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What Are You Reading? September 2011

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri September 30th, 2011, 2:57 pm

I am now starting on 'Lady of the Rivers' *SIGH*! I had to FF her marriage to DofB to save my sanity!! This is her worst book!
It really is a case of don't buy it, borrow it.
Rather dire, isn't it?

I've started The Millionaire's Daughter by Dorothy Eden. Another one of those self made New York men taking his daughter to England to find a wealthy husband.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri September 30th, 2011, 5:18 pm

I'm just about to start Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik - I feel like something a little light-hearted!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 30th, 2011, 5:36 pm

I've finished 4 books in the last week or so:
"Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward P. Kohn (275pgs, 2011) (9/22) - Interesting, but a bit more political then I was expecting as it concentrates a lot on the 1896 campaign of William Jennings Bryan.

"Crying: The Natural & Cultural History of Tears" by Tom Lutz (288pgs, 1999) (9/25)* - Also interesting, but a bit scientific for my taste at times.

"Landmarks of Britain: The Five Hundred Place That Made Our History" by Clive Aslet (572pgs, 2005) (9/26)* - Very good book, learned loads of interesting information but it did have some small errors early on in the book, the major one being that Richard of Cornwall was not Henry III's son but his brother.

"New York To Dallas (In Death) by J.D. Robb (402pgs, 2011) (9/28)* - Another great book in this series, I hope she continues it for a long, long time.

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Post by Berengaria » Sat October 1st, 2011, 10:53 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Rather dire, isn't it?

I've started The Millionaire's Daughter by Dorothy Eden. Another one of those self made New York men taking his daughter to England to find a wealthy husband.[/quote]
Oh, darn! So sad! Jacquetta deserves better...I think this is the only fictional book on her in particular.
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 1st, 2011, 11:57 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just started "Dead to the World" by Charlaine Harris.[/quote]

Ooh, I'm just busy with the Charlaine Harris books - loving them. On number 2 at the moment - forgotten the title. I was trying to read them a bit more slowly but they're very moreish!
Les proz e les vassals
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun October 2nd, 2011, 3:38 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Ooh, I'm just busy with the Charlaine Harris books - loving them. On number 2 at the moment - forgotten the title. I was trying to read them a bit more slowly but they're very moreish![/quote]

Yes they're very addictive aren't they, in fact I'm re-reading them as I probably read them too quickly the first time! :o Number 2 is Living Dead in Dallas, and it's very funny especially towards the end, my second favourite of the books so far. Enjoy! ;)
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