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What Are You Reading? December 2011

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 5th, 2011, 9:20 pm

There's no Celestial bed in "Kathryn", that was in the 1700s.

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 5th, 2011, 9:39 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]I'm well past that (altough still in the Boleyn era) and am now finding out much more about the de Gaels' mysterious tie to this ill-gotten land grant/independent duchy. I would almost call this novel a rollicking blend of paranormal historical fantasy at this point. It sure ain't what I was expecting!! But I am enjoying it - with much tongue-in-cheek.

btw - no Celestial bed yet, but am waiting for it, Misfit ;) [/quote]

I loved Kathryn, but it has to be taken with a big grain of salt. I loved the twist at the end, and I did love having a romance where the characters grew older and fell in and out of love with the other.

PS, the Celestial Bed is in This Other Eden by Marilyn Harris. Sorry to have misled you...
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Post by annis » Tue December 6th, 2011, 12:47 am

Leyland
I would almost call this novel a rollicking blend of paranormal historical fantasy at this point.
I haven't read KITCOTSQs, but your description doesn't surprise me. As Jean Brooks-Janowick this author was writing sexy paranormal fantasy way back in the '80s, before it became fashionable :) I stll have a copy of Winter Lord - "set in a Kingdom of Desire and Damnation"..

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 6th, 2011, 8:49 am

I will be starting Game of Thrones by George R R Martin later on today.
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Post by Brenna » Tue December 6th, 2011, 2:10 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I will be starting Game of Thrones by George R R Martin later on today.[/quote]

Vanessa-You're going to get sucked in! I apologize now!!

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Last year I read 141, this year I'm at 177, and the month isn't over year.

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Ok, really, I'm voting you off the island! :D
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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 6th, 2011, 4:23 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Vanessa-You're going to get sucked in! I apologize now!!



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I do hope so!!! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 6th, 2011, 5:01 pm

Hope you enjoy GofT Vanessa - you can "see" just how well they adapted it for TV too.
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Post by Elysium » Tue December 6th, 2011, 6:32 pm

I started Night Road by Kristin Hannah and it'spromising to be a good one.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 6th, 2011, 6:33 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Vanessa-You're going to get sucked in! I apologize now!!



Ok, really, I'm voting you off the island! :D [/quote]

Hey! Actually I had to recount my total and it was actually 179, but can I please stay! PLEASE?!

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Post by Misfit » Tue December 6th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Have a long weekend and working off some of the kindle freebies, which have been mostly dogs until the current one, Marry Me by Jo Goodman. I rather enjoying it a lot, and I do like a romance that doesn't dumb me or the storyline down.
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