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What are you reading August 2011?

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Michy
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Post by Michy » Wed August 24th, 2011, 8:13 pm

The first two were definitely the best. #4 is better than #3, but still not as good as #1 or #2. I think that is why my interest in the series fizzled out.

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Post by javagirl » Thu August 25th, 2011, 4:56 am

Just finished and really enjoyed EC's The Time of Singing.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 25th, 2011, 8:37 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start Case Histories by Kate Atkinson.[/quote]

I think they did the TV version of this really well, will you be comparing them?
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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 25th, 2011, 8:45 am

I watched the second two, but didn't catch the first one. I enjoyed the ones I watched and I'm really enjoying the book so far - it's written with a sense of humour.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu August 25th, 2011, 8:48 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I watched the second two, but didn't catch the first one. I enjoyed the ones I watched and I'm really enjoying the book so far - it's written with a sense of humour.[/quote]

I think the first TV adap was the best one. I enjoyed the book, it's very quirky and she can be very funny.
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Post by oldhousejunkie » Thu August 25th, 2011, 9:13 pm

I'm reading "The Wild Rose" by Jennifer Donnelly. I love her but I'm not being drawn in by the characters like I have in the past. It kind of makes me sad. :(

Before that I was re-reading "Something Dangerous" by Penny Vincenzi.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri August 26th, 2011, 2:02 am

I finished yesterday "Lost At Sea: Ghost Ships and Other Mysteries" by Michael Goss & George Behe (354pgs, 1994)*. Interesting book, looks at precognitions and other things with a supernatural/paranormal bent with regards to ship wrecks and disasters.

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Post by rebecca » Fri August 26th, 2011, 4:25 am

Just finished Feast for Crows(but am getting totally ticked off with Martin!) and am halfway through 'Heart of the Matter' by Emily Giffin, so far so good :)

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Post by LoobyG » Fri August 26th, 2011, 9:03 am

[quote=""Michy""]The first two were definitely the best. #4 is better than #3, but still not as good as #1 or #2. I think that is why my interest in the series fizzled out.[/quote]

Still on 'The Light Heart'. Am feeling kind of meh about it, I really like Thane's style of writing, but I'm starting to find the romances that she sets up unbelievable, the characters seem to fall in love so quickly that there's no build up, no background between them.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri August 26th, 2011, 10:26 am

[quote=""oldhousejunkie""]I'm reading "The Wild Rose" by Jennifer Donnelly. I love her but I'm not being drawn in by the characters like I have in the past. It kind of makes me sad. :(

Before that I was re-reading "Something Dangerous" by Penny Vincenzi.[/quote]

I'm looking forward to The Wild Rose being published in the UK - don't know when, though. It seems to have been published everywhere else!! Shame you're not enjoying it as much as the other two.

I enjoy Peny Vincenzi's books - I loved the Spoils of Time trilogy (Something Dangerous is the second one isn't it?).
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