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December 2014- What are you reading?

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December 2014- What are you reading?

Post by Nefret » Sun November 30th, 2014, 10:39 pm

Thought I would get a head start on next month.


Currently reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
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 Misfit » Mon December 1st, 2014, 12:12 am

Thank you.
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Post by Mythica » Mon December 1st, 2014, 12:18 am

The Marriage Game by Alison Weir.

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Post by Susan » Mon December 1st, 2014, 1:13 am

Where did November go? I'm two-thirds through The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Beginning seemed a bit slow, but then it took off!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon December 1st, 2014, 2:19 am

I just started Gildenford by Valerie Anand.

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Post by princess garnet » Tue December 2nd, 2014, 5:21 pm

Finished: The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller
Looks to be the 1st in a series. The novel opens in 1868 West Virginia.

There's no historical note to point out those who are historical people apart from the characters. One example: Governor Arthur I. Boreman and his wife who appear in the story, hosting a party. Gov. Boreman was the state's first elected governor after it pulled away from Virginia.

Next: Paris Reborn by Stephane Kirkland (NF)
Details Paris's dramatic transformation during the 19th century.
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Post by fljustice » Tue December 2nd, 2014, 6:48 pm

Started an ARC The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams and an ebook The Midwife of Venice.
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Post by Susan » Tue December 2nd, 2014, 11:40 pm

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, although I almost abandoned it because I hated the boring first part which catches the reader up with what happened in Pride and Prejudice. I haven't read Pride and Prejudice since high school, but a character list with who's who would have been enough for me.
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Post by fljustice » Thu December 4th, 2014, 5:42 pm

Finished The Midwife of Venice which I thought was okay. I had higher hopes for the book which had an interesting setting and a strong protagonist. However, I found the writing rushed, the plot twists strained (some to implausibility), and the characters insufficiently developed. Starting another ARC (I'm going to stop putting in for free books, it feels like that's all I read anymore!) called Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri December 5th, 2014, 9:27 am

I'm just about to start The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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