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Subject: The Greatest Knight Read-Along
Date Posted: 6/8/2010 6:58 AM ET
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I mentioned this in the mid-year thread but I thought I'd be a little bolder....I have The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick near the top of my TBR.  Is anyone interested in a read-along for this book?  Especially any other Chadwick virgins who want to ooo and ahhh along with me?  I can start it as early as next week, or I can wait two or three weeks if somebody needs time to acquire the book.

Date Posted: 6/8/2010 7:18 AM ET
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I just finished it last month so I won't be reading along with you -- but I'm happy to pop in for the oohing and aahing.

(Note: my hubby is reading it now -- he says he likes it but I hear no swooning.)

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 11:55 AM ET
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Christa - I would be interested, depending on when you want to start.  I just started a new book last night, which I can probably be done with in a week or so.  I could start then, or I could wait.  If others want to join, maybe we could pick a date further out like 2 or 3 weeks from now.  Just let me know.

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 3:16 PM ET
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Yay!  I'm so glad to have someone to read this with!!  How about we start in 2 weeks?   That would be June 26.  It is wishlisted  here, but it is available at Amazon for $10.  Not bad!

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 3:23 PM ET
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I could be persuaded to read it again!  It has been awhile.

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 4:15 PM ET
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Looks like we got us a convoy!
Date Posted: 6/12/2010 8:46 PM ET
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Oohh...I bought it for my Kindle, and two weeks sounds great!  (I want to finish my Arianna Franklin books first, but I should be able to)

Count me in!!

Date Posted: 6/12/2010 9:27 PM ET
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Christa, Looks like we got us a convoy!   Would that make you "Rubber Duck" come back?

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 12:57 AM ET
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I got it from my Secret Santa.  I'll try to join in.

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 7:39 AM ET
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Breaker breaker 1 9 Put the pedal to the metal! This is going to be fun!
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Date Posted: 6/13/2010 8:14 AM ET
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Sorry Christa I already read that one. It is good so enjoy it.

Alice

Date Posted: 6/13/2010 10:03 PM ET
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Wonderful book Christa!  I just finished both books about William Marshall...read them upon Letty's recommendation.  Now I'm into another Chadwick book, A Place Beyond Courage, and she mentions William Marshall in her remarks about that one, too.    I will check up on you all to see what you think.   Great choice and follow it with the second one.



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Date Posted: 6/15/2010 4:32 PM ET
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Sounds good.  Someone post a reminder a day or two before we're supposed to start.  I'll probably finish Enemy of God and then possibly squeeze in one more book if I can before the 26th.  If I read like the dickens, I could maybe finish Enemy of God and also Excalibur (or whatever the name of the last book in the series is - I'm having a brain freeze - too stressed at work!!).

Date Posted: 6/15/2010 4:41 PM ET
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I'll post a reminder around the middle of the week.  The book is 43 chapters plus an epilogue, so I'll create three or four posts where we can talk about each section.  I'm really looking forward to this!

Date Posted: 6/19/2010 9:01 AM ET
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I just picked up my copy of this book, longing to start reading it!  And I noticed that the spine is mostly cleaved about half-way through.  Grrrrrrrr.  I guess I didn't notice that when it arrived. 

Date Posted: 6/24/2010 6:48 AM ET
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Here's a reminder about our read-along!  We said we'd start Saturday, but I think Shelley mentioned trying to finish something by Monday, and I know I won't finish Frederica before then.  But if you want to start Saturday, that's fine too.  I'll put up a few posts on Saturday to give us a place to discuss each section.

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Date Posted: 6/24/2010 7:09 AM ET
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Enjoy it everyone. It is beautifully written. Makes me think I need to start reading another one of her books. I have 3 on my shelf just waving at me. Maybe when I get out of my mystery kick I am on right now.

Alice

Date Posted: 6/24/2010 8:30 AM ET
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Christa - I'll be lucky if I can start on Monday, but everyone start whenever.  I will start Monday or a day or two after.  I have to pound out the rest of Excalibur before then, and I'm only like 150 pages in.  Hoping to get some power reading in Friday evening as the rest of the weekend may be shot at the lake with company.  Unforutnately, some people view it as rude when they're there to visit you and you spend the whole time with your nose buried in a book!  Weirdos!  LOL!

Date Posted: 6/24/2010 8:50 AM ET
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Yea, I just don't understand that!  See, if I came to visit you, I think it would be perfectly lovely to sit by the lake with you and both our noses stuck in books!  Why don't other people get that???  Even other readers!  Tomorrow morning is the monthly FOL sale and I usually get there to be in line about 40 minutes before the doors open.  What a great time to be reading! But NO!  Those other people in line keep trying to talk to me..and if they aren't talking to me, they are yak yak yakking so loud it's distracting.  Can't you people see I'm trying to READ here???



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Date Posted: 6/24/2010 11:15 AM ET
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 Unforutnately, some people view it as rude when they're there to visit you and you spend the whole time with your nose buried in a book!  Weirdos  

Some people just don't get it do they Shelley?cheeky

Date Posted: 6/24/2010 1:53 PM ET
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I'm blessed to have a husband who gets that.  He doesn't read nearly as much as I do (he doesn't have 3 hours commute per day), but we love taking our kayaks, a picnic lunch, and books to a nearby state park.  After a good kayak run, it's lovely to relax in in the shade, look out over the river, listen to the wind russle in the leaves, and read together. 

 



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Date Posted: 6/26/2010 7:52 AM ET
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I set up our chapter posts to discuss as we read along. I know some were planning to start today and others early in the week.  I'm making good progress on Frederica, so I hope to be able to start The Greatest Knight on Monday. Enjoy!

Date Posted: 6/26/2010 9:04 AM ET
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Christa, there is only one problem with your readalong..................

 

As soon as you finish this one, you are going to want to dive right in to the second William Marshall book, "The Scarlet Lion"! Then, you are going to be hooked on William and you'll jump into "A Place Beyond Courage", hoping that you'll get to visit the young Marshall.

You might be doing more readalongs...sooner than you'd planned. ;-)

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 3:01 PM ET
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Grrr, because of the stupid company (don't tell DH or my in-laws I said that), I didn't read this weekend at ALL except for a tiny bit on Friday night and a tiny bit last night.  As a result, I'm not even halfway through Excalibur. I'll be reading The Greatest Knight next, but I'll be late to the read-along party.  Guess I'll just have to read your comments after I'm done.  LOL! 

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 3:49 PM ET
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No no no, Valli...when I finish The Greatest Knight, I will be finished with all of the categories for the HF Challenge #1, EXCEPT for my alternate category, which is "Bernard Cornwell Rampage".  I have been saving Uhtred as my last book in the Challenge and my reward for making it to the end.  No matter how wonderful William Marshal is (and I will admit to being completely gob-smacked by him at only page 30!), Uhtred will wait no longer!  Then I will no longer be a "C&C Virgin"!  That will leave Penman and Higginbotham on my iminent deflowering list.  I think "Deflowering" should be a category for next year's challenge.

Don't worry, Shelley!  Vicky is already way ahead of me, so I'm sure we'll all meet at the end!
 

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