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What Are You Reading? January 2013

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Post by Misfit » Sat January 5th, 2013, 10:50 pm

[quote=""EC2""]LOL! Didn't we have a post for such gems a while back? You get manicured lawns. Perhaps she had to shave her moustache hair?[/quote]

We had a good chuckle at Goodreads, her face was manicured as well. I'm wondering what the word is the author really wanted to use.
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Post by annis » Sun January 6th, 2013, 2:56 am

Lol! Maybe something like "finely shaped" or "clear-cut"? Sounds like the sort of mistake a non-English translator might make!

Currently reading Robert Graves' autobiographical Goodbye to All That, making a start on this year's TBR bucket list. Compulsive reading- covers Graves' boyhood and tome spent as a soldier at the Western front.

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Post by Misfit » Sun January 6th, 2013, 2:48 pm

[quote=""annis""]Lol! Maybe something like "finely shaped" or "clear-cut"? Sounds like the sort of mistake a non-English translator might make!

Currently reading Robert Graves' autobiographical Goodbye to All That, making a start on this year's TBR bucket list. Compulsive reading- covers Graves' boyhood and tome spent as a soldier at the Western front.[/quote]

But her bio says she's a nurse and lives in Montana :confused:

I've started Children of Liberty by Paulina Simons, the prequel to the Bronze Horseman books.
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Post by Susan » Sun January 6th, 2013, 3:22 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I've started Children of Liberty by Paulina Simons, the prequel to the Bronze Horseman books.[/quote]

I see it's about Alexander's parents and I see early Amazon reviews are mixed. I'll be interested in what you think about it.
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Post by Susan » Sun January 6th, 2013, 3:29 pm

Can a moderator please start a 2013 Book Log section? Thanks! :)
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Post by Misfit » Sun January 6th, 2013, 4:11 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Can a moderator please start a 2013 Book Log section? Thanks! :) [/quote]

I think only BB has that power, so we'll have to wait for her.
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Post by Susan » Sun January 6th, 2013, 4:28 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]I think only BB has that power, so we'll have to wait for her.[/quote]

OK, we will wait for the powerful Boswellbaxter! (I'm that powerful at Unofficial Royalty!) LOL! ;)
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Post by Misfit » Sun January 6th, 2013, 7:30 pm

[quote=""Susan""]I see it's about Alexander's parents and I see early Amazon reviews are mixed. I'll be interested in what you think about it.[/quote]

Booooooooooooooooooring! Skimming a lot. She should have started when the story was interesting and then set up the back-history. Instead, we're getting every minute detail of every event in their lives. And their family's lives. Yawn.
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Post by lauragill » Sun January 6th, 2013, 7:39 pm

I started Steven Pressfield's The Gates of Fire last night and am loving it.

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Post by Susan » Sun January 6th, 2013, 8:19 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Booooooooooooooooooring! Skimming a lot. She should have started when the story was interesting and then set up the back-history. Instead, we're getting every minute detail of every event in their lives. And their family's lives. Yawn.[/quote]

Oh no! Sounds like the third book of the Tatiana and Alexander trilogy.
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