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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 16th, 2009, 9:15 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Nope, first time. Very enjoyable, and darned hard to put down.[/quote]

Very hard to put down is right! When I read this book I read all night until 6 o''clock in the morning, called in sick (shh, don't tell anyone) and then at about 4 o'clock I went and bought the second book and read that in a night as well. I went to work that next day but I was like a complete zombie!
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 16th, 2009, 1:34 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]Very hard to put down is right! When I read this book I read all night until 6 o''clock in the morning, called in sick (shh, don't tell anyone) and then at about 4 o'clock I went and bought the second book and read that in a night as well. I went to work that next day but I was like a complete zombie![/quote]

He, that's pretty bad having to call in sick. :D :D :D

Even with a couple of nit-picky flaws in the writing, its still very very good. I'm going to have to get out to the store and the gym before I pick it up again. No housework again today I'm afraid...
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 16th, 2009, 2:23 pm

Chuck, The Burnished Blade was the first historical novel I ever bought for myself as a 'grown up' (guess I was around 13 or 14!) with a book token gift.

The Bronze Horseman - is on my second try TBR. I found the speak in it Americanised and modern - as in I couldn't imagine Russians speaking in the sort of 'voice' the narrator was using. I got so irritated I wall-banged it on the first attempt. But since everyone says it's so good, either I'm the dissenting voice in the wilderness or I need to give it another go - which is why it's still awaiting a second effort.
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Post by LCW » Mon March 16th, 2009, 3:59 pm

[quote=""EC2""] The Bronze Horseman - is on my second try TBR. I found the speak in it Americanised and modern - as in I couldn't imagine Russians speaking in the sort of 'voice' the narrator was using. I got so irritated I wall-banged it on the first attempt. But since everyone says it's so good, either I'm the dissenting voice in the wilderness or I need to give it another go - which is why it's still awaiting a second effort.[/quote]

Gasp! Sacrilege! EC, how could you!?! :D :p :D :p :D
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:02 pm

[quote=""LCW""]Gasp! Sacrilege! EC, how could you!?! :D :p :D :p :D [/quote]

I know, I know. ;) That's what everyone says. Perhaps I was having the reading mullygrubs that week. :rolleyes:
I may have wall-banged but I didn't dump, so it's still there awaiting its second chance! I guess you lot will just have to persuade me to pick it up again! :D
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Post by LCW » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:11 pm

[quote=""EC2""] I guess you lot will just have to persuade me to pick it up again! :D [/quote]

I think we can manage that! LOL!
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:13 pm

I'm just about to start The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw.
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:15 pm

[quote=""LCW""]I think we can manage that! LOL![/quote]

I suspect so! :D
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 16th, 2009, 4:59 pm

[quote=""EC2""]The Bronze Horseman - is on my second try TBR. I found the speak in it Americanised and modern - as in I couldn't imagine Russians speaking in the sort of 'voice' the narrator was using. I got so irritated I wall-banged it on the first attempt. But since everyone says it's so good, either I'm the dissenting voice in the wilderness or I need to give it another go - which is why it's still awaiting a second effort.[/quote]

That is one of my minor nit-picks (will get into it when I write a review), but the story is compelling enough for me that I was willing to look the other way. I'll detail more when I finish and write a review.

Although I must say Alexander is quite a hottie. Ooooh, when he tended Tatiana's wounds after the bomb attack. Sigh.....

Must get off the PC now and back to the book, its payola time :D :D :) :o
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Post by leehow » Mon March 16th, 2009, 6:11 pm

Blood And Honey by Graham Hurley

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