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Old 02-20-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Pssssst. Don't move or bat an eye. Just look natural. It is imperative that this does not leak out. Please don't share it with anyone:



I'm reading Zombie Titanic by Joel Snape. OMG!
I just "bought" it. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:15 AM
 
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I'm reading Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. It's highly acclaimed YA fiction. So far I'm enjoying the writing but having a hard time believing the characters are acting the way they are. We'll see.

I'm going to tell my husband about Zombie Titanic. Right up his alley.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I share your interest in women in monarchies, and my recent readings -- mentioned here ad nauseum, about Henry VIII's wives has led me to keep my eyes open for others. I am interested to know what you think after reading this one. Anne is portrayed as quite the schemer in the other works I've read.

Another I've recently read about is related to the French monarchy, reviewed well by a recent new friend/author I've "met" online through my sister: Erika Robuck. She wrote this review (in case you decide you want to branch out):
GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN
Lookin, You might be interested in one that I recently downloaded but haven't gotten to yet:

Christina, Queen of Sweden by Veronica Buckley.

My interest in her stems from the fact that my mother wanted to name me after her but my dad's choice won out so it is my middle name and the only part of my birth name that I kept.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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Ok, the book was The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo, which I returned. It wasn't bad, but not my style. I either like a quasi-historical fiction, or biography written in a linear fashion (chronological age).

The purpose of this book seemed to be to clarify that other biographers were taking liberties with their portrayal of her. Which I agree with, but I don't need to really go into it that much where I want to dissect other works.

The problem seems to be that Henry VIII did everything he could think of to wipe out that she existed. Notes, pictures, references.... everything. So no one really knows.

Off to find something else to keep me lightly entertained until Outland becomes available!
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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"Murder With Ganache: A Key West Food Critic Mystery," by Lucy Burdette

Lucy Burdette, aka Roberta Isleib, is a solid writer with a soft heart that packs a punch. Her characters are more on the real side than many cozy mysteries provide, and there's enough spice and sizzle to keep the plot moving along from the appetizers straight through the entrees and finish off nicely with the perfect dessert. I haven't tried her recipes because I am convinced I gain pounds enough just reading them.

If you haven't followed Hayley Snow on her scooter through the streets of Key West, this is a great place to start.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I got The Borgia's by G.J. Meyer. Another fascination of mine.

And yes, both interests originated with the series.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I've just finished the other in the series. I'm not sure which one I prefer. Both are really good.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Went to the library earlier today and took out "Hello, Gorgeous" (Becoming Barbra Streisand) by William J. Mann.
Including notes and acknowledgements the book has over 800 pages in it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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Toxic Men
10 ways to identify, deal with, & heal from the men who make your life miserable.......

Brilliant book
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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While I wait for An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (he's a man, by the way, Ketabcha) to be ready -- if you buy the Kindle version, you get a completely different book (something about lions by Lachlan Smith), a problem that Amazon knows about already, but that Kobo has just been told about by me! -- I'm reading another of his books: I, Divine: A Novel in First Chapters.

Oh my god, that was a long sentence! Let me catch my breath.

Amazon.com: I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters eBook: Rabih Alameddine: Kindle Store

As the title implies, it's all first chapters. The narrator is trying to write her memoir, she starts Chapter 1, and then... it starts again, at the same time, or a later time, etc...

I just started it but I'm loving it so far.
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