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What Are You Reading? August 2012

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Post by Layered Pages » Sun August 26th, 2012, 2:43 pm

I just finished reading, "Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey. A wonderful story,which I will be writing a review for. Next I will be reading, "The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd." I will be writing a review for this one as well.

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Post by Amanda » Mon August 27th, 2012, 1:09 am

I just finished The Secret Keeper this morning. I really enjoyed it.....and there are a couple of twists to the tale........

And a good authors note too.

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Post by rebecca » Mon August 27th, 2012, 2:38 am

[QUOTE=boswellbaxter;103917]Yes, it is. She mentions it in Kingmaker's Daughter.[/QUOTE

You're right :D I saw it lastnight...I don't think I've read a book on Elizabeth of York.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 27th, 2012, 2:43 am

[quote=""Amanda""]I just finished The Secret Keeper this morning. I really enjoyed it.....and there are a couple of twists to the tale........

And a good authors note too.[/quote]

Her first book, "To Die For" was a bit religiousy at times, was this one?

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Post by Justin Swanton » Mon August 27th, 2012, 5:50 am

Northanger Abbey. I did this as an O'Level set book in a tough, rugby-obsessed, all-boys school in wartime Rhodesia in the 1970's. Reading it again, I wonder why on earth we were given it. Perhaps an attempt to instill some gentility into us Rhodies? If so, a desperate one.

Great book though.
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Post by Brenna » Mon August 27th, 2012, 3:12 pm

Reading the King's Daughter. Did anyone else find Elizabeth tedious? James's daughter, not the Queen.
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Post by Nefret » Mon August 27th, 2012, 8:52 pm

The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick
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 boswellbaxter » Mon August 27th, 2012, 11:04 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Reading the King's Daughter. Did anyone else find Elizabeth tedious? James's daughter, not the Queen.[/quote]

The novel by Christie Dickason? Yes, so much so that I couldn't finish the novel.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 28th, 2012, 8:52 am

I'm now also reading "Netherwood" by Jane Sanderson, and skipping pages in "Hawksmoor".
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Brenna » Tue August 28th, 2012, 1:41 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]The novel by Christie Dickason? Yes, so much so that I couldn't finish the novel.[/quote]

Yep, that's the one. I'm trying to push through but I don't know how successful I will be.
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