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What Are You Reading? October 2012

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Post by Ash » Fri October 12th, 2012, 1:26 pm

After hearing Mandy Patakin's interview on NPR for the 25th anniversary of the movie Princess Bride, I decided I needed to read the book again. Still excellent. Decided to look at the Amazon reviews and was surprised by the 1 stars - really, that many people didn't get the joke? They wanted the Morgenstern unabridged edition? One person even claimed to have read it and said it was much better than Goodmans. Yikes

Re-reading Wolf Hall for a book group. This is my third time through and while the parts that moved me and made me laugh before still do their magic, I think it could have used an editor. That being said, Im not sure what parts would be taken out. So much of the book is important to explain the events in Cromwells life, and so much of the writing is such a delight to read that I suspect any edit would ruin the experience (btw I also read Bring Up The Bodies, a much shorter book, and just as good. Can't wait for the third one to come out!)

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Post by pixiedust » Mon October 15th, 2012, 1:44 am

Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer

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Post by Brenna » Mon October 15th, 2012, 12:03 pm

The Forest Laird by Jack Whyte. I'm enjoying reading Wallace's story from the perspective of his cousin (although I don't know if his cousin is "real" yet).
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Post by Berengaria » Mon October 15th, 2012, 5:52 pm

I have started Alison Weir's A Dangerous Inheritance. So far, it's quite enjoyable! I'm looking forward to the Kate Plantagenet angle! :)
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Post by Tanzanite » Mon October 15th, 2012, 11:21 pm

Reading an OOP - Harold of the English by Brenda Honeyman

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 16th, 2012, 2:18 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I have started Alison Weir's A Dangerous Inheritance. So far, it's quite enjoyable! I'm looking forward to the Kate Plantagenet angle! :) [/quote]

Looking forward to that.

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Post by lauragill » Tue October 16th, 2012, 3:48 am

Am reading Rebecca Lochlann's The Year-god's Daughter. Haven't decided yet how I feel about it. There are some historical errors that irk me a bit. I'm one of those readers who has a hard time about things like that, sort of like the princess and the pea.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue October 16th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Just started A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury by Edith Pargeter.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed October 17th, 2012, 8:45 am

I've just started "Something Borrowed" by Paul Magrs, UF set in Whitby.
Currently reading: "The Darkest Evening" by Ann Cleeves

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Post by fljustice » Wed October 17th, 2012, 3:31 pm

Finished The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Schomer, a lovely read. I'll do a review soon. Taking up an ARC - Constantine the Emperor, biography by David Potter.
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