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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 8th, 2011, 12:28 am

[quote=""Susan""]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.[/quote]

Yep, that's the one.
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Post by annis » Tue February 8th, 2011, 2:55 am

Raven's Heart, by Aussie author Jesse Blackadder. It's a story about the quest of the Blackadder clan to retrieve their stolen patrimony during the early years of the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. Stylish writing- I'm enjoying it so far.
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:30 am

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

I have this one on pre-order.
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Post by Feona » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:57 am

I'm just starting Matthew Plantin's 'The Devil's Acre', which is set in London in 1853. I loved his first novel, 'The Street Philosopher', which switches between the Crimea and Manchester during the 1850s. A bit gory, but the background's spot on and it's a real page-turner.

Just started posting here, too. :)

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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 8th, 2011, 10:45 am

I really enjoyed The Devil's Acre, Feona. Hope you do, too!

I'll be starting this month's book, The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger, tonight.
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Currently reading: The Warrior's Princess by Barbara Erskine & "A Noel Killing" by M L Longworth
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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 8th, 2011, 12:42 pm

Well, Mr Whicher hit the wall last night - my first wallbanger! - and I started "The Janus Stone" by Elly Griffiths this morning, and tonight will be starting "Game of Thrones" by George R R Martin.
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 8th, 2011, 3:39 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I have this one on pre-order.[/quote]

I'll keep you guys updated and make sure to post my review here so we can chit chat. I was going to wait patiently for a copy from the library but it showed up on Amazon Vine so I couldn't resist.
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Post by Brenna » Tue February 8th, 2011, 3:57 pm

Started The Silver Rose the third in Susan Carroll's series on the Cheney sisters. I will likely put off reading the 4th one for a later date as I need to gear up for my big "Arthur-Elizabeth II challenge."
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 8th, 2011, 5:15 pm

I finished yesterday "When the Dancing Stopped: The Real Story of the Morro Castle Disaster and Its Deadly Wake" by Brian Hicks (312pgs, 2006).* Interesting book about a deadly fire aboard a cruise ship and the man who may have had a hand in starting the fire.

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Post by Berengaria » Tue February 8th, 2011, 7:25 pm

I cannot believe I'm so "out of it" : I kept going to the What are you reading for January and wondered why no one was posting......I'm sooo embarassed! :o Anyhow, now that I'm on the right forum, I am finishing Queen of Last Hopes, plus The Vow on the Heronby Jean Plaidy. I read Queen in small doses so it'll last longer....an excellent read and marvellous addition to my War of the Roses books. I lent The Traitor's Wife to a friend and she is thoroughly enjoying it!
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