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December 2010: What are you reading?

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 18th, 2010, 6:04 pm

Almost done with Guests of the Emperor by Janice Young Brooks. About a group of female civilians kept in a Japanese POW camp in Malaysia during WWII. Scary stuff. Going to start The Burning Land by Emma Drummond later today. Boer War.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 18th, 2010, 6:52 pm

I've finished "Shipwreck: A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure" by Dave Horner (270pgs, 2002ed)*. A good book.

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Post by cw gortner » Sun December 19th, 2010, 1:48 am

Finished The Companions by Sherri Tepper (fun) and just started The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir. I was in the mood for something Tudor. We'll see how it goes. So far, it's easy enough to read but her portrait of Elizabeth is not bewitching me. It's also third person POV and she tends to jump into other character's heads at random, sometimes within the same paragraph. I liked Innocent Traitor's style better.
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Post by Berengaria » Sun December 19th, 2010, 3:35 am

I'm reading a trio of Plaidy novels right now...Battle Between the Queens, Queen from Provence and Hammer of the Scots and am quite happy flipping between them! A Happy Yule to all of you; coming to this forum has introduced me to some very great people and wonderful novels! :D
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun December 19th, 2010, 3:59 am

[quote=""cw gortner""] she tends to jump into other character's heads at random, sometimes within the same paragraph. [/quote]
Before I started writing fiction, I never noticed things like that -- although I did notice if the story wasn't flowing. But now there's a little editor-demon in my head, screaming 'POV fault! POV fault!' Do you find yourself not enjoying books as much when you are in writer-mode, or is it just me?

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Post by javagirl » Sun December 19th, 2010, 5:29 am

Just finished "Bloody Jack" the first a YA series by L A Meyer.

Now starting Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels.

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Post by Madeleine » Sun December 19th, 2010, 12:27 pm

I finished "The Winter Ghosts" last night - very good - and am about to start "Fear in the Cotswolds", a modern crime set in um, the Cotswolds, during the winter.
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Post by Divia » Sun December 19th, 2010, 3:47 pm

I'm trying to read Sisters Red, but its really not htat good. Everyone loved it on Amazon but I just can't get into it.
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Post by Nefret » Sun December 19th, 2010, 4:27 pm

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
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 Misfit » Sun December 19th, 2010, 5:09 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas[/quote]

Did you read the first two leading up to this or are you going in cold?
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