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Keep track of your reading for 2011 here! One thread per member, please.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 18th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Herman Wouk, the Winds of War?
And for your daughter, you can read her Wind in the Willows.
Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind.
from the classics, why not Wuthering Heights?
The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Western: Ride the Wind, by Lucia St. Clair Robinson
Inherit the Wind (can't remember who wrote it)
Whirlwind, James Clavell.
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon April 18th, 2011, 10:57 pm

Well I've already read Wuthering Heights. Though I could reread it I suppose.

Not sure Emmy is ready for The Wind in the Willows unless I can find a version with pictures on every page.

Inherit the Wind was a wonderful movie, I imagine the book must be as good or better.

Thanks for the suggestions, MLE.

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Post by Michy » Tue April 19th, 2011, 9:33 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Finished Trade Wind. I love the complexity of the plot, the realness of the characters and of course the exotic locale, though it is far from a paradise. Will keep my eye out for more M.M. Kaye books.

[/quote] I've read almost all of M.M. Kaye's works, although many years ago. So I don't remember much of the details other than I really enjoyed them.

[quote=""MLE""]Herman Wouk, the Winds of War?
And for your daughter, you can read her Wind in the Willows.
Francine Rivers, A Voice in the Wind.
from the classics, why not Wuthering Heights?
The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Western: Ride the Wind, by Lucia St. Clair Robinson
Inherit the Wind (can't remember who wrote it)
Whirlwind, James Clavell.[/quote]

The Winds of War and A Voice in the Wind are both really good.

As for Wind in the Willows, I don't know if you or your children like audio books or dramatizations, but if so there is a wonderful one done by the BBC. It's available on CD, I got mine through The Book Depository. Some of the humor might be slightly over your children's heads, but you'll enjoy it.

The BBC has dramatized many classics, and they are all excellent.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun April 24th, 2011, 5:28 pm

As much as I love the weather books :) I decided to read a book I actually have in the house: Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly. Loving it so far, but I haven't gotten to the potato famine quite yet.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon May 16th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Have since finished GB and read Armageddon, Oil and Terror by John Walvoord, Jr. and Mark Hitchcock. Also a book of Grimm's Fairy Tales published in the 1940s.

Reading Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo.

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri June 17th, 2011, 2:34 am

Missed cataloging a few reads but I am currently starting Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed June 29th, 2011, 11:00 pm

Still reading MQoS. Also finished The Prisoner of Zenda and will shortly start Rupert of Hentzau both by Anthony Hope. Very much liked TPoZ.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon August 22nd, 2011, 1:41 am

Have not read Rupert of Hentzau. Still reading MQoS. Read The Taming of the Shrew.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 22nd, 2011, 3:05 am

I've finished "A History of the Wife" by Marilyn Yalom (409pgs, 2001)*. Interesting book, especially in the distant past.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat November 26th, 2011, 6:55 pm

Still have not finished MQoS. It's just not holding my attention lately. I think maybe it's one of those books I have to be in a particular frame of mind to read.

Working my way through The Sunne In Splendour and loving every minute of it. Kind of sad about John Neville though.

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