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What are you reading? May 2011

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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 4:34 pm

Die For Me by Amy Plum

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue May 3rd, 2011, 10:12 pm

Another Virago Modern Classic: The Diary of a Provincial Lady, by EM Delafield.

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Post by Divia » Wed May 4th, 2011, 12:23 am

Crossing the tracks whichi s very dull.

Now I'm reading An American Heiress which seems more adult that YA to me.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed May 4th, 2011, 2:09 am

Melanie Clegg's Secret Diary of a Princess (HF about the young Marie Antoinette), on Mr. Kindle. Enjoying it!
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Post by SCW » Wed May 4th, 2011, 10:40 am

I've just finished reading When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Penman. Has anyone ever read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. I am thinking of looking at that next.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed May 4th, 2011, 10:42 am

Yes, I loved it! I think it's a bit of a Marmite book, though - you either love it or hate it.
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Post by Brenna » Wed May 4th, 2011, 2:13 pm

I decided that I needed to read another book at the same time as reading As Meat Loves Salt, so I started Elizabeth Loupas' The Second Duchess.
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Post by annis » Wed May 4th, 2011, 5:42 pm

Posted by Vanessa
I think it's a bit of a Marmite book, though - you either love it or hate it.
Thanks, Vanessa. I came across someone discussing a book not long ago and he mentioned about one aspect of it that it was Marmite, which totally puzzled me - strong-tasting, black and sticky? You've just solved the problem! It must be a British saying. (Though of course, being a Kiwi I'm a Vegemite girl myself :) )

Currently reading The House at Sea's End, the 3rd Ruth Galloway novel by Elly Griffiths featuring a forensic archaeologist. I've been enjoying this series which is set in the present but each story has a connection to the past.
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Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed May 4th, 2011, 7:35 pm

Yes, it is a British saying and a British constitution! You're either a lover or a hater! :D I'm a lover by the way.
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Post by Elysium » Wed May 4th, 2011, 7:44 pm

Just started The Harem Conspiracy: The Murder of Rameses III by Susan Redford

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