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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Mon February 21st, 2011, 4:04 pm

[quote=""Divia""]The Raven's Bride. I'm enjoying it so far. I'm 80 pages into it.[/quote]

I was much more interested in this before learning of the whole possible plagiarism. Now I'm not too sure about it...
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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 21st, 2011, 5:49 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Just started The Hare with Amber Eyes: a family's century of art and loss, a history about one family's collection of Nutsake figures and their journey from 1900 to the present day. One of those books you think won't be interesting, but the author makes it so. Someone was asking about a history book looking at the 'gilded age'. At least in the first few chapters, this would be a good reference.

http://www.amazon.com/Hare-Amber-Eyes-F ... 0374105979[/quote]

I quite fancy this one myself. The author was on The Book Show (UK TV programme) and it sounds fascinating.
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Post by princess garnet » Mon February 21st, 2011, 6:01 pm

Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (Reissue paperback edition)
I read the first 2 books in her Elizabeth trilogy in high school; my school library didn't have the final book. Can't wait to read the final novel when it's reissued!

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Post by Nefret » Mon February 21st, 2011, 6:18 pm

Night Comes to the Cretaceous- Dinosaur Extinction and the Transformation of Modern Geology by James Lawrence Powell
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon February 21st, 2011, 6:35 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Ugh! Sounds like a good one to avoid.[/quote]

Well other then that hugely glaring mistake, it's a good book so far, and I'm still going to read it. I just hope I don't come across any other major mistakes!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon February 21st, 2011, 7:55 pm

I've finished reading "Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France" by Leonie Frieda (429pgs, 2003). A very good and insightful book.

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Post by Nefret » Mon February 21st, 2011, 9:41 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I've finished reading "Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France" by Leonie Frieda (429pgs, 2003). A very good and insightful book.

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I think I have been wanting to read that. Perhaps the college library has it.
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Post by Margaret » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 6:53 am

I was much more interested in this before learning of the whole possible plagiarism.
Are you sure about this? I can't find anything about it on the web. It would be rather ironic, as Poe himself was accused of plagiarism.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 11:47 am

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. My first ever graphic novel!

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Post by Brenna » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 3:16 pm

[quote=""Margaret""]Are you sure about this? I can't find anything about it on the web. It would be rather ironic, as Poe himself was accused of plagiarism.[/quote]

There was a discussion about it on the March BOTM page. I haven't looked into it myself, so I can't personally confirm. But the discussion put me off.
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