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What Are You Reading? April 2013

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princess garnet
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Post by princess garnet » Thu April 25th, 2013, 11:34 pm

Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

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Berengaria
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Post by Berengaria » Fri April 26th, 2013, 2:19 am

I have just started Edward Rutherfurd's (sp?) new tome Paris Always like reading his books! :)
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Post by rebecca » Fri April 26th, 2013, 4:22 am

'Insurrection' by Robyn Young

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 26th, 2013, 8:06 am

"Buried in Cornwall" by Janie Bolitho, cosy crime.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Susan
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Post by Susan » Fri April 26th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Minette by Melanie Clegg, about Henrieta-Anne, the daughter of King Charles I and his French wife Henrietta Maria
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J.D. Oswald
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Post by J.D. Oswald » Sat April 27th, 2013, 12:11 pm

Thought I would re-visit Agatha Christie; just finished the Miss Marple mystery 'Nemesis'. Knowing the basic plot well from watching the Joan Hickson series, it's interesting to see how Christie puts some of the clues in plain sight in the book.

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Post by fljustice » Sat April 27th, 2013, 3:01 pm

Started The Song of Achilles for the simple reason it's short. I've read three 900+ page books this spring and am way behind on my goal of at least of book a week. Fifty pages in and enjoying it so far.
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Post by annis » Sun April 28th, 2013, 4:26 am

The Baghdad Railway Club, latest in Andrew Martin's Jim Stringer railway detective mysteries, set in Mesopotamia during WWI. There's something about this series - the hero is quite dour, the stories are full of trainspottery and should bore the pants off me, but I find them thoroughly absorbing.

Also just finished the delightful Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, which i've been meaning to read for ages and finally got to- well worth it.

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Post by Nefret » Sun April 28th, 2013, 5:32 am

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
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"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by emr » Sun April 28th, 2013, 6:37 am

Finished Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie, third in the Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series, and weeeell I'm hooked with Duncan and Gemma's relationship. After That Last Scene (!!) I had to go on so I'm reading Mourn Not Your Dead now.
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