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What are you reading? April 2012

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun April 15th, 2012, 4:54 am

Just bought the Dove Keepers. It was at Costco, and I've heard so many good things about it, I thought I'd suggest it for one of my book clubs.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun April 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Non historical at the moment. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - if you want to venture into modern day then this is wonderful. It's going onto 'My best reads of the year' podium.[/quote]

Yes, I've heard it is wonderful - have your tissues handy, though, judging by seeing someone's reaction to it this weekend!
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Post by Misfit » Sun April 15th, 2012, 1:45 pm

Just finished off a fluff book, To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton. Set in 1867 England, and I just have to share this quote from a part where our pair is looking through some Russian artifacts,
She glanced toward the case again. Royal artifacts, most likely. She stepped closer, focusing on the card in the case. “Czar Nicholas the Second,” she read.
;) :confused: :rolleyes: :eek:

Not sure what I'm picking up next. I'm supposed to be working on pre-2012 owned books for the Mt. TBR Challenge, but newer purchases keep a-calling me.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 15th, 2012, 2:28 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Just finished off a fluff book, To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton. Set in 1867 England, and I just have to share this quote from a part where our pair is looking through some Russian artifacts,

;) :confused: :rolleyes: :eek: [/quote]

LOL! Perhaps the author forgot the part about the museum curator time traveling! ;)
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Post by Misfit » Sun April 15th, 2012, 3:52 pm

[quote=""Susan""]LOL! Perhaps the author forgot the part about the museum curator time traveling! ;) [/quote]

Hah. I read that last night and I was getting tired so I waiting until the cold light of morning to read it again and make sure I understood it correctly. I know there's always that old "but it's fiction" argument, but come on already.
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Post by Misfit » Mon April 16th, 2012, 12:22 am

Just starting Little Century by Anna Keesey. Late 19C, central Oregon. Very good so far.
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Post by Vanessa » Mon April 16th, 2012, 8:17 am

I will be starting The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss today.
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Post by EC2 » Mon April 16th, 2012, 2:50 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Yes, I've heard it is wonderful - have your tissues handy, though, judging by seeing someone's reaction to it this weekend![/quote]

I think it depends how sensitive a flower you are. I'm pretty hard boiled. :o I thought it was touching, restrained - absolutely beautifully written. I didn't cry, but I almost never do.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Brenna » Tue April 17th, 2012, 11:48 am

So I finished The Queen of Last Hopes (brief review below) and started Anne Easter Smith's Daughter of York.

I didn't expect to enjoy a book told from the perspective of Margaret of Anjou; but I really did! SKP ruined me forever with Sunne and Splendour and for that reason alone, I will always be a Yorkist at heart. However, that being said, the author told the story from various points of view that completely suck you into the storyline and for a brief minute, have you rooting for the Lancasters! I highly recommend this book to anyone with Lancaster leanings or for those that want a different perspective from Sunne.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue April 17th, 2012, 12:18 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]So I finished The Queen of Last Hopes (brief review below) and started Anne Easter Smith's Daughter of York.

I didn't expect to enjoy a book told from the perspective of Margaret of Anjou; but I really did! SKP ruined me forever with Sunne and Splendour and for that reason alone, I will always be a Yorkist at heart. However, that being said, the author told the story from various points of view that completely suck you into the storyline and for a brief minute, have you rooting for the Lancasters! I highly recommend this book to anyone with Lancaster leanings or for those that want a different perspective from Sunne.[/quote]

Thanks, Brenna, glad you enjoyed it!
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