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by red805
Yesterday, 7:53 pm
Forum: Sharon Penman
Topic: RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: RIP

RIP. Have one of her books on the bedside table right now. Very prolific writer.
by red805
Tue January 5th, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? January 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: What Are You Reading? January 2021

Wolf Hall - finally. Have had the hardback sitting on my TBR stack forever. I finally broke down & bought the audiobook. The reader, Ben Miles, has very distinctive voices for each main character. His Thomas More certainly sounds villianish. It's amazing how many "character" names I recognize from p...
by red805
Tue December 8th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? Dec. 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: What Are You Reading? Dec. 2020

Not reading this myself now, but am sending gifts of the King James Bible on audio cd. The New Testament is read by James Earl Jones. Only $59.99 for the whole bible on audio discs at B&N.com. I thought that was a pretty good price.
by red805
Sat November 21st, 2020, 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: What Are You Reading? Nov. 2020

Just listened to Restoration by Rose Tremain. Although the author's name sounds familiar, I had not read anything by her before. It was an Audible freebie & it was quite good, so I had to purchase the follow-up book Merivel.
by red805
Sat October 24th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: By Era
Topic: The Tudor Wars in Ireland 1534 - 1603
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: The Tudor Wars in Ireland 1534 - 1603

The only historical fiction books set in Ireland that I can think of were Edward Rutherfurd's books.
by red805
Fri October 9th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: What Are You Reading? Oct. 2020

I'm reading Ken Follett's latest, The Evening & The Morning. Although I love Follett, this one so far is just a little too much same old same old. But he is entertaining, which is a great relief after finishing Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, which, though thought-provoking, was horrific & depressing in ...
by red805
Tue September 29th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2020

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. Interesting take on our nation's horriffic history of racial violence. About halfway through.
by red805
Fri September 18th, 2020, 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: What Are You Reading? Sept. 2020

Finished one of our board icon books - Shogun. It was amazing, non-stop action & history. The audiobook narration was excellent I thought. Probably would not have read (ok, listened to) it without this message board, so thanks!
by red805
Mon August 17th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? August 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: What Are You Reading? August 2020

Just started Shogun by James Clavell. Can't believe I've never read it before, but I'm working my way through the books that are the icons for this website :)
by red805
Tue July 14th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? July 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: What Are You Reading? July 2020

Reading an awesome book - Primary Colors by Anonymous. Loved the movie so much & now I see it tracked super close to the book.

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