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Subject: September- What are you reading?
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:00 PM ET
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Just realized we didn't start this thread for the month!

I just finished A Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R. A. Scotti. I read this one in honor of hurricane season. ;-)

Right now, I'm reading Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, and The Rift by Walter J. William.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:23 PM ET
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The Autobio of Henry VIII. I'm still in the 16th century with the Tudors.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:31 PM ET
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I am reading a fantasy novel called Before they are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie. It is the second book in the First Law trilogy. So far so good!

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:41 PM ET
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I am reading Lost by Gregory Maguire.  I flipped to the back of the book to read the little synopsis they had in there for the sequel to Wicked, Son of a Witch since it was on my WL.  It sounded really familiar and as I kept reading I realized I'd already read Son of a Witch.  I had forgotten I bought it new when it came out.  Good grief!

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:50 AM ET
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still reading love in the time of cholera...I'm not finding a lot of time with all my school work so this one is taking me a while
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 8:23 AM ET
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I am just about finished with reading Founding Mothers the Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts.  If you have ever seen her on any of the national news programs, she writes as delightfully as she gives current events analysis.  What a treasure trove of interesting facts and anectdotal stories about these ladies and their lives and families.  I had no idea how interrelated many of them were by marriage!  I would highly recommend it. 

 

I haven't started the September BOM yet.  I had a little trouble with getting it delivered in the first place and I think the luster has worn off a little. 

 



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Date Posted: 9/12/2008 11:31 AM ET
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Just finished the September BoM An Arrow's Flight; have already started SKP's Falls the Shadow--I've painstakingly collected her Welsh trilogy and am reading them in order--I've had a bee in my bonnet since late spring to go and gather the 'classic' HF multi-volume series out there and read them in order once I've got the sets..SKP's Welsh trilogy is first up, and then I think I'll tackle the Roselynde series..

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 11:39 AM ET
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Just finished An Arrow's Flights as well, and I'm about half-way through The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George.  So far I love it....it's almost 1000 pages, but since I can't put it down.  I've easily gotten through half of it in just a few days. 

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:19 PM ET
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Colleen, I loved the Welsh trilogy. SKP kinda romanticizes Simon de Montefort, but I still liked it.

I'm reading An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, which is excellent. A well-done historical mystery told from 4 points of view.

I'm listening to The Last Queen by CW Gortner, which I'm enjoying very much.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:37 PM ET
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I adore the Welsh Trilogy as well.

I finished a chick-lit yesterday, Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep and started a quilt cozy mystery Sunshine and Shadow by Erlene Fowler.  After that, I've got the most recent Thursday Next in my pile.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:50 PM ET
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Genie--I adored An Instance of the Fingerpost, am waiting for someone to claim it off my bookshelf. I picked it up some time ago on one of those 90% off tables at an airport bookstore having never heard of it, just was interested based on the book cover's description--I loved it and wished I hadn't let it languish in Mt TBR for so long once I read it!  And, best part of any mystery, I THINK I know now who did it but there's still a kernel of doubt....hee hee.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 8:55 AM ET
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I THINK I know now who did it but there's still a kernel of doubt.

With 100 pages to go, I think I'm stumped. The cleverness is in the writing from 4 POVs. You just don't know which ONE is telling the truth.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 9:55 AM ET
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I just received The Last Wife of Henry VII by Carolly Erickson so I'll be working on that this weekend. :)

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 11:13 AM ET
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The Art of Happiness (I just cannot get into this and it kills me cuz I love the Dalai Lama)

Mirror Mirror by gregory Maguire

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 11:38 AM ET
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Let me/us know your thoughts after you finish,Genie--it is indeed cleverly written and I'm eager to compare post-read notes with you....   :)

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 8:27 AM ET
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Just finished #2 in the Alexander the Great series by Valerio Massimo Manfredi The Sands of Ammon.  I have really enjoyed this series so far.   Thanks for the recommendation of this author, Jennifer.  Books #1 and #2 are available on my shelf or if someone wants all three we can deal once I have read the last one.

 

Now it's on to An Arrow's Flight finally!!

Subject: SKP
Date Posted: 10/9/2008 7:03 PM ET
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I loved SKP's trilogy! I read all three last Thanksgiving... I'm thinking of pulling them off the shelf and giving them a go again!