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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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What Are You Reading? April 2013

Post by boswellbaxter » Mon April 1st, 2013, 5:49 pm

I'm reading nonfiction: Virginia Rounding's Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina.
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Post by Ludmilla » Mon April 1st, 2013, 7:01 pm

Started Shadows and Strongholds by EC yesterday and am enjoying it. Also like the new coverfor this recent reissue.

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Post by Misfit » Mon April 1st, 2013, 8:21 pm

[quote=""Ludmilla""]Started Shadows and Strongholds by EC yesterday and am enjoying it. Also like the new coverfor this recent reissue.[/quote]

That's one of my favorites. I'm working on Wind River by Gary McCarty. Wyoming/Utah based story, female leads despite the manly man cover mine has.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 3:09 am

Had my first DNF Bill Fawcett's nonfiction "Doomed to Repeat", when he wrote that Alexander II of Russia was assassinated during a parade while he was on a horse I had to wall bang it (it already had a few things that rubbed me wrong history wise).

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Post by annis » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 3:13 am

The Light Between Oceans, by M L Stedman, which has been long-listed for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize). Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies is the hot contender to win.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 7:27 am

Halfway through Family Favourites by Alfred Duggan.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 8:12 am

I'm about to start A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy, a complete change from A Storms of Swords!
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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 8:34 am

Yes you need something a bit gentle after SofS!
Currently reading "The Girl in the Painting" by Kirsty Ferry

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Post by EC2 » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 11:38 am

A Feast For Crows. Since I lost my Kindle in the burglarly and am still waiting for the insurance settlement, I am reading the novel hardcover version I have. This involves abusing the pages with a 2lb weight so that they stay open so's I can read it while I eat my lunch!
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Post by Brenna » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 2:56 pm

Still working my way through The Wild Rose. It doesn't read as well as Donnelly's first two but still good.

EC I am so sorry you were robbed. That is just awful.

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