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What are you reading? August 2014

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What are you reading? August 2014

Post by Nefret » Fri August 1st, 2014, 5:01 am

Thought it was time to start a new month
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!
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Post by Lisa » Fri August 1st, 2014, 10:26 am

So what are you reading Nefret? :p

I'm going to finish off Mary Stewart's Thunder on the Right tonight (kind of got waylaid, not her best) and then start something happy and relaxing, not sure what yet.

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Post by Misfit » Fri August 1st, 2014, 11:16 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Thought it was time to start a new month[/quote]

Thanks for starting. I've got the latest Lady Darby book going, A Grave Matter, plus Gregg Olsen's book on Josh and Susan Powell.
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Post by Susan » Fri August 1st, 2014, 12:40 pm

Still enjoying Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
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Post by Brenna » Fri August 1st, 2014, 2:08 pm

Barbara Erskine's Midnight is Lonely Place. Pretty good so far!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 1st, 2014, 2:11 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]Barbara Erskine's Midnight is Lonely Place. Pretty good so far![/quote]

Ooh I enjoyed that one, it was the first book of hers I ever read, quite spooky. House of Echoes is also a good one in the same way, if you haven't read it.
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Post by Brenna » Fri August 1st, 2014, 2:43 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Ooh I enjoyed that one, it was the first book of hers I ever read, quite spooky. House of Echoes is also a good one in the same way, if you haven't read it.[/quote]

I also got that one from the library-so next on my list!
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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 1st, 2014, 3:06 pm

[quote=""Brenna""]I also got that one from the library-so next on my list![/quote]

Yes they sort of go together, enjoy!
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Post by fljustice » Fri August 1st, 2014, 3:51 pm

About halfway through The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell (commuting book) and just started The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin (bed book). I'm neck deep in tech stuff as I try to get a new website up, so have upped my fiction reading--a lovely antidote to total frustration.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri August 1st, 2014, 4:15 pm

Finishing A Parish for the Federal City by Morris MacGregor (NF)
Local history book of St. Patrick's Church in DC.

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