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Subject: Happy New year! It's January whatcha reading?
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:19 AM ET
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Southern Cross by Terry Coleman.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:23 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:23 AM ET
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Day One of the new Challenge!  I am reading "The Last Kingdom" by Bernard Cornwell.  I am about to be deflowered.  As soon as my coffee is done brewing.

 

Yes, at my advanced age, deflowering must be accompanied by caffeine.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:25 AM ET
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I am on page 239 of Clan of the Cave Bear.  Bonnie your right this is excellent, I really doubted I'd like it!  The very cool thing is my library has all the others checked in so I can get the next ones Sunday, and not have to spend credits.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:26 AM ET
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Ahhh...Bull from the Sea.  I loved that book!  I almost regret passing them on...frown  I hope you enjoy it R.E.!!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:26 AM ET
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My we can see who didn't go party last night morning ladies!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:36 AM ET
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Letty...I was just thinking the same thing!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:45 AM ET
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Good morning!  I'm starting the year off with Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich.  I'm feeling a little bit bad about not starting the year with HF, but I have to read this for a swap.

Happy New Year!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 8:49 AM ET
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Yes it's very clear who didn't party last night, although I did stay up until almost ten watching North and South (the John Jakes one). Visions of Patrick Swayze and George Reed were dancing in my dreams last night devil

I'll probably get distracted again today. I also picked up DVD #3 of the old Dark Shadows show. Julia Hoffman is now confronting Barnabas for being a vampire.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 9:37 AM ET
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I loved Dark Shadows, the Sci fi Channel had those on years back, so deliciously campy!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 9:54 AM ET
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Jerelyn, I am old enough to have been one of those young girls who raced home from school to watch these. The entire series from Barnabas' first appearance onward is now on DVD. Library has them all so I'm going to eventually see them all again. Ahhh, Angelique. Quentin.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:17 AM ET
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I am reading Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.  Then when I'm done I'm picking my 1st book for the challenge but I still don't know which one.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:24 AM ET
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I'm up to page 227 in Clan of the Cave Bear.  I, too, didn't think I would like it, and at first I thought it started a bit slow.  But it's grown on me.  I'm just waiting for Ayla to kick Broud in the nuts.  Ice Age or not, you can't tell me he doesn't have a pair.  Evolution hasn't changed that much cheeky

 

CR

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:25 AM ET
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Happy New Year to all of you...my most favoritest peeps!

I am about to start the 3rd book in Lynn Flewelling's Tamir Triad series; "The Oracle's Queen". The first two books in this trilogy have been outstanding and I have the highest hopes for this one too.

 

Genie, When you get your copy of "The Bone Doll's Twin", you might want to consider waiting to read it until you have gathered the other 2 books. Each book ends with a cliffhanger and I was so glad I already had the next books. I'd offer you mine, but I'm pretty sure these were books I got before James quit smoking and they have always been in the book room...which was the only indoors place James smoked. I really, really believe you will enjoy this series just as much as you enjoyed the Nightrunner one. I have the first Nightrunner book on its way to me now, but I'm going to get all of the rest of the series on my wishlist ASAP, but I'm not going to read any of them until I have the whole series in my greedy little paws. I can't wait!! I haven't been this excited about a series in a very long while!

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I'm finishing up The Christmas Killer for another challenge.  Then I will be starting A Beautiful Place to Die for my Around the World in 80 days.

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Jerelyn, I am old enough to have been one of those young girls who raced home from school to watch these. The entire series from Barnabas' first appearance onward is now on DVD. Library has them all so I'm going to eventually see them all again. Ahhh, Angelique. Quentin.

Oh, me too!  I had the biggest crush on David Selby!  

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 10:53 AM ET
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Cathy and Vicky, I was one of those tearing out of school to get home in time too.  I live very near the school so from the door at school to home I only missed 5 minutes of it.  I was CRUSHED when it was canceled.

Carolyn, I agree with your views on Broud!!!

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 11:09 AM ET
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I raced home too!!  I thought it was so creepy at the time.  The Twilight series has nothin on us gals!

Oh and I finished The Stolen Crown.  I so wanted to list a book pn the challenge that was completed on 1/1/11.  I've started reading The Wicked Winter by Kate Sedley.  Love it.



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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 11:21 AM ET
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Glad to know I'm not the only one that old.

Depiste the cheesiness of the settings and clothes it's still fun watching. The episodes just switched to color. The clothes are even worse now they're in living 70's. crying

 

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 11:47 AM ET
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I started Les Miserables on Thursday, and I'm enjoyiing it so far.

I've missing hanging around with you all. I was on a long stint of doing some spiritual, nonfiction reading so I haven't been around here in ages.

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 1:00 PM ET
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I'm reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. The Forgotten Garden is for the challenge, and Nothanger Abbey is for an online book club. I'm enjoying both of them very much. FG kind of reminds me of The Thirteenth Tale.



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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 2:07 PM ET
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Starting The Wolves of Andover this afternoon as soon as I finish In Cold Blood.

I thought Brun was the bad guy in Clan? Was he the good one? I read that so long ago I can't keep the names straight...glad you are enjoying it Jerelyn.

Jerelyn why do I think you pulled an all-nighter and pretending you didn't party? I think you are up cuz you didn't sleep yet! Ha

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 2:56 PM ET
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Arika! Nice to see you back amongst us! hope your time spent with with spiritual & non-fiction genres has been productive & enlightening for you.

I finished Devil's Highway (Hannah March) last night - thus completing the Historical Mystery Challenge for 2010, albeit right under the wire!

I'm now reading Scandalmonger (William Safire) - my recommended book (Colleen) for the 2010 Challenge. I'm not far into it yet, but it has all the makings of a great book!

Kelly

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 3:34 PM ET
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Brun-clan leader when they found Ayla

Broud-butthole son who takes over after Brun

smiley

Date Posted: 1/1/2011 4:31 PM ET
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I finished The White Road by Lynn Flewelling this a.m. I liked this one too - 4/5 stars. I recommend the Nightrunner series to fans of adventure/epic fantasy with a mild romance spin. It's gay romance with no explicit sex scenes. Tastefully done and very sweet.

I'm not sure what I want to read now while I wait for The Bone Doll's Twin to get here. I think I'll heed Valli's warning and order the next 2 in the series. Sigh.

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