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Subject: November already --- tell us what you are reading!!!!
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 12:31 PM ET
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WOW --- I am usually the one still posting in the previous month's thread --- I have now been to the doctor, paid the money and have an official sinus infection and bronchitis --- so that means I can get well --- YIPPEE!!!



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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 12:39 PM ET
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Oh Becky, I'm sooo glad that I never get sinus infections! Get well soon.

I'm reading mysteries right now: Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates. Haven't yet decided whether it's anything to write home about.....

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 12:46 PM ET
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I just started Martyr by Rory Clements today. 

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I'm reading Violets In March by Sarah Joi. It's mostly set in modern day with another story told through journal entries. It's OK so far, but not as good as some of the other books with similar story lines I have read this year.

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 6:15 PM ET
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This is my "But it was Free" Nook clean out month.  I down loaded a slew of freebe's and ordered some that were deeply discounted so I am going to try to get some of them read.  So far I have read two novella's and they were meh. 

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I am about 1/3 of the way through The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 7:05 PM ET
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Letty - I stick those freebies that I'm not so sure about in my so-so category and figure that I'll get around to them - whenever!
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 7:10 PM ET
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Well I have found some gems over the summer with freebe, mostly mysteries. 

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 7:22 PM ET
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Reading Seventrees by Janice Young Brooks.  My note to myself said misfit tho't it was the best by this author, but of course, it's the only thing I have by this author.  But I like multi-generational sagas and so far, so good.

Linda

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 7:42 PM ET
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Yes, Letty,  I've found some really good ones too, but I figure that I will read those I have an inkling will be good first ( I check reviews, blurbs, etc). and so far - so good!

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 7:50 PM ET
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This is my "But it was Free" Nook clean out month.  cheeky

You should make a shelf at Goodreads for that. I'm reading The Prince of Eden by Marilyn Harris. For those who like dysfunctional families and dark tortured characters this is a series to look into. Karla just finished book #3 and reviewed it on Goodreads. I assume on her blog, too but I can't surf too much at work right now and I'm very behind on things.

Linda, I though Seventrees was quite good. Learned a lot about Kansas.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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Celia Garth by Bristow -- how did I miss this when I was a kid??

(I probably should start a Goodreads shelf labeled "Misfit Recommendations." Though it might be easier to have a shelf of books not recommended by Misfit!)

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 9:29 PM ET
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This is my "But it was Free" Nook clean out month.

Oh, I SO need to do that.  Not this month--in Dec.  I'm finishing the 2011 challenge this month.  My next book is on Joan of Arc (starting tomorrow), because one of her battles was on my birthday, and that's one of the last 2011 challenge books.



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(I probably should start a Goodreads shelf labeled "Misfit Recommendations." Though it might be easier to have a shelf of books not recommended by Misfit!)

Thanks Deb, I needed that today. BTW, have you started looking at the Eden books by Marilyn Harris? You really should...cool



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Date Posted: 11/1/2011 10:24 PM ET
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Oh, yes -- that's exactly what I need -- a 7-book series -- can't you ever recommend stand-alone books that are readily available????

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 10:28 PM ET
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Oh, yes -- that's exactly what I need -- a 7-book series -- can't you ever recommend stand-alone books that are readily available???? 

Bwahahahahaha! My library has all but one I think, plus another big ol' fat family saga called Warrick set in the oil fields that I'll have to be trying soon. Since I've pretty much decided to pass on any newer authors with a few exceptions (Penman, EC, Hollick and Higginbotham) I'll have lots of time for discovering these oldies.

I did tell you about The Last Love by Thomas Costain, didn't I?

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 10:32 PM ET
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To do list:

1) Put Cathy on ignore status.

2) Put Cathy on ignore status.

3) Put Cathy on ignore status.

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 10:36 PM ET
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Ya'll crack me up!

Well back to my Nook.  I am just 8 books from meeting my Good reads challenge of 165 books this year! 

Date Posted: 11/1/2011 11:05 PM ET
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To do list:

1) Put Cathy on ignore status.

2) Put Cathy on ignore status.

3) Put Cathy on ignore status. 

DO IT. DO IT. DO IT!

Nice job Jerelyn. I will not make my GR quota, but then I was put back on full time (a good thing). Between that and the time spent watching the old Dark Shadows Series, a few DNF half way through and I can't think 19 books behind all that bad.

Date Posted: 11/2/2011 9:46 AM ET
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I'm reading The Winter Mantle and trying to finish up The Secret of the Pink Carnation for the challenge.

Date Posted: 11/2/2011 2:45 PM ET
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Reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. 

This should have been called Wolf's Haul as I am really having a hard time of it.  I have trouble following the writing sometimes (and I am a little tired of Anne Boleyn anyways).  But I'm almost through it now, and I can figure out the writer's thinking better, so I may as well finish it.



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Date Posted: 11/2/2011 3:45 PM ET
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WOW --- I am usually the one still posting in the previous month's thread --- I have now been to the doctor, paid the money and have an official sinus infection and bronchitis --- so that means I can get well --- YIPPEE!!!

 

Becky, I have it too. :(

I am currently reading Brothers by Yu Hua, my highbrow HF, written in Chinese translated into English--it's a hoot, and a window into the Chinese psyche during the Cultural Revolution and ensuing opening....hysterical.

Date Posted: 11/2/2011 4:11 PM ET
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Colleen --- Sorry to hear you are afflicted as well.  Actually today I feel as though I may be beginning to get a bit better.  Hope you are better soon.

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