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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri January 21st, 2011, 8:36 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Thanks, Sonja. Not yet sure if I will read the book or read my Kindle.[/quote]

I read the Cleopatra book on my Kindle. It would have been nice to have had the illustrations, but I can't say that I felt their absence. It might have been different if I had been reading for research instead of enjoyment, though.
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Post by Misfit » Fri January 21st, 2011, 10:19 pm

I'm not sure how far I'll get, nor why I'm reading it in the first place, but I've started The Warlord's Bride by Margaret Moore. A King John era story according to Harriet :p :) :o
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Post by Susan » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 12:36 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I read the Cleopatra book on my Kindle. It would have been nice to have had the illustrations, but I can't say that I felt their absence. It might have been different if I had been reading for research instead of enjoyment, though.[/quote]

Thanks for your input, Susan. Egyptian royals are not in my normal range of royalty interest, so I guess I'd probably be fine reading it on my Kindle.
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Post by emr » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 9:03 am

I've finished Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward. This series is So.Very.Adictive. Now I'm reading Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters.
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Post by Elysium » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 10:29 am

I'm reading Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett

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Post by Susan » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 5:32 pm

After looking at all the books in my TBR pile and looking at everything on my Kindle that I haven't read, I decided upon Great Maria by Cecelia Holland. I said to myself, "Let me just read a bit to see if I want to read it now." I read more that a little bit...the entire first chapter because I couldn't stop. I had originally gone upstairs to take a shower and my husband came up 1 1/2 hours later, surprised that I just came out of the shower. I did confess to him what I had been doing. Now I regret I have school work to do today and can't read. :(
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 7:02 pm

I've finished "Myths of the Ancient Greeks" by Richard P. Martin (332pgs, 2003). An ok book, it would've been a faster read if I knew how to pronounce the more complicated names!

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Post by Misfit » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 8:22 pm

The Bridge of a Hundred Dragons, Emma Drummond. 1920's China.
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Post by rockygirl » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 11:19 pm

I'm reading Mistress of Rome, which has been on my TBR pile for a bit. I'm not liking it much, though. Has anyone read it? Does it get better?

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Post by rockygirl » Sat January 22nd, 2011, 11:19 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I read the Cleopatra book on my Kindle. It would have been nice to have had the illustrations, but I can't say that I felt their absence. It might have been different if I had been reading for research instead of enjoyment, though.[/quote]

How is the Cleopatra book?

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