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What Are You Reading? November 2012

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 2:31 pm

About half way through The Purple Shroud by Stella Duffy. I really liked her first book, Theodora, and am enjoying this one as well.

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Post by annis » Sat November 3rd, 2012, 7:50 pm

Very much enjoying Elizabeth Loupas' Flower Reader- an engaging heroine who is strong without being anachronistically feisty, plenty of tension and suspense and an intriguing angle in the floromancy. Excellent!

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Post by Madeleine » Sun November 4th, 2012, 12:31 pm

I'm looking forward to reading "The Flower Reader", I love the idea of floramancy!

I've almost finished "Sleep, Pale Sister", and plan to read "Tom All-alone's" (still with the Victorians) next.
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by Brenna » Sun November 4th, 2012, 9:27 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Shadow of the Night by Deborah Harkness[/quote]

Love it!!

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]I never did get around to finishing SKP's Welsh trilogy for some reason, and visiting the town of Montfort l'Amaury last month reminded me to add The Reckoning to my to-read list.

I don't know why I waited so long, I'm really enjoying it (which is no surprise)! I guess I just wasn't in the mood for that particular time/place for a while.[/quote]

The Reckoning is difficult to get through because it's so emotional and sad but oh so good!

[quote=""annis""]Very much enjoying Elizabeth Loupas' Flower Reader- an engaging heroine who is strong without being anachronistically feisty, plenty of tension and suspense and an intriguing angle in the floromancy. Excellent![/quote]

Both of her books have been favorites of mine!
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Post by Susan » Sun November 4th, 2012, 10:21 pm

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
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Post by Madeleine » Mon November 5th, 2012, 9:46 am

I've just started "Tom All-Alone's" by Lynn Shepherd.

Susan, I realy enjoyed "House at Riverton".
Currently reading: "The Lantern Men" by Elly Griffiths

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon November 5th, 2012, 10:04 am

Reading "A Spell of Winter" by Helen Dunmore. Reading it for my non-HF book group, but it is in fact set around WWI.
So far, don't really like it, but it's promised to get more interesting... as unfortunately I read a bit of a spoiler.

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Post by Susan » Mon November 5th, 2012, 12:42 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""].Susan, I really enjoyed "House at Riverton".[/quote]

I am enjoying it also. I've been getting some extra reading done because I still don't have school due to Hurricane Sandy. Too many people (and schools) do not have power where I teach. We will have to make up all the days lost.
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Post by Brenna » Mon November 5th, 2012, 1:41 pm

[quote=""Susan""]The House at Riverton by Kate Morton[/quote]

I really enjoyed that. I'm reading the Secret Keeper now!
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Post by Tanzanite » Thu November 8th, 2012, 12:42 am

Voice of the Falconer by David Blixt (follow up to The Master of Verona). Really liking it so far.

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