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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat December 8th, 2012, 6:08 pm

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin.
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Post by Ash » Sat December 8th, 2012, 11:25 pm

I finished The Eagle and probably will read the next one. Just curious - my copy is a movie tie in. Did anyone see the movie of this? Worth watching?

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Post by annis » Sun December 9th, 2012, 12:25 am

Posted by Ash
I finished The Eagle and probably will read the next one. Just curious - my copy is a movie tie in. Did anyone see the movie of this? Worth watching?
To quote myself (I'm a great believer in recycling :) )
This movie would possibly be fine if all you wanted was an atmospheric (they got that right) Roman-British version of Die Hard, with swords (though the acting is still atrocious), but as an adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff's Eagle of the Ninth it's an absolute travesty. Urk! Only plus is that the publicity about it may have encouraged more readers to give Sutcliff's novels a try.

Some some other comments here:
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=4015
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Post by Vanessa » Sun December 9th, 2012, 11:41 am

I'm about to start The Food of Love by Anthony Capella.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Sun December 9th, 2012, 6:22 pm

Finished The Aviator's Wife yesterday, now working on The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber. Very good historical mystery, I'm pleasantly surprised how good it is.
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Post by Susan » Sun December 9th, 2012, 6:38 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Finished The Aviator's Wife yesterday, now working on The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber. Very good historical mystery, I'm pleasantly surprised how good it is.[/quote]

Do I see a pattern in your reading? ;)

I saw you had some zzzzzz on Goodreads, but that it picked up later for you. I'm probably going to read this eventually as the Lindbergh home in Hopewell, NJ is about 20 miles from me, so what happened at that house is local history.
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Post by Susan » Sun December 9th, 2012, 6:44 pm

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella by Diana Gabaldon
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Post by Berengaria » Sun December 9th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Have started to read Lords of the White Castle by EC. As with all of her books that I have read, I have become captivated with the story line and the rich details! :)
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Post by Brenna » Sun December 9th, 2012, 10:17 pm

[quote=""Helen_Davis""]Yes. Where are you in it?[/quote]

Jenny is grown up and Charles has gone to Brussels to marry a rich wife...It's just so very dry...
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun December 9th, 2012, 10:26 pm

Finished Sacred Treason by James Forrester (thought it was pretty good but not outstanding). Now on to The Lady of Secrets by Susan Carroll.

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