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Books about Catherine the Great

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat December 26th, 2009, 6:09 am

"Divia" wrote:is that fiction?


Nonfiction: "Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power" by Virginia Rounding. It's one of my books I'll eventually get through BF.

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sat December 26th, 2009, 12:32 pm

"Divia" wrote:Me. Me. I'll buddy read it. :)

I was told my book was shipped, so we'll see when it arrives.

I dont mind sex in my books. Plus she was a sexual woman so it only seems natural.


Cool. I just finished up her other book The Quickenberry Tree and really really liked it so I'm ready for more.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat December 26th, 2009, 3:18 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Nonfiction: "Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power" by Virginia Rounding. It's one of my books I'll eventually get through BF.

SM


I'm not really into the whole nonfiction thing with Catherine. I just want to read fiction.

"Misfit" wrote:Cool. I just finished up her other book The Quickenberry Tree and really really liked it so I'm ready for more.

Rockin. We'll chat. :D
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sat December 26th, 2009, 6:09 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Not sure how quick I'll get to it. I have a lot of holds at the library for new books due in Jan/Feb. My luck is they'll all land at once.

Did Tely catch this thread? I know Russia is her bag as well.


Nope, at least until you pointed me to it. I think I have this one somewhere in the house (everything is at the appalling stage at the moment).

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat December 26th, 2009, 6:35 pm

"Telynor" wrote:Nope, at least until you pointed me to it. I think I have this one somewhere in the house (everything is at the appalling stage at the moment).


Its the holidays. That is to be expected. :)
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Postby Nefret » Sun December 27th, 2009, 4:38 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Nonfiction: "Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power" by Virginia Rounding. It's one of my books I'll eventually get through BF.

SM


Yep, that's the one. It looked interesting. And I decided I needed read about her.

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emr
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Postby emr » Sun December 27th, 2009, 8:51 am

"Divia" wrote:
I dont mind sex in my books. Plus she was a sexual woman so it only seems natural.


It's not that I dont like sex in a book. I love sex scenes. But:

1. If I open a book randomly and that is what I get, I suspect it's going to be a huge lot of it.
The other day I browsed a book at the book store about some arab doctor biography I think (not sure who right now *checking...* Ah yah Abulcasis, 10th-11th century). I checked 3 random pages and all 3 had a very similar scene with the doctor (supposedly old) and some girl ("Be good..." guess the rest) omg. I'm so not reading that book. K maybe some day cause I've read good comments about it. (Decisions, decisions...)

2. The scene in question (Men on White Horses) was very cold. It didnt wake up my curiosity for more at the moment. I'm sure the book is great though...
"So many books, so little time."
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun December 27th, 2009, 4:52 pm

Sex it books doesnt bother me. Cold. Harsh, hot whatever its all good. :)

Since there are so little books written about Catherine...I believe we found two fiction books...I'll take my chances.
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Divia
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Postby Divia » Tue December 29th, 2009, 5:50 pm

my book came today. The titlepage n first few pages may rip away from the spine. I will be able to start mine tomorrow.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue December 29th, 2009, 8:13 pm

"Divia" wrote:my book came today. The titlepage n first few pages may rip away from the spine. I will be able to start mine tomorrow.


If that was advertised as good condition I'd complain to Ammy. You might at least get a couple of bucks back. No sign of mine yet, but no mail today yet either.
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