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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Julianne Douglas
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Thu March 5th, 2009, 8:24 pm

I've only about 50 pages left in SIGNORA DA VINCI and am about 2/3 of the way through THE GARGOYLE, which I absolutely LOVE! I also just picked up Salman Rushdie's THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE from the library...it's here on the table taunting me. And did I mention I'm supposed to be writing?
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Post by emr » Thu March 5th, 2009, 8:45 pm

Half way through Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn and enjoying it a lot although Mr. Brisbane has a lot of similarities with Sherlock Holmes. Wonder why her other 2 books havent been issued in hardback.

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Post by lindymc » Fri March 6th, 2009, 1:13 am

Having just finished The Winter King, book one of Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles about Arthur, I'm on to book two, Enemy of God.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri March 6th, 2009, 6:30 am

I've finished "Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages" by Leland Gregory, a fun book with lots of fun bits of information, it was also a fast read, just started it yesterday.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri March 6th, 2009, 8:05 am

I am now reading The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson. I am not enjoying it as much as I have enjoyed some of her other books, but it's okay.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 6th, 2009, 8:36 am

I enjoyed My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson, Diamondlil. Have you read that one?
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Post by diamondlil » Fri March 6th, 2009, 8:38 am

I have. It was my first Koomson and I absolutely loved it. I have also read Marshmallows for Breakfast and The Cupid Effect.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 6th, 2009, 8:41 am

I have the Marshmallows one on my TBR pile.
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Post by diamondlil » Fri March 6th, 2009, 8:43 am

I liked that one. My Best Friend's Girl is definitely her best book so far IMO.
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Post by Susan » Fri March 6th, 2009, 10:45 pm

I finished "The Serpent's Tale" by Ariana Franklin last night. I didn't like it as much as her first mystery. I decided I've been visiting medieval England too often so I'm going to visit Judea of 2,000 years ago by reading Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George.
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