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What Are You Reading? January 2013

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Post by fljustice » Fri January 4th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Started Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley on the Nook as my exercise/commuting book. Only 23 pages in, but hope it picks up.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri January 4th, 2013, 6:24 pm

Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin--library copy

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Post by Brenna » Fri January 4th, 2013, 7:59 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Started Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley on the Nook as my exercise/commuting book. Only 23 pages in, but hope it picks up.[/quote]

It does-stick with it!!
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Post by fljustice » Sat January 5th, 2013, 4:10 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin--library copy[/quote]

Love her writing!
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Post by Susan » Sat January 5th, 2013, 4:52 pm

The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch, second book in The Hangman's Daughter mystery series that takes place in Bavaria in the mid-1600s. We need a Members Log 2013 thread!
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Post by Misfit » Sat January 5th, 2013, 5:18 pm

Hitting Madam, Will you Talk by Mary Stewart today. Finished off a kindle freebie this morning that despite a fairly decent storyline, almost ruined by multiple typos and OTT descriptions. To instead of too, it's instead of its. Stuff like that. And someone please tell me what "manicured lips" mean. :p :confused:
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Post by Vanessa » Sat January 5th, 2013, 6:49 pm

The King's Spy by Andrew Swanston
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Post by EC2 » Sat January 5th, 2013, 8:36 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Hitting Madam, Will you Talk by Mary Stewart today. Finished off a kindle freebie this morning that despite a fairly decent storyline, almost ruined by multiple typos and OTT descriptions. To instead of too, it's instead of its. Stuff like that. And someone please tell me what "manicured lips" mean. :p :confused: [/quote]

LOL! Didn't we have a post for such gems a while back? You get manicured lawns. Perhaps she had to shave her moustache hair?
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Post by EC2 » Sat January 5th, 2013, 8:38 pm

I'm still reading and noting John Guy's biography of Thomas Becket. I wasn't sure at first, but I think actually it's pretty darned good overall. Certainly shows Henry II in a less varnished light and it's utterly believable there.
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 5th, 2013, 10:09 pm

I'm starting The Queen's Vow.

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