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Which book should be the December 2008 Book of the Month?

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Which book should be Book of the Month for December 2008

Shogun by James Clavell
3
11%
A Question of Guilt by Julianne Lee
3
11%
The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth
7
26%
When Christ and his Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
4
15%
Mr Timothy by Louis Bayard
1
4%
The Far Pavillions by M M Kaye
5
19%
The Whale Road by Robert Low
2
7%
Of Merchants and Heroes by Paul Waters
2
7%
 
Total votes: 27

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 18th, 2008, 5:22 pm

[quote=""Ash""]I would like to re-read Far Pavillions and discuss it. But King's Daughter looks like something I'd be interested in. Mmmm....[/quote]

I know what you mean. KD looks interesting I'm hoping the library will pick it up for me.

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Post by EC2 » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:34 pm

Last time I read a Sandra Worth the purple prose got to me - so not on the shortlist
I've read The Far Pavilions at least 3 times and loved it every time - could probably stand a re-read and I do have the book.
I've read When Christ and his Saints Slept one and a half times, so probably not again.
I've read Shogun
I've read Mr Timothy (reviewed it for the HNS)
So I reckon between Rob Lowe and Paul Waters.
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Post by Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:41 pm

I've never read anything by Ms. Worth. If it doesnt win BOTM then I may try to read it on my own.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 18th, 2008, 8:44 pm

[quote=""EC2""]
So I reckon between Rob Lowe and Paul Waters.[/quote]

I read this and I thought "Rob Lowe wrote a historical fiction book?!" and then I checked and you mean Robert Low. LOL!

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Post by Misfit » Sat October 18th, 2008, 9:47 pm

[quote=""Divia""]I've never read anything by Ms. Worth. If it doesnt win BOTM then I may try to read it on my own.[/quote]

The reviews I've seen on her other books have been mixed so I've passed by her books. Besides after reading Sunne in Spledour most others on Richard III pale in comparison.

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Post by Divia » Sat October 18th, 2008, 10:37 pm

I dunno I'm willing to give it a go.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 18th, 2008, 11:52 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The reviews I've seen on her other books have been mixed so I've passed by her books. Besides after reading Sunne in Spledour most others on Richard III pale in comparison.[/quote]

I read the first book in her Richard III trilogy and Lady of the Roses (or at least most of it). Very black and white characters; no shades of gray.
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Post by Misfit » Sun October 19th, 2008, 12:20 am

[quote=""Divia""]I dunno I'm willing to give it a go.[/quote]


:) :) So am I, as long as the library buys it. I'm still waiting to see if my purchase request comes through. They have her other books so my chances are good.

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Post by Susan » Sun October 19th, 2008, 12:36 pm

I went with A Question of Guilt. My next book will be The Other Queen, so I thought it would be interesting to read another point of view. The King's Daughter initially interested me, but some of you had some negativity about Sandra Worth and I trust your opinions. The Whale Road does intrigue me and I think I will check it out. Far Pavilions would have to be a summer read for me. During the school year, I can't tackle a 900+ page book. Actually, I'm surprised that I have never read it.
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Post by diamondlil » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 11:09 am

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The Book of the Month for December is The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth!
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