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What Are You Reading? November 2011

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Fri November 11th, 2011, 3:04 am

Finished the Women of Eden (damn, he makes the likes of JR Ewing and Blake Carrington look like wussies) and now on to Eden Rising by Marilyn Harris.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 11th, 2011, 8:28 am

I've just started The Night of the Mi'raj by Zoe Ferraris, a mystery set in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
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Post by scubachick420 » Fri November 11th, 2011, 11:22 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Finished the Women of Eden (damn, he makes the likes of JR Ewing and Blake Carrington look like wussies) and now on to Eden Rising by Marilyn Harris.[/quote]

Wow, you are just ripping right through that series. I can see why! I am just about finished with the first one and picking up #2 at the library today. Glad it stays good - lots to look forward to reading!

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Post by Misfit » Fri November 11th, 2011, 1:27 pm

[quote=""scubachick420""]Wow, you are just ripping right through that series. I can see why! I am just about finished with the first one and picking up #2 at the library today. Glad it stays good - lots to look forward to reading![/quote]

No lie, I'm on book #5 now. Prepare for for serious heartbreak ahead...
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Post by LoobyG » Fri November 11th, 2011, 3:58 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Thanks for the info re Pratchett's book. It really is sad, but nothing can be done, except reread his past glory (fortunately for us fans, there are a ton of books in that category). [/quote]

Very true Ash, it'll take me years to re-read his back catalogue so plenty to keep me happy :) I've been on nights this week so not much chance for reading, am about a quarter of a way through 'How to survive the Titanic or the sinking of J Bruce Ismay' by Frances Wilson and finding the background on Ismay interesting.

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Post by fljustice » Fri November 11th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Finished Ancient Farming and Celtic Sexuality. Working on an ARC of Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie...very good so far!
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Post by TiciaRoma » Fri November 11th, 2011, 5:12 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]No lie, I'm on book #5 now. Prepare for for serious heartbreak ahead...[/quote]


I love when good books are part of a series. I usually feel compelled to re-read the series just before the new book comes out. Not a problem with older books, though. I'll have to look for the Eden books.

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Post by Telynor » Fri November 11th, 2011, 9:46 pm

Reading Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man who Married Queen Elizabeth II by Philip Eade (NF) with Anne Perry's Defend and Betray for fiction. The Prince Philip book is very good, taking the time to look at the relationship that he had with his mother, Princess Alice, and also his term in WWII -- no desk job for him! Then it will be onto Eden Rising by Marilyn Harris.

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Post by scubachick420 » Sat November 12th, 2011, 10:57 am

[quote=""TiciaRoma""]I love when good books are part of a series. I usually feel compelled to re-read the series just before the new book comes out. Not a problem with older books, though. I'll have to look for the Eden books.[/quote]

I am with you about re-reading a series. I am waiting for GRR Martin to finish his before restarting since the last wait was so long. I just finished "This Other Eden" and agree with Misfit - it's a great series. now on to the next one...

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Post by Renee » Sat November 12th, 2011, 12:57 pm

I've recently completed The Song Catcher, by Marilyn Crumb. Kind of quasi HF as the story begins and ends present day, but alternates between present day and the main characters ancestors told in their own chapters. I love the Appalachian's, so setting was my reason of choice. I am currently reading On Agate Hill by Lee Smith.
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