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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu January 6th, 2011, 7:36 pm

I've finished "Tutankhamum: The Book of Shadows - Rahotep Mystery #2" by Nick Drake (373pgs, 2010)* The 2nd book in a planned trilogy, very good. The author does take some historical licenses, I don't want to mention them for fear of giving things away.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 7th, 2011, 12:56 pm

I shall be starting my first Kindle read later on today - Snobbery with Violence by M C Beaton. It's the first in a new Edwardian mystery series by the author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth books.
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Post by emr » Fri January 7th, 2011, 1:06 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I shall be starting my first Kindle read later on today - Snobbery with Violence by M C Beaton. It's the first in a new Edwardian mystery series by the author of the Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth books.[/quote]

In fact these books were already published under the Marion Chesney name. Snobbery with Violence is from 2003.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 7th, 2011, 1:57 pm

Yes, I was wondering about that when I edited my signature. They're obviously republishing them under her M C Beaton name.
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Post by Michy » Fri January 7th, 2011, 3:25 pm

[quote=""emr""]In fact these books were already published under the Marion Chesney name. Snobbery with Violence is from 2003.[/quote] Marion Chesney's Regency books were some of my favorites back in my younger days. Light and fluffy, yes, but so entertaining! Maybe I should give some of her mysteries a try.

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Post by rockygirl » Fri January 7th, 2011, 4:06 pm

The Virals by Kathy Reichs. It's the first book in her new YA series. Not HF, I'm reading it for work.

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Post by Michy » Fri January 7th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Getting ready to start A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. One of our discussions here about epistolary novels brought it to mind (I read it as a teenager). I'm really looking forward to it.

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Post by Nefret » Fri January 7th, 2011, 4:54 pm

Still... Bleak House.
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Misfit » Fri January 7th, 2011, 5:20 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Still... Bleak House. [/quote]

That will take you a while.

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Post by SGM » Fri January 7th, 2011, 7:03 pm

[quote=""emr""] :D I did enjoy Game of Kings, once they stopped talking in versified latin riddles, (even the guards refer to the messenger as "the mercurio") its a good adventures book. Queen Play is on my tbr mountain. I hope it starts easier on the poor reader :D [/quote]

I really enjoyed the Lymond chronicles but I have to admit that I was at about page 300 (approx half-way through) before I got into Queen's Play -- others, however, do not appear to have had that problem.

I haven't read the Nicolo series yet but will do so soon. However, I decided not to buy them all before I started that I could have a breather between books whilst waiting for the next to be delivered.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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