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What Are You Reading February 2019?

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princess garnet
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What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Tue February 12th, 2019, 9:41 pm

The One by Kiera Cass (YA)
#3 in the best selling "The Selection" series
I checked out the entire series and the novellas companion book from the library.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed February 13th, 2019, 2:59 am

I'm reading Yangsze Choo's just released second novel: the Night Tiger. I loved her debut, The Ghost Bride. Chinese colonial Malaysian culture is a fun and different venue.

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Madeleine
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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Mon February 18th, 2019, 12:47 pm

"In the woods" by Tana French, first in a crime series set in Dublin.
Currently reading "Date with Malice" by Julia Chapman & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by Ludmilla » Wed February 20th, 2019, 7:18 pm

I'm reading War Nurses by Lizzie Page. It's a fictionalization of the friendship and WWI nursing efforts of historical figures Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, known as the Madonnas of Pervyse. I don't know enough about either to have an opinion on how the author handles their characterization or creative license in storytelling, but the WWI detail is quite good. The story is written through Mairi's eyes as a green girl when she joins Dr. Munro's Flying Ambulance Corps and then joins Elsie to help run a first aid/dressing station near the trenches. I get the feeling that Elsie's own life could probably fill a couple of other books, as she was a very charismatic and unconventional figure.

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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by princess garnet » Thu February 21st, 2019, 2:35 am

Snow day from work meant a good novel from the library to read! :D

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
The story takes place on a rural Virginia farm in 1890. The sequel Daughters of Northern Shores will release next month.

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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by Nefret » Sat February 23rd, 2019, 1:36 am

A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett.
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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Re: What Are You Reading February 2019?

Post by Madeleine » Thu February 28th, 2019, 9:51 am

I've just started the middle part of Elizabeth Chadwick's trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine, "The Winter Crown". Good so far.
Currently reading "Date with Malice" by Julia Chapman & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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