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What Are You Reading? February 2014

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What Are You Reading? February 2014

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat February 1st, 2014, 1:43 pm

February already!

I'm reading NF: Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly by Jennifer Fleischner.
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Coming in October: The Woodvilles


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Post by princess garnet » Sat February 1st, 2014, 5:25 pm

The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn
Her 2nd novel on the Borgias

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 12:42 am

Almost done with King's Ransom, excellent as always - but so like reading a book on R3 an it's time for Bosworth Field. Sniff.
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Post by fljustice » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 4:10 pm

Finished Spook a NF by Mary Roach. I usually like Roach's style or popularizing a science, but this one was meh. Still working on The Winter King, which is holding up. I'm in the middle of two online courses which is sucking up a lot of my time.
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Post by Misfit » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 5:15 pm

Finished A King's Ransom. Awesome. Just starting Kearsley's The Splendour Falls, and also have BB's The Woodvilles going. @ Sonjamarie, King County did pick up several copies of this, both dead tree and digital.
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Post by Brenna » Sun February 2nd, 2014, 9:49 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Finished Spook a NF by Mary Roach. I usually like Roach's style or popularizing a science, but this one was meh. Still working on The Winter King, which is holding up. I'm in the middle of two online courses which is sucking up a lot of my time.[/quote]

The 2nd and 3rd in the Arthur series is way better than the 1st so keep with it! Just finished Excalibur and thought the ending a little incomplete but interesting. Overall, very happy I kept with the series after the rocky 1st one!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 3rd, 2014, 10:49 am

I'm reading The Madness by Alison Rattle, a story about obsession set in a seaside town in Somerset during the Victorian era. It's another book I've received from Lovereading.co.uk to read and review.
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Post by fljustice » Mon February 3rd, 2014, 3:49 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]The 2nd and 3rd in the Arthur series is way better than the 1st so keep with it! Just finished Excalibur and thought the ending a little incomplete but interesting. Overall, very happy I kept with the series after the rocky 1st one![/quote]

Thanks, Brenna. I've started several series lately and not felt the need to go beyond the first book. You're not the only one who thought the second and third books were better, so I'll give the second one a chance.
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Post by Brenna » Mon February 3rd, 2014, 3:58 pm

The Unseen by Katherine Webb. So far, so good.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 6th, 2014, 12:10 pm

I've just started The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton by Diane Atkinson, a NF about the 19th century adultery trial of Caroline Norton nee Sheridan.
I may have to put it aside soon for some book group reads, though.

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