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What Are You Reading? February 2012

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Post by fljustice » Thu February 16th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Finally finished Ahab's Wife...quite a slog! Read War Horse straight through. Enjoyable and made me cry in places. Thinking about checking out Black Beauty from the library.
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Post by LoobyG » Fri February 17th, 2012, 6:50 pm

Currently on my jollies and have so far read 'That Woman - Wallis Simpson' by Anne Sebba, 'My Lady of Cleves' by Margaret Campbell Barnes and now on 'The Poseidon Adventure' by Paul Gallico. All have been a bit 'meh' really, like I think Bec posted a short while ago about Sebba being a bit obsessed with Wallis' sexuality - very true and it did get old. I found 'My Lady of Cleves' a bit insipid, with an unconvincing picture of Henry VIII and his family, disappointing as I really enjoyed 'Mary of Carisbrooke' by the same author. Also DNF 'Maiden Voyage' by Cynthia Bass about a young boy on the Titanic, I got about 70 pages in and I really disliked the main character and his first person viewpoint. Not doing terribly well this holiday :p

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Post by fljustice » Fri February 17th, 2012, 9:37 pm

Started Her Deadly Mischief by Beverle Graves Myers, a freebie from the 2011 HNS conference. Not my normal cup of tea, but came up in my forced TBR rotation. Two chapters in and fine so far.
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Post by Misfit » Fri February 17th, 2012, 9:44 pm

Kind of a slower Friday afternoon at work so I'm sneaking in some reading on the Kindle app. Picked up a mash-up book that was a freebie this week, Catherine The Inquisitor. Must quote from the first pages,
“That is not how the ruling family of England behaves. You are a princess and the eldest daughter of the late King Edward the Forth."
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Post by Vanessa » Fri February 17th, 2012, 10:46 pm

I've just started The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Sat February 18th, 2012, 3:07 am

Just started Bride of the Spear by Kathleen Herbert.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat February 18th, 2012, 3:19 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Kind of a slower Friday afternoon at work so I'm sneaking in some reading on the Kindle app. Picked up a mash-up book that was a freebie this week, Catherine The Inquisitor. Must quote from the first pages,



:rolleyes: [/quote]

As opposed to King Edward the Back.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat February 18th, 2012, 3:21 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Kind of a slower Friday afternoon at work so I'm sneaking in some reading on the Kindle app. Picked up a mash-up book that was a freebie this week, Catherine The Inquisitor. Must quote from the first pages,

“That is not how the ruling family of England behaves. You are a princess and the eldest daughter of the late King Edward the Forth."

:rolleyes: [/quote]

Also his eldest daughter was Elizabeth of York, the mother Henry VIII. Already bad history.

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 18th, 2012, 3:28 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]As opposed to King Edward the Back.[/quote]

Hehe. I'm too tired to go further with my current read before nodding off, so I will got FOURTH with more of Catherine the Inquisitor. Will report back in the AM.

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 18th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Hah, read a bit more from the Inquisitor book,
Next I dictated a short letter for King Louise of France —
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