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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Sun June 5th, 2011, 2:07 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I've made many a visit to downtown Portland. I have never been able to screw up the courage to go to Powells. Be afraid, be very afraid :rolleyes: ;) [/quote]

We were there last year and loved it. loved it again this year, esp because I sort of knew where to find things. Lots of fun, picked up Shipping News for a book group next month, and some travel books. Going back for a last gasp tonight...You really don't know what youre missing - go already! :)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 5th, 2011, 2:23 am

[quote=""Ash""]We were there last year and loved it. loved it again this year, esp because I sort of knew where to find things. Lots of fun, picked up Shipping News for a book group next month, and some travel books. Going back for a last gasp tonight...You really don't know what youre missing - go already! :) [/quote]

Noooooooooooooooooo! :)
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Sun June 5th, 2011, 10:17 am

Half way through 'And the band played on' about the life, death and aftermath of Jock Hume, one of the musicians on the Titanic, by his grandson Christopher Ward. Really, really enjoying it! :)

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Post by Telynor » Sun June 5th, 2011, 12:38 pm

Finally, finally, wound up David Shapard's The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, which despite my having read the book quite a few times, I was able to pick up some new things and seeing how our use of certain words has changed over time gave a new spin on some scenes.

Now I am having a very happy wallow in Lady of the English. :D

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun June 5th, 2011, 3:33 pm

Just started My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sun June 5th, 2011, 8:29 pm

Very much enjoying The Lion of Alnwick by Carol Wensby-Scott, about the Percy family and begins during the reign of Edward III. Our Hal and John of Gaunt do not exactly get along here.

Kasthu, I think you might want to take a look at these.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Mon June 6th, 2011, 2:26 am

Starting Cecelia Holland's new one, The King's Witch, tomorrow.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon June 6th, 2011, 11:23 am

Just started The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.

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Brenna
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Post by Brenna » Tue June 7th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Started Bernard Cornwell's 5th book and final (at least for now) book in the Saxon series The Burnding Land.
Brenna

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Alisha Marie Klapheke
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue June 7th, 2011, 1:52 pm

Now reading Water for Elephants. Great writing. The main character reminds me of Holden Caufield a bit when he's old. It a good yarn because it feels very real. I've never read a book about the circus before now--very interesting.

My next read will be Confessions of C. Medici by CW Gortner. Very excited about that.

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