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What are you reading? April 2012

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Post by Vanessa » Sat April 28th, 2012, 9:42 am

I've just started The Bone Thief by V M Whitworth.
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Post by Margaret » Sun April 29th, 2012, 1:29 am

Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin - I'm enjoying it. Recently finished The Glass Harmonica by Dorothee E. Kocks, and enjoyed that, too. (See review.) The latter was published by a very small press, so I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy it. Though it's not perfect, I enjoyed it more than many a novel from a much larger press.
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Post by rebecca » Sun April 29th, 2012, 3:15 am

I finished Queen Elizabeth II By Sally Bedell Smith lastnight. It was a decent biography but with nothing new added. If you have read other biographies of the Queen then I'd give this a miss.

Bec :)

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun April 29th, 2012, 3:38 am

I'm not sure I'm even going to bother with Elizabeth when I get to the end of my King/Queen challenge, and I certainly am not going to read about Charles, ugh.

I'm on Henry IV right now.

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Post by EC2 » Sun April 29th, 2012, 11:28 am

I'm busy with American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It's fantasy, not historical, but involves ancient elements such as the Norse gods struggling for survival in modern America. Odin raids a bank for example, and Freya has just done the Shelagh na Gig thing on an unfortunate punter. I'm enjoying it.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:20 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I'm busy with American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It's fantasy, not historical, but involves ancient elements such as the Norse gods struggling for survival in modern America. Odin raids a bank for example, and Freya has just done the Shelagh na Gig thing on an unfortunate punter. I'm enjoying it.[/quote]

There was a similar book with the Greek gods which I though about reading at the time of its publication, but didn't. Does anyone know the title?
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Post by Amanda » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:29 pm

[quote=""Susan""]There was a similar book with the Greek gods which I though about reading at the time of its publication, but didn't. Does anyone know the title?[/quote]

I remember reading about that one when it came out too. Was it Gods Behaving Badly?

http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Behaving-Bad ... 0316067628

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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 12:37 pm

[quote=""Amanda""]I remember reading about that one when it came out too. Was it Gods Behaving Badly?

http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Behaving-Bad ... 0316067628[/quote]

Yes, that's it! Thanks!
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Post by fljustice » Sun April 29th, 2012, 2:57 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I'm busy with American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It's fantasy, not historical, but involves ancient elements such as the Norse gods struggling for survival in modern America. Odin raids a bank for example, and Freya has just done the Shelagh na Gig thing on an unfortunate punter. I'm enjoying it.[/quote]

I'm a total Gaiman fangirl. American Gods is one of my favorite's.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 29th, 2012, 3:42 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]I'm a total Gaiman fangirl. American Gods is one of my favorite's.[/quote]

I was perusing his books at Amazon this morning and I think he is an author that I'd like to read.
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