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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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Post by EC2 » Sat January 1st, 2011, 3:24 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen[/quote]

I really enjoyed that one a while back. I do like something different. I suspect it's one of the reasons I like historicals. I want an experience I'm not going to get by stepping out of my own door.
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Post by Brenna » Sat January 1st, 2011, 3:32 pm

Still reading The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick and Little Womenon the Kindle. Happy New Year everyone!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:26 pm

Started As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann.

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Post by Susan » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:41 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I really enjoyed that one a while back. I do like something different. I suspect it's one of the reasons I like historicals. I want an experience I'm not going to get by stepping out of my own door.[/quote]

I completely understand what you are saying. When are any of us going to work for the circus, be in medieval England, etc. - only through the magic of books (and occasionally films!)

I had seen Water for Elephants many times when shopping a Costco (warehouse store), but never bought it. The other day while at the movies, I saw a trailer for the movie Water for Elephants and it seemed to be a fascinating story. When I saw the book for $5 in the Kindle store, that sealed the deal.
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat January 1st, 2011, 4:43 pm

If I remember correctly, Water for Elephants is a NaNoWriMo novel as well.

I'm still working my way through The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald and I've started Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice.

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Post by emr » Sat January 1st, 2011, 5:37 pm

I have started the year with Ruso and Tilla, Caveat Emptor "I am ready for you, husband!" They are so not romantic hahaha I love it.
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Post by Susan » Sat January 1st, 2011, 5:59 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]If I remember correctly, Water for Elephants is a NaNoWriMo novel as well.[/quote]

Yes, it is.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 1st, 2011, 7:45 pm

And the first book I've finished this month and new year is....

"Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris' Beloved Monument & the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It" by Jill Jonnes (314pgs, 2009)*. Excellent book about how the Eiffel Tower came to be, the people and sights of the World's Fair of 1889. Besides following the creator of the tower, Gustave Eiffel, we also hear the stories of Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, Thomas Edison, Paul Gauguin, Vincent and Theo Van Gogh, James McNeill Whistler, and others that was touched by the fair. Highly recommend.

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Post by princess » Sat January 1st, 2011, 8:00 pm

It's not historical fiction but I'm reading "The Passage" by Justin Cronin just now.
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Post by princess garnet » Sat January 1st, 2011, 8:02 pm

A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent--Sequel to The Queen's Dollmaker

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