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Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

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Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Misfit » Fri January 1st, 2016, 4:54 pm

I'll start. Women in the Wind by Margaret Ritter and The White Plume by Samuel Edwards (Prince Rupert).
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Vanessa » Fri January 1st, 2016, 5:01 pm

I'm reading Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase, a book I've received to review via Lovereading.co.uk.
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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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Nefret » Fri January 1st, 2016, 7:23 pm

Re-reading Dresden Files- Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher.
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Susan » Fri January 1st, 2016, 8:25 pm

Happy New Year! Still reading Susanna Kearsley's Named of the Dragon.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri January 1st, 2016, 9:23 pm

Happy New Year! I am chewing through a bookgroup read, a contemporary, The Language of Flowers. At 25%, it's not bad. The situation--California foster care--is depressingly realistic, the author having personal experience of it. I'm still waiting for the shoe to drop.

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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by lauragill » Sat January 2nd, 2016, 9:24 am

Justinian's Flea, about the 542 bubonic plague pandemic.

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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Amanda » Sat January 2nd, 2016, 10:42 am

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. I have to be ready for season 2! I have read up to book 7, but now I want to reread (and I don't do that often at all!)

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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Madeleine » Sat January 2nd, 2016, 11:45 am

Still reading Poldark 6.
Currently reading: "Hidden" by Linda Gillard

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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Susan » Sat January 2nd, 2016, 5:26 pm

A non-fiction, Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I (The History of England #2)
by Peter Ackroyd
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Re: Happy new year! What are you reading in January 2016?

Post by Misfit » Sat January 2nd, 2016, 5:47 pm

I was held captive by kitty and the two books I had going out of reach, so I downloaded Some Far Elusive Dawn by Emma Drummond. Post WWI, Singapore.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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