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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Sat February 19th, 2011, 7:20 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Currently reading some Daphne Du Maurier--The Du Mauriers, her biography of her family.[/quote]
One of my favourite books is Du Maurier's House on the Strand, about a fellow who goes back in time to the 1300's every time he drinks a potion.
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Post by Telynor » Sat February 19th, 2011, 7:21 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Just starting A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware.[/quote]

That is one I am very eager to get my hands on! Love to know what you think of it when you're finished.

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 19th, 2011, 7:26 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]That is one I am very eager to get my hands on! Love to know what you think of it when you're finished.[/quote]

I'm enjoying it so far, doing frequent updates at Goodreads.
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Post by Elysium » Sat February 19th, 2011, 9:59 pm

reading The Search For Nefertiti by Joann Fletcher

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Post by Susan » Sun February 20th, 2011, 2:00 am

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon; downloaded it to my Kindle as soon as I finished Outlander. A bargain at $5.00!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:03 am

[quote=""Elysium""]reading The Search For Nefertiti by Joann Fletcher[/quote]

How is it?

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Post by Nefret » Sun February 20th, 2011, 3:40 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]How is it?

SM[/quote]

I've read it a long time ago, but I remember really liking it.
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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!
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Post by Vanessa » Sun February 20th, 2011, 12:20 pm

I'm about to start A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, a proof copy of a book I received to review via BookHugger.
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Post by Elysium » Sun February 20th, 2011, 5:51 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]How is it?

SM[/quote]

It's really interesting and I like the writing style.

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Post by Ariadne » Sun February 20th, 2011, 6:14 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm about to start A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, a proof copy of a book I received to review via BookHugger.[/quote]

I finished Discovery of Witches yesterday. I loved it - both erudite (the researcher in me loved spending all that time at the Bodleian) and lots of fun to read. The author writes with a gently wry humor that doesn't cross the line into sarcasm, and I picked up a lot of historical tidbits without feeling overwhelmed. Let us know what you think when you're done!

Now I'm onto Dori Jones Yang's Daughter of Xanadu, a YA set in 13th-c China.

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