01 March 2017 @ 12:00 am
Buddy Read - Versailles by Elizabeth Massie  
Start date: March 1st, 2017

Participants: [livejournal.com profile] keli,[livejournal.com profile] stellar_raven

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Synopsis: You’ve seen the BBC 2 series, now read the novel based on the TV show. Don’t miss VERSAILLES the most sexy and shocking drama ever written about the king who built the world’s most famous palace. Packed with sex, scandal and intrigue, VERSAILLES will keep you up all night.

1667. The civil wars are over and King Louis XIV is on the French throne. To keep the nobles from their plots to overthrow his crown, the King gathers the court at Versailles. He plans to keep them there under his scrutiny by building the greatest palace the world has ever seen. The Palace of Versailles will be an opulent prison where Louis’ power is absolute.

The nobles have no choice but to play Louis’ game of manipulation and treachery. As tensions rise the court becomes a battlefield of tactical liaisons and salacious passions. Versailles is not the paradise it appears to be; instead, it is a labyrinth of treason and secrets, of political schemes and deadly conspiracies. It is a place of passion and death, love and vengeance.

The King will take what is rightfully his. [source]


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01 February 2017 @ 12:00 am
Buddy Read - Doctor Strange: Strange Tales by Peter Gillis  
Start Date: February 1st, 2017

Participants: [livejournal.com profile] green_wing, [livejournal.com profile] justjo2u

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Synopsis: Collects Dr. Strange stories from Strange Tales (1987) #1-19 and the Cloak & Dagger story from #7.

It's Dr. Strange as you've never seen him before: as an eye-patch-wearing wielder of black magic! See him take on the deadliest foes in any dimension: Khat, Erlik Khan, Shuma-Gorath, Enitharmon the Weaver and more! Guest-starring the Defenders, Valkyrie, Cloak and Dagger, and some of Strange's closest friends - including Rintrah, Topaz, Clea and Wong! [source]


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16 January 2017 @ 09:20 pm
Buddy Read Reminder  
The Doctor Strange: Strange Tales Buddy Read is set to begin on February 1st, 2017*. If you are interested in participating and have not yet signed up, please comment in the Established Buddy Reads post to do so.

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*That's February 1st in whatever time zone you live in.
 
 
14 January 2017 @ 08:04 pm
Buddy Read - The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith  
Start Date: January 14th, 2017

Participants: [livejournal.com profile] green_wing, [livejournal.com profile] stellar_raven

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Synopsis: Speeding through Central City, Barry Allen is met with a startling sight—the Flash, older, battered, and badly injured. Before he can speak, the doppelgänger is gone.

Then Barry begins experiencing glitches in his powers—moments that leave him ghostly and immobile in the middle of missions. When a group of his enemies—including Pied Piper, Weather Wizard, and Peekaboo—chooses this time to launch a new assault, the Flash seeks help from his most trusted ally.

Oliver Queen – the Arrow. [source]



Note: This post is for discussion of the book, so please be advised that there may be spoilers in the comments. As a reminder, LJ's spoiler code will work in comments and while it is not required to use when commenting, it is something that can be utilized to hide spoilers. (relevant LJ FAQ)
 
 
13 January 2017 @ 04:34 pm
~Established Buddy Reads~  
The following is a list of the Buddy Reads set up thus far. Our goal is to start a new buddy read each month. Please feel free to join in any of the established buddy reads, or suggest new ones in the comments! I believe most members here (and most definitely [livejournal.com profile] keli and myself) are up for more than one buddy read, so if you need a buddy, please comment and let us know!

Just before each buddy read is set to start, we will make a dedicated post for that book which will then be linked here.

**Note: While you can count only one book for the 'Buddy Read' square, you are more than welcome to take part in as many of the buddy reads as you wish. You can then use those books to fill other suitable squares if you already have the buddy read square filled.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask!

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