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What are you reading October 2011?

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Post by princess garnet » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 10:26 pm

Confessions of Catherine de Medici by our own CW Gortner

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Post by Nefret » Mon October 3rd, 2011, 10:30 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Confessions of Catherine de Medici by our own CW Gortner[/quote]

Nice! I've been meaning to read that.
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Post by cw gortner » Tue October 4th, 2011, 1:42 am

Hope you enjoy it, Princess Garnet!

I'm reading an ARC of THE WINTER PALACE for endorsement. I know there's been some comments on the book here, I'll have to search for them. I am really liking it, especially the underlying sense of the frivolity and the underlying corruption of the Russian court of Empress Elizabeth. The narrator is a young Polish woman who becomes a spy for the Empress and befriends young Catherine upon her arrival.
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Post by fljustice » Tue October 4th, 2011, 1:57 pm

Back from vacation with hubby and daughter. Finished A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords on the long plane and train rides. Now working on A Feast of Crows for pleasure. Bought out the British Museum Bookstore and have a huge stack of research reading ahead. Yay!
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Post by Sharz » Tue October 4th, 2011, 2:29 pm

I'm reading Anya Seton's The Winthrop Woman and hubby and I are reading aloud A Dance with Dragons.

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Post by Telynor » Wed October 5th, 2011, 12:45 am

Three books going on at the moment:

Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie
Up and Down Stairs by Jeremy Musson NF
Letters to Vicky NF

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Post by rebecca » Wed October 5th, 2011, 2:01 am

I couldn't finish 'The Distant Hours'...I just found that Kate takes a long time to get to the point and found myself strolling through the maze of her plot and simply decided to opt out. Perhaps I am simply too impatient.

I just started 'That Woman' by Anne Sebba so far so good :D

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed October 5th, 2011, 2:27 am

I finished yesterday:
"Kathryn: In the Court of Six Queens" by Anne Merton Abbey (454pgs, 1989, reread). This is my all time favourite book, and I cannot tell you how many times I've read it since '89 when my mom gave it to me. I've read it so many times the front and back cover came off this last reading. A great interweaving of characters who are not based on real people into the lives of Henry VIII, his wives and their court.

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Post by Brenna » Wed October 5th, 2011, 1:36 pm

Finished EC's Lords of the White Castle. Wasn't expecting the ending, but good book overall. Now to start Lionheart! YAY!!!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed October 5th, 2011, 1:50 pm

I'm still reading Mary I by John Edwards, and am also reading The Reluctant Queen by Geraldine Evans (HF about Mary, Henry VIII's sister).
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