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What Are You Reading? September 2012

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Sun September 9th, 2012, 10:43 pm

The Winter Mantle by Elizabeth Chadwick
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by Ludmilla » Mon September 10th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Just started The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng.

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue September 11th, 2012, 7:27 pm

The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift. It's a followup to her first novel, The Lady's Slipper. It's a little bit of a departure for me (1660's London) but I enjoyed her first book so thought I would give this one a try.

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Post by Brenna » Tue September 11th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Sequel to A Discover of Witches, Shadow of Night. Soooo good so far!
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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 12th, 2012, 8:43 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift. It's a followup to her first novel, The Lady's Slipper. It's a little bit of a departure for me (1660's London) but I enjoyed her first book so thought I would give this one a try.[/quote]

The Gilded Lily is on its way to me. I loved The Lady's Slipper.

I've nearly finished The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.
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Post by thalia » Wed September 12th, 2012, 7:33 pm

Enjoying The Kingmaker's Daughter PG
Charging my kindle ready for Ken Follett's new book out tomorrow!

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Post by fljustice » Thu September 13th, 2012, 3:07 pm

Finished When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins. Very readable modern history. A social review of my life and times that brought back a lot of memories.

Continuing with Aetius: Attila's Nemisis and The Princess Bride.
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Post by Berengaria » Thu September 13th, 2012, 7:18 pm

Just finished reading In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddy Ratner. It is a semi-autobiographical tome that takes place during the Cambodian genocide. Very moving!
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Post by Nefret » Fri September 14th, 2012, 5:21 am

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by annis » Fri September 14th, 2012, 6:25 pm

Posted by Ludmilla
Just started The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng.
This has just been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Award. I was keen to read it and peeved to discover that the library hasn't even got it on order. In fact, we only have one of the six finalists in the library- Bring Up the Bodies.

Currently reading James Lee Burke's Creole Belle (crime) - I'm a longtime fan of JLB - and Jo Spurrier's Winter be my Shield (fantasy).

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