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Date Posted: 5/29/2011 1:36 PM ET
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Now if my Mother were here she would set me to cleaning closets.  But instead of that.

Grab the nearest book to you go to page 83 and write down the last full sentence on the page.  Then name the book.

It was why they had not be allowed to visit her, of course, even though the cottage was below their beloved wooded hills and close to the pool where they bathed in the summer despite the fact that they were strictly forbidden to do so.  No Man's Mistress by Mary Balogh  (Yes it is one of those days.)

 

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This is what happens to Chadwickholicks prior to getting their hands on the newest book angry

Dona Ysidora sat contentedly beneath the shade of a tree with her ever-present embroidery neat at hand and only glanced up occasionally to see that all went smoothly.

Tears of Gold by Laurie McBain

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 2:59 PM ET
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I'm not bored, but I just finished mowing the lawn, and I'm rehydrating and trying to cool off.

His wife, Alwen, would be somewhere in the dark castle, high above them, and unsuspecting.

In the Eye of Heaven by David Keck

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 3:06 PM ET
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I had one of those days yesterday. My choice was a Julia Quinn I got for $2 at a Border's closeout. But that's already in the swap box and I haven't started another.

So at least Walcotge was not the one recording this custom's information, and perhaps he wasn't the only one collecting it. -- Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson

I had just pulled it for the June group read while deciding what else to read.

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And a far cry from the days when Grandpa Kavenagh made his clandestine visits.

Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

I just posted it, so it was sitting right next to me.

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 3:44 PM ET
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"Oh my god, the soup! My soup isn't ready yet!"

Germinal by Emile Zola

Set in the mid 1860's France.

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 3:54 PM ET
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Yay you guys are here!

 

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"I mean, a man might kill a woman because she is with child and he doesn't want to marry her - you hear such stories."

Prophecy by S J Parris



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This is what happens to Chadwickholicks prior to getting their hands on the newest book angry

Chadwickholicks  LOL

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 5:41 PM ET
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Chadwickholicks  LOL 

I think Daphne is responsible for coining that phrase. Now that I have a different book closest to me let's go for another.

"The night was alive with the sound of peeper frongs, a constant chorus."

Midnight Waltz Jennifer Blake.

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I like the phrase...almost as good as Christ on a Kindle.

He tipped more sea-coal onto the small flames and held his chilled gloves close to the heat.

Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell.

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I still think Jerelyn's Penmenians is tops.

"At least where I come from we keep ourselves clean."

 

The American Heiress Daisy Goodwin

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 6:39 PM ET
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Cathy I just got the free teaser for The American Heiress, called The Duchess Tattoo, I am definitely going to get this.   

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I love this!

From The Horus Road by Pauline Gedge "His depression had lifted".

 

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"So--you let your sister beat you!"

Love, Work, Children by Cheryl Mendelson

Diane

Date Posted: 5/29/2011 7:01 PM ET
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This is fun!

But Blair's heavy head was down on his chest.  "I'll need to call the boys in," he mumbled.  DEATH OF A CAD by M.C. Beaton

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"Like the Hebrews contemplating the promised land, so did de Payrac's men rejoice, each in his own way."

The Countess Angelique by Sergeanne Golon



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Several rooms were hired collectively for three days leading up to the night of the thirty-first.

To Kingdom Come by Will thomas

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You know what cracks me up?  How many books we have 'close' to us!  cheeky

Power of the oak, obedient to my will, where thou dost touch, the flesh shall be whole, and the bone shall be whole, and the blood shall be whole..

The White Raven by Diana Paxson

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You know what cracks me up?  How many books we have 'close' to us!   

No lie. And that's only one or two of the piles crying

"Maybe not as extreme as Lia Haskin, but none of them had any flair, any guts"

Wild by Fabio. No, I am not kidding. Bought it at the library sale for kicks and the Shelf of Shame devil

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Dern it!  My sentences weren't fun at all.sad

She hesitated.  -The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

"What did it look like?" -the Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole

 

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Welsh royal brothers, my own father and uncle included, had a long history of enmity, backstabbing, and bitterness.  Daughter of Time by Sarah Woodbury.

I have my Nook here I could go on all night.cheeky

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I have to do one more...and I think I'm gonna win for longest sentence!  laugh

Especially, and with feelings of an extraordinary tenderness such as I have not known for so long now that I cannot recall the last time they can have swept over me, certain evenings from my earliest childhood when we were turned over, my brother and I, to the women of the household, the farm servants, to be washed and dressed for bed, along with their own children, boys and girls both, who are of an age with us and are still at this time (since we have not yeat learned to distinguish them as slaves) our playfellows in the farmyard and in the olive groves and orchards beyond.

An Imaginary Life by David Malouf

 

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Holly...yours cracked me up! 

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"I began to play the fiddle when I was eight years old."

Red River Story Alfred Silver

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