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What Are You Reading? February 2011

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue February 8th, 2011, 7:29 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]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![/quote]

Thanks, Berengaria! Glad you and she are enjoying the books!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:31 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]as I need to gear up for my big "Arthur-Elizabeth II challenge."[/quote]

I'm on my 2nd book in my William I to Elizabeth II challenge, even if I manage just one book a month I'd only reach Richard II by the end of the year.

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Post by Elysium » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:47 pm

Reading The Edge on the Sword by Rebecca Tingle

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed February 9th, 2011, 3:09 am

I've finished "The Intrigue at Highbury or, Emma's Match: A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery #5" by Carrie Bebris (306pgs, 2010)*. More like a Mr. and Mrs. Darcy w/ Mr. and Mrs. Knightley Mystery, but still another good book in the series.

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Post by Misfit » Wed February 9th, 2011, 3:36 am

I'm guessing reading Land of the Painted Caves will make me feel like Nefret reading War and Peace :D

Speaking of which, still plugging away in the early stretches of said book. Wish something would happen. Anything...
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Post by Nefret » Wed February 9th, 2011, 5:03 am

The House of Wisdom- How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Non-fiction from the college library)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
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!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by SCW » Wed February 9th, 2011, 11:51 am

Well I just finished Philippa Gregory's The Favoured Child. (Nearly had a wall banging moment) Now I will settle down and read Moby Dick!

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Post by emr » Wed February 9th, 2011, 10:05 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I'm guessing reading Land of the Painted Caves will make me feel like Nefret reading War and Peace :D

Speaking of which, still plugging away in the early stretches of said book. Wish something would happen. Anything...[/quote]

Like watching paint dry? :D
I had to say it... :D :D
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Post by Misfit » Wed February 9th, 2011, 10:10 pm

[quote=""emr""]Like watching paint dry? :D
I had to say it... :D :D [/quote]

Oh you have no idea. The first 200 pages have been like a repeat of the last book, one summer later. Tons of repetition. Ayla and Jondalar and perfect perfect perfect. I hear the last third of the book brings the payola, but is it worth 500 other pages to get there?
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Post by Perdita » Wed February 9th, 2011, 10:11 pm

I got inspired by the 'Victorian Ghost Stories' thread so now I'm reading The Seance by John Harwood.

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