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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri January 6th, 2012, 6:31 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Now on 'Shadow of the Titanic - the extraordinary stories of those who survived' by Andrew Wilson :) [/quote]

I want to read a book about Titanic in April to honour the 100th anniversary, maybe I'll check this one out, but it's not out til March 6.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri January 6th, 2012, 8:14 pm

I'm just about to start Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson.
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Post by Elysium » Sat January 7th, 2012, 10:38 am

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

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Post by Brenna » Sat January 7th, 2012, 10:33 pm

Started Nigel Tranter's Bruce trilogy last night. The grammatical errors are a bit distracting, but so far, it's ok (I'm only 30 pages in so I can't say too much about it yet!).

I'm also reading on my Kindle, I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince by Roseanne Lortz. Pretty good so far but I'm thankful I read Karen Harper's The First Princess of Wales because it helps me to know the players!
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Post by Amanda » Sun January 8th, 2012, 1:45 am

[quote=""Brenna""]

I'm also reading on my Kindle, I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince by Roseanne Lortz. Pretty good so far but I'm thankful I read Karen Harper's The First Princess of Wales because it helps me to know the players![/quote]

I have been reading I Serve for almost a year! I was reading on my iphone as my "out and about read" and i got a kindle for xmas so nearly finished it now. So much better reading it on the kindle than the phone! I have The First Princess of Wales on the shelf downstairs.....

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Post by TiciaRoma » Sun January 8th, 2012, 4:52 am

A Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 8th, 2012, 1:00 pm

The Doll by Daphne du Maurier.
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Post by fljustice » Sun January 8th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Finished both Whale Rider and Stilicho: The Vandal that Saved Rome yesterday. Will start an ARC, Conqueror: A Novel of Kublai Khan by Conn Iggulden next.
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Post by scubachick420 » Sun January 8th, 2012, 6:25 pm

Just finished SKP's "Lionheart". Thought it was a good read, but a bit slow. So many names...

Now on to "The Last Witch Finder" by James Morrow. Very odd but intriguing beginning.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 8th, 2012, 8:31 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Started Nigel Tranter's Bruce trilogy last night. The grammatical errors are a bit distracting, but so far, it's ok (I'm only 30 pages in so I can't say too much about it yet!).

I'm also reading on my Kindle, I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince by Roseanne Lortz. Pretty good so far but I'm thankful I read Karen Harper's The First Princess of Wales because it helps me to know the players![/quote]

I have I Serve on my kindle as well. Can't say I have read much, because I keep forgetting it is there. Let me know if it is memorable!

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