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Group Read: St. Bruno > TMSB Chapter 11: A New Reign

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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Comment with your thoughts on this chapter.


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Can I skim yet?


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Marie wrote: "Can I skim yet?"

Are you bored with it???


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
So much build up --/--- I can't handle much more talking of the impending doom to the 'abbey'.


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LOL....yes, it is a tad melodramatic, I would agree with that. But I still enjoyed it most of the way through and the end was kind of satisfying.


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Good, I hope it picks up soon


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It does, in a "it's about time all this crap wraps up" kind of way. It's certainly not a bad novel at all, just not one of her best. Plus, we don't have to worry about her getting all pissy with us if we have any criticisms. Added bonus!


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Queen Mary is on the throne! Lol. We who doubted Bruno, for shame ;)


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LOL...I forget, did she actually refer to her yet as "Bloody Mary"? Serious pet peeve of mine: referring to a historical figure by a moniker that doesn't come into use until long, long after their death.


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Not that I caught yet. Pg 307


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Misfit | 76 comments Michele wrote: "It does, in a "it's about time all this crap wraps up" kind of way. It's certainly not a bad novel at all, just not one of her best. Plus, we don't have to worry about her getting all pissy with ..."

Lol. I don't remember much about this except that I was fairly underwhelmed :p


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Ok, pg 323 Smithfield burnings began & the queen had been given a new name, Bloody Mary.


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Yeah, uh, not so much. Ha


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
Misfit wrote: I was fairly underwhelmed"

The situations are fun, and love how she cleverly interwines the historical atmosphere. But DAMgirl is killlling me. *bitchslaps her*


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Susie Fiorito (tudordaughter) | 30 comments It creeped me out when she referred to being able to see the smoke rising from Smithfield Square. Can you imagine?


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Marie Burton (marieburton2004) | 534 comments Mod
That must have been a very trying time for people, I definitely can see why people started moving away... but persecution was going on in Spain too, I imagine there was strife everywhere. Hence the belief that America was founded for purposes of freedom (at the expense of Indians, a whole other story).


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