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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun November 16th, 2008, 7:09 pm

I 'browsed' my tbr mountain and decided on The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy, my first Plaidy so we'll see how it goes. I didn't realize how many books she wrote, very impressive list and subjects.

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Sun November 16th, 2008, 7:15 pm

The virgin queen's daughter...its good so far.
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MrsMorland
Reader
Location: Massachusetts

Postby MrsMorland » Sun November 16th, 2008, 8:19 pm

New Moon the sequel to Twilight. I think I'm addicted.

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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun November 16th, 2008, 9:38 pm

I'm going to start The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick as soon as I can write a review on Heir Apparent. I haven't been so ticked off at a book since Garwood's Shadow Music, I hope I can do this one justice. I had to flag a few pages of the worst of the worst just so I wouldn't forget. :p :)

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Helen_Davis
Compulsive Reader

Postby Helen_Davis » Mon November 17th, 2008, 2:56 am

The Other Queen. Not really enjoying it.

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon November 17th, 2008, 9:53 am

The Champion, by EC. I am really enjoying it! Mind you, I enjoy EC's novels anyhow!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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sweetpotatoboy
Bibliophile
Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon November 17th, 2008, 10:42 am

Just started "The Fall of Troy" by Peter Ackroyd.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Mon November 17th, 2008, 4:20 pm

I finished The Light Bearer on Friday and this weekend I took a break from HF and read some non-fiction books. I don't know that I'll read them cover to cover but it's a nice break from fiction. They are The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, the prolific and outspoken athiest. Even if you don't agree, IMO, it's always good to question and to see things from other people's POV. Also I read some of Old Dogs, a very touching book. That I was curled up on the couch with my sort of old dog made it more special! Also I read part of You: Being Beautiful by Mehmet Oz, Oprah's favorite doctor. I love those books as they are funny and enjoyable to read but are loaded with fascinating information. For example, I found out that light degrades Vit C in facial products so it's a waste to apply it during the day, even with sunscreen which I always wear. I have a favorite Vit C serum I always use (and it's a steal at $7.99 at Sally's Beauty Supply) but now I'll save it for nightime!! Cool stuff!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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ellenjane
Reader

Postby ellenjane » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:14 am

I'm charging through "This Charming Man," by Marian Keyes. I generally like her novels for a nice light taste of chick lit that doesn't insult my intelligence. This one is weird, though - there's a very heavy theme that is just hinted at so far (I'm about 2/3 through). It's written from the viewpoints of four different characters, and one uses an astoundingly annoying shorthand. No verbs. Very difficult to read. Like Bridget Jones on crack. Am gritting teeth and skimming.


Next up is "The 19th Wife," which I'm really looking forward to. I've also put "Into the Wilderness" on hold at the library, and that will come in soon. Somewhere in here I'm supposed to read "The Road" for my book club's December 2 meeting, too. November doesn't feel like the best time to read something so bleak, but I suppose I should do my English degree proud and read it For Literature's Sake. :p

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue November 18th, 2008, 12:51 am

I'm starting on The Far Pavillions by M. M. Kay. Looking forward to it!!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel


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