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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon January 30th, 2012, 6:50 pm

I can add another DNF "The King's Witch" by Cecilia Holland, it just didn't catch my attention.

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Post by Brenna » Mon January 30th, 2012, 7:19 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Oops, I was talking about sniveling at the end of The Bruce Trilogy. :o ;) [/quote]

OHHHHHHHHHH! Yes, very sad. The whole freaking book was pretty sad if you ask me. Very little to go "yay" on!
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Post by javagirl » Tue January 31st, 2012, 4:15 am

Finished Tuck and greatly enjoyed the entire King Raven trilogy. Have now started Stephen King's 11/22/63.

Anyone here read that one yet? Have any comments?

Lynn

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Post by TiciaRoma » Tue January 31st, 2012, 5:34 am

Lords of the North, Bernard Cornwell

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Post by Amanda » Tue January 31st, 2012, 6:10 am

I am kindling away at To Die For by Sandra Byrd.

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Post by EC2 » Tue January 31st, 2012, 1:03 pm

Sworn Sword by James Aitcheson - very good so far for a first novel - very atmospheric with some fine descriptions. Quite fighty :-)

I am also re-reading at the same time the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novels on my Kindle. I read them very recently but rather galloped through them during the time that my terminal father in law was leaving us, so there are a few blanks in my mind I need to fill in.

Hawk Quest has just joined my Kindle TBR.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue January 31st, 2012, 5:08 pm

Yes I found I speed-read the Sookie books first time round, how far did you get in the series EC? I thought she lost the plot a bit in books 5 and 6, to the point where I thought I'd missed out a book. I don't know where her editor was, especially for book 6!
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by LoobyG » Tue January 31st, 2012, 5:48 pm

Ahh I've loved all the Sookie Stackhouse books and I've read all of them that have been published so far :) The first few titles in the series were the best though.

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue January 31st, 2012, 10:53 pm

The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon (the third in his Accursed King series)

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Post by rebecca » Wed February 1st, 2012, 1:16 am

[quote=""Brenna""]OHHHHHHHHHH! Yes, very sad. The whole freaking book was pretty sad if you ask me. Very little to go "yay" on![/quote]

I have the Bruce trilogy(TBR list)...Ummm in sadness does it compare to Penman's Welsh trilogy? I had a meltdown with that one...Mind you I was in love with ALL the characters even the dastardly Davydd :D ...yes I know I'm rather fickle that way :D :D

Bec :)

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