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March 2009 - What are you reading?

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Mon March 9th, 2009, 8:20 am

Oooh, can I come with you, Carine? :D
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 9th, 2009, 10:58 am

[quote=""Carine""]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 [/quote]

Oooh, have a great time Carine!
Barbara Erskine went on a Nile cruise while researching Whispers in the Sand!

I'm still reading The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman - 1599 Constantinople.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Leo62 » Mon March 9th, 2009, 11:16 am

Kept: A Victorian Mystery by DJ Taylor.

Another great recommendation from this site. :D

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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 9th, 2009, 11:35 am

That's one of those books that I have been mean to read for ages but just haven't!
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 9th, 2009, 11:57 am

That's the perfect book to take on a Nile cruise, Carine, just beware of strange little bottles! Have a great holiday.

I'm in slightly colder climes now, in Cambridge with "Mistress of the Art of Death".

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon March 9th, 2009, 12:23 pm

Completely off-topic, but I've just started reading "The Language Instinct" by Steven Pinker. I read it years ago but it's a re-read for a book group.

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Post by Leo62 » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:24 pm

[quote=""diamondlil""]That's one of those books that I have been mean to read for ages but just haven't![/quote]

It's very intriguing so far, though the first chapter totally threw me - don't be put off by it!

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Post by Tanzanite » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:24 pm

I'm reading Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (I loved Greek Mythology in middle/high school). Totally out of the norm of what I usually read and I'm not too sure yet about it.

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Post by leehow » Mon March 9th, 2009, 4:36 pm

The Merchent's Partner by Michael Jecks

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Carine
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Post by Carine » Mon March 9th, 2009, 6:14 pm

Vanessa, ofcourse you can, the more, the merrier ! :D

[quote=""EC2""]Oooh, have a great time Carine!
Barbara Erskine went on a Nile cruise while researching Whispers in the Sand!
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Thanks EC !
And yes, that is why I choose this Barbara Erskine book.

[quote=""Madeleine""]That's the perfect book to take on a Nile cruise, Carine, just beware of strange little bottles! Have a great holiday.[/quote]

Thanks Madeleine, you made me very curious about "strange little bottles now ! :D

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