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What Are You Reading? June 2013

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
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Post by Madeleine » Thu June 20th, 2013, 8:55 am

[quote=""rockygirl""]In a slump, have only read so-so books lately. Can anyone recommend something great? Historical mysteries preferred. BTW, I've forgotten how to change the book I'm reading. I loved Her Highness, the Traitor, just so no one thinks that is a ho-hum book.[/quote]

It's easy - go into User CP (near the top left hand corner of the screen), choose the "Signature" option and a box should come up containing the book title - just delete it and type in the new title.
Currently reading: "The Light within Us" by Charlotte Betts

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Berengaria
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Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Post by Berengaria » Thu June 20th, 2013, 9:59 pm

Lucky to live in Canada! Downloaded EC's Summer Queen today onto my Kobo! :) Didn't realized, though, that I had also bought the novel at Amazon UK, so the novel is on its way to me! :o Today's question to self is: should I wait until the novel arrives, or read it on Kobo???
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu June 20th, 2013, 11:55 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]Lucky to live in Canada! Downloaded EC's Summer Queen today onto my Kobo! :) Didn't realized, though, that I had also bought the novel at Amazon UK, so the novel is on its way to me! :o Today's question to self is: should I wait until the novel arrives, or read it on Kobo???[/quote]

READ NOW! That's what I'm heading off to do.
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annis
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Post by annis » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 4:19 am

Keane's Company by Iain Gale. Peninsular War adventure very much in a similar vein to Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series.

Readable enough, but a bit dry and lacking in verve, with character development secondary to military dispositions. Cornwell makes a livelier job of it, especially in his earlier Sharpe stories- later ones tend to be a bit formulaic.
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njslater
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The Last English King

Post by njslater » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 9:22 am

Reading the Last English King by Julian Rathbone. A bizarre slant on the story of the Norman invasion,

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 10:25 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]READ NOW! That's what I'm heading off to do.[/quote]
Yes, that's what I'm doing! :)

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Post by Misfit » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 11:09 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]Yes, that's what I'm doing! :) [/quote]

I'm almost done. Excellent.
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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sat June 22nd, 2013, 11:16 pm

The Boy's Tale by Margaret Frazer...I guessed who the boys were on page 1, but a person who likes her royals long dead would of course be able to do that! ;)
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Kat
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Post by Kat » Mon June 24th, 2013, 11:12 am

Currently reading Havisham by Ronald Frame.

Not bad, considering that he's won a few awards, but as I get close to the end, I'm thinking I liked the beginning better.

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Post by fljustice » Mon June 24th, 2013, 3:02 pm

About half through with Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of Land--his usual dark twisted tale, but he's so good!
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