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March 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by diamondlil » Sun March 21st, 2010, 10:08 am

I am reading The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark and The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. The Postmistress isn't exactly what I expected. It's a lot more earthy than I expected, for want of a better word.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 21st, 2010, 12:59 pm

I just started Sara Dane by Catherine Gaskin.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun March 21st, 2010, 1:00 pm

They made a mini-series of that book here back in the day. It is one of the earliest mini-series I can recall watching. Assuming that Sra Dane is Sara Dane of course! ;)
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 21st, 2010, 1:10 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]They made a mini-series of that book here back in the day. It is one of the earliest mini-series I can recall watching. Assuming that Sra Dane is Sara Dane of course! ;) [/quote]
:o :o

That's the one. It's still early here, but I'll go and fix my typo.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun March 21st, 2010, 1:18 pm

Its okay. It is late here and I was just being a bit silly.!
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 21st, 2010, 1:40 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Its okay. It is late here and I was just being a bit silly.![/quote]

:) ;)

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Post by Telynor » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 12:54 am

Finished reading The Stolen Crown by our very own BB, and Roasting in Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey; reviews forthcoming in a day or two. DNF Roses by Leila Meacham, dreadful novel that I gave up on after a hundred or so pages, it was so lumbering. Not quite sure what will be next.

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Post by Ash » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 3:08 am

Reading Storm of Swords, book three of the Song of Ice and Fire. Im wanting to finish it, so I can move on to other things on my pile! But I got to admit, Im still hooked. About halfway through, then several books await me, including The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and The Glassblower of Morano, both for book groups (the former is history NF, the latter HF, not to be confused with the du Murier book of similar name)

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Post by Catherine Delors » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 10:15 am

Reading "La Duchesse" by Lucien Bodard. 1885, at the border of Indochina and China. Beautiful. Wonder whether it was ever translated into English?

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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 22nd, 2010, 8:04 pm

I'm going to start The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson, after I've finished making/decorating a hat for my daughter. Her class are all dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland and, yes, you've guessed it, she's the Mad Hatter! :D
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