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Brenna's 2011 Booklist

Keep track of your reading for 2011 here! One thread per member, please.
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Post by Misfit » Wed November 30th, 2011, 3:01 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I think it's actually 'Time of Singing' and 'For the King's Favor' which are the same book.[/quote]

Yep. I believe the US publisher, Sourcebooks wanted a new name.
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Post by rebecca » Thu December 1st, 2011, 1:29 am

Yep I checked and I have read 'A Time for Singing' although I love the cover of 'For The Kings Favour' :D but I wont buy it again.

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Post by Brenna » Mon December 5th, 2011, 8:38 pm

#78 N. Gemini Sasson's Robert the Bruce Book 1
#79 N. Gemini Sasson's Book 2
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Post by rebecca » Tue December 6th, 2011, 1:57 am

[quote=""Brenna""]#78 N. Gemini Sasson's Robert the Bruce Book 1
#79 N. Gemini Sasson's Book 2[/quote]

I have both these books on my TBR list but wont start them until the final one has been released. I have no idea when that will be? Released as in paper back for I don't own a kindle.

It is the same with Robyn Young's Insurrection,that is also on my TBR list but I still don't know when the sequels will hit the shelves. It is very annoying to the reader not to be given a time schedule as to release dates. I wish authors would include the info on their websites....Oh well I guess it's a waiting game.

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Post by Brenna » Tue December 6th, 2011, 2:12 pm

They probably don't know when their books will be released. I'm not sure how much control authors actually have over that and besides, most of them don't know when they will finish writing a book, so it's all a guessing game. It's a conspiracy I tell ya!!
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Post by Brenna » Mon December 12th, 2011, 2:45 pm

#80 Wilbur Smith's The River God. Very well written about a time period in Egypt that I was not familiar with.
#81 SKP's Dragon Lair. Easy reading!
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Post by Brenna » Mon December 19th, 2011, 9:18 pm

#82 Wilbur Smith's The Seventh Scroll. Way better than The River God, at least IMHO.
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Post by Brenna » Thu December 29th, 2011, 10:38 pm

#83 Dorothy Dunnett's Game of Kings. Started off rough and there were some parts where I was confused, but when I got it, it was good!
#84 Helen Castor's She-Wolves. I thought it was nicely done but it didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know. It's not the author's fault though, these time periods are difficult to delve into because the personal information is scarse or non-existent.
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Post by Brenna » Fri December 30th, 2011, 3:38 pm

So I decided that I started enough books that I didn't finish for whatever reason (mostly I wall-banged them) and those should count towards the books I read. So here is that list:

#85 As Meat Loves Salt-wall banged
#86 The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer-got distracted but only had less than 100 pages left and well, I knew how the story ended
#87 The Master of Verona-I really liked where this book was going but then got on my Arthur-Elizabeth challenge again and got distracted. I plan on going back to this book in 2012

I know there are more but that would require me getting out from under my nice warm, heated blanket and going to look. Post more later!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri December 30th, 2011, 5:33 pm

I didn't like As Meat Loves Salt either, I think it was a BOTM earlier this year! I did finish it but found it a struggle.
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