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What are you reading? May 2012

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Post by Susan » Sat May 19th, 2012, 5:20 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Speaking of Marie-Antoinette, I bought Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey and have started reading it. The story picks up from her 1st novel Becoming Marie-Antoinette.[/quote]

I got those two books for my Kindle this week. I may read Becoming Marie Antoinette when I finish my romp with the Greek gods in modern London, which may be very soon because I'd rather read right now than do grading.
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Post by Misfit » Sat May 19th, 2012, 7:33 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Did you need to shower many times to get the ick off? :)

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Yep. Here's a sample
Another,
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Post by Susan » Sat May 19th, 2012, 7:56 pm

Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey; I'm going to her childhood homes this summer.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sat May 19th, 2012, 11:58 pm

The Supplanter by Pamela Hill (an OOP about Henry I). Not very far into it yet, but so far, a lot of history telling. Although since I don't know a whole lot about the ancestors of Henry's wife, it is interesting albeit rather confusing. :confused:

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Post by Nefret » Sun May 20th, 2012, 2:22 am

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 20th, 2012, 2:23 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Ghost Story by Jim Butcher[/quote]

I've been avoiding that one until I know there's another one after it.

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Post by Nefret » Sun May 20th, 2012, 2:27 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've been avoiding that one until I know there's another one after it.

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According to the author site, there will be. No other news besides the title though.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 20th, 2012, 2:57 am

[quote=""Nefret""]According to the author site, there will be. No other news besides the title though.[/quote]

Well until I know for sure I'm not going to read it (though I might change my mind, who knows!).

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Post by Margaret » Sun May 20th, 2012, 3:46 am

Started Bring Up the Bodies today.

My goodness, Misfit! I think those excerpts spoiled something, but not what we usually mean when we speak of spoilers.
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Post by Misfit » Sun May 20th, 2012, 11:26 pm

On the final swing of The Glitter and The Gold by Michael Dyne. It's about George IV and Maria Fitzherbert. Rather good, and lots of funny moments.
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