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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Sat March 7th, 2009, 11:10 pm

Just finished Bernhard Schlink's The Reader. Rather disturbing.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun March 8th, 2009, 7:04 am

I've finished "Mad Kings & Queens: History's Most Famous Raving Royals" by Alison Rattle & Allison Vale, a short and easy read. I did learn about some kings and queens I hadn't heard of before.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun March 8th, 2009, 10:57 am

If I remember rightly, Misfit, it is based on DduM's family, isn't it? I haven't read the book but it is on my TBR pile.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 8th, 2009, 1:27 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]If I remember rightly, Misfit, it is based on DduM's family, isn't it? I haven't read the book but it is on my TBR pile.[/quote]

That is correct. It does pick up after page 100 and the revolution begins. Terrifying stuff. She gets into the involvement of the Free Masons, same as Dumas did in his series on the revolution.

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Post by Ash » Sun March 8th, 2009, 2:14 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]Just finished Bernhard Schlink's The Reader. Rather disturbing.[/quote]

I read this ages ago and so agree. There was no way I was going to see the movie, best actress or no. It also didn't help that I read A Blessing on the Moon: by Joseph Skibell soon after, which is a better book by the way, but it made the latter that much more disturbing.

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Post by Misfit » Mon March 9th, 2009, 1:43 am

I am starting Under The Hog by Patrick Carleton. First published in the 1930's it's a historical novel about Richard III.

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Post by Nefret » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:16 am

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling. :D

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Post by Divia » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:22 am

The graceling. It is a YA novel that needs to go back to the library next week so I need to finish it ASAP.
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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:47 am

Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
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Post by Carine » Mon March 9th, 2009, 6:57 am

I finished Child of the Morning (Pauline Gedge) yesterday and absolutely loved it ! I'll definitely read more books from her, well I ordered 2 at Amazon Canada, expecting them to arrive in April.

Next book to start : Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine

All Egypt now because next weekend I'm leaving for a cruise on the Nile ! :D

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