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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Ludmilla
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri February 4th, 2011, 4:52 pm

Just started Stendahl's The Charterhouse of Parma this morning and enjoying the sardonic tone of it so far.

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 5th, 2011, 1:42 am

Just starting Camilla by Frances Burney.
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Post by javagirl » Sat February 5th, 2011, 5:15 am

Finally finished Follett's Fall of Giants which I enjoyed though not as much as POTE and WWE.

Now a good ways into A Secret History of the Pink Carnation.

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Post by SCW » Sat February 5th, 2011, 9:54 am

I couldn't finish Fall of Giants. Am going shopping tomorrow to buy Great Maria and a couple of other books

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sat February 5th, 2011, 12:19 pm

Think I am about to have my first wall-banging moment - "Mr Whicher" may soon be on his way across the room, metaphorically speaking at least. If it doesn't improve after my next commute on Monday, then he's off!
Currently reading: "Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory

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Post by Misfit » Sat February 5th, 2011, 1:08 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Think I am about to have my first wall-banging moment - "Mr Whicher" may soon be on his way across the room, metaphorically speaking at least. If it doesn't improve after my next commute on Monday, then he's off![/quote]

I didn't make it past the first chapter of that one.
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Post by Susanna Kearsley » Sat February 5th, 2011, 4:37 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Think I am about to have my first wall-banging moment - "Mr Whicher" may soon be on his way across the room...[/quote]

I'll be sure to duck if Mr Whicher whizzes by...

I've got a couple of books on the go at the moment: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim (HF about Korea, where I used to live). Very lovely so far.

And NF: Jacobite Spy Wars: Moles, Rogues and Treachery, by Hugh Douglas. Just started this yesterday.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat February 5th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Wow, I liked "Mr. Whicher", but then I like murder mysteries a lot, nonfiction and fiction.

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Post by Tanzanite » Sat February 5th, 2011, 7:30 pm

The Darling Stumpet by Gillian Bagwell.

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Post by SCW » Sun February 6th, 2011, 8:11 am

Tried looking for Great Maria at the 3 major book stores in town, but none had any copies. Bought The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters instead.

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