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Old 12-31-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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I actually just received two new books today that I am very much looking forward to starting over the weekend. The first is Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross which will be bringing me into the 9th century. I had no idea they were soon to be making this into a movie. The second novel is The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly which will land me in the late 1880's - one of my favorite eras. I always want a huge cup of steaming hot tea and a warm scone by my side when I enter into this period!
Then you need to read both of the books I'm reading right now. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, which is going to be out next year in a mini series, and Unravelling by Elizabeth Graver. Also, Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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On my shelf from the library:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries throughout History by Lucien X. Polastron
The Science of Good & Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule by Michael Shermer
1984 by George Orwell
O, Pioneers by Willa Cather
& books 3-5 of Lewis' Narnia.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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All my reading is for pleasure and to pass the time on my lunch hour.
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee - Currently reading
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
World Without End - Ken Follett
The Traitor - Stephen Coonts
Lie Down With Lions - Ken Follett
The Gunsmith #309 Outlaw's Reckoning - J. R. Roberts
Lando - Louis L'amour
Lonely on the Mountain - Louis L'amour
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Then you need to read both of the books I'm reading right now. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, which is going to be out next year in a mini series, and Unravelling by Elizabeth Graver. Also, Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue.
Thanks Jess!! I've ordered both. I have a very funny feeling that I read the Crimson Petal and the White when it first came out in 2003 - but it's worth a shot. I really enjoyed St. Joan. Yikes - taking a walk through the Dark Ages is really something else. Such a brutal time.
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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On my TBR list is Look again by Lisa Scotoline and it was promoed by James Patterson so I thought why the heck not .
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm currently on book 3 of 9 in the Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine.

Then there's the 6 books in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

The Seance, The Death Dealer, Deadly Night, Deadly Harvest, & Deadly Gift by Heather Graham.
Cut Throat, Blown Away, Torn Apart, & Swept Aside by Sharon Sala
Trapped by Chris Jordan
Trust in Me by Kathryn Shay
Fallen Angel by Margaret & Lizz Weis
Rogue by Danielle Steel
A NASCAR Holiday 1 & 2
Behind the Shadows by Patricia Potter
Thunder of Time by James F David
Burn Notice by James O Born
Last Gasp by Carla Cassidy
Deadly Impulse by Olga Bicos
Knotts by Nuruddin Farah
Michigan Weddings
Born to Soon by Elizabeth Mehren

And I am thinking of starting the House of Night series by PC Cast. So far theres like 8 books in that series but my boss said she'd sell them all to me for $20.

Plus there's a few others laying around the house I may or may not read. And there's a few books coming out this year that continue with some of the series I've already read, so I'm going to want to get those as well.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Thanks Jess!! I've ordered both. I have a very funny feeling that I read the Crimson Petal and the White when it first came out in 2003 - but it's worth a shot. I really enjoyed St. Joan. Yikes - taking a walk through the Dark Ages is really something else. Such a brutal time.
Your welcome. Did you get Slammerkin? This was one where I didn't know what was going to happen at the end. Wow.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Actually because of your birthday link I will have 4 on my to read list as I just ordered them, bestsellers the week & year I was born:

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
The Cruel Sea
by Nicholas Monsarret
The Hidden Flower by Pearl S Buck
The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Actually because of your birthday link I will have 4 on my to read list as I just ordered them, bestsellers the week & year I was born:

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarret
The Hidden Flower by Pearl S Buck
The Swimming Pool by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I just read My Cousin Rachel! It's GREAT!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Next up:
Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
Orwell's 1984
Vintage Reading: from Plato to Bradbury by Robert Kanigel

and I'm #16 on the waiting list for Cutting for Stone by Verghese.

I don't know what I'll pick after I finish these. Maybe some Bart Ehrman.
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