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What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?

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michellemoran
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Post by michellemoran » Tue January 6th, 2009, 1:28 am

Silent on the Moor, by Deanna Raybourn
I'm dying with envy, Kasthu! Mine's on pre-order.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed January 7th, 2009, 12:23 am

Started The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet. Very good so far.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 7th, 2009, 8:12 am

I'm about half way through The Last Good Man by Patience Swift.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by leehow » Wed January 7th, 2009, 1:18 pm

Rogue Planet by Greg Bear,(mindless sci-fi)

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Post by chuck » Wed January 7th, 2009, 3:58 pm

Just started lain Pearl's "An Instance of the Fingerpost"......Finally getting use to the writing pace of the author......I think this book is going to try my patience....Trying very hard to enjoy this historical fiction ride......
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed January 7th, 2009, 4:03 pm

[quote=""chuck""]Just stated lain Pearl's "An Instance of the Fingerpost"......Finally getting use to the writing pace of the author......I think this book is going to try my patience....Trying very hard to enjoy this historical fiction ride......[/quote]

I found it hard-going too. I know others think it's a masterpiece and well worth the ride.

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Post by AuntiePam » Wed January 7th, 2009, 5:18 pm

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society -- epistolary novel about the German occupation of Guernsey during WWII. It's light and breezy but it has some meat. I liked it.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 7th, 2009, 7:11 pm

Just started The Colour of Heaven by James Runcie.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Kasthu » Wed January 7th, 2009, 10:04 pm

Now I'm on to The Observations, by Jane Harris...

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Post by Leyland » Thu January 8th, 2009, 12:04 am

I've just started my 2009 'sidetable' book, or one that I plan to read and savor during the next twelve months as I swift-read many other books throughout the year. Mark Twain's Following the Equator, A Journey Around the World is the one and I've had it for years, but have only lightly skimmed about here and there without having read the entire work. My Dover copy is 720 pages long.

It was first published in 1897 and is not considered fiction, rather it was travel writing for pay with plenty of witty tounge-in-cheek thrown in for the reader's pleasure.

Here's the Amazon link for more info, if interested: http://www.amazon.com/Following-Equator ... pd_sim_b_3
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