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What are you reading? April 2011

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon April 25th, 2011, 2:16 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Columbia by Pamela Jekel. About the Columbia River of the Pacific Northwest. Has a river ever had a *biography* before?[/quote]

I believe the Thames has.

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Post by Misfit » Mon April 25th, 2011, 2:33 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I believe the Thames has.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon April 25th, 2011, 2:37 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I knew someone would have an answer, thank you.[/quote]

You're welcome, the lasted of a few was "Thames: The Biography: by Peter Ackroyd.

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Post by Brenna » Mon April 25th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Finished Joan Wolf's The Edge of the Light about King Alfred and thoroughly enjoyed it! For comparison, I'm reading Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Series. Enjoying the first one so far!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 26th, 2011, 1:54 am

I've finished "Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties" by Lucy Moore (332pgs, 2010). An interesting and well written look at many aspects of this time period.

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Post by javagirl » Tue April 26th, 2011, 3:06 am

Finished Michael Connelly's The Black Echo. Now back to some H.F. Just started Edith Pargeter's The Green Branch.

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Post by annis » Tue April 26th, 2011, 4:37 am

Pargeter's Heaven Tree trilogy is wonderful stuff.

Currently reading The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, second in the delightfully wise and funny Flavia de Luce mystery series by Alan Bradley. I thought a series featuring a precocious 11-year old might get old quickly, but this one is just as good as the first.

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Post by Vanessa » Wed April 27th, 2011, 4:50 pm

I'm just about to start House of Stairs by Barbara Vine, a contemporary psychological mystery.
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Post by Elysium » Wed April 27th, 2011, 6:57 pm

I read My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt. My first book by Holt and it was so boring. But I had time at airport and plane....

Now I'm reading The Last templar by Michael jecks and I'm liking it.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed April 27th, 2011, 7:01 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]I read My Enemy the Queen by Victoria Holt. My first book by Holt and it was so boring. But I had time at airport and plane....
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When I read that as a teen I remember liking it a lot, but when I reread it as an adult, I didn't enjoy it, odd.

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