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What Are You Reading? September 2011

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What Are You Reading? September 2011

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 1st, 2011, 12:18 pm

I'm reading an electronic review copy of Philippa Gregory's The Lady of the Rivers.
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Post by Misfit » Thu September 1st, 2011, 1:01 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I'm reading an electronic review copy of Philippa Gregory's The Lady of the Rivers.[/quote]

Ditto, but I'm almost done. Then it's on to Tides of War by Stella Tillyard (I think that's the author's name).
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Post by Vanessa » Thu September 1st, 2011, 4:20 pm

Yes, it is Stella Tillyard. I read it in July. I enjoyed it - I preferred the parts set in London and Suffolk to the war bits! I thought it was beautifully written, though, but perhaps a little dry.

I'm reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, a contemporary thriller with magicians and vampires.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu September 1st, 2011, 5:25 pm

Just started Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn.

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Post by Nefret » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 6:41 am

The Demon-Hated World by Carl Sagan (very good book)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Susan » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 11:53 am

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin...and it will be a slow going for a while because school starts on Tuesday. The beginning of school is just as bad for the teachers as it is for the students.
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 1:10 pm

Sampling "Voss" by Patrick White... Haven't decided whether it will stick or not. Have too many things going on this weekend to get much reading done.

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Post by fljustice » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 3:42 pm

Started Pompeii by Robert Harris. Only a few pages in, but enjoying it so far!
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Post by Telynor » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 7:06 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Started Pompeii by Robert Harris. Only a few pages in, but enjoying it so far![/quote]

Robert Harris' books set in ancient Rome are great. Looking forward to what you have to say about this one.

Finally got finished with God is an Englishman -- very good, and while a touch longwinded in spots, the characters are very memorable. Now reading The Complete History of Jack the Ripper by Philip Sugden.

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Post by lauragill » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 7:22 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Started Pompeii by Robert Harris. Only a few pages in, but enjoying it so far![/quote]

Wait till Vesuvius erupts. She's the real star of the book.


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