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Subject: What's Everyone Reading for March?
Date Posted: 3/11/2011 11:24 AM ET
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I'm reading Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm, which, I have to say, is unlike any other book I've read.

There are unique characters and very different situations. Philosophical thoughts abound.

 If you like something with a different flavor, I'd suggest this book.


Date Posted: 3/11/2011 5:38 PM ET
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I'm still reading Roughing It by Mark Twain.  I am enjoying Twain's writing, but I have become distracted by other more enticing books.  I'm captivated right now by The Fashion in Shrouds by Margery Allingham.  It is a gorgeous book.  The nasty characters are superb and the admirable ones are people I would like to meet.  This is the first book I have read this year that I hate to put down.  I love it when that happens!

Date Posted: 3/12/2011 1:30 PM ET
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I'm reading Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I haven't liked this as much as I thought I would, but I'm halfway through now and am finally really interested in the characters.  When I'm finished I'm going to do something I've been meaning to do for ages - visit Fitzgerald's gravesite. 

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 1:40 AM ET
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FInished Winter of Our Discontent.  Dragged. 

Worse than that it ends as a cliff hanger and THERE IS NO SEQUEL!  

As usual, some passages are absolutely poetic.

Awful, awfully rude ending. I am torqued!





Date Posted: 3/13/2011 4:28 PM ET
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Just like high school, here------I'm trundling along, lagging behind the main group, keeping plugging, though . . . . . . I am reading The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.  I learned through this Forum to seek out the unabridged edition.  I located one, and am now embarked on this 1, 462 page   swashbuckler.

The other thing happening here is a series of discussions of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.    This impressive book is the choice for our fifth annual Community Read here in the Dayton, OH, area.  I'm looking forward to hearing what other readers have to say about this outstanding book that is at once an excellent piece of science journalism and a terrific 'human interest' story. 










Date Posted: 3/13/2011 8:35 PM ET
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I am reading two really good history books, one titled The Promised Land, about the great black migration north to Chicago; another titled The Worst Hard Times about the dust bowl. Next I get back to this challenge with Petals of Blood by Ngugi.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 1:49 AM ET
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I finished The Three Musketeers a couple of days ago. Every now & then I pick up The Arabian Nights & read a few pages. (This is something I've been doing since January. I probably still will be doing this in December.)

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 10:20 AM ET
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Kristin, reading a few pages of certain books works for me. That way, I can keep up with other books while inching my way through a more (perhaps) more challenging read.


Date Posted: 3/16/2011 10:28 AM ET
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Shackleton's Valiant Voyage by Alfred Lansing, sea novel.  What an inspiring read!   It's a miracle that all members of this party suvived this voyage.  All those months of living on the ice or their small boats in order to read safety.

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, by an author I've thought I should read.  Never thought I would enjoy it but I did. What a read!

P.S.  Just noticed that all three of my finished classic reads rated 5 stars from me.  Can it get any better than this?


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