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What Are You Reading? July 2012

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sun July 1st, 2012, 8:17 pm

I just finished The Age of Miracles. I could not put the book down! :)
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Mon July 2nd, 2012, 10:00 am

The Knot by Jane Borodale.
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Post by fljustice » Mon July 2nd, 2012, 3:04 pm

About 2/3 through The Seven Wonders (house book) by Steven Saylor and just started Lincoln (commuting book) by Gore Vidal. Should make good progress because my PT has been upped to three times a week. Lots of time on the subway and sitting in offices. :rolleyes:
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Post by Brenna » Mon July 2nd, 2012, 5:18 pm

Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones. Good but I don't know how much is pure fictional drama vs reality.
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Post by Berengaria » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 12:13 am

I'm looking through a non-fiction The Plantagenets and find that most of the main events did happen. I've started to read Queen Sistersas a comparison read. I feel especially sorry for Sanchia and want to find out more about her life. All of these sisters had such interesting lives....although interesting can be a curse in some cases!

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 8:58 am

[quote=""Brenna""]Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones. Good but I don't know how much is pure fictional drama vs reality.[/quote]

I got the sample of that but didn't buy it when I discovered it's written in present tense, which I hate. Shame because I was looking forward to it.

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 12:50 pm

Thanks to Mythica's rec, I picked up PB Ryan's Nell Sweeney historical mystery series and am enjoying them. Currently in the middle of the third book.

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Post by Mythica » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 2:26 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Thanks to Mythica's rec, I picked up PB Ryan's Nell Sweeney historical mystery series and am enjoying them. Currently in the middle of the third book.[/quote]

Yay! I'm glad you like them :)

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Post by Brenna » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 5:21 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I got the sample of that but didn't buy it when I discovered it's written in present tense, which I hate. Shame because I was looking forward to it.[/quote]

It's not that bad really. A bit melodramatic for my tastes but interesting.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue July 3rd, 2012, 5:22 pm

Questions: "The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb", historical fiction or just a general fiction novel?

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