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What Are You Reading? September 2013

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What Are You Reading? September 2013

Post by boswellbaxter » Sun September 1st, 2013, 5:55 am

Two nonfiction books: Leanda de Lisle's Tudor: The Family Story and Alison Weir's biography of Elizabeth of York (through Netgalley).
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Misfit » Sun September 1st, 2013, 6:38 pm

The Demon Lover by. Victoria Holt.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Post by Nefret » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 2:52 am

The Forest House by Marion Z. Bradley
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by EC2 » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 12:30 pm

The Ghost Bride by Yang Sze Choo (Amazon Vine). I'm loving it - an excellent read, although as a publisher I might have laid it out differently to appeal to the reading demographic. Set out on the page it looks like a lot of heavy reading. It isn't, but if you're flicking in a shop and are more accustomed to seeing the work set out in short paragraphs, you might baulk.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Susan » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 6:53 pm

Such a long book might be a mistake since school is beginning, but I was browsing the ebooks from the libraries in Central New Jersey and being prominently promoted was Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. I've never read it and now I am!
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Post by Brenna » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 7:15 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Such a long book might be a mistake since school is beginning, but I was browsing the ebooks from libraries in Central New Jersey and being prominently promoted was Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. I've never read and now I am![/quote]

One of my absolute favorites and yes, it is quite bulky but oh so good!
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Post by Misfit » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 9:12 pm

[quote=""Susan""]Such a long book might be a mistake since school is beginning, but I was browsing the ebooks from the libraries in Central New Jersey and being prominently promoted was Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. I've never read it and now I am![/quote]

Oh, you're in for a treat.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 9:29 am

Still reading Stormbird by Conn Iggulden. I'm enjoying it but some of the battle scenes are a little drawn out for me.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 4:54 pm

Finished "The English Monster" by Lloyd Shepherd yesterday for our book group last night (very mixed feelings).

Just started a non-fiction book for a different book group this coming weekend: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain.

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Post by DanielAWillis » Tue September 3rd, 2013, 11:47 pm

I'm pretty much in research mode for two projects I am working on, one fiction and one non-fiction.

For the fiction book I am reading Royal Web along with several publications of Queen Victoria's and Empress Frederick's letters.

For the non-ficton book, I am reading Royal Whore about Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine.
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