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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Post by Misfit » Sun February 13th, 2011, 3:35 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm not sure whether I am or not. I think I get newsletters from them.[/quote]

Anyone who loved Shelters of Stone should do OK with this one. Same setting, different summer gathering.
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Post by Ariadne » Sun February 13th, 2011, 3:35 pm

Nearly 600 pages of none-too-large print! Eep. I knew it was long but didn't realize how much so - good thing I'm enjoying it!

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Post by fljustice » Sun February 13th, 2011, 4:57 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Anyone who loved Shelters of Stone should do OK with this one. Same setting, different summer gathering.[/quote]

I definitely did not love SoS. I'm always sad when a series I loved (books or TV) at the beginning, tapers off and dies of exhaustion.
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Post by annis » Sun February 13th, 2011, 5:00 pm

,Posted by parthianbow
An ARC of Robert Low's new medieval Scottish novel, The Lion Wakes.
Lucky you! I've got a copy on pre-order at BD. I love Robert Low's Viking books. I recently read Robyn Young's take on the Robert the Bruce story, Insurrection, and thought that was surprisingly good. I'm looking forward to seeing what what RL does with the Bruce.

Are you writing your Eagle of the Ninth review to coincide with the movie release? Well-known NZ children's author Kate de Goldi held an insightful discussion recently on Radio NZ about Rosemary Sutcliff's work - well worth a listen for anyone interested in RS.
Link here:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20 ... ff-048.mp3
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Post by Kasthu » Sun February 13th, 2011, 5:09 pm

Now reading Madame Tussaud...

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Post by Brenna » Sun February 13th, 2011, 7:15 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Now reading Madame Tussaud...[/quote]


Finished The Silver Roseby Susan Carroll, the third in the Cheney sister series. By far the best of three.

I ditched Jack Whyte's Arthur series after I received by Christmas loot but I wanted to finish it. So back to reading The Fort at River's Bend.

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Post by Berengaria » Sun February 13th, 2011, 7:27 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I have that one to read - I received it via BookHugger to review. It's a chunky one, isn't it![/quote]
I just received it, too. I don't usually like fantasy (although I was glued to the Harry Potter series!) but figure I'll give it a go, and if it doesn't work, send it on to my daughter. It has received fairly positive reviews!
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Post by LoobyG » Sun February 13th, 2011, 8:10 pm

Still hooked on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, now on no.9 in the series - Dead and Gone. Hopefully after the next and last book, I'll be able to get back to some HF! :p

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon February 14th, 2011, 3:17 am

I've finished two books today:
"Madame Tussaud" by Michelle Moran (446pgs, 2011) (2/13). A wonderful book about a amazing survivor of the French Revolution who revolutionized the art of a wax museum, that still survives to this day in multiple cities around the world. For the 2nd time Michelle has actually made me tear up which is something that hardly ever happens! Highly recommend!

"The Complete Murders of the Black Museum 1870-1970" by Gordon Honeycombe (391pgs, 1992) (2/13). A good book.

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Post by laktor » Mon February 14th, 2011, 5:38 am

I'm still reading Empire by Steven Saylor, although I've not had a lot of reading time lately. Still, I'm finding it even better than Roma.


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