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What Are You Reading? January 2012

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Post by rebecca » Mon January 9th, 2012, 2:09 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'm just about to start Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson.[/quote]

I figured out the ending in the first few chapters, but it was still worth the read :D Let me know how you find it?

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Post by Brenna » Mon January 9th, 2012, 2:24 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]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.....[/quote]

Funny you should say that as I started it on my husband's iphone New Years Eve (I'm not much into getting wasted and the party we were at focused on it!). Much easier reading on the Kindle!

[quote=""MLE""]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![/quote]

MLE-It is an easy read and reflects much of what you read in The First Princess of Wales. I don't think it is going to be a 'stand out' read, but it won't be wall banged either!

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Post by fljustice » Mon January 9th, 2012, 4:19 pm

[quote=""scubachick420""] Now on to "The Last Witch Finder" by James Morrow. Very odd but intriguing beginning.[/quote]

James Morrow is one of my favorite satirists. He's not a straight HF writer, but I loved TLWF. I have an extensive interview with him on my website which focused on his Godhead Trilogy (pre-TLWF.) Enjoy!
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Post by LoobyG » Mon January 9th, 2012, 11:04 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]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.


You'll he spoilt.for choice SM, with the 100th anniversary coming up there's lots being written about the Titanic. I'm enjoying this one as it's taken a different angle, looking at some survivors following the disaster. Far and away the best Titanic book for me though is Walter Lord's 'A night to remember' :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 10th, 2012, 3:00 am

Of course now I have more to worry about then what book to read about it, sigh!

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue January 10th, 2012, 5:21 pm

The Moghul by Thomas Hoover. Shogun in India--starting with a ship battle. Great beginning!

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue January 10th, 2012, 6:19 pm

MLE, I downloaded that one too when I saw it on the bargain list. Will be interested to find out how it goes with you.

I just finished a fantasy book, The Daemon Prism, which is the finale of a trilogy by Carol Berg. I love her books, and this was all that I expected from it. Not sure what I want to read next. My daughter's birthday is coming up, so I've got a lot of odds and ends to do and can't get drawn into a drop-everything-and-read situation.

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Post by Misfit » Wed January 11th, 2012, 1:37 am

Reading the Secret Holocaust Diaries which is still free on Kindle at the moment.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Wed January 11th, 2012, 3:44 am

The Four Queens

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Post by parthianbow » Wed January 11th, 2012, 3:57 am

[quote=""Elysium""]The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak[/quote]

Meant to be outstanding - is it?
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