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What Are You Reading (Jan 2009 edition)?

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ellenjane
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Post by ellenjane » Sat January 10th, 2009, 7:10 pm

I just finished A Question of Attraction, by David Nicholls, for my book club. It's not a historical, but was an awkward account of a working-class British boy's first year at a prestigious university. It was quite enjoyable and funny.

I'm just about to start on The Far Pavilions.

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Post by chuck » Sat January 10th, 2009, 7:58 pm

Re: AIFTF novel......Thanks EC.....I was feeling guilty about the thought of giving up on it....It had it's interesting passages then it would quickly fade into another background tangent by the author...if it was the time of the Plantagenets I might be more interested....Your thoughts will help make a decision sooner than later...

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Post by wendallpauls » Sat January 10th, 2009, 9:15 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Just started Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt about a boy coming of age during the American Civil War. I grabbed this at the book store not long ago because the title rang a bell, and I vaguely remember liking it when I first read it in my youth, but don't remember much else. Thought it would be nice to revisit.[/quote]

How is that? I'm reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln right now, and I would love to follow that up with some good historical fiction of that period. From what perspective is the main character? North? South? Or somewhere inbetween?

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Post by diamondlil » Sat January 10th, 2009, 9:55 pm

[quote=""annis""]
I've just started David Blixt's "Master of Verona" So many people mentioned it that I thought I'd better give it a try. It's good stuff so far- a sort of literary swashbuckler.[/quote]

I hope you continue to enjoy it! I loved it.


Now I am reading Fishing for Stars by Bryce Courtenay. So far I am a bit worried that we are going to be constantly bombarded with his "message" but hopefully that was just the beginning of the book and not the WHOLE book.
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Post by Amanda » Sat January 10th, 2009, 11:17 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]
Now I am reading Fishing for Stars by Bryce Courtenay. So far I am a bit worried that we are going to be constantly bombarded with his "message" but hopefully that was just the beginning of the book and not the WHOLE book.[/quote]

I got that book for Christmas.

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Post by diamondlil » Sun January 11th, 2009, 1:56 am

Have you read The Persimmon Tree Amanda? Fishing for Stars is a sequel to that book.
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Post by Amanda » Sun January 11th, 2009, 4:06 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]Have you read The Persimmon Tree Amanda? Fishing for Stars is a sequel to that book.[/quote]

Ahhh....no I haven't. I guess I will be going picking that up at the bookstore soon. Thanks for that!

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Post by annis » Sun January 11th, 2009, 4:59 am

Just thought, Chuck, that David Blixt's "Master of Verona" might appeal to you as well. It's full of action, intrigue and star-crossed lovers, in true swashbuckler tradition. Very entertaining.

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Post by Divia » Sun January 11th, 2009, 5:07 am

I plowed my way through the Sealed Letter. It was a little try in my opinion. Now I am working on Civil War Etiquette. (exciting I know!) And as for the novel... YA: Before I die and adult...I got nothing yet. :(
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Post by leehow » Sun January 11th, 2009, 8:11 am

Angel's Passing by Graham Hurley.Non historical

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