Monday, 12 April 2010

It's Monday, what are you reading? #2


It's Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme that is hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey through a world of books


Last books I read:

The Lace Reader: Brunonia Barry - review

Mommie Dearest: Christina Crawford - I love Old Hollywood, and this had been on my shelf for the longest time!




This week I'm reading:



Philippa Gregory presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London...

Next up:  I'll finally be starting on the 2010 Debut Author Challenge I signed up for, so will be picking from one of these for my next read.


Leave your links so I can go check what you have been reading!

18 comments :

  1. I have been looking forward to reading Hex Hall for quite a while now. Enjoy your reads!

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  2. I've been looking forward to reading it for a while too. I'm just about to order these now so I hope they don't take too long to arrive!

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  3. I love the Movie of Mommie Dearest, such a cult classic. It would be interesting to read your thoughts on it. Have a great week of reading!

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  4. I haven't seen the movie yet - must get to it! I really liked the book, though. I always find it interesting to find out more about these old Hollywood legends. I know the book is surrounded in controversy, though. Quite a few people say it's a totally fictitious account of events!

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  5. I liked Hex Hall and I can't wait to read The Body Finder and Firespell. I hope you enjoy The White Queen and your other books.

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  6. I love Philippa Gregory and can not wait to read this one. I can not believe I put it off this long!

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  7. The Lace Reader- how did you like it? My post is up in the Inklings section.

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  8. @Christina T - Thanks. I hope I like Hex Hall too. I'm pretty sure I will!

    @Sheila - The only other book I've read by Philippa Gregory is The Other Boleyn Girl, which I loved. Hope I love this one too!

    @Brooke - There's a link to my review of The Lace Reader up above ^^ :)

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  9. I loved The Body Finder. I'm reading Before I Fall now. Another crush worthy book. :D

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  10. I hope you enjoy Firespell - I really loved that book... anyhow, looks like you have a good week ahead. Happy reading!

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  11. I'm reading Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward. It's the second book of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. You really need to check these out; I'm so in love with these warrior vampire brothers! =D

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  12. @Stina - Before I fall is on my wishlist. :)

    @Simay - so many vampires, so little time!! Warrior vampire brothers sure do sound good, though!

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  13. I really want to read all 3 of the ones you've got coming up! I hope you have a great reading week :)

    www.chrissiescorner.co.uk

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  14. I've read a few of the Philippa Gregory books but haven't gotten that far into the series yet! I look forward to it!

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  15. I've had The White Queen on my list from the time I first saw it reviewed, so I will be interested in your thoughts.

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  16. Hope you are enjoying the white queen, it's not as good as The Other Bolyen Girl but it's still good. I keep seeing Hex Hall - hope you enjoy this book.

    I'm following :) - Have a great week.

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  17. I want to read Hex Hall too! The Body Finder is amazing! Have a giveaway for a signed copy on my blog too! Firespell is on my list for this week as well!
    You can see my list here: http://candacesreadingblog.blogspot.com/

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  18. You've reminded me that I need to read The Lace Reader soon. The author coming to town to do a signing for her new book and I have to decide if I want to go!

    I've heard great things about Hex Hall! Enjoy your books this week!

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