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July 2014. What are you reading?

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July 2014. What are you reading?

Post by Misfit » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 2:30 pm

Having an extra long weekend with the new Gabaldon book.
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Post by fljustice » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 2:32 pm

Within one chapter of finishing the Oscar Wilde bio. It's been annoying and enlightening. I'll need a couple of days to digest and then write a review. Still working on a collection of stories by Chabon.
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Post by Susan » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 3:19 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Having an extra long weekend with the new Gabaldon book.[/quote]

I'm still working on that one also. I'm about 70% done.
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 3:27 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I'm still working on that one also. I'm about 70% done.[/quote]

I'm really surprised how much I'm enjoying the Roger/Bree storyline, and William's. Much as I like to see peeps in their senior years having an active sex life, this going at it like rabbits is a bit TMI for my tastes. And doing it so vociferously after a major back injury?
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Post by princess garnet » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 3:53 pm

Just back from the American Library Assoc. (ALA) Annual in Las Vegas! The last time it hosted was 1973…it sure took awhile to return.

Two books I read on the plane home last night:
How America Eats by Jennifer J. Wallach (NF)
Manga adaptation of Austen's Pride & Prejudice by Stacy King
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Post by Susan » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 7:46 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I'm really surprised how much I'm enjoying the Roger/Bree storyline, and William's. Much as I like to see peeps in their senior years having an active sex life, this going at it like rabbits is a bit TMI for my tastes. And doing it so vociferously after a major back injury?[/quote]

My thoughts exactly! I am always eagerly awaiting when the novel returns to Roger and Bree!
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Post by Misfit » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 9:05 pm

[quote=""Susan""]My thoughts exactly! I am always eagerly awaiting when the novel returns to Roger and Bree![/quote]

Oh my, I finished round two of their story. Nail biting stuff.
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Post by Nefret » Wed July 2nd, 2014, 10:51 pm

Seven Flowers and How They Shaped Our World by Jennifer Potter
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Vanessa » Thu July 3rd, 2014, 10:16 am

I'm reading The Sunrise by Victoria Hislop, a book I received via Lovereading to review.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu July 3rd, 2014, 4:02 pm

I was in a mood for humor, so I picked up Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead.
Sort of memoir-travel book about an English couple who retire in Spain's alpujarra mountains. I've been to the place they write about, which makes it even more fun.

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