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November 2009: What are you Reading?

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nona
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Post by nona » Tue November 24th, 2009, 11:45 am

no the Unicorn Sonata is Beagles follow up to The Last Unicorn, written I think in 1996. The Last Unicorn is one of my daughters favorite stories, they have the movie too.

I'll have to look into the other one, is it by Peter S Beagle?

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Post by Ash » Tue November 24th, 2009, 12:52 pm

Yes. (he also wrote Innkeeper's Song and I See By My Outfit, a wonderful memoir of a trip he and a friend took around the country on motorcycles, circa 1965) And thanks for that explanation, I didn't realize he wrote a sequel.

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Post by EC2 » Tue November 24th, 2009, 1:21 pm

Non historical for a moment. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
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Post by 4ever Queen » Tue November 24th, 2009, 10:45 pm

Just grabbed a copy of The Last Queen (Juana la Loca) by CW Gortner. Looking forward to get started this weekend. And finishing up The Knight of Maison-Rouge (I totally love it) :p

Edit to say that im done with The Knight of MR and must say that i have fallen in love all over again with Dumas. Such a poetic writings leaves me speechless!
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Post by diamondlil » Thu November 26th, 2009, 11:46 am

I am reading Swing by Sailor by Catherine Dyson which is a collection of stories of Australian war brides who made the trip to live in Britain following the end of WWII on the ship HMS Victorious. A couple of years ago I read Jojo Moyes book Ship of Brides, which was based on some of the stories of women who made that trip, so it will be interesting to read a NF version.
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Post by Amanda » Thu November 26th, 2009, 11:59 am

I have just started Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne.

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Post by Ludmilla » Thu November 26th, 2009, 2:12 pm

Just started Michener's Hawaii. This one should last me for a while, and December is shaping up to be a busy month, so I doubt I'll have time to read much more than this by yearend.

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Post by Carine » Thu November 26th, 2009, 2:12 pm

I've started Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom

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Post by EC2 » Thu November 26th, 2009, 2:47 pm

[quote=""Carine""]I've started Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom[/quote]

I loved that one - thought it was a step up from Dissolution (which I also enjoyed).

I have just finished Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich. About to start Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt. It's an ARC that I've been asked to read. Me agreeing to read ARCS is a rare thing and endorsements even rarer because I feel I owe it to readers to be genuine and to my own integrity. I absolutely loved Mary Sharratt's first novel The Vanishing Point, which is why I said I'd read this one. I'm looking forward to it and will report in due course. :-)
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 26th, 2009, 3:01 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Just started Michener's Hawaii. [/quote]

I loved that one, but then I love most of his...

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