What are you reading the week of February 10-17?

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What are you reading the week of February 10-17?
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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 4:15pm

What are you reading this week?

Are you reading anything special because it's Valentine's Day on Thursday?

Julia

Yesterday I finished Under the Blood- Red Sun by Graham Salisbury. Today I'm reading The Beet Fields by Gary Paulsen.

I don't think I'm reading anything special for Valentine's Day, but my library's got a neat promotion: Go on a Blind Date with a book. They wrap books in red/ pink paper, and give them short descripitive sentences. Mine said "Travel with me to another time and place, I promise you'll be glad you came with me on this journey."

It is March, which I read last year or the year before. I'm not interested in rereading it now, but I'd be curious to read another book!

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Registered: 06-13-2008

 That sounds like a fun library promotion.

 I finished Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell. I haven't really enjoyed the last couple of her books so I may not read another in this series. I'm going to start Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty.

 Kathie

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I'm reading "Half-blood Blues" by Esi Edugyan. It's about a mostly-black group of jazz players in Germany and France before, and in the early years of, WW2. Fifty years later, two survivors of the group search for the truth about what really happened to another musician who was siezed by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp.

I wish posting here was easier!

Roberta

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Half-Blood Blues sounds interesting, Roberta. Is it still?

Today I finished Room by Donoghue. Now I'm rereading the fun The Warrior's Apprentice by Bujold.

Julia

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Sat, 02-16-2013 - 7:06pm

 Whatever You Love didn't grab me so I think I'll start Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia Macneal.

 Kathie

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 I finished Shunning Sarah by Julie Kramer which I quite enjoyed. I'll have to look for her previous novels. I started The Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke.

 Kathie

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:29pm

Half-blood Blues started slow, switching between Paris in 1940, Baltimore in 1992, and Berlin in 1939, but after I figured out who the characters were, and their connections to ezch other and to the events of their times, I really enjoyed it. I knew a little bit about the condemnation of jazz and the persecution of jazz musicians by the Nazis, and while I was reading this novel I did additional reading to learn more. I recommend it.

Roberta