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August 2010, what are you reading

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue August 24th, 2010, 11:44 pm

Will be starting The Red Queen later tonight or tomorrow...

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Post by Kasthu » Wed August 25th, 2010, 12:06 am

Just about to start High Wages, by Dorothy Whipple....

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Post by Misfit » Wed August 25th, 2010, 12:28 am

Finished Flint by Margaret Redfern and starting The Passionate Brood by MC Barnes. I dearly hope Sourcebooks has a larger font with their new issue in the fall, as my library copy is tiny indeed.
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Post by cw gortner » Wed August 25th, 2010, 10:55 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Will be starting The Red Queen later tonight or tomorrow...[/quote]

Looking forward to your impressions. ;)
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Post by Divia » Wed August 25th, 2010, 11:23 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Looking forward to your impressions. ;) [/quote]

As would I

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The Personal History of Rachel DuPree
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Post by Ariadne » Thu August 26th, 2010, 1:49 am

I'm 80pp into Ken Follett's Fall of Giants. Only 900 more pages to go...

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 26th, 2010, 1:55 am

I have started Cathedral of the Sea. I do hope it picks up from the OTT doom-and-gloom in the beginning. Maybe in Spain this is considered the normal way to start a book: hit 'em with piles of dreary and unsavory details before they have a chance to care about any of the characters.

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Post by annis » Thu August 26th, 2010, 2:44 am

Posted by MLE
I have started Cathedral of the Sea. I do hope it picks up from the OTT doom-and-gloom in the beginning.
Nope, it's pretty much unremitting tragedy right through. Times were certainly harsh for the lower classes, and especially for women.

Currently reading some NF- a book about the Great Game between Russia and England called "A Ride to Khiva", by Capt. Frederick Gustavus Burnaby. Burnaby was a classic dashing Victorian master of derring-do, and according to this intriguing post, an early casualty of the cult of celebrity.

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Post by Nefret » Thu August 26th, 2010, 6:39 am

Going to start... The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne on my holiday.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"

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Post by Telynor » Thu August 26th, 2010, 3:19 pm

About a third of a way through Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner, then it's going to be Anna, by C H-E as I need something romantic quite desperatly right now.


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