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Susan
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Post by Susan » Sun May 18th, 2014, 12:31 am

On to another Lady Julia novella...Midsummer Night by Deanna Raybourn
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Post by Susan » Sun May 18th, 2014, 12:42 pm

A Death in Vienna (Liebermann Papers #1) by Frank Tallis; a friend recommended this series after I visited Vienna two years ago.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun May 18th, 2014, 1:58 pm

Reading a NF, "Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy" by Douglas Smith. Really well written, so far.

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Post by annis » Tue May 20th, 2014, 5:09 am

Binge re-read of Ellis Peters' Cadfael historical mystery series, set at Shrewsbury Abbey on the Welsh Marches during the 12th century Anarchy period. Just what I need at the moment - my mind's heavily engaged with some research I'm doing and can't cope with anything heavy-duty :)

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Post by Brenna » Tue May 20th, 2014, 3:51 pm

On to Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. I was a bit confused in the beginning as I started it at 10pm, on my Kindle, with no description of the book but have since figured most things out.
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Post by emr » Thu May 22nd, 2014, 10:02 am

The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey. The guy only reads books which title includes "...of the Yard" :D
"So many books, so little time."
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Post by Nefret » Thu May 22nd, 2014, 7:13 pm

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
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 sweetpotatoboy » Fri May 23rd, 2014, 2:24 pm

Just started "Burial Rites" by Hannah Kent

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Post by fljustice » Fri May 23rd, 2014, 3:56 pm

[quote=""lauragill""]Is it any good? Can't get enough Bronze Age fiction.[/quote]

Sorry to be so late with this, Laura. I took a trip and decided to break with the internet and TV while I was out of town. As to Hand of Fire by Judith Starkston, I liked it. Judith is a classicist and her research into the Hittite culture shows. The book is about Briseis, so shows the Trojan War from the "captive woman" POV.

Also finished Freakonomics, which was fun, and nearly done with Nero: The End of a Dynasty for research. Don't know what I'm going into next.
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Post by Nefret » Sat May 24th, 2014, 1:54 am

Bitter Chocolate- The Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet by Carol Off.
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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