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Feb 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by pat » Mon February 9th, 2009, 9:24 am

A passage to India, EM Forrester.
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by lindymc » Mon February 9th, 2009, 1:07 pm

I just finished The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett. It was as wonderful as everyone who has read it and recommended it, said it would be. The writing makes you think, but the results are memorable. The characters have distinct personalities, the plot results in fun and excitement. Lymond has become a favorite! But, I think I'll give my brain a rest and read a light-hearted Victorian mystery next.
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Post by EC2 » Mon February 9th, 2009, 1:42 pm

[quote=""lindymc""]I just finished The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett. It was as wonderful as everyone who has read it and recommended it, said it would be. The writing makes you think, but the results are memorable. The characters have distinct personalities, the plot results in fun and excitement. Lymond has become a favorite! But, I think I'll give my brain a rest and read a light-hearted Victorian mystery next.[/quote]

Once you've read Dunnett and if you get her, you're hooked for life. No one else ever quite hits the same spot! Welcome to the fan club! :D
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon February 9th, 2009, 10:33 pm

I've finished "Duran Duran Notorious: The Unauthorized Biography" by Steve Malins. An interesting look at my favourite band since I was 11. I enjoyed it though I could've done without the author using way to many descriptive terms when quoting one of the band members. Like "born shopper and gadget-lover Nick Rhodes", that's just one of many, many, too many examples.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 10th, 2009, 5:35 am

I've finished "The Book of Useless Information" by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society. A fun book of tidbits of information. I like learning things like the book has, especially for help watching Jeopardy. There are 2 more books after this one that I'll read eventually.

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Post by Telynor » Tue February 10th, 2009, 7:10 am

Sandra Worth's The King's Daughter is the next one up.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 10th, 2009, 10:45 am

Just started a re-read of I, Claudius for our next book group meeting.

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 10th, 2009, 11:39 am

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Just started a re-read of I, Claudius for our next book group meeting.[/quote]

When it was on TV with Derk Jacobi, they had the 'V' way of writing 'U' as on the book cover illustrated on your avatar. My dad used to call it 'I 'Clavdivs' for a joke. I can never see the book title now without hearing my dad's pronounciation in my head!
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Post by Carla » Tue February 10th, 2009, 11:44 am

[quote=""EC2""]When it was on TV with Derk Jacobi, they had the 'V' way of writing 'U' as on the book cover illustrated on your avatar. My dad used to call it 'I 'Clavdivs' for a joke. I can never see the book title now without hearing my dad's pronounciation in my head![/quote]

One of my college friends used to do the same, and like you, that's now how I always hear the title in my head!
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Post by leehow » Tue February 10th, 2009, 12:40 pm

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