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Subject: It's September, whatcha reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2012 8:25 AM ET
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Sons of the Wolf by Paula Lofting. Pre-conquest England.

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 9:40 AM ET
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"Murder in a Mill Town" by P.B. Ryan --- number 2 in the Nell Sweeney series.  This will count for me in Christa's September challenge!!!

Hope all are having a nice holiday weekend.

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 10:48 AM ET
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Currently, I am reading - wait for it - 5 books!  It was 6, but I finished Winter Sea this morning.  I usually have several books going at a time but this is definitely a record for me.  Over the past month, I just kept tasting but couldnt for some reason sink my teeth into any one book.  So, right now I'm reading (and I'm at least half way through each) -  Catherine the Great, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, The Source (kindle), Voyager (audible), and The Forgotten Garden (book club pick).  So, there you have it.  Mercy!

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 8:51 PM ET
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Faithful Lovers, book 4 in Valerie Anand's Bridges Over Time series.  I tend to forget from one book to the next how very much I like this series.  This will be my first book completed in the September mini challenge.

Linda

Date Posted: 9/1/2012 9:08 PM ET
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I'm reading Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli, and finding it an enjoyable, albeit very involved, read. Lots of going back to the family tree at the beginning of the book to figure out how everyone is related and what race they are considered (it's relevant) based on the racial laws of the time. The book has many narrators, spanning from 1836 up to WWII, and has plenty of history of life in the Georgia foothills (and beautiful descriptions of the flora and fauna of the area) tempered with a bit of good ol' hoodoo. I read a review somewhere that likened reading this book to untangling a ball of yarn, and I find that an apt description--it is sometimes difficult to unravel the various details of the story and figure out where each particular thread is leading you, but ultimately very satisfying when you figure it out in the end.

 

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 1:15 PM ET
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I just finished Dexter is Delicious and am ready to start Double Dexter.  My DD and I are really enjoying this series.  And I'm sure that says a lot about us.  blush

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 1:16 PM ET
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Caveat Emptor, book 4 of Ruth Downie's Medicus series.  Only on page 6 and I'm already smiling to myself, knowing it will be a delight.

Linda

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 1:47 PM ET
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Donna --- I really enjoyed "The Forgotten Garden" and will be interested to know what you think once you finish.

Just about finished with "Murder in a Mill Town" and have really enjoyed the further adventures of Nell Sweeney.  Next up for me in the September Challenge will be "What Remains of Heaven", #5 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 3:07 PM ET
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I've been glued to the Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick for the past few days.  Not sure what I'm going to do next. 

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 5:09 PM ET
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Not getting much reading today, been in and out and now cataloging some new aquisitions. I went to a FOL sale in tiny little Black Diamond, WA. No hits there, but the sale was on the front steps of a seriously awesome UBS and I wandered inside. They do online selling as well, and so happy to see them shelving them by genre and breaking down the HRs and the HFs. Still shelving them at GR, but do check this store out here.

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 9:07 PM ET
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Bernard Cornwell kick...on Sword Song, 4th book in the series...but only allowing myself to read at bedtime while I prepare for the GRE....

Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:35 PM ET
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I have been reading a lot of YA and cozy books lately. I don't know if its because I don't have to really think hard with them or what. I did however read Death Cloud by Andrew Lane.  It was a YA book set in the time of Jack the Ripper as a young Sherlock Holmes (don't ask me where I was when I typed this...I don't know).  I was disappointed that I didn't think it was all that great.  Now, I'm working my way through A Murder on London Bridge by Susanna Gregory.  If anyone wants it, just shoot me a PM.  First one will get it.

Hope everyone is safe, dry and ready for whatever festives may be in your plans for Monday. I just picked up Jill Smolinski's latest book. I really liked her last book and am wishing on big stars here, because the last two authors that I picked up because I love them, I put dow and didn't read. One of them was the Allison Winn Scotch book where she gets amnesia. The other was Jeff Lindsay's Double Dexter. I love Dexter! How could I not like this one. I will try to give it some time and maybe we will bond again over a cup of tea. So for now, I have nothing planned except possibly reading, but most definately trying to come up with a gift for a giveaway on my blog..

If you don't follow my blog, now is a good time as any to start. I'm holding a contest in honor of Migraine Awareness Week in the UK. You don't have to be a migraineur, someone who takes care of one, or even someone who suffers NO type of pain (do those people exist...I want to meet) This is just help bring awareness to the neurological disease. It will be lots of fun, with informational daily posts to gain further information and I promise, whatever the gift is, it will be cool. :D

I have two blogs, but only Ms. Migraine is hosting a giveaway. Lapghans of Love is struggling, but we'll get there. Hoping for 30 lapghans by the end of the year. I think I have my mom talked in to making a couple of fleece ones for me. Now if she would chit chat with her friends and so on (snowball effect...yes!) we could get donations of fabric, yarn completed lapghans you name it. If I went above 30 I'd be estatic, as I would then have the Torrington Alzheimer's Unit taken care of and can start on this one down here, which has a lot more patients.  Even if I'm not successful at getting people to help me on this project, that is ok.  I just want these mem and women tp know everyday they see it a glimmer of love from someone they don't remember.

I'm doing a crochet along (can I say hard!) and can't afford to buy skeins for personal gain.  So I decided that even though the theme is cottage garden, the crocket along will be part of my Lapghans of Love and made with the scraps that have been donated and bought for such a great cause.  If you're interested in more, just follow along.  I don't bite surprise

 

Blog with Giveaway - Dear Ms. Migraine

Blog with Love - Lapghans of Love



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Date Posted: 9/2/2012 11:43 PM ET
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My first read of the month was The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn, a love story set during and just after WWI. A bit simplistic and predictable, but I actually really enjoyed it. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:33 AM ET
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Lori, I have just discovered Dexter!  I finished the first one on August 19th, and I started Double Dexter yesterday!  I'm 15% of the way into the book (can you tell I'm reading Dex on my Kindle? cheeky) and it does seem a little flat; not as funny quite yet.  I loved the others, and I'm bound to finish this one.  I'll let you know if it improves.  He is set to release a new Dexter, Dexter's Debut, in October.

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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 8:37 AM ET
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I am reading a fun cozy mystery Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinley. It is in the cupcake series of mysteries. I was so tired last night after the BBQ when I tried to read the book actually fell on my face. Had to turn off the lights and give into sleep.

Have a good Labor Day folks.

 

Alice

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:16 PM ET
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Thanks Vicky!  I do hope it picks up.  I love the show. lol  When I tried to explain the show's premise to my close friend, he didn't seem impressed.  All he could say was "enchanting".  Makes me laugh whenever I think of it.

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:30 PM ET
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Rainy day here all day so I have been sitting reading and finished "What Remains of Heaven" by C.S. Harris.  It was very enjoyable, as they usually are, but this one has really left me hanging!!!  Normally I do not read series books in order, but am thinking this time I just might.

Date Posted: 9/3/2012 5:36 PM ET
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Well, I had such high hopes for knocking out some series books this month with the September series challenge but I'm off to a bad start. Got involved reading The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer which was available on Kindle through the library. It's 784 pages or thereabouts so it looks like I will be tied up with this one for quite awhile!

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Date Posted: 9/3/2012 9:24 PM ET
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Finished Instruments of Darkness  by Imogen Robertson on audio. Good book, but the CD from the library had severe scratches on the #2 and #3 CDs. Kind of lost some of the book. Frustrating.

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 10:13 AM ET
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I'm just about finished with Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell the second in the very excellent series that combines the Da Vinci Code with Shakespeare.  The books are set in modern time, but they all have flashbacks to Elizabethan or Jacobean England.  Vicky kindly sent me Haunt and she thought it was better than the first book.  I have to agree with her, but then I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the Scottish play!  One thing that runs through my head as I read these  though is "gosh a lot of people die in these books!"  It kind of reminds me of Shakespeare's play as the deaths are often very dramatic.

Date Posted: 9/4/2012 8:04 PM ET
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Cheryl, I'm so glad you are enjoying Haunt Me Still.  smiley  I too will take the Scottish play over Hamlet any day.  

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 11:35 AM ET
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Taking an HF break, and reading The Big Short which is an expose on the investment banking community's stupidity and greed preceding the 2008 mortgage backed securities and ensuing real estate meltdown....enlightening.

Date Posted: 9/5/2012 10:48 PM ET
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I finished The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick.  Very good, 4.5 of 5.  Emma really IS a fascinating woman.  Hollick is good enough to create new interest where I hadn't had much before.  (Except Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles, of course!)  Now I'm going to be on the lookout for more Saxon era books



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Date Posted: 9/6/2012 10:17 AM ET
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I finished Falls the Shadow by SKP (another freaking tear jerker! You did warn me!)  I need a breather from the Welsh and English cheeky.  I started Mists of Prophecies by Steven Saylor.

Date Posted: 9/6/2012 10:32 AM ET
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"The Shut Mouth Society"-James D. Best

Mystery/Thriller with some great historic insight into Lincoln, his contemporaries and the reasons for the Civil War.

-RD

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