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The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin
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Nov 24, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, italy, 2010-release

Having read The Courtier's Secret and enjoyed it for the most part, I gladly forked over ten dollars to Amazon for this book and gleefully picked it up. A quarter into it, I realized I wasted my money. WAY too many adjectives. I don't need to know a building's entire history as well as facade and color. Who cares how the dresses blow in the wind exactly?? One word would be adequate. I don't need nine. The prose.. tho I realize these are not women of the 21st century, they are a good 16, 17 years old and I found their prose utterly childish. A DNF for me but my ten bucks allows me to post my thoughts.
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Reading Progress

November 24, 2009 – Shelved
January 23, 2010 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
March 8, 2010 – Started Reading
March 8, 2010 –
page 1
0.26% "Starting this unless one of my ILL requests comes in today."
March 9, 2010 –
page 50
13.02% "WAY too descriptive regarding the landscape, the buildings, the clothes.. One word is adequate, nine is un necessary."
March 9, 2010 – Finished Reading
March 13, 2010 – Shelved as: italy
April 16, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010-release

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Tanzanite I thought the same thing about all of the adjectives. I thought it did get better though.

message 2: by Tara (new) - rated it 1 star

Tara Chevrestt With about 125 other books I want to read, I couldn't be bothered to continue. If I roll my eyes and gag 25 times by page 50.. well.. LOL

message 3: by Misfit (new)

Misfit I had this out from the lib and read about one chapter and decided I had too many other books to read. The Italian got to me already.

message 4: by Tara (new) - rated it 1 star

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