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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Thu February 5th, 2009, 4:06 pm

Just started The Last Queen this morning.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu February 5th, 2009, 8:58 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I couldn't get on with A Prayer for Owen Meany and it was a DNF for me. However, I absolutely loved The Cider House Rules by the same author.[/quote]


Ah, now I've seen the film The Cider House Rules with Tobey Maguire - I really enjoyed it. I'm still enjoying Owen Meany, it's unusual.
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Post by Amanda » Thu February 5th, 2009, 9:22 pm

Just finished Suite Francaise and I have now started Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

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Post by MissMarplestein » Fri February 6th, 2009, 12:29 am

I just read Time and Chance, and The Devil's Brood by Sharon K. Penman - awesome books!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri February 6th, 2009, 12:41 am

[quote=""MissMarplestein""]I just read Time and Chance, and The Devil's Brood by Sharon K. Penman - awesome books![/quote]

Wellcome, MissMarplestein! I really enjoyed those two also.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri February 6th, 2009, 1:04 am

Yesterday I started Dreaming the Bull by Manda Scott.

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Post by juleswatson » Fri February 6th, 2009, 4:16 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I couldn't get on with A Prayer for Owen Meany and it was a DNF for me. However, I absolutely loved The Cider House Rules by the same author.[/quote]

EC, forgive my ignorance, but does DNF mean Do Not Finish? Just checking I am not missing out on something all the cool kids know, and I don't. :)

I read Owen Meany years ago, and I loved it. I think the fact my friend raved about it, telling me all the details of how the characters spoke and why she loved it so much, kind of dragged me into it before I started. Sometimes that helps you feel familiar with a book before you read a word.
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Post by EC2 » Fri February 6th, 2009, 4:53 pm

[quote=""juleswatson""]EC, forgive my ignorance, but does DNF mean Do Not Finish? Just checking I am not missing out on something all the cool kids know, and I don't. :)

I read Owen Meany years ago, and I loved it. I think the fact my friend raved about it, telling me all the details of how the characters spoke and why she loved it so much, kind of dragged me into it before I started. Sometimes that helps you feel familiar with a book before you read a word.[/quote]

Jules - Yes. DNF is 'did not finish'. I'm not a cool kid tho' :cool:
I think - from what I remember it was a bit off the wall for me. Especially as far as speaking in capitals went. I kept expecting the persona of Terry Pratchett's Death and kept being thrown for a loop every time!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Misfit » Fri February 6th, 2009, 5:09 pm

The King's General by D du M

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Post by Ludmilla » Fri February 6th, 2009, 5:30 pm

I've been on a D du M binge myself. Just finished The Glass-Blowers, which is a very intersting depiction of how the French Revolution and its aftermath affected a generation of people. The perspective is interesting because we see it from the PoV of the tradesmen and Bourgeoisie rather than the usual stories that revolve around aristocrats and peasants.

I've got The House on the Strand queued up to read next. Also just received Jamaica Inn, and have ordered Frenchman's Creek (a new Virago reissue coming out in March).

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