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What Are You Reading? September 2012

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What Are You Reading? September 2012

Post by boswellbaxter » Sat September 1st, 2012, 12:08 pm

I'm reading John Guy's biography of Thomas Becket. It's a little slow right now, but I'm hoping things will pick up once Henry enters the scene.
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Post by fljustice » Sat September 1st, 2012, 3:54 pm

Started Stephen King's 11/22/63 on my Nook. Enthralled so far.
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Post by J.D. Oswald » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 10:00 am

Just started A Pale Horse by Charles Todd.

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Post by Susan » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 12:54 pm

Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 1:03 pm

Have two going. Sons of the Wolf by Paula Lofting and The Spider King by Lawrence Schoonover (Louis XI).
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Post by Ludmilla » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 1:22 pm

I spent yesterday riveted by Elizabeth Wein's WWII/YA novel, "Code Name Verity". At first I wasn't certain I was going to like the narrative. The first half of the book is a written confession of an SOE agent who had been caught and tortured by the Gestapo while on a mission in France. As she's writing down secrets that could possibly be used by the Germans, she puts herself into the PoV of her best friend, which was odd at first, but I very quickly got pulled in by the story despite that. The story turned out to be quite the edge-of-your-seat nailbiter, and I even cried at the end. This is one of those novels that is at the upper end of YA. The main characters are, give or take a year or two, age 20 or 21 during the main events of 1943. The history of women in the Air Transport Auxiliary and WAAF was quite interesting to read about as well. Overall, I thought it was a beautiful tale of courage and friendship during wartime.

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Post by lauragill » Sun September 2nd, 2012, 10:44 pm

David Gemmell's Lord of the Silver Bow.

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Post by Berengaria » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 12:07 am

I am reading Still Missing by Linda Castillo and Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson
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Post by Nefret » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 12:18 am

Finished The Love Knot. And am still reading The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones.
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Post by princess garnet » Mon September 3rd, 2012, 12:58 am

History of the Church by Eusebius (NF)
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