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What are you reading? April 2012

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rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Sat April 7th, 2012, 1:32 am

Nearly finished My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

Bec :)

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Post by Nefret » Sat April 7th, 2012, 2:48 am

I finished The God Delusion. Now I am reading How We Believe by Michael Shermer.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by fljustice » Sat April 7th, 2012, 2:42 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]Nearly finished My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

Bec :) [/quote]

Read that a couple of years ago when I took a bunch of Italy themed books on a three-week trip to Tuscany. What did you think?
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Post by annis » Sat April 7th, 2012, 7:27 pm

Have just finished Kate Atkinson's Case Histories. Brilliant! Why have I resisted reading Atkinson for so long? Off now to grab the next Jackson Brodie title for my Kindle :)

Also read Steven Saylor's Roma- an epic novel of the foundation of Rome from neolithic days to the end of the Republic. Would see it as a narrative history really rather than a novel and is absolutely loaded with "As you know, Bob"isms. None the less, a useful overview of Roman history.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 7th, 2012, 8:22 pm

Just started the Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

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Post by rebecca » Sun April 8th, 2012, 3:00 am

[quote=""fljustice""]Read that a couple of years ago when I took a bunch of Italy themed books on a three-week trip to Tuscany. What did you think?[/quote]

I loved it and it is a book that keeps you guessing even to the end. Daphne is brilliant at building atmosphere's, you can almost see yourself there walking beside the characters and second guessing their motives. I would love to see the DVD of it but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be stocked anywhere!

Bec :)

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Post by Berengaria » Sun April 8th, 2012, 3:49 am

I am presently reading Two Sisters,about Juana of Castile and Catherine of Aragon. Very pleasant reading! I'm also working through Sunne in Splendour A nice Easter weekend!
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Sun April 8th, 2012, 11:49 am

[quote=""rebecca""]Nearly finished My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

Bec :) [/quote]

I love this one too, it often gets overlooked but I think stands up well next to Rebecca.
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Post by Susan » Sun April 8th, 2012, 9:52 pm

Will be starting The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas
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Post by rebecca » Mon April 9th, 2012, 2:40 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I love this one too, it often gets overlooked but I think stands up well next to Rebecca.[/quote]

I actually liked My Cousin Rachel better than Rebecca....I think it is because Rebecca can seem a little odd and rather patronising in tone to the new Mrs DeWinter....In My Cousin Rachel, the time period works better and the book flows a lot easier.

Bec :) PS: Now I have to decide what to read next :confused: :rolleyes: :D

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