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What Are You Reading? September 2011

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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Wed September 21st, 2011, 10:31 pm

Sunrise of Avalon by Anna Elliott

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Post by princess garnet » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 1:09 am

Black Lamb & Grey Falcon by Rebecca West (NF)
This one will definitely take awhile to read--it's nearly 1200 pages! I'm reading a copy of our history collection at the library; it's a 1977 reprint. From what I've read of it's an account of then royal kingdom of Yugoslavia prior to WWII.

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Post by lauragill » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 1:39 am

Scroll of Saqqara by Pauline Gedge, and Sarah by Marek Halter.

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Post by rebecca » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 2:20 am

I finished 'Queen of Last Hopes'(really enjoyed it) on the weekend. I am now half way through 'Queen by Right'(but I did cheat a bit-I skimmed past Cecily's childhood).

Bec :)

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 2:37 am

[quote=""rebecca""]I finished 'Queen of Last Hopes'(really enjoyed it) on the weekend. .

Bec :) [/quote]

Thanks, rebecca!

I'm still reading Sister Queens by Julia Fox (NF). Still enjoying it.
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Post by javagirl » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 2:43 am

I finally finished Shogun. It was good but I never loved it like I was expecting to, or as much as I did Tai-pan.

Now I'm very close to finishing Eighty-Dollar Champion which is good, not great though the story is a heart-warming one. There are a lot of interesting things but overall I haven't been overly impressed with the writing.

Trying to decide between Louise Penny's Still Life and The Winter Sea as my next. I think I'll save The Winter Sea for next up after Still Life.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 3:06 am

Finished Mistress of Rome -- liked it. I don't care enough about the Doomsday book to finish it. Now I'm thinking I should sample Susannah Kearsley, since she seems to get so much favorable attention.

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Post by LCW » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 7:25 am

[quote=""MLE""]Finished Mistress of Rome -- liked it. I don't care enough about the Doomsday book to finish it. Now I'm thinking I should sample Susannah Kearsley, since she seems to get so much favorable attention.[/quote]

You didn't miss much! And you just reminded me I need to write a review for Doomsday Book.
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Post by Misfit » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 9:42 am

Getting ready to start The Eagle and the Dove, first in a trilogy on Russia. Last of the Russian Empire, and apparently the author is writing about her own grandparents.
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Post by Ash » Thu September 22nd, 2011, 1:13 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Black Lamb & Grey Falcon by Rebecca West (NF)
This one will definitely take awhile to read--it's nearly 1200 pages! I'm reading a copy of our history collection at the library; it's a 1977 reprint. From what I've read of it's an account of then royal kingdom of Yugoslavia prior to WWII.[/quote]

Its worth reading tho it gets dry in some spots, and she has some very obvious axes to grind. But the background to all the modern mess is very helpful.

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