's face is priceless, the other woman is Jayne Mansfield:

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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 11th, 2011, 8:41 am

Oh yes I love La Loren's expression!

Just started reading Lee Child's "Worth Dying For", some alpha-male stuff for a change, and Kate Morton's "The Distant Hours".
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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 11th, 2011, 9:13 am

Well, I suppose it is a bit of an eyeful!!!! LOL.
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Post by LoobyG » Thu August 11th, 2011, 9:30 am

Lol if that was Loren's expression, I wonder what the men in the room thought of that cleavage?! :D Have put 'Avalon' by Anya Seton down for a bit, I've got to the part when Merewyn and Rumon are at court but I don't feel in the mood to continue, so I'm on 'Save Karyn - one shopaholic's journey to debt and back' by Karyn Bosnak at the moment :)


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