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What Are You Reading? March 2013

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Fri March 8th, 2013, 6:17 pm

Reading Wilbur Smith's Warlock. It didn't get very good reviews, but I'm enjoying it thus far.
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Post by Susan » Sat March 9th, 2013, 2:16 am

[quote=""JaneConsumer""]I'm looking forward to reading this one. I like weird. I'll be interested to hear what you think when you're done.[/quote]

I'm a little more than 50% done. I thought the plot exposition was a bit slow, but this being a Maitland book and knowing how she likes to throw in the unexpected, I don't want to prejudge the book.
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Post by Vanessa » Sat March 9th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Susan » Sat March 9th, 2013, 6:36 pm

The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer
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Post by princess garnet » Sat March 9th, 2013, 8:13 pm

Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent
This is her 4th novel.

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Post by annis » Sat March 9th, 2013, 8:49 pm

Posted by Susan
The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer
Sorry to note recently that Margaret Frazer had lost her battle with cancer, so no more Sister Frevisse ever :(

Sharon Penman wrote a lovely In Memoriam for her here.

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Post by Susan » Sat March 9th, 2013, 9:27 pm

[quote=""annis""]

Sorry to note recently that Margaret Frazer had lost her battle with cancer, so no more Sister Frevisse ever :(

Sharon Penman wrote a lovely In Memoriam for her here.[/quote]

I've wanted to read Frazer's Sister Frevisse books for ages, and Frazer's untimely death spurred me on to read them. I had read Sharon's lovely tribute on her blog, but I'd like to know more about Frazer being a descendant of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain. He had three daughters, only one married and had one daughter who had no children. Clemens did have siblings, so perhaps Frazer is a descendant of them.
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Post by SCW » Mon March 11th, 2013, 8:02 am

Well I've just discarded one of Jean Plaidys novels about Charles II. Can anyone recommend any books on this monarch?
I'm contemplating reading The Kingmakers Daughter by Philippa Gregory- has anyone read it?

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Post by Amanda » Mon March 11th, 2013, 10:54 am

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. Love the series, just finished watching series 2 finale....... tears, tears, tears!

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Post by Amanda » Mon March 11th, 2013, 10:56 am

[quote=""SCW""]Well I've just discarded one of Jean Plaidys novels about Charles II. Can anyone recommend any books on this monarch?
I'm contemplating reading The Kingmakers Daughter by Philippa Gregory- has anyone read it?[/quote]

The King's Touch by Jude Morgan

That was the first book that got me interested in Charles II.

With All My Heart by Margeret Campbell Barnes (OOP) about Catherine of Braganza

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