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Subject: September: What books are you reading and ordering?
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 3:09 PM ET
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If people will use this thread to discuss their September reading and PBS orders, and the "September: Available books" thread to highlight what they've spotted in the system, we can let the old "What are you reading" thread fall off the page.

I read the first hundred pages of Jean Plaidy's The Reluctant Queen yesterday. This novel in the "Queens of England" series was just re-released last week by Three Rivers Press. I am really enjoying the book so far.

I am also continuing to work my way through Sex With Kings by Eleanor Hermann. I have also been reading two multivolume manga series (Fruits Basket and Inu-Yasha), which has cut into my historical reading time!

 

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 3:18 PM ET
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I am currently reading The Dragon and the Rose by Roberta Gellis. It is about Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII, the parents of Henry VIII. Pretty good so far. I have been hooked on books about this era since I read The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman.

Felicia, I have been trying to find The Reluctant Queen for a whlie now, so I finally broke down and ordered a copy of the new re- release this week.



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Date Posted: 9/3/2007 6:49 PM ET
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as soon as my new not missing a bunch of pages copy comes I can go back to reading the first princess of wales.

I also ordered the patriot book, cause its ays it gives more insite into some of the chars from the film. Hopeing one is Col Burwell

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 6:26 AM ET
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Finished up The Leper's Bell by Peter Tremayne a day or so ago--it's the umpteenth Sister Fidelma mystery set in 660's Ireland, one of my favorite series. Not really ordering anything right now aside from whatever my wishlist coughs up. I'm trying to pare down my TBR a little. Yeah, I know...it's futile, but I gotta try. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 1:26 PM ET
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Cheryl, I also really like the Sister Fidelma mysteries. I have most of the U.S. releases in hardcover.

I'm putting Sex With Queens aside for now because I've forgotten what I've already read! I'll probably give it another go when I'm not juggling so many other books.

 

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 3:02 PM ET
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I'm working on The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherford. I like Irish History, and I like his writing style, so it's a good fit.

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 3:17 AM ET
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I am reading Digging for the Truth (which is historical LOL), Excellent Women (set in England in the 1950s--but written in that time), and Ahab's Wife (about the wife of Captain Ahab--I've put this one aside.  I enjoyed it at first but now I've reached overload on how much I can believe in one story.  I may finish it later.)

Next up is Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire which is set in Italy 1502. 

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 9:18 PM ET
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OOOOhhh, today I got "Under the Overpass" and I think I'm going to have to start that too.  LOL  It's a wonder I can ever keep my plots straight.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 4:32 PM ET
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Ok whoever told me to avoid Buy.com was right.  Got 5 books today and they look beyond used.  No care whatsoever put into packaging.  One book I was buying specifically for someone for a swap on this site and 3 pages were completely accordianed.  I'm pissed, the rest were keepers for me.  Boo!!  Just wrote them a nasty email.

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 7:08 PM ET
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Hm. I placed 2 orderes from Buy.com a few weeks ago and got them Saturday in perfect shape. Odd....

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:19 AM ET
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Currently reading A Rose for the Crown by Anne Easter Smith, page 165/632.  Interesting read so far.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:46 AM ET
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I just got that book in a buddy swap a few days ago. Let me know if its worth moving up my TBR.

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 11:09 AM ET
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Woohoo!! I just won three Elizabeth Chadwick books off ebay for $10! I got:

Lords of the White Castle

Falcons of Montabard

Shadows and Strongholds

 

I am sooo happy! I was beginning to think I was going to have to order her books from Bookdepository for $12 each. I still may have to orde The Greatest Knight from them, but I am happy for now LOL!!

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 9:52 PM ET
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I am a third of the way through Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire.  It's the Snow White story with a twist.  He's set in the 1500s and brought the Borgia family into the story.

Ophelia's Fan just came up on my Wish List.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 1:02 PM ET
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I just started reading The Princes in the Tower by Alison Weir, but for three days I was finishing a major project at work that left me too exhausted to read! I'm still on the first chapter but really looking forward to delving deeper into the book.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 1:39 PM ET
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LOL Melody! Ophelia's Fan is coming from me!!! I will have it in the mail either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning! I hope you like it!

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 2:53 AM ET
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LOL  That's the second time my wish list book has come from someone in the historical fiction forum.  Guess it pays to have friends in high places LOL

I hope I like it too.  It sounds like a really interesting book.

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 1:42 PM ET
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I'll be starting Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell, second of his Warlord Chronicles Arthurian trilogy after lunch today. I really enjoyed the first one--this series is on my Keeper shelf.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 7:38 PM ET
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Cheryl, I read the Warlord Chronicles trilogy when it first came out and absolutely loved it. I just bought all three books in trade PB at the UBS. They are nearly new!

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 2:55 AM ET
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I FINALLY finished Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund.   I'd been working on it for about 6 weeks.  It was alright.  It started really well and ended well, but the middle tested my believability standards.  LOL  I think the author could have knocked off about 100 pages and this would have been a better story.

Date Posted: 9/25/2007 2:36 PM ET
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I just finished The Awful Secret, fourth in Bernard Knight's "Crowner John" medieval mystery series. It's set in 1190's Devon and this one was kinda cool as part of it was set in the area where my DH's sister lives near Barnstaple. And I should be finishing up Enemy of God tonight at home--haven't had that much time to read at home lately, so it's taken me awhile to get through it.

Haven't ordered any HF for awhile, and none has popped up from my WL either, but that's okay--I have a huge selection to choose from at home and adding more to it would only make deciding what to read next worse. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 6:19 PM ET
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I just finished Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge and it was GREAT! I just started Theodora and the Emperor by Harold Lamb.

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 9:05 PM ET
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Just started Marie and Mary by Nigel Tranter.  :)

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 9:45 PM ET
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I'm working on the second Outlander. But I'm very excited about the fact I hit a book depository sale today, and got Carolly Erickson's book about Anne Boelyn and a book about Catherine of Aragon written in 1947, plus two paperback books and a hardback of the Waterbabies for 3.50

Date Posted: 9/27/2007 3:38 AM ET
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I got Burning Bright today....doo dah, doo dah :)

Can you tell I'm happy?  I waiting for it for several months for this book by Tracy Chevalier.  Hope this one's good.  I've enjoyed her other books.

It's sent in London in the late 1700s. 

 

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