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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Sun February 13th, 2011, 12:49 am

[quote=""Jack""]Just started A BLOODY FIELD BY SHREWSBURY by Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters Anybody out there read it? It goes way back so I've got to think there are some of you out there.[/quote]

I tried a couple of times to read it, and I just couldn't get into it.

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Post by cw gortner » Sun February 13th, 2011, 3:09 am

Finished Karen Maitland's The Owl Killers. I loved it; she evokes the supersticion and pagan undercurrents of medieval England so well. I'm very much looking forward to her new book.

Just started The Music of the Spheres by Elizabeth Redfern.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun February 13th, 2011, 4:13 am

I've finished "Jumbo's Hide, Elvis' Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts" by Harvey Rachlin (331pgs, 2000)*. An interesting book.

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 13th, 2011, 1:49 pm

Have jsut over 100 pages left in Land of the Painted Caves.

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 13th, 2011, 2:24 pm

LOL! That made me chuckle! :D

I'm just about to start Speak to Our Desires by Brenda W Clough, a 'freebie' e-book I got via Librarything which I've downloaded to my Kindle.
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Post by Misfit » Sun February 13th, 2011, 2:27 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]LOL! That made me chuckle! :D

I'm just about to start Speak to Our Desires by Brenda W Clough, a 'freebie' e-book I got via Librarything which I've downloaded to my Kindle.[/quote]

Wish you were on Goodreads. I've been having a field day with the images and my reading updates.
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Post by parthianbow » Sun February 13th, 2011, 2:33 pm

An ARC of Robert Low's new medieval Scottish novel, The Lion Wakes. It's absolutely excellent! Also speed rereading The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff so I can write a review for it.
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 13th, 2011, 2:42 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Wish you were on Goodreads. I've been having a field day with the images and my reading updates.[/quote]

I'm not sure whether I am or not. I think I get newsletters from them.
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Post by Ariadne » Sun February 13th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Last night I started Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches. It was sent to me for review although it doesn't appear to be set in the past at all. I may end up doing a writeup on my blog instead.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 13th, 2011, 3:23 pm

I have that one to read - I received it via BookHugger to review. It's a chunky one, isn't it!
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