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What are you reading? April 2011

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What are you reading? April 2011

Post by SonjaMarie » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 3:44 am

I've finished reading "The Pessimist's Guide to History: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres, and Mayhem - From 14 Billion Years Ago to 2007" by Doris Flexner and Stuart Berg Flexner (2008, 468pgs)*. A very interesting albeit sad and a bit discouraging book.

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What are you reading? April 2011

Post by Misfit » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 11:57 am

Daneclere by Pamela Hill. Didn't make much progress Saturday as I was watching another set of Dark Shadows DVD's :o
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Post by Vanessa » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 12:08 pm

I've just started The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift.
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Post by LoobyG » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 12:10 pm

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier :)

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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 12:50 pm

I'm just about to start "The Man Who Disappeared" by Clare Morrall (commuting read) and "The Night Watch" by Sarah Waters (bedtime read).
Currently reading "Wild Fire" by Ann Cleeves

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Post by Brenna » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 1:44 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier :) [/quote]

I've had this on my TBR pile forever. Please let me know what you think!
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Post by LoobyG » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 1:58 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I've had this on my TBR pile forever. Please let me know what you think![/quote]

Will do :) Am 40-odd pages in, finding it good so far.

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Post by Nefret » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 4:20 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier :) [/quote]

That whole trilogy is great.
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!
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Post by fljustice » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 5:30 pm

Still slogging through a non-fiction on women and the sea. Interesting and good "bed book" because each chapter is discreet. Started Alexandria by Lindsey Davis (a Didius Falco mystery). I'm not usually into the historical mysteries, but I'm a sucker for anything set in Alexandria. Have a non-HF ARC I need to get to next.
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Post by princess garnet » Sun April 3rd, 2011, 8:52 pm

Freedom Rising by Ernest Furgurson (NF)
Interesting read on how Civil War affected DC as a city.

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