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What are you reading October 2011?

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Tanzanite
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Post by Tanzanite » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 1:47 am

Going to start Theodora by Stella Duffy.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 2:03 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Going to start Theodora by Stella Duffy.[/quote]

I'm reading that at the moment!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 2:18 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I'm reading that at the moment!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 2:27 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]How is it?[/quote]

Um, not bad, but a little more religiousy then I would like, and after reading "To Die For", I wasn't really in the mood for more religion, but it isn't as preachy as "To Die For" was. Where I'm at she's only on the verge of meeting Justinian.

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Post by rebecca » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 3:22 am

Berengaria--"my new grand daughter Isabella..."

Congratulations Berengaria, what a light she will bring into your lives. :)

Vanessa--"Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger..."

How is it going? I have been in two minds about buying it.

As of the moment when I find the time I am reading 'Rebecca's Tale' by Sally Beauman(sp?)So far so good.

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 9:51 am

Regarding Her Fearful Symmetry - it's unusual but I'm enjoying it so far. I thought it would be a good one for Hallowe'en due to the ghostly presence in the story! It's not scary, though, as the ghost, I feel, is a nice one! :D
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 10:25 am

Still busy with various Sookie Stackhouse novels. They've been very useful over the last difficult weeks because they're absorbing without demanding too much use of brain. I have Netherton by Jane Sanderson winking at me from the bedside table. (Edwardian).
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Elysium » Sat October 22nd, 2011, 6:44 pm

I started The Black Death In London by Barney Sloane but didn't finish it. I wanted to read more about the black death itself not who made their will and when.

Now I'm reading A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration by Jenny Uglow

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Post by Veronica » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 1:51 am

Having a break in the trilogy by Posie Graeme-Evans. First book was good and kept me interested, second one was getting a bit silly the more a read (still an OK read) so now I'm not so sure about reading the third one.

Having a second attempt on HF for YA with Nzingha,warrior queen of Matamba. If I find it OK to read YA books I might look in to Scholastic's series "My story", they seem really good!
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Post by rebecca » Sun October 23rd, 2011, 4:48 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]Regarding Her Fearful Symmetry - it's unusual but I'm enjoying it so far. I thought it would be a good one for Hallowe'en due to the ghostly presence in the story! It's not scary, though, as the ghost, I feel, is a nice one! :D [/quote]

Thanks Vanessa...I will think about buying that in the New Year. I have lived in a few haunted houses and no, my ghosts were not 'friendly' :eek: ...So perhaps reading about a nice one may reassure me :p lol.

Bec :)

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