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Subject: Aug. Read Along
Date Posted: 6/18/2012 6:38 AM ET
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We have talked about Sliver Lies by Ann Parker, and still have River God on the table.  Any other suggestions?

Date Posted: 6/18/2012 9:27 AM ET
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OR, you could choose something by Susanna Gregory, Caro Peacock, Imogen Robertson or C J Sansom. Looks like our library has books by these authors (they only have the first in the Caro Peacock series though) and if our library has them, I would think that most other libraries do too. So the books wouldn't be hard to come by, The library also has the books by the other two authors as well and those seem to be excellent choices, so.....let's hear if anybody else has more suggestions! smiley Oh! I also wanted to add Ariana Franklin!



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Date Posted: 6/18/2012 9:49 AM ET
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How about The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin which won the 2007 Edgar award for best novel.  It's the first of a series of historical mysteries about a detective named Yashim.  I have been wanting to read this one!

Date Posted: 6/21/2012 2:21 AM ET
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How does eveyone feel about doing another mystery?

The Adventures of Alainore Audley was also brought up.

I would like nothing better than to get you all hooked on Caro Peacock.  I just ordered her 1st book in the Nell Bray series, which she writes under her real name Gillian Linscott.

But feel that a straight H/F book might be best. 

Is anyone going to suggest an historical fantasy mini chalenge I know that Valli started this. REK this would be right up your alley, to design a mini challenge.

Date Posted: 6/21/2012 10:35 AM ET
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Appreciate your recommendation, Letty, but maybe toward the end of the year.  I'm involved in so many challenges I don't dare do another if I hope to get them done.  Finished only one so far but if I keep working at them I'll finish more.



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Date Posted: 6/21/2012 3:46 PM ET
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The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone??
Date Posted: 6/27/2012 10:19 AM ET
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In order to get this whittled down, so we can make a decision. I put the suggestions in a bowl and pulled out three to vote on the choices are...

River God

Janisarry Tree

The Adventures of Alainore Audley

Please vote for just one!

This wil be the last vote of the year as the Oct/Nov read along is Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson.

Date Posted: 6/27/2012 12:09 PM ET
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Janisarry Tree gets my vote.

Date Posted: 6/27/2012 3:46 PM ET
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Well, I'm out. If Sansom would've been a choice, that would've gotten my vote. I have like three of them thanks to Jeanne mentioning them to me years ago - still haven't read them!

Is there no RAL for July?  I can't find a thread for it.  I always have a hard time picking a book to read so if July's book was something I have, I maybe would join you again next month. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2012 8:49 PM ET
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Shelley we are only doing 5 a year,  With all the other challenges we decided on that course.

Date Posted: 6/27/2012 8:51 PM ET
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I've already read all three of these, but I might join in the discussion.  I will be in on the Jeri Westerson book for sure!

Date Posted: 6/28/2012 6:45 AM ET
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I have River God so I'll vote for that one.

Date Posted: 6/28/2012 7:35 AM ET
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Janissary Tree please!



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Date Posted: 6/28/2012 11:46 AM ET
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Alinor Audley for me!
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:10 PM ET
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I vote for River God.

Date Posted: 6/28/2012 2:01 PM ET
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I have to go with Christa (Alianore Audley) since that's the one I have and have been wanting to read it for some time now!

Date Posted: 6/29/2012 10:18 AM ET
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Well so far it is even 2 a piece.  You guy's are a lot of help you know that! angry   wink       

Anyone else going to participate?

Date Posted: 6/29/2012 10:26 AM ET
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Put them in a hat and draw again Letty! lol!

Date Posted: 6/29/2012 12:44 PM ET
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I haven't voted because I really don't have a preference - all three are books I have not read but sound good.  I agree - put them in a hat and pick!

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Date Posted: 7/1/2012 12:20 AM ET
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I'll vote for The Adventures of A.A.!   Doesn't that sound like fun?

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 4:26 AM ET
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Adventures of A.A. it is then, by a nose.

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 8:52 AM ET
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Okay, good!  Just found a used copy on Amazon.

Date Posted: 7/1/2012 8:42 PM ET
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Yay!  I received A.A. from my Secret Santa and I've been really wanting to read it!  It's short so maybe those of us who have it will be able to read it quickly the beginning of the month and then send it on to someone else to read.

Date Posted: 7/2/2012 12:45 AM ET
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It is  $5.65 on Kindle and $5.95 on Nook.  Used books about 2 bucks + shipping. 

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 2:30 PM ET
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So is everyone about ready?  This book is 212 pages long, so we will have a part one thread and part 2 thread. 

Anyone with the actual book?  Could you give chapters, the kindle and nook users we will go by percentages.

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