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What Are You Reading? July 2012

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue July 10th, 2012, 1:00 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Love Barbara Erskine's books![/quote]

So do I, although I wasn't that keen on "Daughters of Fire" or "On the Edge of Darkness", the rest are great though.

They brought out a 25th anniversary edition of "Lady of Hay" a couple of years ago, which has an extra novella specially added. It's so long since I read it though that I can't remember much about it.
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Post by Misfit » Tue July 10th, 2012, 2:16 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]So do I, although I wasn't that keen on "Daughters of Fire" or "On the Edge of Darkness", the rest are great though.

They brought out a 25th anniversary edition of "Lady of Hay" a couple of years ago, which has an extra novella specially added. It's so long since I read it though that I can't remember much about it.[/quote]

I like Erskine as well, although I do need to space her out a bit. Her doormat heroines wear thin after a while ;)
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Post by fljustice » Tue July 10th, 2012, 3:30 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I did notice on Riordan's Wikipedia page that he plans to do a Norse gods series.[/quote]

Great! Wonder how he's going to deal with Loki's offspring Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse.
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Post by Susan » Tue July 10th, 2012, 3:33 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Great! Wonder how he's going to deal with Loki's offspring Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse.[/quote]

LOL! I'm still not so sure how Chiron fit into that wheelchair!
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Post by annis » Tue July 10th, 2012, 6:13 pm

Erskine novels are definitely better read well spaced out- though the settings are different they are noticeably formulaic in style. My favourite Erskine novel is Child of the Phoenix, a rare-for-her straight historical novel, and I wish she'd write more like that, but I guess the time-slip formula is the money-spinner :)
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Post by princess garnet » Tue July 10th, 2012, 7:57 pm

The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie
Christian romance novel. My colleague picked up this freebie copy (among other goodies) from American Librarian Assoc (ALA) Annual last month.

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Post by rockygirl » Tue July 10th, 2012, 11:07 pm

[quote=""Susan""]LOL! I'm still not so sure how Chiron fit into that wheelchair![/quote]

Did you watch the movie? Even when I did, I couldn't answer that.

Good to know about the Norse series.

The Kane Chronicles (Egyptian gods) lasted only three books.
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Post by rockygirl » Tue July 10th, 2012, 11:09 pm

Still slowly working my way through An Enduring Love, as it's not really portable.

But I have started (and transported) the Abigail Adams mystery series by Barbara Hamilton. An early look at Boston and the Sons of Liberty pre-Revolution.
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Post by Susan » Wed July 11th, 2012, 12:40 pm

One of the three Rick Riordan books I have on reserve at eLibrary NJ came through, so I am going to put aside Bring Up the Bodies and read The Red Pyramid, the first book in Riordan's Egyptian series. I have a feeling that I will soon get his first book in the Roman gods series as I am now number 1 on the waiting list. Still number 7 out of 7 for book 3 of the Percy Jackson series and they only have 1 copy of that e book. :(
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Post by Divia » Wed July 11th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Just finished the Virgin Cure. It was good, but slow at times.
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