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message 1: by Maria (last edited Sep 09, 2008 06:58AM) (new)

Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Here are the 12 books I've decided on for 2008 - listed in no particular order:

1) Wild Swans by Jung Chang. Read in May.
2) The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Read in March
3) People of the Fire by Kathleen Gear
4) Pompeii by Robert Harris
5) Seven for a Secret by Victoria Holt. Read in April
6) Victorias ar by Klaus Lynggaard
7) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. Read in September
8) Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. Read in January
9) La Prisonniere by Malika Oufkir. Read in February
10) Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher
11) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Read in April.
12) Looking Forward by Marcia Willett. Read in March

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Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Read Winnie-the-Pooh in January and am currently reading La Prisonniere (in Danish though... I don't speak French).

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Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Finished Stolen Lives (La Prisonniere's English title) last night. It's absolutely amazing!

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K (klorene) | 2 comments hello...let me know when you finish The Red Tent...it's one of my most favorite books.

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Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Hi kLorene. I finished "The Red Tent" last night and was unfortunately a bit disappointed in it, as I felt it strayed too far from the original Biblical story (not so much of Dinah, I liked what they did there, but felt Jacob and Joseph were very misrepresented). As a book in its own right, I enjoyed it and found it well-written, but I'd have liked it better if it hadn't tried to claim to be Biblical.

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Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
"Wild Swans" was amazing! I highly recommend it.

Only 5 more to go - I'm rushing ahead of schedule ;)

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Maria Elmvang (kiwiria) | 123 comments Mod
Aaaand now I'm behind schedule. I've only read one since May! That doesn't mean I haven't read any owned-unread books though... just different ones ;)

I finished "Dragonflight" yesterday and really enjoyed it. "Dragonsong" and "Dragonsinger" (of the Harper's Hall trilogy) are both better though.

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