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What are you reading October 2011?

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Post by SCW » Tue October 25th, 2011, 9:59 am

Just started Legacy by Susan Kay- novel about Elizabeth the First...I read it 20 years ago and its as good as I remembered it to be.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue October 25th, 2011, 11:49 am

Not HF, but I just started 'Notes on a Scandal' by Zoe Heller.

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Post by annis » Tue October 25th, 2011, 6:19 pm

Posted by Ash
It's no secret that I was not a fan of Pillars of the Earth. So I was not sure about the recommendation in a book group for his new book Fall of Giants, about WWI. The time period is certainly of interest to me, so I want to read it. But I wanted to see if others here read it and what their impressions were. Is it as graphic and poorly written as Pillars? How historically accurate?
I haven't tackled this myself (my enthusiasm for blockblockers is diminishing along with my eyesight) but Sarah Johnson (Ariadne) reviewed it for the Globe and Mail, and her reviews are always thoughtful and considered.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... 749511.ece

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Post by Amanda » Tue October 25th, 2011, 11:13 pm

I finished Devil's Brood and am now onto Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

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Post by Ariadne » Wed October 26th, 2011, 1:05 am

Moloka'i is one of my favorite novels. Enjoy!

I'm reading Sarah Kernochan's Jane Was Here... a time-slip thriller set in modern-day and early 19th century Massachusetts.

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Post by weirdfishes4 » Wed October 26th, 2011, 2:12 am

I finally took the plunge and started on the monster The Far Pavilions by MM Kaye. I'm really loving it so far!

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Post by Ash » Wed October 26th, 2011, 3:04 am

Thanks Annis!

Far Pavillions and Legacy are not only two of my fav HF books, they are among my favorite books in general.

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Post by javagirl » Wed October 26th, 2011, 4:12 am

Finished Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and am now half way through John Jakes' The Bastard.

I have Moloka'i on my "short list" which means I'm likely to pick it in the next few months.

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Post by parthianbow » Wed October 26th, 2011, 8:45 am

Blood Games by the oddly named Yarbro Chelsea Quinn. As a vampire book, this is so not my type of novel, but it's set at the time of Nero, and it came highly recommended by someone whose opinion I value. About 1/3 of the way in, and enjoying it.
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by Mythica » Wed October 26th, 2011, 9:10 am

I'm nearing the end of "Elizabeth I: A Novel" by Margaret George - I've really enjoyed it so far.


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