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November 2010: What Are You Reading?

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Post by Nefret » Sat November 27th, 2010, 3:19 pm

Just started... Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
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 Misfit » Sat November 27th, 2010, 3:28 pm

Change of plans. Reading Outback Station by Aaron Fletcher.
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Post by Tanzanite » Sat November 27th, 2010, 5:14 pm

Daughter of Lir by Diana Norman.

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Post by annis » Sat November 27th, 2010, 5:53 pm

Daughter of Lir is possibly my favourite Diana Norman novel, though it's a close run contest with The Morning Gift.

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Post by Lauryn » Sat November 27th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Just finished Russian Winter, by Daphne Kalotay. Her first, from the promotional copy on the cover. A "now-vs-then" novel, "now" being the preparation for the auction of a famous ballerina's fabulous-sounding jewelry collection (I actually wished it was a picture-book at times), and "then" being the early years of that ballerina's career in Soviet Russia. I absolutely loved it, it was a well-written window into ballet life and Soviet life. I also really had to respect the author's handling of the ending. Very sophisticated, for a debut novel.
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Post by Telynor » Sat November 27th, 2010, 8:03 pm

Wound up two books yesterday: Simply Love by Mary Balogh, which turned out far better than I expected it to, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, which was a damn creepy novel to read. Very disturbing and heartaching by the ending.

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Post by Ash » Sat November 27th, 2010, 9:01 pm

[quote=""annis""]Daughter of Lir is possibly my favourite Diana Norman novel, though it's a close run contest with The Morning Gift.[/quote]

Oh I loved Morning Gift; I think it was on EC's list of recommendations last year. Forgot to add it to my list for some reason, need to fix that!

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Post by Susan » Sun November 28th, 2010, 12:40 am

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Post by Ash » Sun November 28th, 2010, 2:50 am

[quote=""Telynor""]Wound up two books yesterday: Simply Love by Mary Balogh, which turned out far better than I expected it to, and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, which was a damn creepy novel to read. Very disturbing and heartaching by the ending.[/quote]

I read the latter for a book group; really hated it, tho its been a while since I read it and don't remember what I didn't like. I didn't mind the subject matter - I'm used to reading sci fi stuff, but I remember thinking that the author left too many holes in the story, too many questions he left unanswered.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun November 28th, 2010, 7:45 pm

I've finished reading "The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II" by Susan Halloway Scott (384pgs, 2010). Another good book in Scott's Mistress series. I liked Katherine Sedley more then any of Charles II's mistresses except for Nelly Gwyn, who was the best of them.

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