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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 9:44 am

[quote=""Misfit""]Similar to reading books on R3. You know the end won't change but still we hope in vain.

I'm reading The Immigrants by Howard Fast, plus Angelique is my treadmill book of the week. Probably from the size of it, my treadmill book for two weeks.[/quote]

I couldn't put Angelique down Misfit, I loved it that much. Definitely the best in the series so far for me, although I've only made it as far as 'Angelique in Revolt' and that was DNF for me so far, I found it very different in tone to the previous ones. I hope you don't get too absorbed and get a treadmill injury! :p

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 10:58 am

Recently finished Lampedusa's The Leopard, a classic Italian historical novel that, to me, isn't much to do with history.

Just started a NF: The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal, which is currently a hugely successful book here.

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Post by Misfit » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 12:06 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]I couldn't put Angelique down Misfit, I loved it that much. Definitely the best in the series so far for me, although I've only made it as far as 'Angelique in Revolt' and that was DNF for me so far, I found it very different in tone to the previous ones. I hope you don't get too absorbed and get a treadmill injury! :p [/quote]

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Post by TeralynPilgrim » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 9:04 pm

I'm reading Daughter of Xandu by Dori Jones Yang. I'm excited because it takes place in Asia, and hardly anyone writes Asian hist fics anymore.
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Post by BrianPK » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 10:44 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Recently finished Lampedusa's The Leopard, a classic Italian historical novel that, to me, isn't much to do with history.

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I've seen the marvellous film (Burt Lancaster,Claudia Cardinale) of the book on dvd a few times and recently bought the gorgeous blu ray version.

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Post by Divia » Thu June 23rd, 2011, 2:42 am

The Lost Crown. Its YA about the Romaonov princesses. I like it, although to be honest I dont like reading it on my nook. There is a dictionary or russian words that would be helpful to flip back to. Also I keep forgetting which character is narrating the chapter, since I have a short attention span. I also dont think the author needed to use all 4 girls. They are starting to blend into one another.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu June 23rd, 2011, 8:47 am

I've just started The Death & Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood, having finished The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht which I was disappointed with.
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu June 23rd, 2011, 2:09 pm

Just finished Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C.W. Gortner and loved it. Man that Diane de Poitiers makes me wanna hit something! Urgh!

Now I'm reading Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon. I have to admit, I love it. The writing paints a picture in my head and I'm a sucker for fairytales.

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Post by annis » Fri June 24th, 2011, 3:06 am

A couple of non-fiction books- Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder, by Kate Colquhoun (trains and murder seem to go together perfectly,as Agatha Christie proved), and the gorgeous Ukiyo-e: THe Art of the Japanese Print, by Frederick Harris.

In between, devouring the rest of Robert B. Parker's excellent "Cole & Hitch" Western quartet- so enjoying these :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri June 24th, 2011, 3:07 am

I've finished "Airtight Case: Lindsay Chamberlain Mystery #5" by Beverly Connor (411pgs, 2000)~. This was my favourite of this series, which sadly seems to end with this book, unless after 11+ years she writes more. I have heard that the character appears in a different series that she writes.

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