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January 2011: What Are You Reading?

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Elysium
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Post by Elysium » Fri January 7th, 2011, 8:04 pm

Just started The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by CW

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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 7th, 2011, 8:15 pm

As a bit of light relief from "Passion", I'm also reading the current Agatha Raisin paperback, "There Goes the Bride".
Currently reading: "Bone China" by Laura Purcell

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Post by Nefret » Sat January 8th, 2011, 4:22 am

[quote=""Misfit""]That will take you a while.
[/quote]

It will, but I am liking it.
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 cw gortner » Sat January 8th, 2011, 4:43 am

[quote=""Nefret""]It will, but I am liking it.[/quote]

It's my favorite Dickens book. I've always wanted to re-read it; you're inspiring me to give it a try this year.
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Post by Nefret » Sat January 8th, 2011, 4:56 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]It's my favorite Dickens book. I've always wanted to re-read it; you're inspiring me to give it a try this year.[/quote]

There are still a few Dickens books I need to read. Glad if I end up making you re-read it. :D
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 » Sat January 8th, 2011, 12:54 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]It will, but I am liking it.[/quote]

I did too. Lots of surprises around every curve.
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Post by EC2 » Sat January 8th, 2011, 1:37 pm

I really struggle with Dickens. The only time I played truant from school reading was when we got given David Copperfield when I was 12. Hated it. I have managed A Christmas Carol, and Oliver Twist because we had it on the shelves at home when I was a child and it was something to read. A friend challenged me to try Dickens as an adult. I worked my way through Nicholas Nickleby. It was okay but didn't make me want to rush out and read the rest. I guess I'm just a non-Dickens person. I like the films though.

Currently reading Revelation by C.J. Sansom.
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Post by Ash » Sat January 8th, 2011, 4:03 pm

I first got interested in Dickens when my HS theatre group did Oliver! Read the original, and of course Christmas Carol. Think my favorite was and still is Tale of Two Cities. I really couldn't get into any of his other stuff. Tho I have to say, the scene that introduces Miss Havisham in Great Expectations is one of my favorites in any book, and I still have images of that room firmly placed in my brain.

Just finished The Tower The Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. Reminded me of something Alan Bennet might have written. Excellent study of a couple dealing with loss, and some very interesting historic bits as well.

Now reading Bookman's Promise, that while isn't HF per se, has some interesting bits about Richard Burton's travels.

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Post by EC2 » Sat January 8th, 2011, 4:29 pm

[QUOTE=Ash;
Just finished The Tower The Zoo and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart. Reminded me of something Alan Bennet might have written. Excellent study of a couple dealing with loss, and some very interesting historic bits as well.
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Oh, I read that, but in the UK it was called Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo. I read it on Amazon Vine a while back and enjoyed it. My favourite bits were the scenes set in the Lost Property Office.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Brenna » Sat January 8th, 2011, 6:24 pm

I'm reading Sandra Gulland's second Josephine B's series Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe. Really liking it so far!
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