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August 2010, what are you reading

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Kasthu
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Post by Kasthu » Tue August 31st, 2010, 10:34 pm

More Dorothy Sayers here.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:24 pm

Finished Mists of Avalon, just started Cross Stitch, aka Outlander.

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Post by Leo62 » Tue August 31st, 2010, 11:26 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Finished Mists of Avalon[/quote]

Looking forward to your review :D


Just started Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett, after really enjoying her nuts-but-brilliant Queen of Silks.
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Post by Nefret » Wed September 1st, 2010, 4:47 am

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]Finished Mists of Avalon.[/quote]

How did you like it? That's one of my favourite books.
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!
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Post by annis » Wed September 1st, 2010, 7:22 am

Hafway through Anthony Burgess' novel about enigmatic playwright Christopher Marlowe, A Dead Man in Deptford. Absolutely brilliant - i'm really enjoying Burgess' clever use of Elizabethan language to portray Marlowe's seedy world and circle of often dangerous acquaintances.

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Post by enelya » Wed September 1st, 2010, 8:25 am

Currently reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:00 am

I've just started Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Misfit » Wed September 1st, 2010, 10:58 am

DNF Jewel of St Petersburg by Kate Furnivall. Working a bit on the Beatles mash-up book while I decide what to pick up next.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Wed September 1st, 2010, 6:15 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]How did you like it? That's one of my favourite books.[/quote]

It wasn't perfect but I really did enjoy it. I flagged a bit in the middle but glad I pushed on because the last 200 pages were riveting. I'm really glad I finally got round to reading it and it has definitely interested me in reading more Arthurian fiction.

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Post by SGM » Wed September 1st, 2010, 7:15 pm

[quote=""annis""]Hafway through Anthony Burgess' novel about enigmatic playwright Christopher Marlowe, A Dead Man in Deptford. Absolutely brilliant - i'm really enjoying Burgess' clever use of Elizabethan language to portray Marlowe's seedy world and circle of often dangerous acquaintances.[/quote]

I totally agree. It's just a pity Deptford is so boring now.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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