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What Are You Reading? July 2012

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emr
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Post by emr » Sat July 28th, 2012, 11:10 am

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle. Alternate history with aliens or something like that. So far it's k.
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Post by Nefret » Sat July 28th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Persuasion by Jane Austen
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 July 28th, 2012, 7:45 pm

Traveled from NYC to Sacremento, CA yesterday to visit my sister for a week, so won't be on the forum much for awhile. Finished a graphic non-fiction The influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone before I left and a hardback The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood on the plane. Started Timeline by Michael Crichton.
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Post by annis » Sat July 28th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Manda Scott's Eagle of the Twelfth - good stuff :)

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sweetpotatoboy
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon July 30th, 2012, 11:30 am

Just started Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine, but ran into a colleague halfway through my commute and had to chat to him, eating into my reading time. Grrr.

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Mon July 30th, 2012, 10:20 pm

This novel is great! If you bought the new edition, there is a short epilogue....didn't like it much, but didn't buy the book for that! Give her latest book a go, too!

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Post by Berengaria » Mon July 30th, 2012, 10:35 pm

I am now reading The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler. I tried it last summer, but couldn't get into it, but am lapping it up now. Also bought the next book The Nightmare. BTW, how does one pronounce the name Joona Linna? ;)
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Post by annis » Tue July 31st, 2012, 2:50 am

Posted by Berengaria
BTW, how does one pronounce the name Joona Linna?


Joona Linna is pronounced something like Yoh-nah Lin-ah. The "Yoh" sound in "Joona" is a cross between "Yoh" and "Yaw" if that makes sense :) For both words the emphasis goes on the first syllable, which gives it that disctinctive (to our ears) Scandinavian sing-song intonation.
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Tue July 31st, 2012, 3:58 am

Almost done with Susan Vreeland's The Passion of Artemisia. Really enjoying it. Read Pete Hamill's North River earlier in the month. Love stories about NYC in the first half of the 20th c.
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Post by Berengaria » Tue July 31st, 2012, 4:36 am

[quote=""annis""]Posted by Berengaria


Joona Linna is pronounced something like Yoh-nah Lin-ah. The "Yoh" sound in "Joona" is a cross between "Yoh" and "Yaw" if that makes sense :) For both words the emphasis goes on the first syllable, which gives it that disctinctive (to our ears) Scandinavian sing-song intonation.[/quote]
Thank you, Annis!

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