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What Are You Reading? March 2013

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Wed March 13th, 2013, 5:18 am

Alfred the Great by Eleanor Shipley Duckett
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"
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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Thu March 14th, 2013, 1:30 am

I am reading The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff. Really enjoying it, so bought the sort of sequel The Diplomat's Wife She's just come out with a novel set during the 1919 Versailles Treaty talks called The Ambassador's Daughter I'll probably buy this one, too! :)
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Post by Amanda » Thu March 14th, 2013, 2:15 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I am reading The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff. Really enjoying it, so bought the sort of sequel The Diplomat's Wife She's just come out with a novel set during the 1919 Versailles Treaty talks called The Ambassador's Daughter I'll probably buy this one, too! :) [/quote]

The Kommandant's Girl was quite good. I didn't quite get into The Diplomat's Wife as much but it was an ok read. I have also got The Ambassador's Daughter to read. I think she also had another book before the new one, which was a bit more contemporary, and the blurb didn't grab me.

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Post by annis » Thu March 14th, 2013, 4:47 am

Tim Powers' Hide Me Among the Graves, a literary Victorian paranormal thriller, with Pre-Raphaelites. Thought this would be right up my alley, but just not doing it for me somehow - too meandering. Will persevere a bit longer before I give it the heave-ho...

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu March 14th, 2013, 9:33 am

[quote=""annis""]Tim Powers' Hide Me Among the Graves, a literary Victorian paranormal thriller, with Pre-Raphaelites. Thought this would be right up my alley, but just not doing it for me somehow - too meandering. Will persevere a bit longer before I give it the heave-ho...[/quote]

Oh dear, I liked the sound of this one too, but the reviews are mixed. :(
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by Misfit » Thu March 14th, 2013, 12:46 pm

Finished the new India Black Book. Starting Snare of Serpents by Victoria Holt.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 15th, 2013, 9:12 am

I've finished Gone Girl, and am now back with old friends in Bon Temps, in "From Dead to Worse" by Charlaine Harris. And still with the nuns in 16th century Ferrara in "Sacred Hearts".
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by fljustice » Fri March 15th, 2013, 2:50 pm

I've been in furious writing mode this month and have barely cracked a book other than references. Still plodding through Walden and Team of Rivals.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri March 15th, 2013, 3:03 pm

Not reading much, between writing and supervising a kitchen remodel on a short budget. My nightstand book (AKA kindle) is To Die For, about a fictional companion to Anne Boleyn. It's good, although I'm so pooped before bed that it isn't going very fast.

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Post by Brenna » Fri March 15th, 2013, 4:15 pm

I finished Wilbur Smith's Warlock and thought it pretty good. The reviews were horrible so I wasn't expecting much-the lower expectations certainly helped.

Now reading The Secret Diary of Charlotte Bronte. Pretty good so far.
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