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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Sun February 6th, 2011, 8:02 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Getting towards the end of Hollick's I am the Chosen King and knowing how it ends I'm taking a break and reading an older romance, This Golden Valley by Francine Rivers. California gold country, one of my favorite settings.[/quote]

How did you enjoy I am the Chosen King? It doesn't come out for a few more weeks here in the States.
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Post by Jack » Sun February 6th, 2011, 9:50 pm

Starting The Firedrake by Cecelia Holland after the game today. Anybody out there read it yet?

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Post by princess garnet » Mon February 7th, 2011, 2:55 am

Within the Hollow Crown by Margaret Campbell Barnes

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Post by Misfit » Mon February 7th, 2011, 3:30 am

[quote=""Brenna""]How did you enjoy I am the Chosen King? It doesn't come out for a few more weeks here in the States.[/quote]

Oh I love it. I actually own and have read the original edition, Harold the King. I knew it had been revised/edited so was thrilled to get a chance to read the new one just to see if there was much difference.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon February 7th, 2011, 4:14 am

Closing in on the last 100 pages of The Owl Killers. I'm very much enjoying it - it's creepy and full of interesting characters. A bit hard to describe, as it has various layers to it, but definitely a must for Maitland fans. I'm now eager to read her new one.
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Post by annis » Mon February 7th, 2011, 4:52 am

Posted by Jack
Starting The Firedrake by Cecelia Holland after the game today. Anybody out there read it yet?
This was my first Cecelia Holland novel- and hers as well, I think. It's still one of my favourites despite not being quite as well developed as some of her later books - it's such a poignant story. I think her spare style is particularly suited to the main character- the touchy, conflicted, and emotionally distant Irish mercenary knight, Laeghaire. The way Holland uses the natural world to externalise the mood of her characters is particularly effective.
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Post by Russ Whitfield » Mon February 7th, 2011, 10:46 am

I just read Paul Kearney's "Corvus", sequel to "The Ten Thousand" - brilliant brilliant stuff.

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Post by Kasthu » Mon February 7th, 2011, 10:35 pm

I've just begun The Three Sisters, by May Sinclair--a novel that's not about the Bronte sisters but very close.

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Post by Misfit » Mon February 7th, 2011, 11:11 pm

Just starting Land of the Painted Caves by Jean Auel.
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Post by Susan » Mon February 7th, 2011, 11:37 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Just starting Land of the Painted Caves by Jean Auel.[/quote]

Is this the long awaited addition to The Clan of the Cave Bear series? It's been so long I forgot what happened in the previous book.
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