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What are you reading? April 2011

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Thu April 14th, 2011, 4:35 pm

[quote=""Elysium""]How are you liking it? I love that serie!

I'm reading Shadow Chaser by Alexey Pehov. Haven't read much mut it seems this is better translated.[/quote]

I'm enjoying it thanks Elysium, I wasn't sure for the first 20 or so pages, but it's definitely grown on me. A fast paced, action packed read. I'm a sucker for a good vamp tale :D

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Post by Ash » Fri April 15th, 2011, 12:45 am

Finished Sailing to Saruntium, and am eagerly awaiting my copy of Lord of Emperors, the second book in the series. Until then, I think I'll do some rereading of George RR Martins book Game of Thrones, getting ready for the HBO series next week.

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Post by Brenna » Fri April 15th, 2011, 1:39 am

[quote=""Ash""]Finished Sailing to Saruntium, and am eagerly awaiting my copy of Lord of Emperors, the second book in the series. Until then, I think I'll do some rereading of George RR Martins book Game of Thrones, getting ready for the HBO series next week.[/quote]

OOOhh let me know what you think of Game of Thornes!! I'm trying to convince my hubby to begin this series!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri April 15th, 2011, 2:03 am

I've finished "Henry I (Yale English Monarchs) by C. Warren Hollister (ed. and completed by Amanada Clark Frost, on CWH's death) (530pgs, 2001)*. Third in my King and Queen of England NF Book Challenge. This is an academic book and therefore not written with the general public in mind and would probably bore anyone not interested in the subject and certainly not for someone just coming into the subject of the British monarchy.

Since this is my favourite subject and I've been reading books on British history since I was 13 (24 years now), I didn't have much problem with it, though it did have some repetition I could've done with out.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 15th, 2011, 8:40 am

I've just started "Instruments of Darkness" by Imogen Robertson.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Ash » Fri April 15th, 2011, 1:36 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]OOOhh let me know what you think of Game of Thornes!! I'm trying to convince my hubby to begin this series![/quote]

I read the first three last summer and absolutely loved them. Im re-reading the first one because of the HBO show; you might have him watch that first to get him to the books. But I found the books totally compelling, I can't imagine him putting them down once he starts!

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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 15th, 2011, 1:57 pm

Apparently it's screening in the UK the day after it goes out in the US, so hopefully there won't be any gaps.
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Post by Misfit » Fri April 15th, 2011, 2:49 pm

Got two going at the moment and not doing very well with either. Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware (Daphne Du Maurier it's not :mad :) and The Maid by Kimberly Cutter. The Maid is about Joan of Arc, but I'm finding it very dry - I'd expect to see a lot of emotion/passion/religious devotion from her and I'm just getting nothing.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri April 15th, 2011, 2:51 pm

Oh dear, I got Cottage by the Sea as a free Kindle download. Is it not very good, Misfit?
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Post by Misfit » Fri April 15th, 2011, 3:28 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Oh dear, I got Cottage by the Sea as a free Kindle download. Is it not very good, Misfit?[/quote]

I'm not liking it so far, although I'll give it another go on the weekend. It just isn't measuring up to a Du Maurier like read, or even a Victoria Holt. Several of my friends over at Goodreads felt the same way I did. I have like other of her books, so this is a bit of a surprise.
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