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What are you reading? February 2013

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Post by Susan » Wed February 13th, 2013, 1:24 am

[quote=""Margaret""]The Crystal Cave is a favorite of mine - I've read and enjoyed it many times.[/quote]

I read a lot of the book late this afternoon-evening waiting in the doctor's office with Designing Women and Dharma and Greg (two shows I never ever watched) playing in the background. I just hope Merlin is not permanently connected to those shows in my mind!
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Post by Margaret » Wed February 13th, 2013, 7:42 am

I read a lot of the book late this afternoon-evening waiting in the doctor's office with Designing Women and Dharma and Greg (two shows I never ever watched) playing in the background.
Ew. Hope the book at least helped make the canned laughter less noticeable.
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Post by Nefret » Wed February 13th, 2013, 8:04 am

Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman
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 Madeleine » Wed February 13th, 2013, 9:31 am

[quote=""Susan""]The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart...I can't believe that this is my first Stewart book. I've known about her books for ages, but just never got around to reading them. Yesterday I purchased the four Arthurian books in one Kindle book for $6.99![/quote]

I've got loads of her books to read, both the Merlin books and her romance/adventures too. They all look good.
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Post by Lisa » Wed February 13th, 2013, 10:31 am

[quote=""Susan""]The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart...I can't believe that this is my first Stewart book. I've known about her books for ages, but just never got around to reading them. Yesterday I purchased the four Arthurian books in one Kindle book for $6.99![/quote]

Thanks for mentioning that - for some reason it never occurred to me those books would be on Kindle! The collection of four is only £4.49 here in the UK, bargain! :)

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Post by annis » Wed February 13th, 2013, 8:30 pm

Posted by emr
A Swarming of Bees by Theresa Tomlinson. It's k so far.
Adrian McKinty it's not, but it has its own gentle charm.

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Shades of Scarlett O'Hara!
Who could forget the scene from the movie of Mammy vigorously lacing Scarlett into her corset so she could squeeze into this fabulous dress which I lusted over as a teenager :)

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Post by emr » Wed February 13th, 2013, 11:47 pm

[quote=""annis""]

Adrian McKinty it's not, but it has its own gentle charm.

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Finished A Swarming of Bees and I'm not sure why I was a little bored. I think it shows that the author writes mainly YA. If you like Sister Fidelma (same year, same start point) you are prolly going to love it.

I should go back to McKinty but... **sidetracked again... reading now Deadly Valentine by Jenna Harte.
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Post by Susan » Thu February 14th, 2013, 12:35 am

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]Thanks for mentioning that - for some reason it never occurred to me those books would be on Kindle! The collection of four is only £4.49 here in the UK, bargain! :) [/quote]

You're welcome! That's the same price as in the USA and it most certainly a bargain!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu February 14th, 2013, 1:27 pm

I finished D. L. Bogdan's The Forgotten Queen, which I really enjoyed, and started The Agincourt Bride by Joanna Hickson. I'm also finishing up David Loades' new biography of Jane Seymour.
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Post by Helen_Davis » Thu February 14th, 2013, 3:37 pm

The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner.

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