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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by wendy » Fri November 19th, 2010, 2:55 pm

About to start Anna Karenina - my holiday read-fest!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat November 20th, 2010, 6:15 am

I've finished "Turn Coat: Dresden Files #11" by Jim Butcher (418pgs, 2009)*. Another good book in the series.

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Post by LoobyG » Sat November 20th, 2010, 12:27 pm

Having a brief break from HF before I go on my jollies next week - currently reading the first book in Philip Pullman's dark materials trilogy, 'Northern Lights' :)

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Post by N. Gemini Sasson » Sat November 20th, 2010, 2:15 pm

[quote=""Ash""]
As much as I love Costains non fiction (esp the Plantagenet Chronicles), this is why I cannot read his fiction. And I've tried, several times.[/quote]

I have a very old, very worn copy of Costain's The Three Edwards. It got me interested in the period. I've never tried his fiction though.

Currently reading YA - Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak, which I may try out next, just to see what the hoopla is about).

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Post by Misfit » Sat November 20th, 2010, 2:30 pm

The Gathering Wolves by Elizabeth Darrell (Emma Drummond). Northern Russia. Woohoo!
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat November 20th, 2010, 3:07 pm

[quote=""N. Gemini Sasson""]I have a very old, very worn copy of Costain's The Three Edwards. It got me interested in the period. I've never tried his fiction though.

Currently reading YA - Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak, which I may try out next, just to see what the hoopla is about).[/quote]

Oooh... Your mention of her reminded me to see if her sequel to "Chains" is out, and it is (goes on the xmas list). I haven't tried her YA contemporaries, but I have enjoyed her YA historicals.

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Post by cw gortner » Sun November 21st, 2010, 2:39 am

[quote=""Susanna Kearsley""]I've just started Thomas B Costain's High Towers.

I have a soft spot for Costain, since we share not only a nationality but a birthplace (we even went to the same High School), but wow, does this book ever start off with a whole lot of "As you know, Bob..." preamble!

Still, the characters show promise, so I'm sticking with them :) .[/quote]

Oh, I remember loving Costain's The Moneyman. I still have it in a box downstairs, a handsome first edition with an engraving on the flyleaf covered with that pretty semi-transparent rice paper. I wish they still made books like that. I also read his Below The Salt and novel on Attila the Hun, but I don't remember them as well.

I'm almost done with Heresy. I peeked at Margaret's review and tend to agree. It is a fun read. I'm going to try House of Riverton next.
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Post by cw gortner » Sun November 21st, 2010, 2:41 am

[QUOTE=Brenna;73957C.W I have just started Part II of the book and I am enjoying it! The way she writes makes me want more![/QUOTE]

I'm reading it next! I'm looking forward to it, though I have a friend who shares EC's opinion of it. Meh :D
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Post by Divia » Sun November 21st, 2010, 3:18 am

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Oooh... Your mention of her reminded me to see if her sequel to "Chains" is out, and it is (goes on the xmas list). I haven't tried her YA contemporaries, but I have enjoyed her YA historicals.[/quote]

I read Wintergirls by the author and it was a decent read, but nothing that made me stand up tand take notice.

I read Clara's Depression cookbook, finished Fragments by MM an am back to reading memories of Little K. Its kinda wordy...I like it but wordy
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Post by cw gortner » Sun November 21st, 2010, 4:44 am

[quote=""Divia""]am back to reading memories of Little K. Its kinda wordy...I like it but wordy[/quote]

Are you liking the story? I've been thinking of getting it because I love books set in Imperial Russia.
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