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What Are You Reading? October 2012

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon October 29th, 2012, 9:00 pm

I just finished that on the 22nd, in pb though (usually use Kindle for books BF doesn't get), it's very good.

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Post by Berengaria » Tue October 30th, 2012, 1:17 am

[quote=""emr""]The moment it landed on my doormat :D
Dominion by C.J. Sansom[/quote]
I've ordered this book...can't wait to read it!

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Post by Vanessa » Wed October 31st, 2012, 9:50 am

I started Dolly by Susan Hill last night, her newest ghost story novella.
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Post by emr » Wed October 31st, 2012, 1:21 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I'll be interested to know what you think of Dominion, Emr.[/quote]

So far, 200 pages down, 400 to go hehe.
This is a what if story. What if Churchill didn't get to be Prime Minister in 1940?
Well, 10 years later GB is living under Germany's heel and there is a Resistence group lead maybe by Churchill maybe not (Is he still alive?).
CJS has been introducing characters and talking about their lives, their wives, parents, grandparents and cat. I really hope all that extra information goes somewhere because although it's interesting it's distracting too. And the main adventure involving David, Frank and Gunther is going a little slow because of all those tangents. I'm liking it but it's making me nervous...
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Post by Ludmilla » Wed October 31st, 2012, 6:45 pm

Finished Kearsley's "Shadowy Horses" the other day and sticking with archaeological mysteries have started "Haunted Ground" by Erin Hart.

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Post by EC2 » Wed October 31st, 2012, 8:40 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I started Dolly by Susan Hill last night, her newest ghost story novella.[/quote]

I've just read that. Seemed to go past in a flash. I loved the atmosphere, but wish it had been a lot longer.
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Post by EC2 » Wed October 31st, 2012, 8:42 pm

I'm reading Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson. It's a Non Fiction history of some cooking utensils and means of cooking and is proving fascinating.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Consider-Fork-H ... 117&sr=8-1
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Post by emr » Wed October 31st, 2012, 10:39 pm

Still reading Dominion but given the date I decided to start By Blood Possessed by Elena Santangelo. I suspect this is going to be funny rather than scary :)
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Post by Vanessa » Thu November 1st, 2012, 10:00 am

[quote=""emr""]So far, 200 pages down, 400 to go hehe.
This is a what if story. What if Churchill didn't get to be Prime Minister in 1940?
Well, 10 years later GB is living under Germany's heel and there is a Resistence group lead maybe by Churchill maybe not (Is he still alive?).
CJS has been introducing characters and talking about their lives, their wives, parents, grandparents and cat. I really hope all that extra information goes somewhere because although it's interesting it's distracting too. And the main adventure involving David, Frank and Gunther is going a little slow because of all those tangents. I'm liking it but it's making me nervous...[/quote]

Glad you are enjoying Dominion so far! I've downloaded it onto my Kindle. It sounds fascinating.

[quote=""EC2""]I've just read that. Seemed to go past in a flash. I loved the atmosphere, but wish it had been a lot longer.[/quote]

I was slightly disappointed with Dolly. I liked the atmosphere and the descriptions of where it was set. And, of course, the writing is very good. But it just missed something for me - maybe it should've been a bit longer. I would class it more of a horror than a ghost story.
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Post by Amanda » Thu November 1st, 2012, 10:14 am

[quote=""EC2""]I'm reading Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson. It's a Non Fiction history of some cooking utensils and means of cooking and is proving fascinating.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Consider-Fork-H ... 117&sr=8-1[/quote]

I've got that one and I almost started reading it the other day but started something else I stead. I find food history very interesting..........

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