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What Are You Reading? July 2012

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LoobyG
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Post by LoobyG » Wed July 18th, 2012, 10:02 am

I've owned the green copy on the right of Tanamera for years too, but haven't yet picked it up! Ahh the ever increasing TBR pile :o I've been a slow reader recently, but have just started 'Beatrix Potter - a life in nature' by Linda Lear, liking so far.

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Post by Misfit » Wed July 18th, 2012, 12:08 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]I've owned the green copy on the right of Tanamera for years too, but haven't yet picked it up! Ahh the ever increasing TBR pile :o I've been a slow reader recently, but have just started 'Beatrix Potter - a life in nature' by Linda Lear, liking so far.[/quote]

So far it is going well, but I'm still early on. The main story begins in early 1920s, so no WWI. I like the Malaysia backdrop.
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Post by fljustice » Wed July 18th, 2012, 2:41 pm

I'm giving up on The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser. It's well researched and well-written, but I've been over this stuff so many times, I'm bored silly. It'll go on my research shelf for reference, but I can't take anymore Tudors! :p

Continuing with Lincoln by Gore Vidal. Fascinating and informative book (after I got over the omniscient head-hopping.) But another example of major publisher's poor quality control. I spot a typo/copy editing error about every twenty pages or so...and I'm a lousy copy editor, so there must be many more!
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Post by Divia » Wed July 18th, 2012, 7:16 pm

I got Blue Asylum from the lib and I'm soooo excited :)
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Post by rockygirl » Wed July 18th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Giving Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride. So far, I'm not thrilled. Does it get better?
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed July 18th, 2012, 9:11 pm

Don't know about St. Anna, but I loved his memoir, 'the Color of Water'.

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Post by rockygirl » Wed July 18th, 2012, 9:43 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Don't know about St. Anna, but I loved his memoir, 'the Color of Water'.[/quote]

Me too, which is why this book is so disappointing!
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Post by rebecca » Thu July 19th, 2012, 2:18 am

[quote=""MLE""]Don't know about St. Anna, but I loved his memoir, 'the Color of Water'.[/quote]

I read that a few years back and loved it. But I've not read any of his other books.

Bec :)

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Post by Nefret » Thu July 19th, 2012, 7:00 am

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
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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!
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Post by Misfit » Fri July 20th, 2012, 12:36 am

[quote=""LoobyG""]I've owned the green copy on the right of Tanamera for years too, but haven't yet picked it up! Ahh the ever increasing TBR pile :o I've been a slow reader recently, but have just started 'Beatrix Potter - a life in nature' by Linda Lear, liking so far.[/quote]

Still working on Tanamera (getting a better feel for where the story is going), but I've switched to the edition with the green cover. Much easier on the eyes. The font is still small, but not as, plus the binding is better and I'm not straining to read words at the inside pages. If anyone is considering purchasing one edition over the other, that would be something to consider.
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