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What Are You Reading? June 2011.

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:11 am

Finished James Michener's Alaska, and found it to be better than I thought it would be. Now bouncing between Eugenie Fraser's The House By the Dvina and Benjamin Black's The Silver Swan.

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Post by Brenna » Wed June 15th, 2011, 3:33 pm

I started Helen Hollick's Pendragon Banner, book two in her Arthur trilogy.
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Post by Tanzanite » Wed June 15th, 2011, 5:48 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Which Joanna is that Daphne. Richard's sister?[/quote]

that's the one! The main character is part of Joanna's household.

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Post by noodles » Wed June 15th, 2011, 9:48 pm

I finished Sacred Hearts by Dunant and have started The Curse of the Pharaohs by Eliz. Peters (Book 2 in the series; I've only read the first one so far).

I liked Sacred Hearts, as far as the writing and character development goes. The whole book was set in a convent, and I think it would've been more of a page turner if there was a bit more plot. It was still worth reading, though.

Enjoying the Eliz. Peters book. Peabody is a hoot!

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed June 15th, 2011, 10:08 pm

Going to start The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell.

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Post by Brenna » Thu June 16th, 2011, 9:56 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Going to start The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell.[/quote]

We seem to read the same sagas-Jack Whyte, now Bernard Cornwell. Enjoy!
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Post by Ash » Thu June 16th, 2011, 11:06 pm

Just finished another Gabriel Kay book: Lion of Al Rassan. I liked it, but think he should have divided it up like he did the Sarantium books. There was too much wrapped up too quickly, and a bit too much Deux en Machina for my taste towards the end. But it had me hooked. He has a new book out btw about the Tang Dynasty, which will be interesting given my reading Court of the Lions last year.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri June 17th, 2011, 8:39 am

I'm now reading Susanna Kearsley's "A Season of Storms" - enjoying it so far.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri June 17th, 2011, 11:23 am

I'm just about to start The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - it won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Mine's a library copy and it's due back soon. I can't renew it as it now has a queue for it!! Funny what winning a prize does for a book!
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Post by Leo62 » Fri June 17th, 2011, 1:30 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - it won the Orange Prize for Fiction. Mine's a library copy and it's due back soon. I can't renew it as it now has a queue for it!! Funny what winning a prize does for a book![/quote]

The paperback is out this week if that's any help ;)

Nearly finished Clan of the Cave Bear & found it surprisingly enjoyable. Current NF read:Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice by Matthew Syed. Ostensibly a sports book, this is a must-read for any writer in need of inspiration or encouragement... :D
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